Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kitty Love...

A couple weeks ago we got a new kitten. She's actually Winter's (half) sister, so we named her Spring. Not necessarily because we wanted a seasonal name, but because this lil girl has some major UPS!  She can jump and leap further than any kitty I've seen... in person or on video! 

At first they didn't get along. At all. Winter wanted to kill her, literally. Winter was pissed at me, REALLY pissed. This was the first time she actually tried to bite and scratch me. I don't blame her though, I did bring a permanent stranger home. She felt threatened and disowned. I didn't expect them to be best friends right off the bat. I knew they would need time to get used to each other, and within 3-4 days and lots of hissing, growling and fighting, they were sleeping together, licking each other, being true sisters. 

This is them at first...

and that's not play fighting...

This is them now...

cuddle buddies...

sleepy girls...

Spring wasn't too happy about clothing.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Go Green

So Earth Day is just a couple days away,  and I'm starting to see all these articles and posts with stuff asking what everyone is going to do for Earth Day. This kinda irritates me. Mainly because EVERY DAY should be treated like Earth Day. If it wasn't for Mother Earth, I wouldn't be sitting here typing this, and you wouldn't be reading it, because we wouldn't exist! What do people not understand about going green and trying to treat nature a little better? We act like the Earth is going to be here forever, and who knows, maybe it will, but we (humans) are creating SO much destruction and just plain bad bad bad juju with nature that we could be given the boot any day now. If I was Earth, I'd be pretty pissed right now. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad there's so much advertising for Earth Day and it brings much needed awareness to the cause. Come April 23rd, I guarantee I'll be seeing and hearing people saying how proud they are that picked up that coke bottle on the side of the road, or planted a flower, or chose to buy an organic cookie rather than a Snickers, but that needs to be going on EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

For some people, it's a start to something great. Maybe some people will become enlightened to the idea that the world might not be around much longer if we don't change our habits. I'm no saint, trust me, but over the past few years I've been trying to go greener and greener. I'm conscious of what I'm spending my money on (making sure I'm supporting eco-friendly companies over the bad ones) and will go out of my way to pick up some trash if I see it, and have *almost* gone completely organic in the kitchen.  

Anyways, my rant is over. If you have a bit of free time, check out these helpful books that I've read that has really opened my eyes to going green. *And best of all, the Kindle editions are FREE!*

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rain, Oh Rain.

So not much has been going on since the resort closed. We've had a few mini trips that were fun. Went to Nashville for a few days, went camping for a few days, but now our schedule is clear and we've been dying to ride our new mountain bikes, but it's been nothing but rain, stormy weather for the past few weeks. No bueno! 

Here's a photo of our matching Kona bikes. 
Mine's the purple one of course :)

Other than getting into mountain biking (which is extremely addicting and fun!) The new trail system, the Emerald Outback, on Beech is super fun and well maintained. If you're into biking and are in the area, definitely give it a go! So other than biking and dreaming about snow, I'm pretty much just chillin' until the club opens in May. Then it will be work work work until October.

That's all for now.
Xo Peace Xo