"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cloudy with a Sunny Side

A sad day. Another one of our cats had to be put to sleep. They are all getting infected with a terrible disease called Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). There is no vaccine and it's 100% fatal. This time it was Anastasia's cat, Ferdinand. He was fine over the weekend. As soon as I saw him today, I knew it was time. I felt so sorry for the girls. The worst thing is never knowing which cat it will hit next. It really gives me the perspective of enjoying and loving them (and everyone) while we have the chance.

We'll miss you Ferdinand!

When we got home from the vet, we had a package at our front door! We were so cheered up! Thank you so much Valerie!!! 

These special chocolates are from a chocolate factory in Cleveland. They were so delicious and creamy. I may have eaten several of the bunnies today. Grief therapy. I was so happy to see Anastasia smile!

All of my favorites!

Thank you Valerie for bringing some joy to our day!

Really, Francesca! You think you are getting the whole bag?!  By the way, Francesca has found a way to get into mischief even with her casts on. I like to call it the "sweep and destroy" technique. One more week until we rip those casts off! 


  1. Wanted to let you know that I don't officially follow your blog because I can't set up an account without another email and the last thing I want is more email to discard, but I do check it and read it every few days, and I think you're hilarious. I love how lightly you take your kids and your life.

  2. I love your pics! we were in ukraine at the same time last year...(i'm shea's mom...SB) He is going into a hip spica cast after surgery in 2 wks...so I'm getting a kick out of your pics and a little stress relief too! xoxo liz kulp


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