Nurse Joanie

Hi everyone! Nurse Joanie here, Mom is sick, just a cold, but she is a big baby. I iz taking care of here.

  Here is her A-Z Blogging Challenge creation, a golden Snitch from Harry Potter. Good job Lone Star Cats and Cuddlywumps Chronicles -you both guessed it.

I am a work of art so I am joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Mom will do her Thankfuls another day.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 102

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. New ____________ are _________________.

2. I love to ______________ on the ________________.

3. When I was a child, I loved to play                          .

4. One                    , I                          .
My answers:
1. New slippers are the best. I wear out slippers quickly and was deciding when to break out a new pair. Joanie helped me with that by yacking in the old ones.
2. I love to read on the bed in the spare bedroom with KaTwo.
3. When I was a child, I loved to play with stuffed animals. I never liked dolls, I would hide them in the pantry or give them to the dog. Maybe my mother should have had me tested like Sheldon 🙂
4. One day, I hope to find a publisher for a picture book I wrote, actually I have two written.
Emmy is posing with a Raspberry beret for the  A-Z Blogging Challenge
Any guesses for S tomorrow ( hint:it has something to do with Harry Potter)?
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We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Party. You should all join in the fun too.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is P day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  KaTwo is posing with a Peanut I crocheted. What do you think I made for Q day tomorrow?


Today is 2 years since Spooky went to The Rainbow Bridge. We still miss him every day. To read his memorial post click here.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

 

Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.) Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And it is day 14 of the  A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  Joanie is modeling my N creation, a necktie. I had made a nectarine, but it was basically a small orange ball so I decided to make this instead.

My Spark for today is a quote I found on Pinterest, but it did not list the author. ” We are stars wrapped in skin-the light you are seeking has always been within. ” So lets all shine 🙂

Today’s Mewsic Moves Me is our choice for a theme so I chose songs with the word Star in the title.

  1. Bad Company : Shooting Star (1975)

2. When You Wish Upon A Star (1940)-Pinocchio movie

3. Madonna’s Lucky Star ( 1983)

 

I am reading a sad memoir by Joyce Maynard titled The Best of Us: A Memoir. She is a famous author who was single for many years after divorcing her first husband. She finally meets and marries her true soul mate, but their time is cut short when he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad, but reading about the start of their relationship has reminded me of my own and how much I love my husband. Please don’t misunderstand me, I always love him, but sometimes life gets in the way and it is easy to take someone for granted. This is a great reminder to not do that.

 

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. And Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

My art ties in with The A-Z Blogging Challenge actually my crocheted Minion is my art because I am too lazy to edit the photo.

Much better than yesterday’s lemon. I am quite proud of this one.

KaTwo is posing with it. My poor cats have to pose with everything, but they don’t get to play with these items because I am giving them all away in a big giveaway at the end of the month.

Here are my thankfuls- all book related this week.

  1. Went to my first book sale of the year with a friend.
  2. Found some books I didn’t even know existed.
  3. Going back to the book sale today for half price day- 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcover.
  4. Bookstores- I went to Barnes and Noble this week and made a list of 12 books to get from the library.
  5. The library and being able to get books from any library in the region delivered right to town.
  6. My friends Suzanne and Dave sent me some books for The Great One and for me too.
  7. Kindle- I prefer real books, but I get some good freebies on there.
  8. My kitties like to hang out with me when I read.

These last two are self-promotions-sorry. Most of you know about these and probably already own them, but just in case there are new readers.

9. Spooky’s story was included in Black Cats Tell All. click here.To order your own,

10. Some anecdotes about my cats are included in Makin’ Biscuits: Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them- to get your own copy- click here.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 101

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.___________________keeps me _____________________.

2. _____________________is the secret to _______________________.
3. A friend                             .

4. Right now, I am thankful                          .
My answers:
1. Spending time with cats keeps me happy and calm.
2.Soaking pans in dishwasher liquid or powder with water ( not dish liquid) is the secret to removing grease and burnt on food. ( Sorry, I don’t know the secret to life).
3.A friend is someone to treasure.
4. Right now, I am thankful that Emmy is on my lap ( which is pretty much anytime I sit down now ).
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Mrs. Potato Head is posing with a lemon for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I know it is slightly deformed.
Here is another lap photo of Emmy. she is such a cutie.
We are also joining Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Party. You should all join in the fun too.

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

I am thankful for mom’s lap.

And that Prancie had to model today’s A-Z Challenge creation.

I think mom cheated because she made the same thing last year and called it a yarmulke ( click here) and now she is calling it a kippa.

And here is our poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is the photo we had to write a poem about for today.

Lots of fresh veggies and fruit
even beans that make you toot
Something is not right
an important ingredient not in sight
Someone is going to get some lip
this farmer’s market has no nip!

 

And here are the Friendly Fill-ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.


1.___________________keeps me _____________________.

2. _____________________is the secret to _______________________.
3. A friend                             .

4. Right now, I am thankful                          .

 

We have a new friend, Martha who has HIS own blog. Please say hi to him. Click here.

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is J day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Brody is posing with a Jalapeno pepper.Last year I made a Jack O’ Lantern.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

 

Penny’s Tips Volume 14

Hi everyone! I have another tip for you,  this one is good for when you have a lot of pennies. It is also a great use for a sock that lost its mate.

You just fill the sock with pennies, tie the end and put it in the freezer. It makes a great ice pack for when you get injured.

Today is already I day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.Mom made an icicle, she makes lots of these to put on the bottom branches of the Christmas tree. We love to steal them at night. I think she should spray them with catnip spray.

Emmy is checking it out.

 

 

 

 

 

Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.) Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And it is day 8 of the  A-Z Blogging Challenge.

For the letter H, I made a hedgehog, but you need to use your imagination because it didn’t come out exactly as I had hoped it would.

My spark is a quote from William Arthur Ward. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ” Remember to always express gratitude.

I have been reading the memoirs of Reynold Price. I started with A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing which was his third memoir. He was a fiction author that survived cancer of his spinal cord that left him a parapalegic. This memoir was about that ordeal, I enjoyed his writing so much that I got his other 3 memoirs out of the library. Ardent Spirits was about his time at Oxford University which was also interesting. Once I get through the other 2, I may look into his fiction. Has anyone ever read his books?

This week for Mewsic Moves Me has Easter songs for a theme.

  1. From The Passion of the Christ Film, Brad Paisley and Sara Evans-New Again.

 

2. Cat Stevens -Morning Has Broken (1976)-Not an Easter song, but I think it is appropriate.

3. Gene Autry- Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Sorry this was such a long post.