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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 12, 2014 at 2:31am

Oh Mindy, This difficult day, with so many things to confront you all at once, sounds dreadful. Taking time to let down into a heap works to release tensions that build up to a high degree. Such time is necessary and empowering. 

I know you have the resources to take on each challenge, one by one, to resolve the problems and find tranquility again. You will take deep breaths, hold your head high, square your shoulders, clinch your fists, dig your feet into the ground and determine to ride the rough waters through to calm.

You have all that it takes to get through this day and flourish.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 12, 2014 at 2:18am

Carl, your time lapse video gives me shivers from being full of wonder at the sprouting of plants in springtime. Beauty of seeds unfolding into blossoms and the eventual development into more seeds, creating a cycle of life. It is so much more interesting than the story of a magic bringing life into being at the whim of some super power pales in comparison with the evolution of life forms.  

And of a different kind of wonder is the cat pictures and the habitat created for their pleasure. What a delightful way to entertain the cats and the owners. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 12, 2014 at 12:41am

We've all had days like that, Mindy.  I'm glad you feel comfortable enough to talk with us about it.  We're always here and available to listen whether it's good news or bad. 

Hang in there!!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 11, 2014 at 11:18pm

We're always here to lend an ear, Mindy. Too many things all at once can give that "meltdown" feeling. Here's to a better tomorrow!

Comment by booklover on February 11, 2014 at 11:05pm
So, my daughter got 2 deliveries of red roses and a letter from a handsome guy that is going to school to be a doctor. She has known him since middle school. She is not happy about this. She likes her alone time too much she says, and boyfriends always want to be with you. She is happy doing art and having her cat Lucy for company, and going out with friends when the mood suits. This is the EXACT opposite of me at her age! I just want her to be happy. Poor guy. :(
My son has a cyst in or on his knee, he CANT REMEMBER what the nurse said. Aaaarrrgggh! It sucks they can't tell me what's wrong with my KID, because he's an ADULT! Lol. Anyway we go see the Orthopedist Monday at 4.
I'm worried we will have to put our dog down soon. I know it will be horrible. :( Other things going on too, just a bad day, we all have them! I know how much I have to appreciate, and I do!
I had a meltdown today. I didn't even have the ability to make dinner. Just everything at once.
Okay! My pity-party is over! Thanks for listening Friends! Tomorrow will be a better day!~ Meltdown Mindy
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 11, 2014 at 9:18pm

I like the outdoor cat walk the best.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2014 at 8:07pm

The video I posted below doesn't seem to want to play.  But you can watch it at this link:  http://vimeo.com/69225705#at=0 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2014 at 7:56pm

Looking forward to Spring......

Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2014 at 4:02pm

The photo was so many kb that it cut off part of what I wrote...Duncan's "lanai" is a lot longer than it looks from that angle, and he has his own cat door cut into the house wall so that he can come and go as he chooses.  One of the perches gives him a good view of the hummingbird feeder AND the gas grill.

I don't think it would work half so well if my friend's patio wasn't a semi-jungle...she has always been mad for gardening, and some of those hanging plants have been there for more than 30 years...through drought, earthquake(s), everything. 

I could not do that, and the two cats we have now are afraid of the outdoors, anyway. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 11, 2014 at 3:54pm

Funny FA!   But personally, I never bitch about the heat, only about the cold.  I so much want to move to a warmer climate.

 

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