We interrupt our Getting Ahead for the Holidays series with a cat update, as well as a few other tidbits about my week.
Wiggams exhausts me. I still love her, but she’s on my naughty list right now. If you recall, she had her kittens last weekend. Her mama instinct did not kick in. It became a full time job to try to get her to stay with her kittens. We got down to only one sweet surviving little kitten. We fed the baby ourselves, worked to keep it warm, tried to teach Wiggams to be a mama. We thought she was getting it. There were some good moments. But little Lionel died this week too.
Good grief, I didn’t expect to get attached or be so sad over kittens. Nor did/do I have time or energy to be a mama cat. I made an appointment to get Wiggams spayed next week. I sure am thankful we got some sweet pictures of the kitten while he was healthy.
In happier news, Matt is finally as old as I am. I’ve got three months on him, so it’s always a fun day when he catches up to be my age again. Malachi had a blast making Lego displays for the birthday table. The tall red and yellow tower actually contained one of Matt’s gifts. Impressive, huh?
We had a huge birthday brunch of waffles, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and fruit with all six of us plus some of Asa’s friends from college. We enjoyed this one hour window of time we could coordinate all of our schedules to be together on Matt’s birthday. Fun!
Lastly, I have to share my current favorite book.
I very highly recommend The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom. I’m slowly reading through this for the second time, and being reminded once more to look at people through the eyes of Jesus. Here’s an excerpt from Amazon:
Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler’s concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.
This book is powerful, educational, and extremely faith building. It’s been a good read for me right now. I should probably read it every year until forever to help me keep life in perspective.
Read any good books lately?