Pin Keep Swap, New Kids and Thanks

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up Wendy, things have been crazy for me latey! First and foremost I wanted to share the pin keep I received from Ravenwood Whimsies 2nd annual swap. I was lucky enough to have Wendy as my partner and look at the adorable cat she sent me! I love him, and just realized this is the only cat of any kind I own. Weird, maybe because I'm so allergic to them I shy away from them. lol Check out all the wonderful pin keeps that everyone made at her blog when you have a  moment.

I call him my hump back kitty! ha ha. Isn't he the cutest!
Next I wanted to share with you my 2 new "charges", my nanny kids as I call them. Lets just say 2 ten hour days with these two is
quite a challenge. lol It's a good thing I  love kids because I have my work cut out for me with these little monkeys.
2.5 year old

Soon to be 5 year old
Last but not least, I just wanted to say thank you to all of my blog friends for hanging in there with me. The last 4 months of my moms illness and moving in to care for her, has really kicked my butt! I am usually a very loving person but I have to say... I hate Alzheimer's and Leukemia for what it has done to my mom and my family! Every day I just pray for the strength to get through one more day without loosing it!
Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Michelle, love Hump back kitty! My husband is allergic as well, so no kitties here!
Sounds like you have your hands full with the monkeys and your mom.
Hang in there, you are doing a wonderful thing and I pray for you daily.
Hugs ~ Lori

SweetPepperRose said...

Cute little pin keep :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Michelle, my heart goes out to ya, two very bad sad, but keep strong my friend, we are here for you anytime you need us, sending prayers for you all.......Love the pinkeep, sweet kitty.....Hugs Francine.

Danice said...

Michelle, prayers for you and your mother. The pin keep is pretty; I was in that swap also :)

NanaDiana said...

Love your kitty AND those are two cute little kids! They are really adorable but I can see that at least one of them is full of "personality" and vinegar! lol
I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this with your Mom. I don't know why God has people suffer like is so sad...for her and YOU. I will keep praying for you- xo Diana

Debby said...

Sweet cat.
I am a nanny as well.....and a grammy. Sometimes you have certain kids that really take alot of work. I have thought of retiring but just feel lost without the little ones to keep you grounded.
My Dad had Alzheimers and it was really hard.
We just reaturned from driving to our home town to visit our mothers. One tht is ailing and in a nursing home and the other one that is doing quite well. Noth are 85. The one in the nursing home has quit eating and was just nasty to my husband and his sister and had them both in tears. She kept yelling at them and telling them to leave. It is soooooo hard. And you just have no control over the situation. So sorry. (((((HUGS))))

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Glad you like him Michelle! Thanks for joining my swap!

Susannah said...

God bless ya, Sweetie and your Mom. I have been there! I know how it is! It is not easy. I thinking about you and praying for you. Take a little "me" time once in a while for your sanity.


Cindi said...

Hi Michelle, what a sweet kitty and I bet you aren't allergic to this one.
Of course we have and will continue to stick with you, that is what friends are for! Sending loving hugs and lots of prayers to you!
Be blessed,

Allison said...

Love the pinkeep! I agree that Alzheimers is hard on everybody. My mom had it. Keep hanging in there.