Monday, April 18, 2011


Sunday morning Mrs. Roy was busy getting ready for church and thinking about what needed to be done that day when I happened to look out on the back porch and see this!  Mrs. Roy has several feral cats roaming around and this one started out perched on the porch railing, obviously stalking a squirrel.  What caught Mrs. Roy's eye first was that another squirrel was up above the cat, occasionally dropping a nut in the cat's direction and wreaking havoc on its concentration.  Finally, the cat decided to get a little closer to its prey and climbed onto this limb stump for further stalking.  And yes, it is a very large tree.

Mrs. and Mrs. Roy used to live in the city and things just always seemed to be happening - busy, busy, busy.  Then we moved here to south Georgia and life slowed down - a lot.  Mrs. Roy is so thankful for the peaceful moments that allow me to stop and watch a cat spend time stalking a squirrel he is NEVER going to catch.  Mrs. Roy is so thankful for a slower lifestyle that helps us appreciate all of God's blessings.  From feral cats to mischievious squirrels to quiet evenings on the porch, Mrs. Roy's way of doing things is just right!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Saturdays with Mrs. Roy usually involve household chores like cleaning the bathrooms, running the vacuum (Mrs. Roy's personal LEAST favorite thing), dusting, cleaning windows and doing laundry.  Mr. and Mrs. Roy don't really make a lot of mess but things have to be cleaned occasionally anyway for some reason.  So Mrs. Roy has spent another Saturday wiping, swiping and sweeping.  Mrs. Roy also went to the dollar store and resupplied with paper products - using a coupon, of course, and swung by the recycling center to drop off a stack of flattened cardboard boxes from my recent online shopping spree (what was I thinking!) and a full container of other recyclables.  Meanwhile, Mr. Roy mowed and used the weedeater and blew off the driveway and cleaned out the flower bed - outside stuff.  It's called balance of power.

Now it's time to enjoy a cup of coffee on the back porch.  Life is good.