Barnacle Babe

I said I was going to write about my babies and tell you their stories so I will start with the eldest first.

Camerone “Sleet” Rose

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  This is my girl. She will be 7 on July 17th. Her Mom was a neighbors cat that she couldn’t keep so I took her in so she could have her kittens with me.  Her name was Haily so I did a spell change on her name and called her “Hail Lee” as her kittens were already going to get storm themed names.

Hail lee had her babies in my bathroom with me there for comfort and help. She had quite the variety and one little boy that was born, I named “Hurricane” and he was my pick of the litter, a beautiful russian blue. They stayed upstairs till another cat, a foster cat I was asked to midwife for as the owners other cat didn’t fair well with her kittens, was due to have her babies and she got the bathroom. At this time, Hail was moved to the basement.

The kittens were only 3 wks old and all but one was content to stay downstairs and wait for my many visits to see them. “Sleet” aka now Cammie, would climb all those stairs and then climb up my leg all the way to my shoulder and that is where she would stay as long as I would let her earning her the nick name Barnacle Babe. Hurricane never did take a special interest in me so instead of me choosing a kitten, one chose me. Almost seven years later and I am so glad she did.

And that is the story of how I got my girl. I have plenty more Cam stories but first I want to get the stories up of how we got each of our babies.

It always tickles me when I think I chose one and another chose me. You just never know.

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Pictures of the day

First – Picture\pictures of the day.

I love taking pictures and even though my camera is no longer functional I have the phone camera so I will share a few pics a day that I love. Hope you do too.

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And the dog who refuses to look at the camera apparently WILL if I am trying to get a sweet shot of the pup and Grandma. The pup is under Tay.

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Enjoy!

Family Man

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I asked my S.O (significant other) what to write about. It was rhetorical but he said I should write about how wonderful my husband is. Isn’t he handsome?

  I appreciate the things he does. With me being on the spectrum I know I make his life difficult on so many levels. I do believe though that he would rather me as I am, honest.  Which, I could talk about him, and one day I will but today, I am going to talk about the thing I believe keeps us in good standing. Honesty.

Honesty…. taking a slight detour here to talk about my autism. I am honest. I used to pride myself on being the person any one could trust to tell the truth. About 8 yrs ago I found out that my extreme honesty was actually a symptom (for lack of a better word I can find) of my autism. I was hurt by this. I thought it was a character trait of me. It is so ingrained in me to be honest. My Mom, spent a lot of time teaching me to value the truth. To this day, if she buys, cooks or in any way tried to do something nice for me, and I don’t like it, I just tell her the truth. She taught me that if you tell the truth then you won’t get the same crap again. If you lie, oh I love this meal, yummy! You will most definitely get it again.

I hate being lied to. Another thing I inherited with this dang autism is I am a walking lie detector. I just know when I am being lied to. Fun times. NOT.

I think I ran out of things to say on honesty. So I will end the post now.

RAD

Reactive attatchment disorder..

I HATE this disorder. I don’t know what happened to my baby when she was young but it keeps her aloof, distant, dishonest, and a lot of hurdles lay in between her and I.

I love her. So much it hurts sometimes. And in the same breath sometimes I can’t handle it. I distance myself. I want a close relationship with her but years of trying have shown me I have to accept what I have and continue to love her and be trustworthy for her. I still can’t quit thinking one day magically I will have my daughter trust me, love me, share things with me and so on.  Until then….  I will Pray. Isn’t my baby beautiful?

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Time for a give away!

April 7, 2013 is a special day so this will be the day I pick the winner of the give away using random.org. Must be US Resident (or pay your own shipping, I’m so sorry but I’m indigent)

The item I’m giving away is an old heavy cannon camera pictured below. All you have to do is comment that your interested in being in the give away. That’s it. Enteries end apri 6 at midnight.

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I do not know if this works. It is one of my scrapping treasures I found.

Things I find while scrapping.

I am very Blessed with the things in life I am given. I may not have cable tv right now or money to burn but I have plenty of clothes and things to occupy me.

With that said, sometimes I find things that make me squeal. Thing I didn’t even know I wanted and I want to share that happiness with you! I am going to post items I find and have give aways and also offer the other items for sale at a dollar each plus shipping. There will never be any hyped up charges so if you buy a pair of jeans for a dollar then the shipping would be a few dollars more plus the tracking number. That’s it.

My first give away (meaning I will pay shipping) item will be an old camera. I will come back and give it a post of its own.

The items pictured below are the ones I want to share and if by chance they hit your fancy comment taken and send me your info @ ratspeak. @ gmail dot com. I am not doing this to make money. I just want to share the fun.

1st item is a bunny I fell in love with the moment I saw him.

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A belt that was thrown out brand new and is reversible. Size 24.

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Jeans

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And the size

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An awesome purse that I would use if it had a place for my water.

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A cool kids book I put in a ziplock bag to keep safe from 1983 I think.
Sorry its upside down.

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Another pair of jeans. Gloria Vanderbilt. I couldn’t believe it. Perfect condition. I am way too big for them which stinks cause I loved mine 30 yrs ago.

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Size

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The cutest little teddy bear with a nose that needs to be stuffed back in. Poor guy.

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Kids videos. Perfect condition.

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An a pair of Op shorts for swim. Kids size. Brand new condition.

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Size

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I have more but this is what I was able to handle due to my SPD. I AM SLOW. I have no problem with a comment or email reminding me if I forget something. I am going to keep notes and do my best to handle what I say I will.