Oh my goodness. Here it is Thursday morning, and it's time to write today's column. What do you write about when you can't seem to put down on paper the zillions and zillions of thoughts and words that float around in your brain?

By Trish Morgan
For the News Tribune
Oh my goodness. Here it is Thursday morning, and it's time to write today's column. What do you write about when you can't seem to put down on paper the zillions and zillions of thoughts and words that float around in your brain?
Welcome to the brain of Trish Morgan!
Right now as I'm writing this, I'm in my quiet place with a cup of tea. One calico cat sitting up in my living room picture window watching the birds at the bird feeder - flipping her tail, chirping at them, and her head moving left and right, quick as lightning, as birds fly to and from their breakfast.
Another cat named Tigger, always on my lap, always where I sit, always where I am. She's 20 years old, and has lived her life in the lap of luxury - days full of love and adoration, and nights sharing her warmth and protection with the humans she has loved and loves still.
Now there is Sadie, who has now taken her favorite place on the top of my piano - sprawled lengthwise, obviously comfortable, but in the most strange contortion of her legs and head. THIS beautiful tortoiseshell cat is also the one who loves to walk across the keyboard in the middle of the night! But, this morning she's very quiet while I sit at my laptop, as I so often do, to ponder, talk to myself and type LOL.
Then, over on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the room, there is Prince Leo - all 20 pounds of ginger fluff. He is literally flat on his back, with his back legs stretched all the way out, and his two front paws curled up under his white whiskers. He knows where his bread is buttered!
Even though it is chilly this morning, I have one of my windows open, and listening to nature's soft music lends the perfect ambience for putting these words into some semblance that may interest a reader. My morning tea is perfectly hot like I like it, with more sugar than I should have and a splash of cream that adds the final touch. Before I am done writing, this cup will turn into two, maybe three.
I looked over my calendar this morning, and it is just unbelievable that January and February are gone. With a little sadness, I reflect on how busy I have been these last two months; yet, I feel that I have accomplished little. In reality, I certainly know that I got a lot of things done, but the items on my to-do list seem to be never-ending. Cross one thing off the list, add three more.
It won't be long until spring is here... 20 days to be exact. There are many things that I want to do, need to do, must do. I suppose that many of us have a spring cleaning list full of yard work, garden work, and getting our homes all spiffed up and aired out. Many of us long for warmer weather, more sunshine and maybe even vacations to plan.
How many of you, in addition to a to-do list, have a bucket list? Well, I have a list of things that I want to do this year. One thing on my list is a place I have read about, but not yet visited. Blue Moon Rising at Deep Creek Lake is a place where a person can rent one of 14 tiny cabins, constructed of all recycled materials, each individually named and decorated with creative flair.
The cabins are set up in a tiny village with stunning views, and very soon, I will be visiting so that I can select the cabin where I hope to stay for a couple nights this fall. A place with nothing but solitude, nature's symphony, front porch sittin', a bubble bath in an old-fashioned clawfoot tub, an outdoor shower (yes, an outdoor shower!), and, ummmmmmmmmm, free WiFi.  We writers and readers can't go without WiFi, ya know!!!
Visit their website for a gander - https://bluemoonrising.org/
I don't know about you, but my life is a life of lists. A list for this, a list for that. Lists for fun, lists of chores, lists for the market. How else is one supposed to stay organized in a life with so much to do, so much to see, so much to experience?
It's a complicated life, but yet it's a simple life, too. I work hard to keep mine simple, but some days things happen...unexpected things.
Today, though, it looks as if my day is starting out just right. And I'll take days like today anytime. God's blessings, one and all.