Friday, November 25, 2011

Taking care of our GranCat ~ Calvin~!

 This is Calvin our Grancat.. He is such a wonderful kitty and we are having fun having a cat back in our house.  This is one of his favorite blankets.. M----mmm ~ he has four blankets with him.. This is the one he sleeps with on our bed.  During the day he is upstairs sleeping and then in the afternoon he will be coming downstairs for food and water and of course the little box.  Thank goodness for liter boxes.. Jodie our daughter who is the owner of our grandcat called us this morning and said "Mom take the blue waffle blanket and set it on your lap and then have Dad put the quilt on his lap and see which blanket he will go to first.".  So here we are nice and toasty warm watching the Iowa Hawkeye's playing Nebraska and waiting for Calvin to come downstairs and make his choice of who's lap he is going to lay on first.. Hee Hee~!  This will be interesting~!    Today I have spent almost two hours reading all my favorite blogs.. I love Going Gently blog,, he has such great adventures with his animals.. He lives in Wales..  He is a great guy and it's always fun to read his blog..  I also enjoy JDaniels4 blog, Two Bears Farm and the three cubs..The Quiet Corner,, I have many more too many to write down here , but I read lots of them and try and make comments on all the ones I read.~ it's quiet enjoyable.. and relaxing.
Yesterday for Thanksgiving Dinner we went to Balltown, Iowa to Breichbach's Restaurant .  We got right in and had a great meal right to the dessert.. Coconut Cream Pie~~~!  It was so delicious.. We were so full.. Good thing~ no cooking, no dishes and left very full..  We always on the way out of town stop at the look out area that shows a valley of farms and if you look close you can see the Mississippi River..  Dave didn't want to get out of the car so I stood by the car and Tracie snapped the picture.. It was a wonderful drive and if anyone tells you that Iowa is flat.. This picture shows that it is NOT>

Here's Tracie sitting on the bench with the view of the valley behind her.. Hazy day so it was hard to see the river.. What a beautiful view~!  We had a great time and it was nice to get home ~ naps for everyone... Even Calvin climbed on my lap and took a nap with me.. Nice ~ cozy ~ and warm...
     My friend, Holly is having surgery again today.. She called me yesterday and said she was reading her bible and listened to James MacDonald again...Later today I'll drive to Cedar Rapids to St. Lukes Hospital and give her a visit..  She needs lots of prayers and support..
Well, have a blessed day~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am praying. We are at a state park all the way in Arkansas for a family reunion. The restaurant here put on a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet. It was a good as your sounds.

Carolina Trekker said...

Enjoying your pictures...what a great idea to go there for Thanksgiving Feast! HUGs to Calvin.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope that Holly does well today.

I love your grandcat. He sounds really full of personality.

Sherri said...

many of my sisters opted to go to a restaurant..and I have to say..after spending all the money on the food, and cooking for 2 days seems SMART! My husband is not one to give up traditions..but I enjoy it too. Although going out to eat can be a new tradition!
You always seem to have a great time!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Calvin is a super pretty boy. Will keep Holly in my thoughts. xoxo