Jun 24, 2016

Time in a Bottle

"If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
'Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you"

That's a little excerpt of "Time in a Bottle"  by Jim Croce.

Our baby girl is growing up so so so fast.  I can't believe that in just 3 months she'll be celebrating her 4th birthday.  Like what?!?

It feels like forever since I was pregnant.  When I see photos of baby Persephone, I try hard to remember those times in my head and it honestly seems like a blur.  All those times our elders told us to enjoy the time we have because it all passes by so quickly is so true.  You don't realize it usually until you have a child yourself, but old people are wise y'all.

In two years she'll be in kindergarten.
In ten years she'll be a pre-teen.

I'm ready to cry right meow

Travel Agent

For anyone who hasn't seen my recent Facebook posts...I am now a travel agent!  I signed up recently under Discover the Magic Vacations based out of Summerville, SC.  Of course I specialize in D-I-S-N-E-Y.  But I've recently registered to quote/book Carnival Cruises too.

So if YOU or anyone you may know is looking for information and pricing on a Disney vacation (this can be Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani - A Disney resort and Spa and/or Adventures By Disney) or Carnival Cruise Lines please send them my way!

I graduated the College of Disney Knowledge in May.  It's a program Disney provides to any agents wanting to sell Disney Destinations.

This is all still new to me, so I thank you for your patience as I continue to learn the ropes.  Feel free to "Like" my page on Facebook  and visit my webpage Discover the Magic Vacations with Amanda 


Jun 22, 2016


I’ve lost my marbles y’all.  A co-worker had 5 kittens mature enough to leave their mama and I said “I WANT ONE”.  

Initially I requested a boy, I just assume they’re sweeter than girls…at least as far as cats are concerned.  All of the kittens were some variation of gray and white.  So when I found out there was possibly a boy who was gray with white paws – I said mine, mine, mine.  I already decided I would name him Thumper, which is Flower’s friend in Bambi (both male).

On Friday I got the sweet fur ball.  I left work a little early and ran to the vet.  Our new baby weighed 1lb and they confirmed she was approx. 7 weeks old.  A little underweight for her age, but nothing to worry about.  They said generally 1lb 3oz is normal – wow…3oz in a kitten must mean a lot.
Turns out IT’S A GIRL!  So after we all got home, we changed her name to Elsa…err Persephone changed her name.  I was sitting on Lady or Alice, but Elsa works.  I guess it’s appropriate to have the name of a Queen, as technically Persephone is Queen of the Underworld in Greek mythology.

They tested her for feline leukemia and hiv – she was clean!  We also gave her a dose of Revolution which not only treats fleas and eggs – it also protects against heartworms, ear mites, roundworms and hookworms.  She did have some fleas on her so I wanted to get those handled before we brought her home.  She also received her first distemper booster – which is funny.  A lot of people think cats are assholes, they aren’t…but they’re so independent it makes them seem that way.  So I’ve heard people say before that the shot didn’t work on Tinker Bell because she was always so sassy – well it’s a vaccine for a viral disease not literally for their temper hahaha.

We go back July 9th for a re-check and her next booster shot.

Anyway – she warmed right up to Persephone, Hardy and I….Flower not so much.  I forgot how funny kittens can be to watch.  She’s entertainment without the boring commercials.  Flower and Elsa are slowly getting closer each day, he still hisses and growls but he’s not out for the kill.  I have hope things will be smooth in another week or so!

So…without further ado, please meet Elsa