Hey, are ya’ll out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Did ya’ furget us? We kinda fell off the planet fur a few days and didn’t tell anypawdy, didn’t we?. And look’it, I’s getting to write all the postys this week.
Getting to Raena? Hmmmmpht You jumped on me and ran to mommy furst.
Yeah, well, I’s still writing today’s posty. Right?
We’ll see. Depends on what you wanna say.
I’s thought we needed to ‘pawlogize fur disappearing like that. A couple awnties sent emails checkin’ in on us, and we really did purreciate that. Things just got to be a little too much fur mommy and she just kinda shut down. Ya’ know havin’ (on top of the regular pains and purroblems) an infected mouth and all that pain constantly can sometimes make ya’ not be able to think. And thinkin’ she could lose the benefits she has that make it so she can hire somepawdy to help her, was really stressful. We had several peeps come by and fill out applications to help mommy, and we’ve got our paws crossed that one of them works out.
Raena, ya’ need to ‘splain that the DHS nurse told mommy to keep trying to hire somepawdy till they made a final determination.
You just did sissy. Anyways, the DHS nurse called mommy yesfurday and told her she could keep her benefits fur now. and urged her to get somepawdy in here to help her. Ya’ know, kinda like mommy wasn’t tryin’. You can’t make somepawdy work that doesn’t wanna. The work ethics of peeps these days is just pawful. She also said she worried ‘bout mommy bein’ depressed and all. And wished she had some kinda support or at least somepawdy to talk too. Mommy told her fanky fanks but not to worry, she has us and we have ya’ll.
Anyways, I’s wanted to talk ‘bout somethin’ else today. You all know how sis Dezi’s always meowin’ on ‘bout how I’s messin’ with the new AeroGarden. Well, You should see her with the garden. Ya’ know we got a few sprouts last week and mommy removed those cool caps. No, she didn’t let me have them. She said she was savin’ them to use again. Anyways, that’s not the point. But those caps sure do scoot across the floor well. And they’re just the right size fur carryin’ in one’s mouth. Again, I’s getting’ off track. Let me tell ya’ ‘bout sis Dezi and the AeroGarden.
Ifin ya’ don’t know, Dill is an herb that grows really tall, really fast and has feathery leaves. Mommy says she doesn’t know many uses fur dill outside of pickles, which she doesn’t like, but it makes a purretty plant. And of course it’s feathery leaves was just too much temptation fur sis Dezi.
Was Not, Raena!!! Me was just checkin’ on the purrogress of everything.
Yeah, right. Is that what you call takin’ a bite outta mommys’ herbs?
Well what about you runnin’ off with the whole pod? At least what me did didn’t hurt anythin’. After all, mommy said she was ‘posed to purrune them as they grew so they’d get bigger and floofier. All me did was give the dill a bit of purrunin’. Altho’ me doesn’t think me’ll be doin’ that again, least not any time soon. It doesn’t taste very good. Now me knows why mommy doesn’t like pickles. Me doesn’t either. Well, except maybe one of those tickle pickles mes seen ‘round the blogosphere. Me might like one filled with nip.
A nip pickle? I’s want a nip pickle, sissy. Where’s the nip pickle?
We don’t have one Raena. Have you already furgotten all the pawsum toys we got fur Christmas?
Oh no sissy. I’s luvs all the toys we got fur Christmas, and your Meowday. I’s just thought you meant mommy was growin’ nip pickles in her garden.
Yeah, right. Altho’ mommy did say that when she gets some lettuce she would start us a pod of grass too. At least we’ll get somethin’.
When’s this gonna happen sissy?
Soon Raena, soon. We need to wrap it up now so we can try to get ‘round and visit our furiends.
You’re right sissy. Furst let’s link up with Rascal, Rocco and their pawtastic co hosts fur the weekly Pet Parade. Oh and ifin you would like to donate to mommys teeth fund, you can donate directly thru paypal to our email address: email@example.com that’s lexi (dot) dezi (at) Yahoo (dot) com, or the fundraiser here. We really purreciate all your luvs, support, purrayers and donations. I’s hope you enjoyed seein’ that it’s not just me messing with mommys’ garden. We’ll be by to see ya’ll as soon as we can; we’re really behind.
Till the next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Do you (your peeps) eat dill?
If so, how do you use it?
Do you think mommy should grow us some grass in one of those pods?
MeeeeOwwww What a week we’ve had. And thru it all, of course we’ve felt very blest. You guessed it, it’s time fur another Blest Sunday. The Mew Year was off to a rocky start here. The wheelchair batteries were dead and mommy had been crawlin’ ‘round fur months. And of course that meant no drivin’ lessons fur the quickly growing Raena. Mommys teeth have gotten worse and are really causin’ her a lot of pain. And her bad falls are gettin’ worse and more frequent. And mommy got a call from the DHS that said she might not qualify fur the program that allows her to hire someone to help ‘round the house and do the things we can’t, all because we haven’t been able to find somepawdy to work. Mommy says that was the purrverbial straw and lost it. Me knows you’re askin’ yourselves how we feel blest amidst all this, so let me tell ya’.
As of late Furiday, we have new batteries in the wheelchair. Yep, the repairman came out to look things over. Mommy insisted he work in the house so she could verify that the batteries were new. That meant he wasn’t purrpared, cuz he only had used batteries in his van. So he had to drive back to the City to get new batteries and come back out. He also discovered that our charger isn’t workin’ purropurrly, so we need a new charger as well. He furgot the charger when he went to pick up the batteries, so they’re s’posed to drop ship one to mommy this week. He also told mommy that it’s ‘bout time fur a new chair. The one we have is 6 years old and showin’ some wear. But fur now, at least mommy’s not crawlin’ ‘round anymore and she can start trainin’ Raena to drive. Me’s gonna have to find some great look out spots so me can watch events unfolding from a safe distance. MOL
Mommy was able to find a dentist that will look at her teeths fur free on Wednesday and give her an estimate of how much it would cost to get rid of her rotten teethes and get dentures. We won’t be able to afford to get the work done, but at least mommy will know the cost. She says sometimes the pain is easier to bear when you know you can’t afford to change it.
And then on Furiday, the DHS nurse is comin’ out to see ifin mommy can still qualify to get a helper. We purray the nurse says she does and that the Mew Year will bring us someone who wants to work so mommy can get that help. We so wish we could do everything mommy needs, but alas, we are only cats with no opposable thumbs. Raena might be able to reach the sink when she stands on her back paws, but she can’t wash the dishes or purrpare our meals. And unless and until we get one of those robot vacuums, there’s no way we can maneuver the carpet monster.
While none of us have any control over mommys’ falls, at least with the wheelchair workin’ again, there’ll be less hours on her big ole clumsy feet. Ya’ know what else? Durin’ the stresses of last week, a lot of you reached out and let mommy and us know you cared ‘bout us and were sendin’ purrs and purrayers. We are so blest to have you all in our lives. And most purrtantly, we have each other to lean on and our belief in God to get us thru it all.
Hopefully things are takin’ a turn fur the better. And we were happy that a lot of you are innerested in the purrgression of mommys’ Raenas’ new AeroGarden. Raena’s keepin’ a close eye on it. And when me says close…she finally managed to get one of the caps off and hide it from mommy. and then she actually pulled one of those pods out. We don’t know how long it was out of the water, or how well it will sprout without it’s cap, but mommy replaced it in it’s slot and we’ll see.
Somepawdy mentioned that their kitty dug up the dirt so they couldn’t grow plants or a garden. So we thought we’d try to ‘splain the Aero Garden a bit better. There’s no dirt to dig. All the plants are grown in water, and there’s a cover across the top that keeps kitty out, as you can see by the above fotos. Unless you have a Raena that is. And then you have to really push those pods into place. Me should note that since replacin’ the pod Raena stole and pushin’ it into place better, she’s been unsuccessful at further attempts to dislodge it. And trust me, she’s tried. MOL We were also asked what pods we were growing. Since we don’t yet have any lettuce seeds/pods, mommy planted the herbs that came with it: dill, parsley, mint, 2 different kinds of basil and cilantro. We’ll keep you updated as things happen. Mommy’s really excited to watch it all and can’t wait till she has salad greens to grow. So fank you again, she really luvs her Christmas purresent.
Fank you all fur bein’ our furiends. Our lives are so much better with all of you in it. We are all truly blest. ‘Member to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your life. We have a busy week ahead with the doctor Monday, dentist Wednesday and the DHS nurse on Furiday, so we’ll be ‘round to visit when we can. We’re also joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies.
Well, here it is already the 4th day of the Mew Year. We were all sittin’ ‘round this meownin’ thinkin’ ‘bout how quickly time is passing these days; when mommy popped up and said, “You know girls, Time waits for no man.”
What did she mean sissy?
Oh Raena, me thinks she might have hit her head too hard, fallin’ outta bed or somethin’. Me has no idea what she was talkin’ ‘bout. Sometimes, she just gets lost in thought and blurts out the furst thing that comes to mind.
I’s checked that google thing, and it seems they don’t really know the origins of what she said, but it ain’t an original thought, so at least we know she isn’t losin’ it.
Don’t be silly Raena, of course she’s not losin’ it. Mommy just has a ton of stuff in her brain and sometimes it just comes out. Wonder ifin that ever happens to any of our furiends?
Ifin what ever happens? They make no sense? Or just blurt out nonsense?
Just cuz we don’t understand doesn’t make it nonsense. Specially ifin it exists Raena. And you said you found it on google.
Yeah sissy, but you know mommy’s always sayin’ how stupid google is. And you know that must be true, cuz she hates that word and won’t call anypawdy stupid.
Well, that’s true, but me knows mommy’s not losin’ it, and that’s that. Besides, she planted up her new AeroGarden yesfurday. And trust me, that took some sense. And then, she had to outwit you to get the cover back fur one of the seed pods. She was so purroud of her garden Raena, why would you go and steal a plastic cap?
I’s couldn’t help mines self sissy. Didn’t you see them? They’re so tiny and just the right size fur carryin’ and battin’ ‘round. I was gonna have sooooooo much fun. Well, till mommy took it back that is. Besides, these are just purractice plants anyways; she hasn’t got any lettuce seeds yet.
Purractice or not, mommy would like to be successful. And these plants are herbs she can use to season stuffs.
She will be sissy. I’s gonna help her.
Is that what you call what you were doin’…Help?. Hmmpht We’ll see. Me thinks it’s purretty cool. The lights come on and off all by themselves. And there’s somethin’ in there that swooshes the water ‘round every once and a while all on it’s own too. We’ll have to ‘member to post updates along the way. But fur now, let’s just go finish brekky. That is after mommy gets your plate uncovered. And don’t ever turn mes plate over again, K?!!!
You wasn’t eatin’ it, and I’s don’t want anythin’ bigger than us to smell it and come and eat us.
Ain’t nuffin’ comin’ to eat us Raena. Mommy won’t let it. We’ll be by to visit soon. We’re still waitin’ on the wheelchair batteries, so mommy’s extra slow.
Do you daydream?
Do you ever just blurt out your thoughts?
Are you interested in seeing the progression of mommys’ AeroGarden?