Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Roundup

 And the Spring arose on the garden fair;
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Good morning, everyone.  Spring arrives at 6:45 pm EDT, and it is coming in style with a total solar eclipse and a supermoon, but  because the moon is new rather than full,  it won’t be seen. However, it will be passubg us closer than ever, and its shadow WILL be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.  But with today's forecast of clouds and snow, I wonder if we will even see that. Winter is not letting go easily. 

Went to Weight Watchers yesterday and lost another 1.6 pounds.  Felt good about that one.  I'd reached a plateau where I stayed the same for two weeks, then last week lost .2 pounds.  I was tempted to write 'only' .2 pounds but they tell us that any loss is something to be proud of, and we should never say 'only'.  

Got two new plants yesterday.  

This is my Dwarf Laurentii Snake Plant (Sanseveria).  They say it is impossible to kill.  I sure do hope they are right.  I have been known to kill a cactus.  

This is my Peace Lily Plant, another hard to kill plant.  Can't wait to see it flower.

I have to share this one with you.  The other day I went to the old center.  They were having meatball and ziti for lunch, and I can never turn Italian food down.  Well, I ran into an old friend there who I hadn't seen in a few months.  A cat lover, she was well aware that I had an elderly cat and spent a lot of time talking about how much she had adored her cats before they passed.  So, one expects this person to be understanding.

So, when I shared that my Miss Minga had passed, I began to fight back the tears.  She put her arm around me in comfort, telling me how sorry she was for my loss.  But then, out of the blue, she comes out with the following, "I know you are hurting, but just think about all the money you are going to save now.  No more cat food, no more litter, no more vet bills.  And now, you don't have to run home after lunch anymore.  You can stay out any time you want."  I have to believe she meant well, but it sure came out as cruel, and personally, I don't think I want to talk to her anymore. 

Well, that's about it for this week.  Planning a quiet weekend.  Not sure if I am going out at all today, but I definitely am staying in tomorrow.  Saturday is my day of rest.  Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you all on Monday.


  1. People mean to be comforting but yes, sometimes they need to think about what they're saying. Good luck with your new plants and Happy Ostara to you!

  2. While I do realize that no ones sorrow is the same at the loss of a pet, some how I don't think this lady cared as deeply for her cats as you did yours.
    It appears to me that she felt relief when hers passed. You feel a deep loss & an emptiness.
    This lady has no tact, but her gesture of reaching out to hug you shows me she has some good qualities. (((hugs)))

  3. That woman was clearly missing a sensitivity chip. Wow, I can't imagine saying to this woman is she lost a child, "Well, just think of all the Dr. appointments you don't have to pay for and the schooling and dates of remembrance." Sheesh. Some people do love their pets and still just don't have the beautiful and magical relationship like you did with Miss Minga.

  4. I'm so sorry that happened to you Mary. What an unkind thing to say. She likely didn't mean it that way, but that's how it came out. Try to put it out of your mind. Big hug and sending you peace.

  5. So very sorry on your loss of Miss Minga. And about what this woman said to you. I don't think she meant any harm by it, but at the same time I don't think she thought about how her words might hurt you.
    Wishing blessings on this Spring Equinox. Hugs and love