Monday, September 30, 2019

(Days 33, 34 & 35) without Cleo: there and back again ~ a lovely Tolkien adventure!

My Husband and I drove, after liturgy on Friday,
with lunch and a grocery store run,
to Emmaus PA where we went to the lovely
I loved seeing my Husband so happy talking with various 
people about books, authors, Tolkien included of course,
poetry, movies, Japan to England, all was discussed :)
A gift and a surprise for me was that a deacon from my church in 
Ottawa was there with his daughter and wife!
We had some really uplifting conversations and it really was 
a gift for me... 
I saw this cute meme (below) today and I found
that my God-given gift of fellowship with ones who know
so many I love in Ottawa was in line with it! 

Today is a rest day for me!
While we were so happy that we got home
(we stayed for liturgy, Fr Andrew's serving felt very 'Tolkien' to me,
of course it can easily be said that he is very Viking in stature
so not a big surprise :) it was very nice! ) ...
I met a lovely lady there named Lily who I failed to get contact info for -
but I had mentioned my blog to her.  So if you are reading this Lily,
I would love to stay in touch, 
you can write me at my blog email here. :)
Oh, the super cute teapot, creamer and tray was at an Antique Mall.
I did not buy it but I love it :) 
However, we will see what we find at the VNA rummage sale,
it's this weekend!!! I have been looking forward to this for...well, 
months LOL. 
(if you are new here, the VNA rummage sale is the mother of all 
glorious estate/garage sales and I have found a lot of beautiful dishes,
silver-plate things (silver-ware and teapots, trays...) and I also find stationary
there, beautiful things but so much more affordable!).
I am happy to be back home now, thought my mind was filled
of so many Ottawa memories, I was aching a bit that way;
of course I also still miss my Cleo Cat.
found another two 'a year ago' pictures of her:

Cleo Cat: I still miss you!
It's strange to have her not here, a bit more normal
I guess however, I will always miss her.
I am so glad that God gave Cleo to me for the 13+ years I had her!
I ordered take-out to be delivered and am really grateful for that!
I have a lot to be thankful for.
I pray where ever you are today and what ever your situation,
you can be comforted by thankfulness to God... 


chicory cottage said...

elizabeth, I haven't been on your blog for quite a bit, but wanted to offer my condolences about Cleo. I know how that it is having lost my sweet boy-kitty Walker just over a year ago. blessings of Christ to you and mr husband!

Granny Marigold said...

I hope you find many lovely treasures at the rummage sale this upcoming weekend.
It's so much fun to find linen or dishes that you love and that are much more affordable than brand new!

Paula said...

You are lucky to have so many pictures of Cleo. I need to do that more. I can't wait to see what you find at the sale.

elizabeth said...

chicory cottage ~ thanks so very much!
G-M: thanks! yes, exactly so!
Paula: I must have at least a thousand pictures of her... but only a few really good ones! :) I can't wait to see what I Find myself!!!! :)

Becki said...

That picture of Cleo on the back of the chair is a favorite of mine. I remember wondering what that furry thing was (thinking it was a stole or something like that). Then I realized it was Cleo! I tickled me to imagining her balancing there like that.

Pilgrim said...

September 29 is the day Bilbo, Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel, and Gandalf set sail from the Grey Havens into the West, for the Undying Lands.....”Not all tears are evil.”

Nancy said...

It always amazed me how Cleo could balance on that chair! While I am not Orthodox I do love seeing photos of icons. All of your photos are a treat.

Blessings to you and Mr. Husband.

GretchenJoanna said...

A Tolkien conference does sound fun! I love how God gave you an extra friend-blessing during it!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Becki!!! yes, Cleo was exceptional in many ways!
Peace, thanks so much, that means a lot to me!
Nancy, thanks! I am glad my photos are a blessing to you!
G-J: yes, it all was very special!!!