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Getting back on the horse (My Blog)

Getting back on the horse (My Blog)

It has been a WHILE since I’ve written in here. I stopped because I felt I had nothing to say. I’m sure I could have come up with something. I don’t get into politics or other sensitive subjects. They just upset me. Who needs that? I also had cognitive issues for a bit there. I’m better now, and I will get back to writing about things like the cat. Who doesn’t write about their cat or dog or iguana or bird? Matilda is a favorite subject of mine! She is so darn cute!


Matilda 2017

 

Still on hiatus …

Still on hiatus …

Hi there! I’m still having an issue with neurological symptoms (ataxia, diminished feeling, tightness) and fatigue (I feel like I’m in a competition with who can sleep more – me or Matilda).

I still want to post about those three things I mentioned last, but this will have to do for now:

Matilda’s broken dish – diminished feeling in hands caused me to drop it

 

New dish – hanging on tight so as not to lose this one!

 

Matilda

 

Okay – time for another nap.

 

Hope to blog again next month! 🙂

 

Aaack! Too hot to post!

Aaack! Too hot to post!

I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting lately, but it’s just to darn hot and the computer is in the warmest room in the house and we do have an air conditioner but the cool air doesn’t reach this far and I’m making excuses of why I haven’t posted, so … THERE!

Matilda

 

I will resume posting when the weather decides to cooperate.

 

 

WI trip October 2011 – Birds and water

WI trip October 2011 – Birds and water

We recently went on a trip to WI. Chris spent a couple of days in Chicago, then Milwaukee until he met up with me in Fond du Lac the night before we had to fly back to NYC. I will split the post of this trip into three sections, since I took quite a number of pictures and don’t want to overwhelm anyone with nature and animals. ;) This first chunk focuses mainly on geese, sandhill cranes, and water:

Geese
Geese

Sandhill cranes
Sandhill cranes seen up the road where the folks live

The folks like their water pure, so they frequently take a trip to the Artesian well nearby:

Drive to the well
Drive to the well

Artesian water sign
Artesian water sign

Water jugs
Water jugs

I have to say–it is quite refreshing!

On the way home, we saw an alpaca:

Alpaca
Alpaca

Suri alpaca sign
Suri Alpaca sign

My dad stopped so I could take a picture of the sign, and a dog came out of nowhere and herded the alpacas (trust me–they were running):

Alpacas running
Alpacas running

I didn’t get a picture of the dog (it was yellow) as it seemed pretty agitated and we decided to get out of there and leave them alone. I do have a picture of a dog, though. This is Max, my parent’s dog:

Max and hydrant
Max and hydrant

What a cliche! Dog and hydrant? I couldn’t resist the picture. We took a walk every morning which is how I happened to see the cranes to begin with. I saw them walking across the road to this area, and then they were here every day after.

Sandhill crane
Sandhill crane

Sandhill crane
Sandhill crane

So tall and regal!

Finally, we have more geese which is one of the reasons I come to WI in October (the first being to see my family). I just love to hear them honk as they fly over the house:

Many geese
Many geese

Six geese
Six geese

Four geese
Four geese

Ah … fall!

Kitty stairs

Kitty stairs

Matilda gets tired of being cooped up in the apartment all the time (don’t ask how I know–I just know). Since we won’t actually let her go outside (unless she’s going to the vet which is not her idea of fun), we occasionally open the front door and let her sneak a peek at the bigger world:

Kitty far

See her in the corner there across the hall? That’s normally about as far as she goes, but sometimes she gets brave:

Kitty stairs

She didn’t make it all the way upstairs this time, but she did once. That day, we met one of the neighbors (very nice) when she came out of her apartment and Matilda ran to what she THOUGHT was our apartment, but it wasn’t. I scooped her up squirming and meowing and brought her back home. No harm, no foul. I try not to let her do it too much, though …

Stir-crazy kitty!