Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Planet Fitness?

I think that is an Adele song.  I watched a little of the Grammy's the other night and there are so many new bands/singers out there.  I don't have a clue who half they are because I still live in the 70's and 80's music world.  Although I am expanding.  I just ordered a few CDs - Beck and Empire of the Sun.  Awesome music.  And even that stuff is probably dated already.  Above - that's my baby... Gregg Allman  :)

Let me tell you how it was out there this morning, after the storm yesterday dumped nearly 2 feet - yes, 2 feet - nearly 24 inches - of snow.  First off - yesterday. It wasn't too bad feeding the cats yesterday, the snow was just beginning after I finished my rounds at 6 am.  I got to work before 7:30, snow was coming down now about 4 inches an hour, give or take.  So after only a small handful of co-workers show up, the boss decided to shut the office down, so left around 10 am.  I got home only to find my street with snow two feet deep and could not get into my driveway because of the snow.  It was that deep already because of the cars that had tried to get through and got stuck.  Same with me, I got stuck twice in front of my driveway.  Finally, I gun it and get out of that spot, only to turn the corner off the mess I was in only to get stuck again.  Finally, after trying to get out again, I parked the car nearly in the middle of the street, got my stuff and walked home to change.  Finally got that out after a plow did one side of the street and I parked there, in a no parking zone.  Today, my street is still a mess.  Even a big snowplow got stuck.  He did half of the street, and that was it.  I still can't get in my driveway.

This morning, I had to walk to 19 shelters.  With my shovel.  I left the house at 3:30 am. and got home at 6:30 am.  So what does that tell you?  It was hell.  My body aches so bad.  I had to walk through some mighty heavy and high snow.  It literally was past my knees.  I could see little tiny paths that these cats tried to make, and some had a hard stop - as if they could go no further and turned around.  The shelters were completely covered.  They looked like small hills covered in snow.  A lot of kitties spent the night in there, with no food or water.  A few people told me not to go this morning, but little did they know that these cats were waiting for me, hungry!  What am I going to do?  It wouldn't have been any better tomorrow.  I had to dig out these shelters.  I was a pathetic mess - grunting and groaning towards the end, making sounds I didn't know I could make.  Who needs a gym when you have a workout like I had this morning.  Cardio, abs, glutes - I did it all.  Two kitties cried and ran to me, one followed me.  Its very sad what they have to endure.

I hope this is the end of our winter weather.  Please tell me we won't have another storm like we had yesterday.  I can't take it.

Here are pics of Buddy/Winston.  I rescued Buddy as an older kitten, and adopted him out to a great girl Yesenia, who loves this cat to pieces.  She shared some pics with me yesterday.  First his baby picture:

And Today
He's a true Cuddler

Winston (BUDDY) and his mean sister Magic  :)

Have a good day.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


  1. One of my favorite poems. Love Robert Frost. Julie

  2. Aww, sweet little Winston! I just love him and the name his family gave him.
    I was thinking of you having to shovel all that heavy snow! Ughhhh. Hope it goes easier this morning and that your shelters are back. (one can hope, right?)