Memorial Day

Hi everyone!I know it is Memorial Day, but we are still hopping.We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, and Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.) We are also still doing a Spark.

My spark is a quote by Gandhi- ‘ Speak only if it improves upon the silence.’  I m not sure if it is just me, but it sure seems like there is too much talking everywhere and so much of it is just babble. It drives me crazy to see drivers on their cell phones, people walking and texting. Pardon my rant.

This week is our choice for the Mewsic Hop so I chose a song that goes with my spark.

Neon Trees- Everybody Talks-

And here is another photo of Joanie from her photo shoot with The Great One.

Joanie’s Traveling Cow

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

   I know you are all eager to find out about Joanie’s cow. I recently read a new book titled The Milk Lady of Bangladore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan. It is a memoir about a woman who moves back to India after 20 years in the United States. One thing we learn is that cows are sacred in India. People pay money to have a cow walk through their new home because it is good luck.

Joanie decided she would like to get a cow and send it to her friends so they can have good luck too. This cow is going to travel like Phoebe’s shades and bikini did. The stuffed cow will travel in the United States. We will be making a flat version to travel to Canada and everywhere else in the world. If you want a visit from Moo ( Joanie named her) just let us know in the comment section and we will contact you for your address.

 

 

Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

My Spark is a quote from Louise Hay: “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” I think I will give it a try and I hope you all do too.

About a month ago, I told you about a memoir I read by Joyce Maynard titled The Best of Us. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to read another memoir of hers published 20 years ago. At Home in the World was also a great book. When the author was only 19 years old, she had a one year affair with JD Salinger. After reading this, it is clear the Salinger was an egotistical—— ( words I can’t write on my blog). This only covers a small part of her memoir, but I found the entire book interesting.

Joanie hasn’t shown her tummy in quite a while so she thought you may all want to see it.

Penny will be back with one of her tips tomorrow.

 

 

Silvervine Toast

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.)

The theme for Mewsic Moves Me is Earth. My first choice is also my spark.

1. Vince Gill- Let There Be Peace on Earth

2. Earth Song-John Denver

3. Earth Angel ( played in the film, Back to The Future)- not about the earth, but has the word in it.

And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, we are already at the letter T. I made a slice of toast, but there was no place to stuff it with nip so I rubbed silvervine on it , like cinnamon toast 🙂

Joanie broke the modeling rule and started playing with it.

I am skipping the reading hop today because I haven’t had much time to read lately.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.) And it is day 2 of A-Z Blogging Challenge.

B is for baseball.

Joanie is posing with our spark for this week which is also a giveaway. The catnip mat says “Live Your Life in the Meow” and the socks say “Stay Pawsitive”. To  enter just leave a comment on today’s post, the giveaway closes at 10pm (EST) Tuesday night. Winner will be announced Wednesday.

This week was our choice for the Mewsic hop.We just had a Blue Moon so I thought I would go with songs with moon in the title.

  1. Creedence Clearwater Revival-Bad Moon Rising -this is my hubby’s favorite group.

 

2. Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)-my all time favorite singer.

3. Moon River (Andy Williams)- I didn’t know about this song until this episode of Sex and the City.

Do you have another Moon song you prefer?

I am skipping the Reading Hop this week because I haven’t had a chance to read much.

 

Another Hopping Monday

We are joining 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.) I am also joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

I am honored to be the Spotlight Dancer this week on Mewsic Moves Me, Xmas Dolly chose my theme choice which is song titles that are names of places-thank you!  And here are my choices- all NYC related.

NYC from Annie on Broadway-

2. Ed Sheeran’s New York-

3. And my all time favorite, Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York-

This week, I am reading a book written by a fellow blogger. Feline Opines by Anita Aurit

Emmy is posing with the book.

And Brody wanted to pose with one of Tucker’s photos, they look a little alike.

This is a 36 page devotional for cat lovers. Each of the 5 cats takes turns reflecting on Scripture that pertains to animals. I am loving this book and enjoy reading a page a day and reflecting on it. I bought my copy on Barnes and Noble ( I am trying to keep them in business), but you can also get it on Amazon , it is free with Kindle Unlimited. Click here

This is Holy Week so I have chosen a Jesus quote for my Spark. ” Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. ”

Monday Hops

Today is the A-Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal. I already blabbed about that though so you know I am crocheting an item for each day- it will be a cat toy or a cat hat. At the end of the month, I will have a giveaway with 2 winners splitting the loot like last year.

We are joining 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.) I am also joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

My Spark today is to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking with a quote of his. ” However different life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

This week was your choice on the Mewsic so I decided to pick some Bryan Adams songs. When my niece got married 4 years ago, she told the dj no Bryan Adams songs even if guests requested them. I was surprised she disliked him so much, well, I like him so here are my choices-

  1. Summer of 69 ( 1984), because that is when I was born-

2. The Best Was Yet to Come ( 1983)- This was my junior prom theme song

3. Heaven (1984)- I just like the song.

My book recommendation is one I just finished reading,

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery.

Emma Gatewood was from a family of 15 children and had 11 of her own. She had been abused by her husband for 30 years. When she was 67 she decided to walk The Appalachian Trail alone, it was 1957. She wore Keds sneakers ( and replaced them a few times along the way), she didn’t even have a tent or sleeping bag. She completed it 2 more times after that too. What an inspiration.

Have you seen Joanie’s latest guest appearance on The Codmother?

Another Blogging 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.)

  I went to photofunia and made this for my spark. I hope it makes you smile.

This week’s theme for Mewsic Moves Me is Songs with colors in the title. Here are my choices. In memory of my Phoebe and her traveling bikini that traveled the US and Canada in 2015-

2. Purple Rain ( Prince)

I have always been a fan of Prince, my Angel Phoebe posed with my purple record in April 2016 after his passing.

3. Blue (LeAnn Rimes)- Haven’t heard much about her lately, but her voice is incredible.

I do have a great book to tell you about , but I thought this post was long enough so I will have that on Wednesday.