Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Excitable Boy

This is what I had to deal with this morning....

Crazy eyes!  Don't make the mistake that I did, and get too close, because he will get you with his claws! 

We have a shopping cart in our hallway that we have been filling up with stuff to go to our local Goodwill....and of course the cat has to get on it and act like a crazy wild cat!  He kept swatting at me as I walked by.  Its too damned early in the morning for this nonsense!  But I have to admit, he is a cutie.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Death Dreams

This may sound a little crazy, but last night I had a death dream...what the hell is a death dream you ask?  To put it simply, it is a dream I have where one of the characters in my dream dies.  Its always a sad and traumatic event, and by the time I wake up, I know in my gut that someone I've known has passed. It sometimes takes days, months or years before I find out who the person was, but eventually I do find out.  The longest time I had to wait was about 8 years.  I had a very disturbing dream where my little nephew was dying of a rare form of cancer.  It was a very upsetting dream.  The next few weeks were spent waiting for some news of a tragic death to come my way, but it never did.  It wasn't until 8 years later that I was looking up some old friends on Facebook and got the news from someone who informed me that one of the guys that we used to hang out with in the summers back when I was in high school had passed away....8 years prior.  I then looked up his obituary online and found out that he had passed away from a rare form of cancer and that the date of my dream coincided with the his date of death!  But this wasn't the first time I've had something like this happen. I have countless tales of similar stories.  Yeah,  I know I sound like a kook, but I truly believe that dreams are messages sent to us to either warn us about something or letting us know something has happened.   

I've also had dreams of people who have recently passed away, coming to me in a dream to give me a message.  There was one time in my life where I was really depressed.  I had broken up with my boyfriend, my grandfather had passed away and a few days later my dog was put to sleep, all within the span of a couple weeks.  During that time I was in a deep depression.  I was isolating myself in my bedroom, away from the rest of my family. I was exhausted, yet could not sleep, was hungry but didn't want to eat.  I was young, and it seems when you are young, these problems seem insurmountable.  After countless nights with barely any sleep,  I finally fell into a deep sleep and started to dream....It is night time and I'm standing on a busy city street corner with my sister.  There is a light tap on my shoulder, and I turn around to see my grandfather.  He is wearing a dapper looking suit, trench coat and hat and he has a golden glow about him.  His eyes are an electrified blue and appear to be glowing too.  He takes my hand  and I start crying.....he tells me that everything will be OK, and that things WILL get better.  I start to protest, but as I look into his eyes, I begin to understand what he is trying to tell me.  A feeling of calming peace comes over me.  He doesn't have to say anything else.  As I turn around to my sister to let her know what is happening, he disappears in an instant and I wake up. Afterwards, I realize that he was right...everything was better afterwards.  

Photo of my grandfather wearing a similar outfit that I saw in my dream.  

Still trying to figure out what last night's dream was about, but so far I have not received any news from family members, so I'm guessing that it may perhaps be someone that I haven't seen in a long time. I"ll just put the date in my phone and will wait to see what news I receive in the next few days.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Googly Eyes Giveaway!

I was sick and tired of waiting for Spring to come, so I began my Spring cleaning ritual over the weekend, even though it was 30 degrees out and snowing.  During my cleanup I decided to go through some items that have been sitting in a box in my closet for the last year.  Among them were these super cute coasters with googly eyes!  Seriously, when I see googly eyes, I want to take them home, as if they are a stray cat or sad puppy!  I'm also a sucker for those big eyed sad looking cat and dog prints too.  Not sure how old these coasters are or where they were made, but they are super cute.

Now normally I would pick the winner on the first day of Spring, but since I didn't get around to posting this until just a few days before the 21st,  I figured  that I'll wait until April Fools Day to pick the winner.  All you need to do is post a comment and I'll pick one at random.  That's it!  Good Luck!  

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Update on Paul and Mugsy

I've heard back from my friend Pam today.  Her uncle is still hanging in there, but is now being transported to a hospice to be closer to his family.  Mugsy is staying with Paul's ex wife, who is also a big cat lover.  Everyone in the family is upset, and I'm sure Mugsy misses his buddy a great deal.  Since Paul adored that cat, Pam told me that her family will make sure that Mugsy will be well taken care of. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sad News!

I just found out this morning, that Paul, the man who adopted Mugsy, is in the hospital, and it doesn't look like he's going to make it.  My friend Pam, Paul's niece, is over at the hospital now, and she is very upset.  I do not have the details yet of what happened with Paul and I'm not sure what will happen with Mugsy, or if he is even still at Paul's place.  I'm waiting to hear back from my friend Pam.  I'm very distraught over this because Mugsy has had a tough life and he deserves some happiness.  If the little guy needs a new home, I will do whatever I have to do make it happen.