Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! Today is the day for a reflections of the A-Z Blogging Challenge post. This was my third year participating ( and completing) the challenge. I enjoyed it as always and found a few new blogs to follow that I would have not found otherwise. I was disappointed that there was no master list as the previous years. I realize it was too time consuming to manage and keep checking to make sure people posted daily, but I did miss it. I had crocheted several items before the challenge began, but I liked having to make it a priority because there are many days  I don’t have time to crochet.

I am also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading and The Pet Blogger Showcase blog hops today.

I just finished Alec Baldwin’s memoir, Nevertheless. I enjoyed his first book, A Promise to Ourselves, about his custody battle for his daughter. This book was excellent too, he is not only a great actor, but also very intelligent. He seems to have learned from past mistakes and has incredible insight as to things in his past that led him to make mistakes.

  Sammy and Brody are wearing purple collars-did they start a club? I will tell you why tomorrow.

 

 

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Z is for Zeppelin

Hi everyone! I am such a dip that I forgot to post my Z for the A-Z challenge in Sunday’s post.  Z is for Zeppelin. I couldn’t find a free pattern so I made it up as I went along.

And now for the fun part, I am giving everything away to 2 lucky winners. Each winner will get 11 toys and 2 hats.Just leave a comment saying which item I made was your favorite. Phoebe will announce the winners on Thursday.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

Memoirs are my favorite genre so I read Insomniac City by Bill Hayes even though I was not familiar with his writing before reading this. I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed this book. Mr. Hayes lost his partner in San Fransisco suddenly then he moves to NYC and finds love again with Oliver Sacks ( another author I was unfamiliar with, but will read now).

I really enjoyed his style of writing and how he chose his words. Here is one quote, ” I’ve come to believe that a good cry is like a car wash for the soul.” Another quote after describing some books falling over and making a sound ” …..that sound alone is the reason to have books. May books never disappear. ” I also enjoyed his love of NYC and all the positive encounters he has with strangers.

I feel bad that I haven’t read any cat books lately, I will soon though. I think I spotted a black and white cat last night so I put out food and something ate it, but hubby thinks it was a skunk. Time will smell, I mean tell.

 

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Hopping Saturday

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop ,Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade and #PMT Photohunt @tonkstail.

Phoebe is very excited about Cinco de Mayo so she wanted to celebrate that in her art.

 

    Prancie has an expectant look on her face.

And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, we have a yarmulke.

 

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 51

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 51- next week will be a full year since we started them and we appreciate and thank all who participate. Remember to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you can also answer in the comment section.

1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is _________________________________.

2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say ___________________________________.

3. I have a hard time                              .

4. I really enjoy                               .
My answers:
1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is An Interrupted Life: The Diaries 1941-1943 by Etty Hillesum.I reviewed this book back in September 2016.
If I had the money, I would buy the rights and get it made into a movie. I found it even more interesting than Anne Frank’s Diary because Etty was in her 20’s when this was written and was trying to find love as more of her rights were being taken away. It is so good that I haven’t finished it because I know there will be nothing else of hers to read.
2. I could afford a billboard, it would say SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
3. I have a hard time WITH ANY KIND OF CHANGE.
4. I really enjoy BEING HOME WITH MY CATS.
And for The A-Z Blogging Challenge, we have an x-mas tree, I didn’t want to take the Christ out of Christmas, but I couldn’t think of any other X to crochet.

 

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Sorry I am so tired and weak from lack of treats ( Mom is rationing them).

I am thankful that I have a stash of treats, if only I could get them out of the package myself. I am thankful for Grammie too, I love her so very much even if she didn’t come inside to say hello to me when she picked up Mom yesterday.

Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day.

Treats
I love all treats
they is all I wants to eats.
Give me Temptations and Party Mix
make sure you give me more than six.
I have yet to meet a treat I don’t like
regular food can take a hike.

Sammy is posingwith the Whale for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. It must be a baby whale, it is kind of small. I am sure The Trout Talking Tabbies will approve of this one.

Mom is participating in Wandering Through the Shelves Thursday Movie Picks, TV edition:police- here are her 3 chocies:

  1. Shades of Blue- Currently is season 2, this show with Ray Liotta and J-Lo is well written and the acting is so good.
  2. Life on Mars ( 2006) – British TV series that ran for 2 seasons. A police officer gets in an accident that somehow sends him back to the 1970’s.
  3. Life on Mars ( 2008)- American remake that was just as good as the original. The character development and 1970’s costumes were fantastic.

And here are The Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2.


1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is _______________________________.

2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say ___________________________________.

3. I have a hard time                              .

4. I really enjoy                               .

 

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Temptations Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today is not usually my day to write, but Mom said I could because I have lots to tell you and Thursdays are busy with blog hops.

Grammie was here Monday and look what she bought for ME. My favorite flavor of Temptations. I love her so very much.

Mom says I can’t eat as many treats as I want anymore because I have high blood pressure. I am taking a pill for it though and it is fine now so I don’t know why I can’t keep having lots of treats. Maybe if Mom would stop schlepping me off to the vets my blood pressure wouldn’t be so high.

I got mail on Monday too! My thoughtful, sweet and handsome purrince sent me this beautiful card.

And my purrince and I got to spend time together at an amusement park as part of Blogville’s Spring Break. You can see us and lots of others having fun over on Madi’s blog.

You all had a lot of good guesses on what today’s A-Z Blogging Challenge item would be, but no one guessed an Uncle Sam Hat. Any guesses for V?

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

I am reading several books, but my favorite is Theresa Caputo’s Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again. I have read her other books and loved them and this one is no different. I recently discovered that her show, Long Island Medium is available on Comcast, I am a little slow being that it is currently in season 10. She helps so many people by giving them messages from loved ones that have passed. I even signed up on her website for a reading, I can’t imagine being chosen being that I wrote I want to be in contact with my deceased cats. I know there are a lot of psychics out there, but the part that impressed me is that she is still Catholic, but just happens to have this gift that she uses for good.

  For the A-Z Blogging Challenge we have a turkey leg for T. Any guesses on what I will crochet for U tomorrow?

 

 

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Earth Day

Hi, today we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Phoebe wanted her art to celebrate Earth Day so we went to wishafriend.com and found this:

And for the A-Z Challenge we have the letter S for Snowball. I wanted Snowball to model with it, but she didn’t want to pose so here is Joanie.

  She didn’t lick this one like she did the pickle.

We were very sad to see that Bionic Basil’s family has lost two of their beloved kitties, Humphrey and Snowie.

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Friendly Fill-Ins -Week 50

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 50. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comments.

1. The most interesting museum I have been to is __________________________.
2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is __________________________.
3.                            is back!

4. I was surprised                             .:

My answers:

  1. The most interesting museum I have been to is The Museum of Natural History in NYC.

  My hubby was thrilled to see this meteorite.

2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is Plymouth Rock, I know it is just a weathered rock, but the significance of it is what matters.And it is right in my state ( we never travel far).

3. Allergy season is back! Achoo!

4. I was surprised at how quickly this year is going by.

 

For the A-Z Blogging Challenge,  we have a crocheted catnip baby RAT.

 

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!

  Today is Q day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, this is supposed to be a Queen’s crown. Does it look like one?

Today is Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter S. Here is my poem:

Singing
Some people’s singing voices are nice to hear
Mom’s makes me want to drink a beer.
In college choir she was told to mouth the words
she should because her singing is for the birds.
Good thing she only sings Christmas songs
I have never heard so many wrongs.
Good thing Grammie bought me ear muffs
so I don’t have to stuff my ears with potato puffs.

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that I got to have lunch with Grammie on Wednesday. I love her so very much!

And the winner of the Animal Hearted giveaway is Marg’s Animals. And Mom has even agreed to add in some crocheted toys too!

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two. Maybe someday Mom will let me come up with two.

1. The most interesting museum I have been to is __________________________.
2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is __________________________.
3.                            is back!

4. I was surprised                             .

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