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Hope you had a great weekend! A couple of you noticed I wasn’t here to wish you a Fun Fri-Yay. Thanks for noticing, it means a lot. It was one of those weekends that was a whirlwind that make you re-evaluate what fun is. We all know fun is what you make it and I did find moments but I’m re-evaluating my time and what I can actually do verses what I want to do. Life is rich and full of choices and there are only 24 hours in a day. DARN! 🀣

AM I HAVING FUN YET?

This post is an array of things, thoughts, poems, rants etc. Just giving you fair warning in case you wonder what the point is or where it’s going. I DON’T know……YET! Ahhhh the unknown of life.

Our Palm at our pool

This was a poem I wrote last year before the coyote decided to take up residence. I changed the ending.

Our palm tree with vivid electric orange nuts, I dare not eat

A safe haven for shade and shelter

Squirrels gather for winter nights

Rats make nests out of leaves for babies

Owls keep watch and score varmints in the field

The Cooper hawks learn to fledge and take flight while they whistle

Cats chase to the top in delight but come up empty 

So much for the raters, I thought they would be.

This is the rhythm to the day and circle of life that sustains my waking moments

Well that is, until Mr. Coyote changed all of that and instead awaits dinner of our cats tucked inside while eating nuts from our palm tree

And swimming in my pool hoping for a feast.  

The trickster

Our morning starts out everyday with the coyote visiting, looking for breakfast, ie (our cats), it’s acutally eating our nuts from our palm tree…. go figure. Cats are safely inside and sadly can’t go out much at all. Hunter goes ballistic and we wait until it’s gone to let him out. He scours the property to make sure of it and gets his exercise on 4 acres sniffing him out, patiently waiting and ready to pounce on his next visit. Sure enough at one point, the coyote is back and Hunter chases him off and usually doesn’t leave the property but does on occasion. My heart always stops until he makes his safe return. NOK On Wood he continues to. (check out this cool bracelet company my son has). There’s no help from the town or support from the neighbors because they care more about the wildlife than they do about the safety of our animals which unnerves us to be honest. I was finally relaxing in the hot tub in broad day light and who should stick his head up but Mr. Coyote. I missed my up close and personal photo shot, because I sceamed and the sight of my nakedness, most likely had him running. 🀣

Scat from the coyote, mountain lion paw prints? Too small for coyotes. I’m tracking all of this for the town since I have to build a case to get help or someone has to get hurt before they help. It’s not normal for them to come so many times in broad daylight.

We baby sat our daughters cat, Cassian for a week while she was on spring break and finally got him acclimated to the others domaine and out of the hovel of a room he usually stays in. The ever evolving doors of coming and going in our house is always under construction. We are trying to put a gate up for safety but that is another bone of contention with the town because wild life should be free to roam. Don’t get me started. Cassian is a biter like my daughter, so she gets some of her own medicine and unfortunately, so do we when dealing with him. It was a zoo around here and everyone got well aquianted. The hissing has subsided and some games are now underway and territorial aggresion, determing who is the Alpha. It’s clear Ollie the Queen, rules the roost. Hunter is docile and only holds court when needed. So this took the majority of time this week. We could have left them all alone to duke it out for themselves but we would have come back to who knows what. We turned down 2 appointments to euthanize Harry because we just couldn’t do it and his is doing well at the moment. You know if you have a pet or have had to put one down how hard it is. We know we’re getting closer but he’s our family member and he still loves eating and drinking and stroller rides.

Cassian and Star our feral above doing well. Ollie the Queen says “hey this is my domaine”. Posturing, bossing and boom get’s nailed. Now who’s boss. Lol. Cassina isnfully acclimated as you can see! Guess whos’ coming to dinner. Harry gets the white plate and silver spoon, Ollie did find a gopher and now we have to teach Cassian table manners.

In the midst of all of this Marsha from Always Write (do check out her amazing site) sent me some things about her cats and we got to talking about litter boxes so I uploaded this litter box YouTube video of a litter box system I actually love. This was actually fun and crazy to do in my already too busy day. Bed head hair and P.J’s but I don’t care…. well, I do but I can’t be bothered.

Cat Breeze litter box literally makes it a breeze to change your litter box.

You’ll need a bigger litter box to sit underneath this one but that’s it. 24 inches should do the trick.

Kiln Dried Pine Pellets and a 24 inch puppy pad and a 24 in cat litter box or plastic container out of that. They are currently out of stock but have a larger size available.
DON’T use the tray and pads it comes with because it will cost you lots of money for replacement pads and the pellets are horrible and don’t work or absorb urine. Simply use the tray for breakfast in bed for you and your kitties. πŸ’–

I know you have grown to know me as the postitive, motivational person that you look to for inspiration, so sorry if I am bursting that bubble, but life is the same for all of us and it’s stepping one foot in front of the other, trudging through and sometimes sailing to get where we’re going. It’s raw and real, ectasy or drudgery on any given day. Remember, no matter who you are; we are all the same in having to put one pant leg in and then the other as we dress for the day. So next time you go thinking if only I was ______ (fill in the blank) or had _______(X, Y or Z) The grass isn’t always greener but pastures are made by getting out your plough and tilling soil.

There are obstacles and it’s how we deal with them that matters.

Centering, clearing debris from our minds and our bodies to make pathways for what we want is a daily occurance. There are times you just want to put your head in the sand, but eventually you will have to face the music, so come out of hiding and find the song in your heart and sing it no matter how good or bad it is!

A plan of action and staying mindful of your time and what you want is vital to having what you want or you will get swept into the abyss. We all need time. Time to reflect, time to impliment, time to schedule the things that need to be done, time to dream and time to chillax. Otherwise, we end up spinning our wheels getting nothing done or fragments of pieces of things done, but not what our intended outcome is, only feeling fractured in the end.

With that said, I am moving to 1-2 posts a week and really going to try to keep to it if possible (Yes, I’m a WP addict but I can think of a lot worse). My client load is increasing again and I think we will even be starting massage in May. My newsletter has taken a backseat to my W.P. because I love my interaction with all of you here which truly is enriching and I want to be able to connect with all of you and see what you’re up to as well.

I’m changing to self hosting which is a wait and see and here goes nothing approach. We shall see how it goes but I’m following my kids advice and using my daughter’s boyfriends friend’s company. Fingers and toes crossed it all goes ok. Please let me know if you find issues.

And finally a song I love to get me through the day. You can see I’m late today and it will almost be Tuesday by the time it goes out. Not staying in optimum posting times, just trying my best today and that’s all I’ve got. And some days that’s enough, it has to be. Good enough is ok!

P.S. In my next life, I’m coming back as a coyote or one of my dogs or cats. 🀣

Make it a GREAT DAY!

And Yes, I’m finally having fun singing this song!

Copyright Β© Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved 

Thanks so much for visiting today, liking (if you do of course), commenting and or sharing if inclined.

Blessings of love, acceptance and abundance for all of us and those we love,

πŸ’–

Cindy

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Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
6 months ago

A potpourri of topics is AOK with me – so I’ll do the same in my response. A coyote looking for a pet feast? Seems like you have quite the menagerie, so tip of the cap to your care. Oh – the song immediately came to my head as soon as I saw the title, so thank you for coming through. Cutting back on WP is OK. After all, sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, so adjustments must be made. Amazing how pets are like people – that is, each having their own personality.

Suma Reddy
6 months ago

Wow, all the pets out there are so lovely n Cute. Awesome blog Cindy your vedio too is very good. Loves to you always. πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜˜

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

My support and and love with respect would never die n you would live within me with greatest gratitude for showing the same support since you being my first-ever friend n following each other on WP. Love you Cindy πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ™

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

πŸ₯°πŸ’–

Offshorewriter
6 months ago

Oh Cindy, I thought I missed your fun-friday post and I was thinking about it yesterday. But thankfully I didn’t miss but you missed 🀣🀣🀣. Just kidding

I wonder how many pets you have in total?And to save them from coyote is your daily task?I can only imagine, how hard it is! Oh the palm tree and the poem is best here including your pet kids. ❀️❀️❀️

Carax&VanNuys
6 months ago

I love these pictures, Cindy! And the song, too! πŸ˜ΊπŸ’–

Have a great rest of the week, as well! VVN

Lotus Laura
6 months ago

Great post! I am loving all those animals!!! 🐾

Lotus Laura
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Yes!!! Finally catching up! 😜❀️

Lotus Laura
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Hahaha exactly! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΉπŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ‘

gabychops
6 months ago

Oh, Cindy, you cleaver girl!! You made my night because I am reading this glorious post at almost 1 am! Love EVERYTHING!!
Thank you!

Joanna .

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
6 months ago

Cindy, I don’t know how you deal with all this chaos! My hat is off to you! I hope they take the coyote far, far away from the very cute cats and your hot tub! <3 All the best!

Bharath Upendra
6 months ago

A lion paw?? Wow.
You’re the detective now?

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Damn! There’s a lion on the run?? How cool is that!

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Officer Cindy to the rescue! Go get that cougar!!

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You don’t but you took it up!

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I’m on your side. πŸ˜ƒ

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You, Sherlock.

Michele Lee
6 months ago

You had a quite a surprise in your hot tub. Wow! Coyotes roam through the neighborhoods at night where I live, but I haven’t had any visit me in our yard. I can only imagine the stress of having so many animals with roaming predators. Sorry to read about your dog, Harry. I know how hard that decision is. Best wishes with everything.

Halbarbera
6 months ago

Cats, dogs and a lion on the run!? Post away…

MariaTeresa
6 months ago

It’s important to always be reassessing where we spend our energy and I applaud you for recognizing what feels the best for you at this time Cindy πŸ‘ I have shared with you that I don’t force myself to write in favor of taking an intuitive approach to it. Kudos to you my love ❀ Many of us are in that same feelin out where the flow of life is carrying us πŸ’™πŸŒŠπŸŒ¬ As for the fur babies, I adored all the pictures and commentary. It’s never a dull moment with animals, the domesticated and the wild ones! The picture you painted of being surprised while in your hot tub gave me a πŸ˜† Your honesty here receals clearly what a special and caring lady you are. I missed Friday’s posts checking so I’m happy I didn’t miss yours, it always makes me 😁 Love your insights and inspiration always Cindy πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜ Hugs and love πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’“

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
6 months ago

πŸ’œ Every Day is a “Fun-Yay”; what’s really funny is how serious ‘grown ups’ ARE about “Manic Mondays”, ‘Terrible Tuesdays’, ‘Humpback Whale Wednesdays’, ‘Threatening Thursdays’, ‘FreeFall Fridays’, ‘Silly Saturdays’ and ‘Oh, So Serious, Sombre Sundays’ mainly for ‘Grown Ups’ as Kids just aren’t PAYING ATTENTION!!!

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Pooja G
6 months ago

Love the poem and the pets!

Nawazish
6 months ago

You are on the lion’s trail….sounds interesting!πŸ˜ƒ

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You are having a blast, I see🀭

ashok
6 months ago

You are such an amazing lady Cindy. I have been meaning to ask you : How do you manage to write three beautiful and meaningful posts every week and engage with others, while managing a full fledged home and your profession.

You have such a beautiful and fulfilling life and you write so well.

May God be with you in all that you do πŸ’–πŸ€—

PS: Please don’t come back as Mr. Coyote πŸ˜…

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

My pleasure entirely Cindy.

He is surely going to go nuts πŸ˜…

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

What are friends for Cindy πŸ˜…πŸ€—

vaniheart
6 months ago

Haha the hot tub incident was just πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Ohh God, if i would have been in your place, i would have panicked so hard
The poem is lovely

vaniheart
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

yes you have replied Cindy πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

vaniheart
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

akshita1776
6 months ago

You’re goin’ on a lion hunt…sounds adventurous
The poem is amazing
I missed the friday funday post
And I hope the coyote leaves you alone

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Haha, I am sure you do..
You’re making me blush now☺
And my pleasure!!
Also, I am so late in replying😬😬

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Aww, thanks!❀

Ingrid
6 months ago

Oh Cindy, what a problem you are having with that coyote! I didn’t realise they eat cats 😳 we just adopted a cat and he’s absolutely beautiful but afraid to come out of hiding and growls whenever anyone approaches him. A bit like me during my PMDD week πŸ˜‚ do you have experience with cats like this? He’s obviously had a difficult life so far 😒 I enjoyed reading your post and especially the lovely animal photos 😍

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Ingrid
6 months ago

πŸ’œ I THOUGHT!!! “cats” ARE IMPERVIOUS!!! so what Do I Have to Believe In NOW!!! that “cats” ARE Being Eaten πŸ€” ?

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

πŸ’œ I AM a Lone Wolf EveryOne; so I Feast on The Carcasses that Mother Nature Gifts Me

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Yernasia Quorelios
6 months ago

πŸ’œ Cats “Gift” carcasses; is there a Witch Thing happening here πŸ€”?

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Oh please Cindy, if you have time, maybe you could email me? He was born in the wild, rescued at 2 months then had to live in a house with 8 other cats poor thing. I think he is just really scared and distressed. I had a rescue cat before and she lived behind the washing machine for two weeks before coming out, but with the kids around I’m not sure if this guy will ever settle!

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Thanks Cindy you’re so kind πŸ™ I am bribing him with sardines at the moment πŸ˜…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
6 months ago

πŸ’œ I Have Been recently TOLD OFF!!! for “reblogging” Cindy; yup, I SEE (Soulful Emotional Energy) “it all” and YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

πŸ’œ Evolving EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity from Carbonite to Crystalline

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Keith
6 months ago

Cindy, from coyotes to cats with a little Bangles thrown in. We are seeing coyotes invade more suburban areas, including the neighborhood next door. Our dog will start growling for no reason at night on occasion. Thanks for the lesson on cleaner litter boxes. It is not Yoga, but it is a nice lesson. We will miss your more frequent writing, but again dig out post oldies for reruns. Many of your new followers like me, would love to see some of your older posts that you feel have the most merit. Keith

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
6 months ago

πŸ’œ PAY FUCKING ATTENTION!!! if a Non-Human Animal is Behaving a certain way, especially Heading for The Hills, like snakes EveryOne; especially like snakes

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Rising Star
6 months ago

Once again a sooperb one. So much with the pets. The cats are very attractive dear Cindy. Your video is so good dear

Rising Star
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Thanks dear Cindy. Have a wonderful night πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’–

365dniwobiektywielg
6 months ago

How wonderful you look❀. Until I couldn’t focus on the content😊

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

which means u2f

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

πŸ™‚

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
6 months ago

Sounds like a pretty chaotic weekend . Don’t feel alone we all have them from time to time. Just keep your light shinning which you do so well .all part of this beautiful life we are all so fortunate to experience πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸ‘Œβ€οΈπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒΈ

Navin
6 months ago

Cool kittycat litter box video….nice song video….lovely poem….sweet pets….Mr. Coyote – hmmm….and a beautiful sharing, Cindy….you’re absolutely a beautiful & grounded being πŸ’–βœ¨β€οΈπŸ’«

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You’re always welcome, kind Cindy ✨❀️

salsaworldtraveler
6 months ago

That sounds like a full but fun week, Cindy. WP can take up an enormous amount of time. I really like your posts and hope you continue as time permits. Take care. John

Jeff Flesch
6 months ago

Oh, Cindy, you are so AMAZING. I love this post, the pics, the VIDEO! Awesome! I am too getting to a point where I am going to need to post less. Don’t know when, yet do feel it is coming. Much love to you, my dear friend! β€β€β€πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ˜Š

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Ah, a mirror then, my friend!! ❀️ You’re always welcome, Cindy. Yes, the video. 🀣 Awesome. Ah, yes, that happens, spam, sometimes. I’m glad you found “me!” Thank you, dear Cindy! β€οΈπŸ™πŸŒΊ

A Star on the Forehead
6 months ago

Hi Cindy,
So much here πŸ™‚ I love seeing the pictures of all your animals. I can only imagine having a coyote running around there after one of your babies. Hopefully you can get the town to help you.
I don’t have a cat but love the video. You still look amazing with bedhead and pjs.
I hope Harry continues to do well and you can enjoy his presence longer.
Great to hear that business is picking up. I get it being too busy for WP. I struggle with keeping up with my friends and also writing posts.
Many blessings to you! β™₯β™₯

Kritika
6 months ago

Ah I love your pets. They are having so much fun. Coyotes are tricksters. I remember watching the Road Runner. It was fun. Have an amazing week. Stay Safe and Healthy. All the best πŸ™‚

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Will try my best!
My pleasure πŸ™‚ (Hearts)

rothpoetry
6 months ago

You really have a houseful of pets. Love the photo of the dogs. Your coyote is like my squirrel who makes his rounds on a daily basis! The litter box video looks a little complicated. When we had a cat we just scooped the dry stuff and disposed. Much more simple. Have a great week. Hope it is not as manic as Monday!! :>)
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

:>)

Marsha
6 months ago

Cindy, you are too adorable and brave. I have to approve every picture – not even a video before it goes online. My husband is the same way. We don’t have your unbridled confidence. I love the cat mix. It would remind the cats of my garden, which was their favorite litter box before we moved. Thank you for sharing it. Your life sounds so much like mine was in CA only busier! Four acres is a lot of work. We had two acres in CA, and Vince was busy all the time, and the cats were out most of the time, so the litter box could go unchanged a lot longer. Now he can’t stand it for one minute, and cleans it the second they finish using it. Maybe your video will change his mind. I’m so sorry about Harry. Our neighbor just texted us and had to help their dog Skippy to the Rainbow Bridge this week. We will have a celebration of memories for Skippy and Scardy Boy when they get back here. They live here in the summer. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you get rid of your coyote. If you do and are lonely for wild animals, I have some javelina and mountain lions I could send you. Have a great weekend. “Don’t let WP rule your life,” says another WP Junkie. πŸ™‚

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I’m so grumpy today my poor husband want out of the house. Since the great coffee-computer clash, I’ve had the worst WO withdrawal pains ever! His computer is sooo slow and doesn’t have my pictures and stuff- it’s all in a cloud. Now I’m locked out of my cloud. There must be a song for that!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Well life could be much worse. I just had to walk away from it. Tomorrow will be fabulous!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Positivity is hard work for me! I do it because who wants to be around a grump, and I love people and don’t want to chase them away! πŸ™‚

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Thanks, and I’m doing great today. I’m at Best Buy and she found my account! YAY!

erroneouschoices
6 months ago

I borrow my kitties from the neighbors lol. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ They are loved by all of us

m3l0dicverse
6 months ago

Sometimes life throws us a coyote to fight off lol, and you won! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ. Poems’ reminiscent of a beloved teacher of mine though, brought me back to good ole days

m3l0dicverse
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Just got to enjoy the day no matter what happens. Sometimes, it really is just about the struggle and how you get through it. Have a great day πŸ’œ

krishna
krishna
5 months ago

Wow nice blending of all. I enjoyed it reading.

krishna
krishna
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Pleasure is mine. Good day to you.

My Rollercoaster Journey
5 months ago

Thanks for the update. Sounds like a hectic weekend! Prayers for Harry. And that white cat is so beautiful! Definitely queen πŸ‘‘ I’m behind on reading blogs, obviously. It’s Ramadan so fasting is draining my energy.

My Rollercoaster Journey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Thanks!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
5 months ago

Hang in there, sweet girl! I would never in a million years post anything with my bed head & unpainted face! You are so brave (and beautiful just out of bed, apparently!) Also, I appreciate your willingness to let the rants rip! You always make me laugh! Much love & many blessings to you, Cindy! 🌞

Filarance
5 months ago

Wowwww! Cindy I too like pets very much.

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Yes my friend. ❀❀❀

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

So sweet of you my dear friend. Thanks a lot.πŸ€—πŸ€— you are always welcome dear cindy..πŸ’–πŸ’–

Filarance
Reply to  Filarance
5 months ago

And I’m very happy to meet you cindy.. I don’t know how to Express.. I’m very happy..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

Filarance
Reply to  Filarance
5 months ago

Your name is beautiful,cute dear cindy. And you wanna know my name friend?πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ’–

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Most welcome dear cindy. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Nice to hear from you.πŸ’–

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You are most welcome friend. It’s very nice to hear from you dear friend. πŸ’–πŸ’–

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–β£

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