Hello, baby

Last month I took in a stray cat. She’s no longer as stray, she’s been named Harlow and I’m currently looking to find a rescue for her. Shortly after she started hanging around, I noticed she was pregnant. I have trouble turning away an animal regardless, but I knew there was no way I could turn her away in her condition – not that I would have. So, about 2 weeks later, bing bang boom. Four beautiful kittens. Two black & white, one almost completely black and one grey tabby. Talk about instantly falling in love. I was with Harlow through the entire labor process. This was only the second time I’ve experienced such a thing.

So, check out these cutie pies.

Once they began opening their eyes, they became little wanna-be dragons, hissing at every little thing. Especially me, and especially the kids. Not so much Harper (the dog). Their eyes have been open for about a week now, and their hissing has decreased. The two black and white ones love to cuddle with me. The black one does from time to time. The grey tabby, not so much. Just let that one sleep because that’s its favorite thing to do!

We’ll be getting Harlow spayed soon, and with any luck find her and all 4 kittens a wonderful rescue or loving home to call their own. If I could keep them all myself, I would. Unfortunately as a renter, I’m only allowed 2 full time pets inside (I have Harper, my dog, and Hope, my cat already). It’s too dangerous for them to be outside, and besides, I think they’d the comfort and coziness of being indoors.

The sea, where I find my peace

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul…

Tybee Island 1

Tybee Island 2

I took these photos in March, on Tybee Island. It’s one of my favorite places to visit here in Georgia, especially on the coast. I sometimes sit in a swing for hours after the sun has risen. It brings me so much peace. The sea is so good for my soul. If you’re ever in the Savannah, Georgia area, you should plan to watch the sun rise at least one (North Beach, where you’ll find the lighthouse, is a favored spot. The Pier/Pavilion is also great for sun rise).

Let’s try this again

I’m really not very good at this whole blogging thing, am I? Life happens, and sometimes you get insanely immersed in it, and even sidetracked. No need for apologies. I’m raising two kids and a small zoo, I’m allowed, right?

Since my last post, several things have happened.

1) I got flowers for Valentine’s Day. For the first time ever. Yes, at 38. And from the most amazing man I’ve ever known. He made our first Valentine’s my absolute favorite so far. Umm, despite the taunting and teasing that went on for 2 weeks prior!

roses are red

B) I updated my bedroom slightly. I painted the walls navy months prior, and have used the gold and white bedding since painting. I wanted some red accents since the color red is pretty sentimental to me (my grandmother Mac loved it). I went with subtle red, via the new accent pillow. I also added the teal nightstand, which replaced a natural wood nightstand. I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to home decor/interior design, but I’m pretty happy with the changes. They only cost me around $60 for both.

where it sleeps

3) In March, I finally took down my Christmas tree. Yes, I waited that long. I’m a professional procrastinator, what can I say? In doing so, I rearranged and updated things in the living room too. It looks so much better than before. I created/designed the TV stand myself. It’s made with reclaimed wood, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

living room 1

living room 2

It’s April 14th, and I’m hoping I’ll do better keeping up with this blog. I make no promises, however. Like I said, life happens. You get busy and sidetracked.

How’s that for an update?

A new beginning

Something new. It’s been a while since I’ve attempted this blogging thing. I’m not going to promise that I’ll be very good at it, or even keeping up with it. But I figured I’d give it a try again anyway.

Allow me to tell you a little about myself.

  • I’m Teresa.
  • I’m from SE Georgia, 75 miles from the coast. That being said, my heart now resides in California.
  • I’m a weather and nature nerd.
  • I have two rescue babies; an Aussie mix (Harper) and a calico mix (Hope).
  • I’m goofy and I’m clumsy, and I wear my heart on my sleeve.
  • Perfection is a cool, rainy day curled up with my heart watching a movie.
  • I fancy myself an artist of sorts. I love to paint, draw and capture the world around me through photography.

I guess this is a good start. Now you have a general idea of what you can expect from this blog. Then again, I’m ever changing and evolving, so I could change it up at anytime.

Thanks for reading.