I had to go to work (Mondays are very busy). I called a local locksmith and arranged to meet him at my house after work. Of course I freaked out all day at work. My crazy brain was convinced that the unknown locksmith was going to rob my house before I got home (nothing against locksmiths....it was just my weird brain!) and the alternative, I was then convinced that my front door would suddenly unlock and all my animal babies would escape. Yes, I was a basket case!!
Finally, I got home and met the locksmith. It took him more than an hour to even get the door open. Apparently the latch or something had just disintegrated. I just had the lock installed 4 years ago when I bought my new front door. Frustrating, but at any rate I am all locked up safe and sound - and $100+ lighter in the wallet - and am grateful that everything worked out.
On a happy note, Mom and I went to Snow Creek Farm about two months ago (our friend opens her home 3-4 times a year to sell her amazing crafts, art, etc) and she gave us some pussy willow stalks for decoration. Well my mom had mentioned that when she was young she stuck a pussy willow branch in the ground and watered it religiously and a pussy willow grew. I wasn't sure, but thought, what the heck.I stuck some in a large Grecian pot and some directly in the garden area. Well..........................tada.....................I actually have pussy willows growing............take a look.
And I am happy to report that even more are starting to *bloom* in the ground. Who knew, but I am thrilled.
And finally, another picture that makes me happy. As I sit here at this moment in my big comfy overstuffed chair and ottoman, this is what I see at my feet just beyond my laptop - my sweet heart cat, Freida (ignore my funky foot).