Monday, 31 December 2018

The Last Day

The end of 2018 is going out with shivers of major cold here in Central Canadia. I am working the evening shift but starting one hour early (as we do every Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve) so that all of our patients and staff can have the time to do whatever things people do on those two eves. I myself did nothing on Christmas Eve, and tonight after work will be spent just getting back home to the warmth of my tiny house, the company of the kitties, and maybe watching some Netflix to unwind.

Because right now, it is:

(I live where the air hurts my face.)

I will venture forth dressed like the Michelin Man, in my midcalf length down coat, toque pulled down to my eyebrows and scarf pulled up over my face and nose. (Frostbite likely in mere minutes at this temperature.) Even my glasses will be safely tucked into my pocket, as they will just frost up from my breath moving up the scarf to escape by my eyes. I will want to be wearing sunglasses but won't. The frame of the sunglasses sitting on the bridge of my nose gets cold enough to give me brain freeze in this weather! Maybe I need to find some thin neoprene to line the bridge of my sunglasses for a little temperature shield.

So I am taking this opportunity to wish all of you, my fellow bloggers, a Very Happy New Year! And may 2019 bring you peace, health and contentment in your lives.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Oh Christmas Tree!


It's not the kitten I have to worry about... it's the old lady! Pips has to topple the tree at least once every Christmas. So far this year, it is twice. Luckily the tree is outfitted with unbreakable baubles.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

love, Ponita and the kitties (Pips, Lila and Aska) xoxo

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Or Happy Holidays. Or Happy whatever it is you celebrate, or don't. There are so many religious celebrations in December and January that it can be difficult to know what to say to people. But if you wish a non-Christian Merry Christmas, most do not get offended. So be happy and wish everyone you see a happy whatever it is that you celebrate! Spread that joy and love! Smile and people will smile back, because smiles are contagious.

Last year, I never got around to setting up my tiny little Christmas tree, because up until shortly before Christmas, Frosti was still in the house and I was sure I would look up to see him dragging it across the room.

This year, I pulled that little tree out of its plastic storage bag and brought it up to the living room. I have a large wooden chest in front of the living room window, covered with a sheepskin, so I put it there and plugged it in.

At first, Aska paid it absolutely no attention whatsoever. For about an hour, she stayed on the top of the cat tree, not 5 feet away, playing, napping, and grooming herself.

Then she ventured over to check it out. She kind of picked at it gingerly a few times but quit when I finally hissed at her, as I didn't want her to get too aggressive with it. She has since left it completely alone. Such a good girl!

Aska is now just over 7 months old and pretty much fully grown. She is still a tiny thing, about half the size of Lila but I have not been successful in getting a photo of all three sitting next to each other to show the size differential. They really are small (Aska), medium (Pips) and large (Lila)!