Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How to Move Two Cats 2250 Miles While Remaining Sane

We are preparing to move in 15 days. Our kitties need some special care to keep them comfortably confined during the long journey from south central Arizona to northern Michigan. 

This is Ayla, our little "Orca" kitty helping me sort clothes - some going to Goodwill, some to the rag bag, and some to be packed for the move.  Ayla is an exceptionally curious cat and usually right in the middle of all the action.

This is my big all black girl, Emily, checking out the carrier which will house both kitties during the trip. They will ride in this two-story "home" complete with litter box, 2 food bowls and a water bowl during the day and will be allowed out when we stop in pet-friendly motels each evening.  Emily really likes her perch and spends the better part of every day in here. Ayla has bothered to stick her head in and then leave. Ayla is not impressed.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Grimy Hands Girls' Club

Sharon Lovejoy, author, illustrator, lecturer, gardener extraordinare, writer, blogger. Sharon writes some of the loveliest garden books I have ever seen. I collect Sharon's books :D. This is Sharon behind her own "grimy hands" and thus the name for her new club (I used it to title this post) which I have happily joined. 

To learn more about Sharon you may visit her blog at 
Sharon Lovejoy's Blog

and her website at 

Thursday, March 10, 2011


March 9, 2011 was the closing date on our Arizona property. We will remain in the house until Wednesday, March 30 when we leave Aguila, trucks and trailers filled with our personal belongings, and head for our property in northern MI.  

We are planning a couple of family get-togethers prior to leaving, that along with packing up the house and shop will make for a very busy next 20 days.  Twenty days, oh my! Will I ever get it all done?  Time to bring in all the boxes we have been collecting, saving, and storing in the shop, dust them off and get busy. 

Until next time, onward and upward, Lindy