It's been a few weeks since I joined
in with the Rocking Friday girls
and I really feel it's time I did.
I am so grateful that Small Cat is back!
We were all desperately worried about
her when she went out into the garden
on Wednesday but didn't come back.
She still wasn't back by yesterday morning
and we were quite convinced that, as it was
so out of character, our sweet girl had gone -
especially considering the large number
of foxes we have in the local area.
We looked everywhere we could think to look;
neighbours' sheds, gardens etc but there was no
sign of her. We were all so sad :'(
But late last night (I would usually be in
bed but was vegging in front of the tv with
the kids watching a daft Kenny Everett film),
who should turn up but sweet Small Cat.
She was very cold, very hungry and smelled
of shed/garage/greenhouse - a peat-y sort
of smell if you know what I mean?
One of her back legs seems to be a little
sore but she is mainly exhausted.
She is getting lots of TLC,
as you might imagine.
Silly girl is too old for these adventures!
I'm grateful for Mothers' Day,
I felt very loved.
I'm grateful that I got home before the
snow came on Monday night.
Colleagues and friends suffered
dreadful journeys home and they
travelled just a short time later than me.
I also enjoyed a snow day off school on Tuesday :)
I'm grateful that Luke's new computer works -
he built it himself, along with help from
his friend, Marcus.
It's HUGE so he's clearly working for
NASA without informing me!
|(Luke's joke thinking face and Marcus' bum)|
I'm really proud of him that he had
the confidence and knowledge to
attempt this (and also rather
relieved when I think how much it
cost him £££££££££'s!).
I am grateful for Grant,
who is the Best Husband Ever.
There is a particular reason for me
saying this which I'll share another time.
I know, I'm a tease ;)
I'm grateful that I was invited
by 'Pioneer' Suzanne, to join
which is an online resource to help
develop and strengthen a positive outlook
I started it yesterday and even in the
midst of worry and sadness I could find
3 positive elements to my day;
1 Having Grant with me to look for Small Cat.
2 Great big hugs from Luke because he knew
how sad I was (he was too, he loves
that silly critter!).
3 Sunshine and no rain/snow, which made
looking for her much easier.
Suzanne has explained it all beautifully
on her lovely blog -
click HERE to read about it.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night.
All four of us are going to see
his new show (it opens tonight).
What a week of ups and downs -
is it any wonder I've woken up today
with a stinking cold?!
But I don't care because
Small Cat is home :)
I'll be linking this post with Virginia,
our Rocking Queen.
Have a great weekend,