Veteran’s Day

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. I am reusing my art from 2015. Lucy was posing with my father’s Air Force photo and his flag.

Here are my thankfuls:

  1. I am thankful to all who served and are currently serving. I have the utmost respect for anyone who is willing to give their life for people they have never met.
  2. For scoring a 21 pound turkey for $1.32. The grocery store in the next town had them for 39cents a pound and they accept the $7 off coupon from their competitor.
  3. Hubby and I got to finally go to his favorite restaurant for a long overdue birthday dinner ( his birthday is in January, but he had a blood clot and then Phoebe was sick, etc.).
  4. One of our friends that lives in the same town as the restaurant met us there for dinner, it was nice to catch up.
  5. Coffee with a different friend on Friday.
  6. Lots of leftover cake from the great one’s birthday party.
  7. Emmy finally sat on my lap and has done it more than once.

8. Going shopping today with my mom, niece and the great one.

9. The great one already loves books, she opened some at her party last week and sat right down to look at them instead of moving on to the next gift.

10. Lots of great books that I am currently reading.

Blog 4 Peace

Hi everyone! We are participating in the Blog4Peace again this year. Instead of making a new globe, I have decided to use last year’s with Phoebe and Brody. Now if I could only get Sammy and Brody to be able to sit that close.

 

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

Here are my ten thankfuls:

  1. Baseball season is over- I have nothing against the sport except that it is on almost EVERY day. And those men spit way too much.
  2. The Orville already got renewed for season 2. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is on Fox Thursday night, sort of like the original Star Trek.
  3. I found a great website with all kinds of free printables to help organize everything- from cleaning schedules, party planning, gift shopping, etc. It is called Iheartorganizing.
  4. Emmy sat near me and let me pet her.
  5. I got to see the great one in her Halloween costume, she had quite a few relatives that came to see her. I am glad she is so loved, if all kids were that loved, we would have a world of peace.
  6. I am going to the great one’s 2nd birthday party today- the theme is Teletubbies 🙂
  7. My toe is officially fine and I don’t have to go back to the podiatrist. I had a procedure done a month ago that makes that side of the nail never grow back- and it worked.
  8. Prancie continues to do well ( this should be #1, but I am too lazy to switch it). Thank you all for the purrs and prayers.
  9. I have a new Nic Cage movie to watch tonight.
  10. Chewy sent us a Halloween gift.. I am a ChewyInfluencer and it is so nice to be appreciated. I worked for the local school system for 13 years and was never shown appreciation.

Look at all these cool spiders!

 

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Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We have a busy post today. First off , we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.My first thankful is the art-

  1. I won a necklace from Memorial Glass Pendants on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody quite a while ago. It is made with ashes of a beloved pet and I had planned to send a little of each of my angels, but Phoebe was so sick that I couldn’t bring myself to deal with it. After Phoebe passed away, I was too sad.Well, last week I finally sent some ashes for the necklace. I decided that Phoebe and Snowball were always together so I chose to have the necklace made with their ashes.

My photo doesn’t do the necklace justice. It is so beautiful and looks like stars in the sky.

2. I am thankful that the owner let me know when the ashes arrived and sent back the ones she didn’t use as well.

3. Hubby and I celebrated our 25th anniversary this week ( I guess that should be #1) .

4. A pizza party with the great one and my mom.

5. Made a cheesecloth ghost with the great one, she is finally at a good age to do some arts and crafts.

6. Mom and I spent the day at the casino on Thursday ( we go every year around her birthday).

7. I only lost $3 at the casino, the most I will part with is $20.

8. Black Cats Tell All came out this week and I am thankful Spooky’s story is part of it.To order click here

9. Thankful some of you plan to watch the movie I was in that Joanie told you about on Monday.

10. Thankful I was able to get Sammy’s vomit off my favorite black cat shirt. It was hanging off the bureau and he stood on the bureau and yacked over the edge.

Ten Things of Thankful

We are also joining Bacon’s Shopping Around the World which features pumpkin recipes this month.

Thank you Joanie, but I wanted canned pumpkin. 

My recipe is for no bake pumpkin cheesecake, I make it every Thanksgiving.

Ingredients:

1 8 ounce package cream cheese-softened

1 /2 cup sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

dash cinnamon

1 graham cracker crust

Directions:

Mix together first 4 ingredients and pour into crust. Top with whipped cream when serving.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday Grammie!

Hi everyone! Today is a special day, it is Grammie’s Birthday! We all love you very much!

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

Here are my thankfuls

  1. Thankful for my mom and that I still have her, I know how blessed I am.
  2. Thankful that I got to meet Teddy’s Mom and Dad this week in Maine.We had a great time.

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4. A nice early birthday party for my mom with my sister and the great one (can you tell that she chose the cupcakes? 🙂 ) She looked like a smurf when she was done with hers.

5. We won a haunted house cat scratcher from Summer– I will post photos when it arrives.

6. Thankful my mom stayed with the kitties all day Tuesday so hubby and I could relax and not worry about the cats while we were in Maine.

7. Cool , crisp fall weather.

8. Hot cocoa with whipped cream.

9. Chewy’s speedy shipping ( my order arrived in less than 24 hours- it always does).*

10. Amazon Prime ( I won one year of it a while back and I love the speedy shipping).

*I am a Chewy Influencer, but in this post, I am just a very pleased customer.

If you haven’t entered Prancie’s giveaway, you have until 9PM (EST) Saturday to leave a comment on Thursday’s post. She will announce the winner Sunday.

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

My art today is a page that I colored in the coloring book I won from Sweet Purrfections, Cooking with Cats by Jess Erskine.

I tried to color the kitty to look like Joanie, but she doesn’t think it looks like her. I like that these pictures are easier to color than most adult coloring books.

I also want to thank Basil and family for dedicating this week’s mandala to Phoebe and some other angels that left for the bridge at the same time she did.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. The mandala above
  2. Got my hubby to go to a book sale with me on Tuesday.
  3. Going to same book sale today for half price day ( books will be 50cents-$1, even less for kid ones).
  4. Went out to dinner with hubby Monday night.
  5. My mom stayed with the cats so we could relax. Otherwise, I would have been stressed thinking if someone broke in , the cats could get out and get run over or eaten by the bobcat my hubby saw this week.
  6. I found the perfect gift for a friend at TJ Maxx.
  7. Every week when I see my great niece, her language skills have improved. She will be 2 in 2 weeks and can count, knows her colors and says so many things.
  8. Hubby and I got our flu shots, I am thankful insurance covers them.
  9. Fun lunch “party” with my mom and great-niece, it is a party every time we are together.
  10. Joanie sleeps on my side every night, she just started doing it after Phoebe passed away. I think she senses my sadness.

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! I am joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. This week, I am copying Messymimi. Last week, she featured Halloween decorations as her thankful and I thought that was a great idea. I actually didn’t even feel like decorating this year because of losing Phoebe, but I decided Phoebe would not want me to be sad and my husband enjoys the decorations too so I got everything out. For my art, I made collages out of the photos of my decorations to save space.

  1. Giant eyeballs
  2. Department 56 blown glass eyeballs that my mom bought me years ago.
  3. Halloween wreath that I made a few years ago, I also made them for my niece, mom, sister and several friends.
  4. The first house of my Halloween village, my mom bought it for us in 1992.

5. Blue plastic pumpkin my hubby bought me last year because I like blue- it is great to store yarn in.

6. Old bottle I decorated with poison stickers.

7. Pumpkin my friend had a cat lasered on it.

8. Frankenstein, a friend gave to us when she was moving. For the first week he is out, I get startled several times when I see him.

9. This is an older photo, but Spooky posed with my stuffed black cats.

10. Thankful I got to help the great one decorate with Halloween window clings yesterday.

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

This is Phoebe on a low branch in a crab apple tree, I used ribbet to add the daisy frame. I think it matches her dress nicely.

Here are my Thankfuls-

  1. Great health insurance that allowed me to see my primary care, allergist and podiatrist this week.
  2. Getting to see a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis ( I had never seen this before) .

3. Being able to buy bobbins for my sewing machine that are already threaded, I could never figure out how to thread them using my machine even with an instructional dvd and manual.

4.Having the luxury of staying home with my cats  almost all the time.

5. Harvest of green beans and yellow ones too that I was able to freeze for winter.

6.A visit to St. Anne’s Shrine with my mom. I was able to restock my supply of St. Christopher medals, I like to give them to people that are going to be traveling. I recently gave my last one too my friend’s daughter who was headed to Jerusalem for 5 months to study dance.

7. Breakfast at our favorite diner with my hubby on Monday ( yummy blueberry pancakes).

8. spending time with my great-niece who cracks me up constantly.

9.No vet trips this week.

10. Phoebe eating well ( knock on wood, 3 times) and thanks to God too, this means more to me than anything else right now.

Phoebe will announce the winner of the coloring book tomorrow.

There is still time to enter, just comment on Thursday’s post.

 

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful too.

My art this week is my finished book apples.

  I ended up making 17, most are going to be centerpieces at the senior center’s birthday party then they will be given away. I ended up giving them all a worm 🙂

  I also started playing with buttons again. Can you tell what this is? It is a gift for my friend’s daughter. I have so many buttons and I am out of ideas. I have made cats, pumpkins, ghosts, skulls, a TARDIS, a shark,  and an elephant. Any ideas of something else I can make?

Here are my Ten Things of Thankful:

  1. Phoebe eating well all week ( knock on wood, 3 times)
  2. Coffee with a friend on Labor Day
  3. voice activated remote control with the cable
  4. new improved cable boxes ( for same price)
  5. time to do some art projects
  6. my great-niece, not even 2, enjoys looking at the IKEA catalog
  7. my niece and her husband celebrated their 4 yr. wedding anniversary
  8. Phoebe getting a surprise package in the mail
  9. winning a cat coloring book from Sweet Purrfections
  10. winning a necklace from Cat Chat with Caren and Cody, it will be made using ashes of my 5 angel kitties.

We are praying for all of you that live in the path of Irma. Be safe.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

   I made this on Photofunia to motivate myself to get back to decluttering this weekend. I was doing so well until July then I started bringing more items in then taking out. I blame the book sales, but also my IKEA trip and my birthday.

Here are my 10 Thankfuls

  1. Being able to call the vet in the morning and get an appointment that day.
  2. Our walks with Phoebe and seeing how much she enjoys exploring.
  3. Sweater weather.
  4. My great-niece is 1 yr. and 10 months old and knows her colors.
  5. Getting to spend time with my Mom, we went shopping and to lunch on Thursday and I brought her and my great-niece lunch on Tuesday and Friday.
  6. Thankful that there was no email when I was in college because I still have several letters from my great aunt who passed away at the end of my freshman year in college. It is nice to read them and still feel that love.
  7. Thankful that I got to go to college and get the dorm experience.
  8. Thankful my niece went to college and I got to help her move in and move out which gave me the parental view.
  9. Zucchini still coming in ( we have a 2nd planting so we will have it through September).
  10. Free Kindle books-Today only ( Saturday 9/2) you can get The Chattere Trilogy by Jeanne Foguth. It is a great Science Fiction collection for teens and adults. I wrote a review last year for Star Bridge, the first book in the series. To read my review, click here.

To go to Amazon for your free copy, click here.

Joanie sends thanks to all who complimented her acting in The Codd Mother. She is hoping to win an Acatemy Award.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop, #PMT photohunt @tonkstail and Ten Things of Thankful.

  Phoebe is exploring the prickly pear cactus.I used ribbet to add a polaroid frame. Her Dad is holding her back so she won’t get pickers. It amazes me that these survive New England winters. The PMT photohunt word of the week is prickly.

Here are my ten thankfuls-

  1. I am beyond thankful for the change in Phoebe from last week to this week.
  2. Thankful for everyone’s purrs and prayers for Phoebe
  3. For no trips to the vet this week.
  4. For cooler weather- I am actually chilly and it feels wonderful.
  5. No plans for the weekend so I will have more time to read.
  6. Joanne’s fabric, so many great fabrics and good prices.
  7. Thankful I got to go out for the day with my Mom .
  8. Thankful my hubby takes good care of the kitties when I go out and gives me an update when I call at noon.
  9. Another successful batch of blueberry ice cream-it is so good.
  10. Thankful for everyone who reads my posts. I appreciate all of you.