Sunday, December 23, 2018

beauty abounds

It's Christmas time and this year we are experiencing something different than previous years. This year Oliver and Pierre are getting to enjoy the holiday season as full fledged inside cats!!

Pierre (window) and Oliver (couch)
Earlier today, Pierre was parked in the middle of the living room, soaking up the sun! He's slowly losing his feral ways. Maybe in another year or two we'll be able to pet his soft furs! He seems less fearful now than Rose.

Sunday naps with Mr. Oliver - what could be better?!

A big thank you to Connie (Tails from the Foster Kittens) for helping me find a local source of kitty grass! Thanks to her, Rose now has joy again in her life.  Thank you everyone who shared about easy ways of growing it, when we move into a house with more space, I plan to embark on growing it.

I had a weird moment recently, when I remembered that I actually like the winter season! Here in New England, it's quite beautiful. I had forgotten how delightful the season can be after spending 18 years in the perpetually damp-Seattle area. I'm loving the dry cold here! The snow is quite beautiful - makes it feel like Christmas! 

I had the privilege of sitting in on a local non-profit's board meeting last Friday, which tool place in a lovely old Vermont home. We sat around the kitchen table, soaking in the heat from the wood stove. The window featured the view of snow covered fields and this stunningly gorgeous barn.
Vermont winter beauty
In other news, we got word on Friday that we are officially pre-approved for a mortgage! That felt like a huge step that needed to happen before we could find our new place. Now, to find that new place. It needs to have a lovely enclosed porch for Theo, a warm stove for Rose, lots of sunny windows for all the cats, and lovely steam radiator heating so we can all be toasty.


  1. You have made MY day with this wonderful news re: the mortgage; and seeing Oliver and Pierre. Knowing too that you are looking for another larger home is such a happy thing to be doing. I am hoping it shows itself to you quickly.

  2. That's terrific news! We wish you all a wonderful, happy Christmas, and all the best for 2019. We hope you find the right home early in the new year and can settle in!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and all the kitties!

  4. Hooray for such terrific news! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us.

  5. What a beautiful snowy landscape photo!
    We loved hearing your good news!!!
    A very Merry Christmas to everyone and here's to a fresh start and Happy New Year!

  6. sooo happy for you! Happy House Hunting and Merry Christmas!!

  7. Merry Christmas, and I can hear you saying to your realtor, "The house is for the cats; we'll just live there too...!" LOL!

  8. I'm thrilled you were able to get some. They don't have it all the time but they have it a lot. And congrats on the mortgage.. I hope you find just the right place quickly


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