2021- Where Are You?

Good morning, friends. I hope this post finds you well. We are currently getting a heavy rain/possible winter mix. I can hear it hitting the air conditioner unit in my bedroom window.

I am so ready for this year to be over. Louise, one of our strays has gone missing. She rarely left our yard, so I’m fairly certain someone took her. I hope that wherever she is, she’s okay and she’s happy. Also, my cat, Gracie, was diagnosed with kidney disease. Apparently, it’s common in older cats. She hasn’t been doing that well, either. I think she knows she’s nearing the end of her life on this earth. I am so not ready to let her go yet.😢💔

In other news, our furnace went out on us. We just had it repaired, though. It was the fan motor. It decided to permanently retire. I’m so thankful to have our furnace back now. It’s not technically big enough to heat the house properly, but hey, some heat is better than no heat.

After Louise went missing, another one of the strays, Stubby, left. He comes every once in a while for breakfast, but I think someone in the neighborhood may have given him a home. We found out that ‘Old Mama’, as we call her, is actually named Tabitha and she’s a purebred. Why they let a purebred cat with papers live outside, I’ll never know, but okay.🤷🏻‍♀️ Her owners are moving, too, so they will be taking her and her brother Mane with them. That knocks our outdoor cats down to two. Slinky and Thelma. I’m kind of glad that it’s going that way. Maybe by the end of next year, we won’t have any outdoor cats to feed. That would be nice.

Gracie does have some lab work in February, so if you think of it, please pray for her and for me. She’s like my kid and it’s hard to see her get older.

Christmas is next week, though, and I refuse to let Satan knock me down. It’s my favorite holiday and I want to enjoy it, not mourn a loss I haven’t had yet. The presents are bought, mostly wrapped, and most of what needed shipped is shipped. We’re waiting on some books to arrive for my nieces and nephews. One good thing is that we found shipping through the post office is far cheaper than shipping by UPS. Granted, we had quite a few flat rate boxes to carry, but we saved probably $200 or better. I’ll have to remember that for next year and just pick some boxes up prior. As the kids get older, too, they’ll be getting smaller things from us.

Well, I have to go now. The battery in the smoke detector in my bedroom has decided to go out and is chirping that eardrum assassinating chirp. Love you all, and until next time, stay healthy my friends and Merry Christmas!🎄

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