Early in the morning I noticed my wedding ring was gone from my finger. Now I don't wear it when I'm outside working in the yard, but I had not been out there yet. I had worn the ring to church the day before, so I thought oh it's just where you always put it...NOPE!! I looked high and low for an hour. In tears, I sat down in a chair and glanced over and there it was....thus would set the tone for the day!!
I could hear the thunder rumbling to the west and knew that items #8 and #9(mowing and trimming) were now in danger of being delayed. Suddenly a severe thunderstorm moved through dropping much needed rain by putting a damper on my mowing. Side note: the mowing was completed at 7:30 p.m. Check!
Since the mowing would have to wait I decided to catch up on blogging #5 on the list and even readied a post....but life said.....not so fast lady!! The thunderstorm would knock power(just as I was ready to post:( out causing me to have to reset all the electronics in the house. Let me tell you that's my hubby's department. I managed to crawl into the tangled mess of power cords that resemble a pit of vipers and with gnashing of teeth (mine:) I got reconnected with the world or at least I thought so.....if you noticed there was no post yesterday. No check for blog post. :(
The laundry was now finished in the washer and a window of opportunity was revealed to hang the clothes out on the line....we try to be green when we can. So part of #4 was completed, now to let the gentle Nebraska breeze do it's magic. The laundry was hung, I went inside to begin # 3 (cleaning housing) as I was vacuuming I heard the sound of RAIN!! Yes, my laundry was getting an additional rinse cycle. Ugh....
laundry completed at 6:30. Check, but I still need to fold it and put it away. It's an item on today's revised list!!
I decided to reconfirm our flights making sure that the Girlz are still on the list as "special cargo" #10. Well with the issues with the power failure I had a difficult time connecting with the airline via internet. I finally talked to a real live person and yes we are all confirmed for our upcoming flight. Check #10
Around noon yesterday, feeling somewhat defeated I opened an email from our friend Jennie giving me news that just broke my heart and brought me to tears again. She sent a note to inform us that our kitty Blitz had died. I know, kitty what kitty?? Well, before we moved to Molokai in 2008 we had a feline member of our family. Blitz, he was a handsome Manx-Siamese that we adopted shortly after hubby and I were married in 2000. He was a funny little duck and loved and preferred my hubby. He didn't like kids or anything that made quick moves or loud noises. Unfortunately when we were ready to move to Hawaii we just didn't think Blitz would survive the move, the plane ride or Hawaii life (at that time he was almost 8) so we began a search for a special home for him.
Jennie loved Blitz and she was our pet sitter on a number of occasions and honestly we could think of no one else that would take better care of him besides us. So Blitz was adopted by Jennie or maybe it was Blitz adopted Jennie!! Either way it was a perfect match. We cried the day we let him go, but knew it was the best thing for Blitz. Thank you Jennie for loving and caring for him to the end.
no tail... and the prettiest blue eyes. He was a pretty boy!!
Interestingly, Blitz died yesterday on his 13th birthday.
I am sure he was greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by his Big Black Dog, Maddie who he so loved.
6.24.00 to 6.24.2013
and then the cat died....