Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Kat

Kat and her kittens
Lying in the sunny spots
So snuggly and warm
I was so cold and tired. I just wanted to lie down. I crawled away from the place on the living room floor where the boys and I had been playing, and went over to my sunroom to curl up in a sunny spot. These days of winter are especially harsh on me when the sun refuses to show itself. I think I could manage the arctic temperatures and the mountains of snow if we just got a bit of sun once and a while.
This day, the sun was making an appearance, and I didn't want to miss it. It felt so good on my back and sent warm tinglies all the way up to the top of my head. My mood immediately improved. The boys must have heard me purr because just like that they all came over and curled up with me. We lay there for quite a while together. And it was lovely. My heart took a snapshot and filed it away in my mind's vault under "favorite moments".

62 comments:

Brittany said...

AW that is really sweet! :)

susiej.com said...

That is a precious, precious memory.

Serina Hope said...

Those kittens are adorable.Love your ku.

abritdifferent said...

What a great haiku and an amazing pic. I LUV it!

Joyce said...

Snuggly yous ... and a great haiku.
:)

Isn't the sun wonderful? Our winters aren't so cold as yours, but they ARE generally overcast and dark. We, too, have been so thankful that we've had some sunshine lately.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

FUN-ky Mama said...

:o) Very nice. Living in FL my whole life, I think I'd get severe SAD if I lived anywhere else.

Marylin said...

aww that is so sweet :) The sun always brightens my day too - I hate it when it's been grey for a while, I get so depressed :S

Toni said...

Your kids will remember stuff like this when they're older. Aren't you a great mom?? (:

transplanting me said...

great ku... and what cuddly kittens. hope for more sun for you and yours

wright said...

This was great. I love the snuggle and warm place in the sun - a day doesn't get much better than that!

girlymom said...

That's the best!

I had to actually run back in the house for sun glasses the other day and trust me...I am NOT complaining!

Last winter when I was pregnant, any moment there was sun in out sunroom, I was laying out there. There was only one little square of sun that would fall on the futon and that is were my face was, soaking it up, imagining the warmth.

With the sun out the other day it was such a teaser. Now I am like a little kid waiting for Disney...I can't wait for spring, spring break and out trip to Florida! It just can't get here fast enough!

Have a wonderful weekend Kathryn!

storyteller said...

What a lovely memory shared beautifully. I wish you many sunny days soon!
Hugs and blessings,

Cathy said...

I love laying on the floor...in the sun.

secret agent mama said...

Wow. How splendid is that moment? Extremely!!

GHD said...

I have the best memories of lying in sunbeams when I was a kid! I remember how they made me feel so warm and safe! Great memory. Great 'ku!

Beck said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful post!

Kelly said...

That is so sweet. Sometimes it's the little things that make our day!

Kelly said...

That is so sweet. Sometimes it's the little things that make our day!

Rose Daughter said...

The sunshine can be so uplifting after a season of gray clouds. Beautiful post.

Jenni said...

I can almost feel the sun through that picture. Beautiful!

krissy said...

That is just adorable....as always!

We are finally hitting the 30's this weekend after negative temps! It is a freaking heat wave! I'm with you girl...winter needs to be gone!

Old man winter needs to know that I have flying monkeys, and I ain't afraid to use them on his frigid butt!!!

Bren said...

"My heart took a snapshot" ...I love that line!!

Dawn said...

That was a fantastic haiku. What a beautiful moment you captured.

Scylla said...

Such a cute picture! Your 'ku made me want to curl up on the couch with a book.
No sun here though.

Elaine A. said...

What a cute picture of you guys!

I am a big believe in the power of sunlight (of course I live in the South, so...)

Come visit me when you get a sec - there's a giveaway!

suchsimplepleasures said...

that is so adorable!!
ok...bring the stinky boys over...we'll sit on the couch, curled up with blankets...and let the boys stink away!! yay!!
xoxo

4 Little Men said...

Aren't those just the BEST moments when we slow down and get down. :)

Great picture!

Brittany

Maria said...

Awwww! :)

maggie's mind said...

That is just awesome! I love finding a sunny spot, just like a cat. How adorable!

Just Joni said...

treasure these moments my dear, tucked carefully away in your heart they will always warm you.

have a good day.
Joni

Jerseygirl89 said...

What an amazing memory. Cool picture too.

Nissa said...

Oh so sweet! I love to lay in the sun on the floor when I get cold, too! Never got the kids to do it with me, though!

Blessedw4mom said...

We're in snowy, freezing MN, so I agree with you ... take those warm patches of sun shine whenever you can get them, even through the window.

Thanks for a great haiku!

imbeingheldhostage said...

You're really in that pile? This gave me the warm fuzzies-- I want to cuddle with mine now.

Mama DB said...

Oh, I do love a nice sunny spot with the babies!

Sandy C. said...

aww! That is so sweet and what a great shot!

It's snowing hard here today...so nice to stop here for a bit of sun today :)

MamaGeek said...

I LOVE this tale. Kat, your boys are so adorable. But this shot, this shot is a framer.

Have a good weekend and stay warm, k? Get ready for the next big storm. Yay us.

Dianna said...

I grew up in the Midwest (down South now)...no one down here understands the deliciousness of that warm, yummy, sunny spot on the floor on a cold day...

Great memory with your boys!

Eve said...

Laying in the sunshine with your boys around you. Sounds totally heavenly. What a good way to relieve stress!

Chrissy said...

I just love this post. I'm a sunshine junkie this time of year, too.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwww I just love good times like that! So fun! :)

Happy weekend!
~melody~

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Those 3 surely adore you. I love how your kittens cuddle. Have a great weekend with all your men folk.

Don Mills Diva said...

Sweet post - you look so comfy it makes me want to curl up with you!

Kristen said...

Love this!

How cute is your pic?

Isn't the sun just the best when it finally peeks through the winter clouds? Our leather couch gets super warm as well, and I can't sit in that spot long enough.

Have a great weekend!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

life doesn't get much sweeter. glad you have a picture to always remember that moment. :)

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

life doesn't get much sweeter. glad you have a picture to always remember that moment. :)

janet said...

so sweet! i envy you that moment today!

The Other Dawn said...

SEE?!? I TOTALLY need a third child. My litter is short a kitten. (Or is that a euphemism for me being out of my freakin' mind? Not sure.)

Daryl E said...

Aw, they're like heat seeking missles arent they.. ;-D

melissa said...

Here...have some warm weather. Maybe I can store some up from summer for you...:)

Natalie Dickey said...

wow...so great that you have a picture of that great moment!

I had to stop by and get to know you after reading your many comments on my friend Elaine's blog. Stop by to meet me!

Natalie

Kellan said...

Cute - Kat and her kittens!

Have a good weekend Kathryn - see you later. Kellan

Ashley said...

AWWW! So sweet!

Robin said...

Moments like this is what it's all about :)

dawn224 said...

that's fantastic - and actually getting a photo! icing on the cake!

Haley-O said...

Oh, this is beautiful. So poetic. I love it. Love the picture so much, too. :) And, yeah, we all need a sunspot these days -- harshest winter ever.... At least the polar bears are happy (and that makes me happy!)

VDog said...

Aww... great photo!

And I totally hear ya on the sun thing -- I go crazy without it!

Tracey said...

I am ready for the sun, too. That is a really cute photo!

painted maypole said...

fantastic. so sweet.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Aww that is just lovely. What a wonderful memory to file away for those other not so sunny days. :)

LaskiGal said...

Perfect . . . absolutely perfect. I can only imagine what that must've felt like. A big pile of love . . .

Elaine A. said...

I see I commented on this one the first time and I do remember that picture but I loved reading the words again!

Thanks for linking up Kat! : )

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson