Wordless Wednesday

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

While Joanie is on hiatus from her role on The Codd Mother, she will continue with her book reviews.

 

This one is good idea, every year only 12 weeks long so that means we will have Christmas every 12 weeks.

Thank you Joanie. I really enjoyed The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lenington. This book came out in 2009 so I am a little late to the party, but it is definitely worth a read. They explain how we accomplish so much from October through December because we are at the end of the year and running out of time so if we think of a year as 12 weeks we will start to accomplish more all the time. They explain how to break down goals into tactics to accomplish them and how to keep score.

I also enjoyed comedian Kevin Hart’s memoir, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons. I had actually never heard of him before, but I like memoirs so I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. Kevin Hart is a comedian so there was some vulgar language, but overall it was a nice book. He writes about all the hard work he had to put in to become a comedian. So many people think they are funny and can just get up on stage and tell jokes, but it is so much more than that. He has also learned a lot from his mistakes and shares that information too.

 

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.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 69

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also out your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. My favorite fictional character is ______________________-.

2.  A new tv show or film I am looking forward to this Fall is ____________________.

3. One of my very favourite books is                       .

4. The best time to                        is                        .
My answers:
1. My favorite fictional character is Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.
2. A new TV show or film I am looking forward to this Fall is Young Sheldon on CBS.
3. One of my very favourite books is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I think it should be required reading for high school students. This book really changed my life and how I think. One of the agreements is “Don’t take anything personally “. I know it is easier said than done, but you will save yourself a lot of suffering by realizing this.
4. The best time to tell someone you love them is right now.
We are joining Feline Friday which is being hosted by Comedy Plus.
Joanie didn’t do a book review this week because she was busy making her acting debut in The Codd Mother, you can see it if you click here.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 68

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 68. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.
1._____________________ is a waste of time.

2. My favorite app is ____________________.

3. My first car was ___________________.

4. The best car I ever owned was ____________________, because ____________.

My answers:

  1. Worrying about things we have no control over is a waste of time, yet I can’t stop myself from doing it.
  2. My favorite app is the Kindle app on my computer.
  3. My first car was a blue Gremlin, it was my grandfather’s. If this sounds familiar it is because on another fill in that was my first ___ was ___, I chose car.
  4. The best car I ever owned was my 1990 Honda Civic, because I got it brand new and it was a beautiful shade of blue.I had it for 14 years.

We are joining Feline Friday currently being hosted by our friend at Comedy Plus.

 Joanie in her car, actually it was my niece’s and now it is my great-niece’s, but we use it for photo shoots.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Before I get started, I want to have a moment of silence for our friend Esme, who left for The Rainbow Bridge last week. Please visit her family if you haven’t already. Click here..

I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful to feel better this week and I am thankful for all your purrs and prayers.

I haven’t seen Grammie since last Wednesday. I hope she comes to see me soon, I love her so very much.

How cute do I look in my harness? Here I am looking for a four leaf clover.

Joanie wants us to call her Dr. Joanie because she took her own stitches out. Her recheck was good though and she is all healed.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. I used all 4 of the K word prompts this week.

My purrince is really my king
this is not just some fling
Our love is true
without him I ‘d be blue
The only boy with a key to my heart
it was true love right from the start
He makes my heart kindle
may our fire never dwindle

 

Mom wants to join Wandering Through The Shelves Thursday Movie Picks Blog Hop this week because the theme is the stage.

Here’s my list- all musicals, I can’t sing, but I love musicals.

1. Grease (1978)- I had such a crush on John Travolta ( yes, someone before Nic Cage) when I was a kid, my parents took me to see this. Every time I hear a song from it, I want to burst into song ( but I only do when alone, I don’t want to hurt anyone’s eardrums 🙂 ).

2. Annie ( 1982)- There have been other versions since, but I think this is the best.

3.Jersey Boys (2014)- The story of Frankie Vali and The Four Seasons.

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

1._____________________ is a waste of time.

2. My favorite app is ____________________.

3. My first car was ___________________.

4. The best car I ever owned was ____________________, because ____________.

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! Time for our second Chewy Review and our Fall Fashion Show Part 2.

*Disclaimer- we were given Wellness CORE Simply Shreds Grain-Free Boneless Chicken Wet Cat Food Topper, 1.75-oz, case of 12 in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Wellness CORE Simply Shreds Grain-Free Boneless Chicken Wet Cat Food Topper are made with only 3 ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth and water.

They actually look and smell good enough to eat, but I restrained myself 🙂

Millie loved them and so did Penny

Jinx, Tallulah, Polar Bear and Noel all enjoyed this food too. I didn’t try it on Sammy because of his special diet and a few others for various reasons, but all who tried it cleaned their bowls. My only complaint was it is impossible to open the package with water/juice spurting out .It is on sale for $13.99/case of 12. Click here to go to Chewy.

And don’t forget that orders over $49 are shipped free and arrive in 1-2 days.

Now for the rest of our Fall Fashion Show. Today we are featuring accessories.

Sammy is mad for plaid with this bow tie.

Cowboy hats never go out of style. Joanie and Brody are proudly wearing theirs.

Thank you for joining us!

We are joining Chewy’s Blog Hop hosted by Oz the Terrier and Sugar Woofs.

 

It’s Monday ! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi eveyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday ! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awwww….Mondays Blog hops.

Joanie is going to start with her review.

  Mom claims to be half French, she is either fibbing or this book is not correct.

Thank you Joanie, even though you just insulted me. I am still reading the Hemingway Biography and not liking him too much, but I am determined to read about his cats.

I won a book on Goodreads called The Sweet Spot by Christine Carter. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to enjoy their life and be less busy. She offers great tips on simplifying your life and doing what you enjoy. We all have to do some things we don’t want to do in life, but your life shouldn’t be just those things.

I just finished To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir by Madeleine Blaise. I enjoyed it despite all the name dropping of the rich and famous that stayed at their Martha’s Vineyard family home over the years. She tells of the home her in-laws owned on the island for over 50 years and the sadness of having to let it go.

Thank you for all the purrs and prayers and hee-haws for Phoebe. She actually ate quite a bit on Sunday ( knock on wood, 3 times). The combination of pepcid and anti-nausea meds may be the magic potion needed. I finally gave in and let her go outside in the covered blueberry patch.

  We created a monster because as soon as we brought her inside, she kept going to the door and windows meowing to go back out.

 

 

 

 

Phoebe’s Press Conference

Hi everyone! We want to give you all an update on Phoebe’s health. She gave me quite a scare this week by not eating. She was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney disease about 6 months ago and we have been monitoring her. The vet didn’t want to do fluids at home because of her heart murmur. She gets a vitamin B12 shot and an anti-nausea shot every 2 weeks. She eats pretty good for a while after that, but when she doesn’t eat, she doesn’t have much to work with and is currently 5 lbs. 5 ounces, when she was checked 2 weeks ago, she was 5 lbs. 10 ounces- you see where this is heading if she keeps refusing to eat. ( I have tried baby food, people food, etc. )

She now has an anti-nausea pill daily and the mertazapine for appetite which she will get every 3 days. I was disappointed yesterday that she didn’t perk up more after fluids ( she was very dehydrated). We are trying not to run our central air as often because I think it makes her dehydrate even faster than she would without it.

The vet called today with blood work results and her kidney values are not much different than 6 weeks ago. Her white blood count is up so we are waiting on a urine test and should know  Monday if there is an infection. If not, we need to find the cause of that.

We just want to let everyone know what is going on and ask for purrs and prayers. I won’t give up on her until she lets me know she has given up. And she really wants to have another Festivus party in December and dress up for Halloween in a couple’s costume with her purrince.

She is ready to take any questions you may have. We made this press conference photo on photofunia back in 2015.We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and are very happy it is back on this week.

We are also joining Ten Things of Thankful blog hop. Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Mertazapine, a miracle pill for cats.
  2. I am thankful for the 14 years I have had with Phoebe
  3. and for every day I get with her.
  4. Joanie’s biopsy was benign. 🙂
  5. My trip to Ikea last week- I got the stuffed mice for the cats
  6. and the black cat curtains I have been wanting for over a year, glad they still carry them.
  7. Thankful that our Angel Spooky’s story is included in Black Cats Tell All.
  8. Thankful my Mom and I were able to go for pedicures Wednesday despite my bad toe which is much better.
  9. The blueberry ice cream I made came out great
  10. Friends that came over to visit and test my ice cream.

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 today.

Joanie still has a little boo-boo, but she still wanted to write a book review.

How to Be Here is the title- Where the heck else would I be? Why I need a book to tell me that?

Thank you Joanie. I actually like this book because unlike cats, us humans sometimes can be in a place yet our mind is somewhere else. This book is filled with short chapters to guide us on our own path and stop comparing ourselves to others.

I am also reading Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn. I know he was a cat lover so I thought it would be interesting. I haven’t gotten to his love of cats yet though.

Be sure to comment on Sunday’s post for a chance to win an IKEA mouse.