Hello Folks ~ What a week and a half and I'm glad it's over. First of all I had bought a wire cage to place Miss Rosie in, in the living room, as she was now in heat and I didn't want her outside, not even in the screened porch. Male cats were hanging around. Miss Tork hissed at Rosie a couple of times, but for the most part stayed away from the cage. Our routine was not the same, but she did well considering another feline was in her space. :-)
I had emailed the Peggy Adam's pet shelter the week before and was put on a waiting list. I emailed back asking how long, got an email last Tues. saying about a month. Made myself resigned to that. The next evening I got another email saying they could take Miss Rosie, so I made an appt. for the next morning. I took some selfies for a momento. I loved this little girl, and have prayed that she'll find a good home with people who will love & cherish her.
I had to have Miss Rosie at the shelter around 8. More traumatic for her than me, as she was in the cage for a longish van ride. Bless her heart. Then taken into a place where she could hear cats and dogs. She did well, I told her it was going to be ok and to be a loving kitty to someone, and I shed a few tears. As I left I had a feeling of relief, mixed with a little sadness. I had decided to use some Christmas gift cards on the way home since I was at the north end of town. Went to Joann's and Walmart, then to Publix. I didn't get home til nearly 2 p.m. Exhausted!
Miss Tork and I have more or less gotten back to normal. Although I'll have to say she's been even more lovey-dovey than usual.
Here is Miss Tork on a lovely quilt made by my dear widow friend Maggie. It came Saturday. A beautiful gift after an emotional week. I love the colors and the whole thing has a Jacobean feel with the prints. I'll take a better photo later.
Friday afternoon I was sitting here in my little space, when all of a sudden my smart phone started vibrating and screaming, scaring me half to death and making my heart pound like crazy. I realized it must be some kind of warning and it was, a 'tornado' warning, and told to take shelter. Oh my gosh, I sort of freaked. Turned off the a.c., shut down my computer, closed blinds and curtains, prayed, and got out my Bible. I was led to these two verses. ~ Psa 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. ~ Psa 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
My heart calmed somewhat, but I was still nervous. The winds were fierce with pounding rain, lasted about an hour. What a relief to have the storm over.
Saturday was a mostly lovely day with lots of wind still. I took the following pictures.
The next morning, Sunday, very early, I was sitting here again, when the same thing happened. I line of nasty weather was heading our way again, with a tornado watch. The weather wasn't as bad and didn't last as long, but still got my heart pumping faster. The day turned out to be rather nice, although still windy. A cold front was headed our way. Right now at 9:34 EST it is 56 degrees and feels like it is 53. Later in the day I read that two people were killed in Sarasota because of a tornado there. It's not something we hear of here in Florida much. My heart goes out to family and friends of these two.
I've been reading and just finished a Christian fiction book by Lori Wick, 'The Princess'. Yesterday I read the following: "Worry is a sin. ~ God is able to bear all that you are fretting about. He has made a plan. He has made a provision. There are no shoulders larger or more capable than His. Give that worry, whatever it is, to God."
Then this morning I read this: " I love knowing God loves me & will never leave me. God doesn't make life perfect for those who trust in Him, but He does promise to always be with us."
I am ever learning and growing in my walk with Jesus, more so now in this widowhood part of my journey.
Today is a new day, may I rejoice and be glad in it.
Thank you all again for your love, prayers, words of encouragement. They and you mean a lot, and help me tremendously.
Have a great week ~ FlowerLady