Good morning everyone! It’s definitely another chilly day for us, but it’s nice and warm inside and the coffee is hot so just help yourself, sit back and relax with us. I think this return to the cold weather has given Muffin an extra dose of energy the last couple of mornings, this morning included. She is running all over, tossing her toys around, and wanting me to join in which I am very happy to do. So I toss her toys in the air and she jumps up to grab them and run off with them. Thankfully she usually does bring them back as well or our playtime would be rather short. But we really did have a good time playing this morning.
Muffin is a person, I mean cat, that doesn’t like change. I’m kind of sorting through all my stuff right now so there are things sitting here, there and everywhere, anywhere except where it should be. That bothers Muffin. I think she associates all that mess with moving. And she is definitely no fan of moving. While sorting stuff I moved a bunch of magazines I have. They are called “Country Living”, as shown in the pictures today.
My mom first started buying these magazines in February 1983. And she bought them every month, missing just one issue, until she passed away in 1993. I inherited all these magazines, which I also enjoyed. Mom and I enjoyed the same kinds of antiques and rustic country living style. The magazine is still being sold, but it has changed a lot and doesn’t promote the same rustic country collecting and decorating of the earlier magazines. I like to read and reread these magazines, I find them very enjoyable.
While living at my last apartment, many of you will recall, it flooded one night, not a very good way to wake up. Anyway, I ended up losing a lot of my stuff, including many of these magazines. Fortunately I have been able to find some at garage sales, but I am still missing a number of issues. So I keep looking. They don’t seem easy to find here in Canada though, which is unfortunate, but hopefully one of these days I will be able to replace all the missing issues. I would actually like to add a few years and go right to the end of 1999 if possible, but I think that might be more impossible. Oh well, I finally have them sorted and put away properly once again, and Muffin is happier. Have a happy Monday everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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