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Hi Y’all – hope all you folks that celebrate Thanksgiving had a beautiful day full of love and happiness with someone special.

We changed our traditions this year, and it was a great day full of family and love.

What more could a person ask for.

A second day was spent with the other side of the family that was also pleasant and full of blessings.

We had a little cat emergency with That Cat on Thanksgiving and by the next day we knew he needed vet care.  I’m still not allowed to drive and Mr. Cottage had to leave for work early on Friday – long before the veterinary office was open.

Thank goodness that we can call our vet a very good friend.  A friend indeed, he offered to come and pick up That Cat and take him to the office and worked on him for us.

Thank you Dr. Sam.

That Cat is back home now, we are keeping a close eye on him, but I am suspicious, you know the way a mother’s intuition can be, that he may need to go back to the hospital for some follow-up care.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Please put That Cat on your positive wishes list.


We have been stuffed to the gills with amazing turkey and ham and all the fixings, that other people have made for us.

But, I’ve really been wanting to do some cooking for myself.

Last night I fixed my first big meal in about 3 months.  I was completely exhausted by the time I was done cooking, but I managed to put in a good effort and eat a big helping.

I have physical therapists come out to the house and work with me a couple of days a week.

Today, I’m calling yesterdays session physical torture – I’m sore.

I also have a happy secret art project that I am working on and I can’t wait to share  with you, when the time is right.

Meanwhile, I guess there is hustle and bustle in the air for those that celebrate Christmas.

My favorite holiday.

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?

If you love home-made gifts as much as I do pay Staci over at Life at Cobble Hill Farm a visit, she is doing a great series on just that very thing.

Wish I could keep up with all the greatness she is making.

Meanwhile I heard an owl singing in the night as I lay awake last night.

There is some folklore attached to that, which says it means death is imminent.

I choose to believe it was a song that I had been waiting to hear in my heart for something that is dear to me.

I have a thing for birds.

And that my friends, is what I have been up to here at Coral Cottage.

See you later, Bye!


13 thoughts on “i heard an owl in the night

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Kim, I’m glad you had a good thanksgiving. So sorry to hear your cat has been unwell I hope he is now getting better.
    Sarah x


    1. Greetings Sarah – kitty seems a little better this morning, mom worries though – you know how that is. 🙂


  2. The Old Lady That Lives at 3663 says:

    It warms my heart to read this blog. I can sense that you are feeling better in your words. And yes, our tree is up although only 1/4 of the ornaments have made it on the tree. XXOO


    1. I am feeling better each day. YEAH. Thanks for giving me the tree visual – did devil cat help?


  3. Staci says:

    So sorry to hear about the cat. I hope everything works out well. Happy to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for giving me the shout out – so very sweet of you!! I think it’s lovely about the owl. 🙂


    1. Kitty seems to be mending – thank you. Hope you had a good holiday. Does Thanksgiving make your chickens nervous? Love all the cool stuff you are making and sharing. xok


  4. says:

    I have sent up a prayer for That Cat. I didn’t know owls could sing. Just thought they hooted.


    1. Thank you for the prayer. and on that note there is always a wise cracker in the group. Some people say yodeling is singing too… yodaladehoothoot.


      1. says:

        I was NOT wisecracking. I was making a factual statement about my ignorance, thank you very much. 🙂 Now I want to hear an owl sing because I have only heard them do low, soulful whoooooo’s in my neck of the woods but we have already established via our moons that things are different in different parts of the country.


  5. Winter Owls says:

    How lucky to hear an owl singing Kim! I ope your cat gets better soon, poor little creature. I’m intrigued by your secret art project…


    1. I thought of your right away when I heard the owl and knew in my heart it was a sign to proceed with my art project. I received praise from an artist that I respect so much, when she saw some of my work and that meant the world to me and again, I was sure it was a sign.


  6. Debra says:

    Kim~I think there’s almost no other animal sound I love as much as an owl-especially at night. There’s something so soothing about it-not eerie at all-the funny thing is, you can call to them and they will actually fly closer. My son and I did that one time. The poor owl got right next to our house in a tree. I imagine he wasn’t too happy we had played such a trick on him!


    1. Debra that would be such an amazing experience. What sound did you use to call? One of my life goals is to be able to photograph an owl – any owl. I hear them occasionally around here, but never see them. The area in Florida where we have our second home, is home to the burrowing owl, which the city protects like crazy. They tie markers around the nests in the ground, you can see them all around the area – I’ve yet to see the owl though. One of these days.


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