Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lesson for the Week

What did I learn this week?

Amongst other things, I learned that if you are going to patch up a hole in the drywall, and you need to cut it square, therefore making it bigger and closer to ground level, make sure you know where your cat is BEFORE you seal up the hole with new drywall.

Come to think of it, it doesn't really matter where the hole is, even if it's near the ceiling.

That night, we are just getting into bed
and hear the cat scratching
Had heard it earlier but thought she was scratching at the bathroom door while hubby was having a shower
So we call "Kezia...Kezia... here kitty, where are you?




Get into bed and the scratching starts again.
Sounds like its from under the floors
Oh oh....when's the last time you saw her?
A few hours ago.
Before or after you patched up that hole?

Out of bed, with the flashlight, crawl under the mobile, first one side, then the other
am just a wee bit concerned about mice and spiders and other things that go bump in the night
as I call her again.

Kezia....Kezia...are you there??

I hear calling from up above
"She's in Trevor's room"

Seems that when I shut his door on the mess inside,
Kezia was in there, sleeping on the bed, or in the closet, or wherever cats go when they disappear for a few hours.

Probably chuckling to her little cat self as she hears us looking for her
 and figures, with that cattitude that all cats share,
which is why we love them so,
 "Let them come to me, I'm not getting up from this comfy cozy spot!"


Thankfully, the drywall did not need to be opened up again!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What's in a name?

my protector
my special boy
silly dog
my dog
my lad
big boy

my best friend

"The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me."
Helen Exley

Saturday, August 11, 2012

on 1st cars and Jean Chretien

Some of us have a facial anomoly that only appears in photos caught at the right moment.
With me, there are some pictures where I look like I have a lazy eye,
Ever since I was fairly small
Even though in reality I don't

This used to be our prime minister, Jean Chretien.
Just for background history
He had a stroke that affected half his face.
Why am I telling you this?

This is my son when he was maybe 10 or so
It's the first time we noticed it,
but it has come up again in various images
His "Jean Chretien Grin"

Even one of his grad pictures shows it

I have posted pictures of him on here before,
and normally his face is balanced the way it should be

This post was originally supposed to be about a difficult teenager
and how in even this sullen, usually miserable kid
Sometimes that joyous, face-lighting smile that we know is in there somewhere
comes out like a flash of sun from behind the thunderclouds
There, and gone again.

He finally got his first car...
A 2002 Dodge Neon
Nice-looking car.

Well, when he came driving home
The light was shining in his face
He left again right away
Practicing learning how to drive a standard

(Oh the memories of that!!!
I still remember stopped at a stop sign on a steep hill
with a car behind me...I bet there's still rubber on that road!)

So I grabbed my camera and hoped for an instant replay.
I thought I got it.

But when I opened up the picture on my computer
There was Jean Chretien looking back at me, through Trevor's eyes.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Senses

smelling freshly cut grass
hearing hammers pounding in the neighbours' yards
and crickets clicking their wings
tasting the coolness of strawberry bananas smoothies, cherries and watermelon
feeling the cool ground under my barefeet
seeing the vividness of the blue sky above the green trees


what do your senses sense?