Friendly Fill-Ins Week 63

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________.

2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________
3. I could really do without                           .

4. I would love to have more                                    .

My answers:

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is Blogging.

2, My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is medicating cats. I feel bad making Millie swallow his thyroid pills and Phoebe squints when I put the thyroid meds on her ear. Polar Bear is the only easy one. I put his thyroid pill in cheese and he eats it right up.

3. I could really do without this humidity we have been having this summer.

4. I would love to have more willpower, I have none especially when it comes to junk food.

Before I go, I want to tell you about two things.

P.S. Annie is having a giveaway for Hartz Delectable Squeezable cats treats and cat toys , you just need to leave a comment on the post. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the post for details.

I also want to let you know that you can get a free Kindle version of Hilary Grossman’s book, Plan Cee. Hurry, this offer is only good until Sunday. Click here.

I reviewed Plan Cee in March, to read my review click here.

And be sure to comment on Wednesday’s post for your chance to win this kitty kick stick.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 60 and Shopping

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Thank you to all who participate. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you cal also answer in the comment section.

1. My next ___________________ will be ________________________________.

2. Fireworks__________________________.

3. Freedom                               .

4. This week, I am thankful                                         .
My answers:
1. My next washing machine will be a top loader. I have had a front loader for about 12 years and I don’t think it cleans a well because there is no agitator.
2. Fireworks should be outlawed everywhere. I know I sound like a party pooper, but they are dangerous and scare animals. I never hear anyone complain about them ruining the environment, but they can’t be good.
3. Freedom is taken for granted by so many. We should all be thankful to those that gave their lives so we could be free.
4. This week, I am thankful that whatever it was that was making several of my cats sick seems to be finally going away. Some had this stomach issue more than others, but Brody was the only one with no symptoms.
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We also want to join Bacon’s Shopping Around the World, this month is anything you cooked recently that you went bonkers over.I make a banana bread almost every week that my hubby and I both enjoy ( my Mom likes it too).
Last time we sent Sammy and Joanie for groceries which didn’t work out. It doesn’t look like Millie did any better- not the kind of eggs I wanted, oh well.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Pecans
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 t baking soda, 1t baking powder, 1/2/ cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 mashed very ripe bananas, 1t vanilla.
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350degrees F, Grease a loaf pan ( I use PAM Olive Oil)
2.Whisk first 3 ingredients together then add in pecans and chocolate chips-set bowl aside.
3. Beat butter slowly adding sugar then eggs
4. Beat in bananas and vanilla
5. Beat in bowl from step 2
6. Pour into loaf pan and cook for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
I know I am supposed to put prices, but I am too lazy- sorry.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 59

Hi everyone! Before I start the fill-ins, I want to update my challenges. I have been trying to do all the suggested challenges. I did my own and wrote to a college roommate who emailed me back. I did write a poem ( well, I helped Phoebe with her banana one), I did a craft project ( crocheting), I mailed CK a gift- well played CK. 🙂 I enjoyed every moment except for the one when Sammy peed on the couch. I have been mostly patient and kind with everyone. Someone wrote to help an elderly person, not sure if this counts, but I donated a dozen bee balm plants to the senior center to give away. I try to do that every month, I have donated false shamrock and prayer plants too.

I still need to not eat meat for a day which I guess will be today. And one I doubt I can do is make a new friend with similar interests. I don’t really go many places and it takes a while to build a friendship so I can’t do that one..I enjoyed all these challenges and thank you all for the ideas.And now fill-in time.


1. A recurring dream I have is _______________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ________________________.

3.                              is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been                        .
My answers:
1. A recurring dream I have is the adult version of dreaming one is in school and didn’t prepare for a test. I often dream it is Christmas Eve and guests are arriving, but I am still looking for decorations and I haven’t started cooking.
2. Turn old books into art.
Remember my pumpkin books? I have been finding more ideas on Pinterest that I will be trying soon.
3. Sammy is driving me crazy! I give him more attention than any other cat and he still acts out once in a while and pees on the couch. Luckily, I had it covered with a waterproof pad.
4. Lately, I have been trying to be more thankful for all that I have. Which reminds me, my 3 thankfuls for today are: I am thankful for all who participate in The Friendly Fill-Ins, I love learning about everyone. I am thankful strawberry season is almost over and I am thankful that Joanie is sitting on my lap as I type this.
Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.
One more thing- Emmy wants to know if she looks better in this hat than the one she had on last week?
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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 58

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 58. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section if you didn’t write a post with them. Thank you to all who participate, it is fun learning about everyone.

1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting                                .

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be                              .
My answers:
1. I challenge everyone to call or email someone you have lost touch with this week. ( I plan to attempt everyone’s challenges this week- unless one says to not have caffeine or anything with sugar all week).
2. I regret disposing of my Weebles camper and tree house. I saved the Weebles and put those other items out for free years ago. My niece used to play with them and I wish I had them for my great-niece now.
3.I have a difficult time admitting how many cats I have to people I have just met. Most people think even 4 cats is too many and I fear that I am immediately viewed as a hoarder when I say I have 13. I know my cats are well cared for and shouldn’t care what others think.
4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be the ability to communicate with the dead. I would love to deliver messages of comfort to those who are hurting.

One more thing….Emmy wants to know if she looks good in her hat?

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 57

Hi everyone! Emmy thanks you all for the big welcome you all gave her yesterday.

She is still working on the modeling poses. I made her a pink hat, she will try to have it on for her Sunday selfie. Can you see the dark ring around the green part of her eye? I hope to get a better photo, it is so unique and very pretty.

Now time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. If you do a post with your answers, be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. If you didn’t have time to do a post, feel free to put your answers in the comment section.

Fill-Ins…

1. a prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is _____________________________________.


2. My oldest friendship is _________________________________.

3. Whenever I                        , I always                            .

4. The best                    is                          .
My answers:
1. A prop from a tv show or film that I would like to own is the bureau that was used as a tv stand in Monica’s apartment on Friends. To see it click here.I would be thrilled to own anything Nicolas Cage wore or touched in a film too.
2. My oldest friendship is my friend Sharon. We have been friends since 4th grade and are still great friends. Her grown children are my friends now too, I am also the godmother to her oldest son. We still get together for coffee a couple times a month.
3. Whenever I love a book I have read, I always write reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble and my blog.
4. The best part of my day is first thing in the morning, sipping coffee in bed, cuddling with my cats and talking to my Mom on the phone.

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 56

Hi everyone. Time for Friendly Fill-Ins Week 56. Please remember to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. A law I would like to see passed is _________________________.

2. My favorite card game is ______________________.

3. With Summer unofficially here,                                   .
4. A favourite Summer memory is                                   .
My answers:
1. A law I would like to see passed is that animal control can’t shoot cats, it breaks my heart to read on other blogs that this happens in some southern states. I even contacted the SPCA, APSCA and Humane Society about this and got no response from any of them- so sad.
2. My favorite card game is cribbage. It is the only one I play. Phoebe loves it when we play and likes to get right in on the game.
3. With Summer unofficially here, we have started planting our garden and I can’t wait to have fresh zucchini.
4. My favourite Summer memory is trips to Old Orchard Beach Maine when I was a child when my folks were still together and my sister was still in school ( she is 8 yrs. older than me).
Here is the first official photo of the kitty I have been feeding, definitely not a skunk.
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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 55

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins, don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. My idea of roughing it is__________________________________.

2.I never get sick of talking about ______________________________.

3. My youth                              .

4. My “golden years”                               .
My answers:
1. My idea of roughing it is when the power goes out ( despite the fact that we have a generator).
2. I never get sick of talking about CATS ( you knew that though) 🙂
3. My youth was a complete waste- I didn’t have a cat until I got married and that is when my life really started.
4. My “golden years” are something I have not even thought about, I try to live in the now and rarely think of the past or the future.
I finally got a good shot of Millie’s eyes, he has a blue one and a green one, but the blue ends up red in most photos.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week #54

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 54. The linky may not be ready at midnight like it usually is because Annie has been getting violent storms causing internet troubles. We apologize for any delay, but once the linky is up, you have until Wednesday at midnight to add your link so be sure to add it at McGuffy’s Reader. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I have googled _________________________.
2. I have________________________ on Ebay.
3. I think                                .

4.                         thinks                              .

My answers:

  1. I have googled myself, I bet a lot of you have 🙂 I always google questions about cat health too.
  2. I have bought and sold countless items on Ebay.
  3. I think that I think too much, I can never calm my mind when I attempt to meditate, it feels like there is a ping-pong ball bouncing around in there.
  4. My husband thinks I spend too much money on veterinary care- too bad, my cats are my only indulgence, we don’t travel or have children or live extravagantly.

Sammy got mail today, he won at Cat Scouts betting on The Kentucky Derby. He will tell you all about his prize tomorrow- unless he has a catnip hangover.

 

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Happy Cinco De Mayo !

Hi everyone!! Happy Cinco De Mayo! And Grammie, thanks for not getting mad about my poem. I love you very much!

I apologize to all my fans, but I wasn’t very cooperative so Mom only got a 7 second video and I wouldn’t dance with my outfit on.

Now it is time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 52. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader . You can also answer in the comment section.


1. ___________________ landline.

2.My most treasured piece of jewelry is _________________________.

3. This year, I have learned                             .

4. I would like to                            before this year is over.
My Answers:
1. We still have a landline. I prefer them to cell phones.
2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is a necklace I purchased after KaChoo went to The Bridge, it holds some of her ashes. I am afraid to wear it though for fear of losing it.
3. This year, I have learned to not have expectations, life is simpler that way.
4. I would like to update some rooms in our house, mostly painting, but also some catification.

 

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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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