Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Near Cat-astrophe & a Giveaway

Oh what a week it has been! As I sat down to write this post I realised this is the 100th! That calls for a celebration dont ya think? Let me fill you in on whats been going on around here first....

Isnt this box sooo cute? I bought this from Amber at Black Rooster Cottage a few weeks ago and never got around to posting all the goodies I bought. I had just got started taking pictures when I heard a little meow.
Well back on Mother's Day our plumbing was out and the plumber was here for 2 days trying very hard to get us up and running. You may also remember I had a little trip to the hospital and my sweet cat Misty (of the great cat rescue fame)had been keeping me company while I was recovering.
And then she was gone!
We thought a coyote had got her and didnt even think to look under the house after the plumber was gone, duh!
She was under there an entire week! I feel just awful but thankfully she is fine and quite grateful to be back on my bed!
Then my son hit his head and we had a little trip to Urgent Care and of course my husband was out of town and his cell phone completely died.
That's my very typical life. On the days when nothing crazy or unexpected goes on, I am very thankful!

Oh I almost forgot...

Look at who showed up to visit. YUCK! Insert squeal here! my husband said it is just a gopher snake and nothing to worry about. Of course the boys had to watch it and I was there somewhat curious but mostly feeling like Eve in the Garden! Just watching those things move around is creepy. I have stories for another time. What he she it was after was in here...

...a bird's nest. Once I discovered what it was up to I decided I didn't need a National Geographic "when animals attack" moment and went in the house!

On to the giveaway fun! Since blogland means making friends, cheering for each other and inspiring creativity I think it would be wonderful to enter the name of a friend that has touched your life.
I'll make it easy peasy.

1.Leave a comment on this post only with your friend's name and
what you love about her.
2. PLEASE keep it brief.
3. Comments will close on Saturday, May 29th @6:00p.m pacific time. Shipping is to the continental U.S. only.
4. Winner will be determined by random drawing. You and your friend will win a prize!

Whats the prize? Dont you just love a SURPRISE?! I do. I promise it wont be junk ;)
It might be an apron  or a teacup or a sweet little dish. It may be whatever you wish!

I will post the winner on sunday afternoon with a picture of the loot! 


Paula said...

Oh your poor cat! Good thing you found her when you did!
Congrats on your 100th post! A dear blogging hard to choose just one! I'm thinking PJ...her blog always inpspires she's reading my mind sometimes!
Have a great Sunday!

Cathy said...

What a story girlfriend! Yikes that snake is so scary. Wow!!

My bestest friend is Sherry from

She is always there when I need someone to talk to and is compassionate beyond words. I finally got to meet her in person at the Petticoats & Parasols event last month.

xo Cathy

Connie said...

Yes, what a story! Beautiful banner and blog...thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day :)
Happy Sunday!

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I would love to enter my friend ANNA in the drawing as she has been the big sister I never had. She helped me thru so much when I was fighting breast cancer and even tho she lives so far away, I always feel she is here with me.
Thank you so much for your beautiful blog and your giving heart. Keep blogging, WE LOVE IT!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
PS...snakes totally make me run!!!!

Cathy said...

Oh what a week! I'll be posting a picture of snake soon, too!!! YUCK. So glad kitty is fine -- at least it wasn't a child under there for a week :) (we moms have to look at the bright side!)

Serendipity brought Patty and me together (she's at "Finding Serendipity"). We are kindred spirits and have enjoyed getting to know each other little outside blogging, too! (still no face-to-face!)

Thanks for the giveaway. I love that you said you promise "no junk"! I can't imagine you would have any junk to give away!

Sunday blessings!

Claudia said...

Well there are many blogging friends that have made a difference in my life - but I would highlight Elyse of Cottage and Donna of An Enchanted Cottage and Brenda of Cozy Little House. All have become close friends beyond leaving comments on blogs. I even got to meet Elyse and spend a wonderful morning with her.


Kathy said...

Wow what a story! And as for the snake - I'd whap his head off with the garden hoe and make a ....oh please. Who am I kidding. I'd run like mad screaming like a banshee!! Thanks for stopping by you sweet thang you. Love your music btw!


Elyse said...

hi sharon!

your stories are always a hoot! love your humor and perspective.

i have met so many dear sweeties through blogging and many whom i email, have spoken to on the phone, and even met. there's maryjane, claudia, debi, and YOU! you are always there with a kind and supportive and funny word, and i'm so thankful for that. :)

i hope you and kitty are feeling just fine.


Vicki said...

Hi, Sharon,
I love the vintage box you purchased and the flowers look very pretty in it. I am glad your kitty is okay, too. Oh my goodness, that snake would have scared me to death!!! Yikes! I have met many sweet blogging friends including you. A very dear friend is Paula of Rose Cottage by the Lake. Thank you for having a generous giveaway. Sending lots of love and happy wishes your way~ Vicki

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Sharon! What a lovely blog you have! Being a cat person, I'm glad to hear that you little one is safe and sound. I posted a photo of my Lucy on my blog yesterday if you'd like to see her. She's a tiny little thing! Anyway, wanted to say hi. I added your blog to my Blogroll!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Well, you've had quite the week! I'm glad your kitty is okay. Thank you so much for taking time to visit us on our first Pink Saturday. I hope you have a great week! Twyla

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Glad that kitty came home!

Please enter me and thanks. I love surprise giveaways!

Debby said...

You have weeks like mine. Don't you just wonder how you handle it all.
My new friend through blogging is Bev from Flamingo toes. She was my swap mate in a recent spring supply swap.
The snake, I hate them. I came home once and one was across my sidewalk with a big ole toad in his mouth. I also went in the house. Have a better day.

koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...your poor cat..glad she is ok. My friend Carol always inspires me and I really do not know what I would do without her. Hugs for a great week. xoxox

Amber said...

Hi Sharon!

Cute flower box! :) Yucky snake! That is probably the only thing that I do not like about having property/open space. Ewww! Fortunately(unfortunately-really) we are surrounded by concrete and walls. No way for those critters to sneak in.
I bet your jasmine smells soooo good! My honeysuckle is blooming like crazy on the gazebo and I wish I could bottle the scent. I'd be a rich girl!
I'm not going to enter your giveaway... I would pick you as my friend to write about so I KNOW you won't pick us! Haha!! FYI- I love reading your blog. Your stories are always soooo great. You should be a writer (books), because you really get a sense of feeling after reading your writing. Thanks for the smiles!!

Hugs to you! Amber

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wow, lots on your plate, Sharon. Life is stranger than fiction. Where is everyone? I'm having a give away, too, and don't know where all the commenters are? Sorry I've been slow to email, but like you, so much going on......

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