Friendly Fill-Ins Week 67

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.


1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to _________________________.

2. My favorite room in my home is _________________________.
3. Back-to-school time makes me think of                               .

4. My favourite year of school was                         , because                                 .

My Answers:

1.If someone were visit my area, I would recommend a visit to The Quabbin Reservoir. It is located in the next town, but only 5 miles from where I live. 4 towns were taken over to build it to supply water to Boston, MA.It is a beautiful place to walk and bike ride. It boggles my mind that they could destroy 4 small towns, moving cemeteries and forcing people to leave. To earn more about it click here.

2. My favorite room in my home is the bedroom, I love to read in there with kitties next to me.

3. Back-to-school time makes me think of taking a photo of my niece on her first day of school from preschool all the way through college.

4. My favourite year of school was none of them, because I have always been socially anxious so even though I forced myself to join things, I never felt comfortable or that I belonged in any social group.

 

We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.

Penny has her high beams on.


 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 66

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate, it is a pleasure getting to know everyone better.

1. Blind dates _______________.
2. _______________years ago, I _______________________.

3. I admire                         because                             .

4.                         makes me think                              .
My answers:
1. Blind dates can actually work out sometime. That is how I met my hubby, a friend of a friend thought we would be a good match-and she was correct. That blind date was June 4, 1989. I actually refused at first, but changed my mind a week later.
2. 25 years ago, I was planning our wedding and working as a mental health counselor. I only have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and still can’t believe I used to meet with mentally ill people and attempt to help them. They still had therapists and psychiatrists,  but looking back now I realize how unqualified I was along with the rest of the staff. This is probably why so many people with mental illness don’t get to function as well as they could.
3.I admire anyone who fosters cats because I know my heart won’t let me. Maybe I am selfish, but once something is in my care, I can’t give it up. I am sure it breaks their heart every time they have to part with a kitty, but they keep doing it and saving so many.
4. My inflamed ingrown toenail makes me think using scissors to cut my nails wasn’t a wise choice. 🙂
We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.
My Sammy has been at Cat Scouts summer camp ( virtually) all week. Here he is working on a project of sewing a cap. Come back tomorrow to see how he looks in it.

 

Friendly Fill-ins Week 65

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also put your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. Meetings __________________.
2. Rules __________________.
3. The best time to                        is                         .

4. I have learned                                     .

My answers:

  1. Meetings are almost always a waste of time and always seem to have someone that never stops talking.
  2. Rules are meant to be bent, I follow the law, but now so much the rules.
  3. The best time to do something you want to do is NOW- life is short, never wait.
  4. I have learned so much about cats since I started reading blogs a few years ago ( I only learned about them right before I started blogging). I thought I knew everything about them after living with them and reading about them for over 20 years, but there is always so much more to learn.

We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.

  Joanie is thinking about which book to review on Monday.


 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 64

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-ins, but first the winner of our Hartz SqueezUps GIveaway is The Catholic Cat– Congratulations!

Be sure to leave your link on McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.


1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was _______________________.

2. For breakfast, I have ___________________.

3. An instrument I would like to play is                        .

4. I always try to                          , because                       .
My answers:
1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was the swings. I wish I could have a giant swing now.
2. For breakfast I have waffles with butter ( the frozen kind)- I know it is not healthy, but that is what I like. My Mom keeps telling me to stop having awful waffles 🙂
3 An instrument I would like to play is the piano. I got a free piano from Craigslist 11 years ago and I took lessons for a year and a half, but now I use it as a buffet in the dining room.I have no musical ability.
4. I always try to tell my Mom, hubby and niece that I love them daily because you never know when you may not get that chance.
Before I go, please check out Coach Daddy’s 6 words this month is Our Greatest Adventures. You can read about mine and many others. Click here.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 63

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________.

2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________
3. I could really do without                           .

4. I would love to have more                                    .

My answers:

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is Blogging.

2, My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is medicating cats. I feel bad making Millie swallow his thyroid pills and Phoebe squints when I put the thyroid meds on her ear. Polar Bear is the only easy one. I put his thyroid pill in cheese and he eats it right up.

3. I could really do without this humidity we have been having this summer.

4. I would love to have more willpower, I have none especially when it comes to junk food.

Before I go, I want to tell you about two things.

P.S. Annie is having a giveaway for Hartz Delectable Squeezable cats treats and cat toys , you just need to leave a comment on the post. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the post for details.

I also want to let you know that you can get a free Kindle version of Hilary Grossman’s book, Plan Cee. Hurry, this offer is only good until Sunday. Click here.

I reviewed Plan Cee in March, to read my review click here.

And be sure to comment on Wednesday’s post for your chance to win this kitty kick stick.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 62

Hi everyone! Today is Phoebe’s Gotcha Day!!! I got her 14 years ago. My Mom drove and my niece was there too. My niece had just finished her freshmen year in high school and now she has been out of high school for 11 years and is married with a baby-time flies by too quickly. To read Phoebe’s story click here.

I love you Phoebe!

Now for the fill-ins, be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader if you wrote a post with them. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate.

1. My inner child_____________________.

2. My favorite month is ________________.

3. My favourite commercial is                       , because                                .

4. Personally, I don’t care for                                     .

My answers:

1. My inner child is out all the time, I need to find my inner adult 🙂

2. My favorite month is October, I love the Fall, Halloween and cooler weather. Plus my Mom’s birthday and my wedding anniversary is that month too.

3. My favourite commercial is the Sheba Perfect Portions commercial where the man is with a woman, but the cat stares at him and he gets up to feed it. I am sure that could happen.

4. Personally, I don’t care for anyone that doesn’t like cats.

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 61

Hi everyone. Before we get to the Friendly Fill-Ins, Phoebe asked me to make an announcement. The Crotchety Cougars have lost their first member, beautiful Ellie of The Florida Furkids sadly left for The Rainbow Bridge Thursday morning. The Cougars have a tribute to her (click here) and you can visit her family ( click here).

Thank you to Kali’s Mom for this beautiful badge.

Ellie’s Dad needs some prayers too.

Here are the fill-ins, please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. My favorite line from a film is __________________________.

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is __________________.

3. When I feel down, I                              .

4. If I could                         , I would                           .
My answers:
1. My favorite line from a film is Nicolas Cage in The Family Man, when asked by a child if he likes kids. ” On a case-by-case basis” . I always quote that because that sums up how I feel too.

2.Other than blogs, a website I visit often is Goodreads, almost daily. I like to enter the giveaways and keep track of what I am reading. I also visit Pinterest often too.

3. When I feel down, I eat junk food. Apparently, I do it when I feel fine too. 🙂

4. If I could rescue every cat in need, I would definitely do that.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 60 and Shopping

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Thank you to all who participate. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you cal also answer in the comment section.

1. My next ___________________ will be ________________________________.

2. Fireworks__________________________.

3. Freedom                               .

4. This week, I am thankful                                         .
My answers:
1. My next washing machine will be a top loader. I have had a front loader for about 12 years and I don’t think it cleans a well because there is no agitator.
2. Fireworks should be outlawed everywhere. I know I sound like a party pooper, but they are dangerous and scare animals. I never hear anyone complain about them ruining the environment, but they can’t be good.
3. Freedom is taken for granted by so many. We should all be thankful to those that gave their lives so we could be free.
4. This week, I am thankful that whatever it was that was making several of my cats sick seems to be finally going away. Some had this stomach issue more than others, but Brody was the only one with no symptoms.
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We also want to join Bacon’s Shopping Around the World, this month is anything you cooked recently that you went bonkers over.I make a banana bread almost every week that my hubby and I both enjoy ( my Mom likes it too).
Last time we sent Sammy and Joanie for groceries which didn’t work out. It doesn’t look like Millie did any better- not the kind of eggs I wanted, oh well.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Pecans
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 t baking soda, 1t baking powder, 1/2/ cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 mashed very ripe bananas, 1t vanilla.
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350degrees F, Grease a loaf pan ( I use PAM Olive Oil)
2.Whisk first 3 ingredients together then add in pecans and chocolate chips-set bowl aside.
3. Beat butter slowly adding sugar then eggs
4. Beat in bananas and vanilla
5. Beat in bowl from step 2
6. Pour into loaf pan and cook for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
I know I am supposed to put prices, but I am too lazy- sorry.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 59

Hi everyone! Before I start the fill-ins, I want to update my challenges. I have been trying to do all the suggested challenges. I did my own and wrote to a college roommate who emailed me back. I did write a poem ( well, I helped Phoebe with her banana one), I did a craft project ( crocheting), I mailed CK a gift- well played CK. 🙂 I enjoyed every moment except for the one when Sammy peed on the couch. I have been mostly patient and kind with everyone. Someone wrote to help an elderly person, not sure if this counts, but I donated a dozen bee balm plants to the senior center to give away. I try to do that every month, I have donated false shamrock and prayer plants too.

I still need to not eat meat for a day which I guess will be today. And one I doubt I can do is make a new friend with similar interests. I don’t really go many places and it takes a while to build a friendship so I can’t do that one..I enjoyed all these challenges and thank you all for the ideas.And now fill-in time.


1. A recurring dream I have is _______________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ________________________.

3.                              is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been                        .
My answers:
1. A recurring dream I have is the adult version of dreaming one is in school and didn’t prepare for a test. I often dream it is Christmas Eve and guests are arriving, but I am still looking for decorations and I haven’t started cooking.
2. Turn old books into art.
Remember my pumpkin books? I have been finding more ideas on Pinterest that I will be trying soon.
3. Sammy is driving me crazy! I give him more attention than any other cat and he still acts out once in a while and pees on the couch. Luckily, I had it covered with a waterproof pad.
4. Lately, I have been trying to be more thankful for all that I have. Which reminds me, my 3 thankfuls for today are: I am thankful for all who participate in The Friendly Fill-Ins, I love learning about everyone. I am thankful strawberry season is almost over and I am thankful that Joanie is sitting on my lap as I type this.
Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.
One more thing- Emmy wants to know if she looks better in this hat than the one she had on last week?

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 58

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 58. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section if you didn’t write a post with them. Thank you to all who participate, it is fun learning about everyone.

1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting                                .

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be                              .
My answers:
1. I challenge everyone to call or email someone you have lost touch with this week. ( I plan to attempt everyone’s challenges this week- unless one says to not have caffeine or anything with sugar all week).
2. I regret disposing of my Weebles camper and tree house. I saved the Weebles and put those other items out for free years ago. My niece used to play with them and I wish I had them for my great-niece now.
3.I have a difficult time admitting how many cats I have to people I have just met. Most people think even 4 cats is too many and I fear that I am immediately viewed as a hoarder when I say I have 13. I know my cats are well cared for and shouldn’t care what others think.
4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be the ability to communicate with the dead. I would love to deliver messages of comfort to those who are hurting.

One more thing….Emmy wants to know if she looks good in her hat?