Mewsic , Books and More

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?And we are also joining Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.)

I am currently reading Once Upon a Farm by Rory Feek and I recently finished his other memoir, This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever.

I was not familiar with Rory or his wife , Joey  who passed away in 2016. They had a tv show about their life together, but I didn’t know about it until I read these books. They both were country writers and singers. She helped raise his 2 daughters and sadly, when they finally had a child, Joey was diagnosed with cancer and only survived until the child’s second birthday.  Despite life’s problems, he maintains a positive attitude and writes of what he has learned from life.

Today is a freebie day on the mewsic so I chose songs written by Rory.

  1. Blake Shelton’s Some Beach- I always liked this, but had no idea that Rory Feek wrote it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTT2LEyjdC4
  2. Joey and Rory-When I’m Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcpjSMmWUDw This was recorded in 2012, long before she was diagnosed with cancer.

 

Soft Kitty and More

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, and Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked. This week’s theme is songs with animals in the title so I couldn’t resist.All mine have some type of cat in them.

  1. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor )- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4
  2. The Lion Sleeps Tonight ( The Tokens)-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBmUwi6mEo
  3. Soft Kitty ( from the Big Bang Theory)-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIp77PUvLTE

Prancie

The Hundred Story Home

We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks (even though she is on hiatus), Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? 

The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard is a touching memoir of one woman’s quest to make the world a better place.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of The Book Look Bloggers book review program. I am not required to write a positive review, all opinions are my own.

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, happily married with four daughters when she felt what she described as an “insistent whisper”. At the time, she was volunteering at a local soup kitchen in Charlotte, NC. One day, while working at the soup kitchen she meets a man who was formerly homeless and later became a famous author, Denver Moore. He asks her one simple question that changes the course of her life. “Where are the beds? ”

Prior to that , Kathy thought the soup kitchen was doing a great job serving the homeless of Charlotte. She had never given a thought to where they go after they eat. This one question inspires her to quit her job so she can find a way to create homes for the homeless.It takes a lot of work, prayer and donations, but she finds a way.

Throughout the memoir, she revisits her childhood. Until she was six, she had a fairly normal life with two sisters and her parents. Eventually, her mother’s bipolar disorder takes her away from the family for years.The author realizes now how easily her family could have become homeless because of this. So not only does she provide homes for the homeless, she finds a way to keep them stable once there through medical and psychological care.

Unfortunately, her focus on helping the homeless takes her away from her family and even when she is with them, she is not giving her all. It takes finding a letter of despair her college aged daughter wrote to make her realize this. Eventually, she finds a happy medium between work and family, but it takes a lot of effort.

I highly recommend this book as an inspiration to anyone that feels they are not living the life they were meant to live. Kathy Izard says, ” I wrote The Hundred Story Home not to convince you to help solve the homelessness in your community but to help solve the homelessness in you. ”

This book also has a reader’s guide and FAQ from readers at the end. I think it would be perfect for church groups or book clubs. It would also be a great gift for a friend that needs a little push to living their dreams.

I am going to spread the joy and give this book away so if you are interested, just tell me in the comment section. We will announce the winner on Wednesday’s post. I can only afford to mail it in the USA though, sorry, but books are heavy.

 

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Wee Wee Wednesday #ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! I know it is Wordless Wednesday, but I have another review for you. Influencers can choose two items per month to review. I usually only choose one item but when I spotted the Wee Wee pads I asked if they were for dog reviews only and they were not.

*Disclaimer- We received Wee-Wee Housebreaking Pads for free from Chewy in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

KaTwo always photographs well, but she is actually quite chunky. Sometimes, she ends up peeing over the edge of the box so I always set it on a puppy pad.

I had to do this with Lucy too so over the years, I have tried many brands of pads. I am very pleased with these, they don’t leak through like some brands do because they are made of 5 layers. They are on sale this month, $6.99 for a package of 12. And don’t forget they have free shipping on orders over $49. To order some, click here.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 100

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. __________________is one of my ___________________.

2. I _______________to _______________________.

3. I have a hard time                         .

4.                  is easy for me.
My answers:
1. The Black List is one of my favorite television shows.
2. I love to be home with my cats.
3. I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, I seem to get my best sleep once I hit snooze.
4. Crocheting is easy for me. Well, simple patterns are easy for me 🙂
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
KaTwo is posing with a Fish for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
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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. ”

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 97

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. When I am nervous, I ________________.

2. When I an angry, I ________________.
3. Today, I know for sure                         .

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I                          .
My answers:
1. When I am nervous, I write lists. I also hum ( I annoy myself and anyone around me when I do that).
2. When I am angry, I cry.
3. Today, I know for sure that veterinary care is expensive. Tallulah’s dental was $776 ( I am not looking for donations, I am just in shock- and that was with hubby’s senior discount).
4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I plan to have Frosted Lucky Charms for breakfast- they are magically delicious.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Tallulah is still loopy from pain meds, but she wants to thank everyone for the purrs and prayers. She now only has a few teeth left. Good thing she lives with the tooth fairy.

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.