Friendly Fill-Ins Week 99

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. For Easter ( or Passover), I ______________________________.

2. My favorite Easter ( or Passover) treat is_______________________.
3. Lately, the song                   is stuck in my head.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge                           .
My answers:
1. For Easter, I will be hosting dinner with my hubby for my family, including The Great One.
2. My favorite Easter treat is white chocolate m &m’s that are only available this time of year and only at CVS and Target.
3. Lately, the song Accentuate the Positive is stuck in my head because I keep watching my Homefront dvd’s and that is the theme song.
4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge starts Sunday, there is still time to join in the fun, for information-click here.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Prancie is disappointed that The Red Sox lost their first game.
Chag Sameach to all of our Jewish friends.

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. ”

Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? , McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus ” Awww…..Monday and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.

 

First, a word from Joanie.

No one wants to hire me to train gremlins so I iz studying to be a paw reader. Pawmistry: How to Read Your Cat’s Paws by Ken Ring and Paul Pomhany is good book. So far, I learned the bigger the space between your lower pad and upper pads means the more independent you are.

Thank you Joanie. I am enjoying book 3 in The Miss Cuddlywump’s Series, titled Siren Song. I love this series!

This week was a freebie week to pick your own theme on the Mewsic Moves Me so I am combining it with Sparks. I have chosen 3 songs that will hopefully brighten your day. Two are from the movie, Annie which I was obsessed with when it came out.

 

And the last one is Accentuate the Positive- I chose the version that was used on the tv series, Homefront.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 95 /Dr. Seuss Day

Hi everyone! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins, 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. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is _________________.
2. The most interesting person I have ever met is ______________.
3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                       .

4. Lately, I have been working on                          .

My answers:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. ( I am sure you all could have guessed that).

2. The most interesting person that I have ever met is my husband’s father, he was an inventor of hydraulic construction equipment with several patents.In addition, he was an avid gardener and a great cribbage player. I wish I had more time with him, he passed away in 1999 at the age of 91.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss,my favorite book as a child was Dolly Madison’s Surprise. It was my mom’s book as a child and I still have it.

4. Lately, I have been working on crochet projects for the A-Z Challenge in April.

We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and The Dr. Seuss Hop hosted by Dory’s Backyard.

 

 

A Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww. .. Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Curious as a Cathy Mewsic Moves Me Blog Hops. Once again, I am skipping the book hop because I haven’t read anything this week worth writing about.

The Mewsic theme this week is TV or Movie theme songs. There are so many that I love, it was tough to narrow it down.

  1. Laverne and Shirley Theme Song ( I used to love this show. My friend and I would pretend to be them, I always wanted to be Shirley). Even as a child, I loved their optimism.

2. Family Ties Theme Song. I loved this show when I was in high school.

3. Fame

4. My all-time favorite-The Nanny. I used to have my own version for KaChoo.

And here is my Spark- Keep Calm and Sing Soft Kitty. It isn’t a theme song, but it is on Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon often.

Emmy wants me to remind everyone they have until Tuesday 9PM EST to enter her Dr. Seuss Giveaway. Just comment on yesterday’s post to enter.

Happy President’s Day!

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Curious as a Cathy’s Mewsic Moves Me blog hops. Being that it is a holiday in the USA , we are going to take a break from the reading hop today.

Joanie is taking a day off today. Mrs. Potato Head has offered to watch Gremmie for her while she naps.

She knows he will be safe. Mrs. Potato Head has eyes on the back of her head.

Our Spark today is a quote from Abraham Lincoln. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.”

And this week’s theme is our choice for Curious as a Cathy’s Mewsic Moves Me so I am doing songs that annoy me. I know that seems like an odd choice in a post with Sparks, but it is just for fun.

Imagine Dragons- Thunder annoys me because a little voice keeps repeating thunder, thunder, thunder and it sounds like a little martian to me. Then it gets stuck in my head.

Adele’s Hello annoys me too. She has a beautiful voice, but the lyrics disturb me. Who in their right mind would like to get together with an ex to discuss what went wrong? Get out of the past and move on lady.

And lastly, Florida Georgia Line’s H.O.L.Y really irritates me because they sing “Holy, holy, holy” the same way it is sung before communion in church except they are worshiping a woman instead of God. Ok, that one wasn’t for fun, it is a pet peeve of mine.

Sparks and More

Hi everyone!  Today we are joining It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? The kiddy lit version hosted by Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…..Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks.

Joanie is posing with our book recommendation.

When I found out that our friend Cathy of Curious as a Cathy, had written a children’s book years ago, I was eager to get a copy for my great-niece. Cathy even wrote a little note for my great-niece and autographed it.  I will have to save this for her for a while because the book is for slightly older kids than a 2-year-old.  I bought the book so I am not under obligation to write a review, but I want to because I enjoyed it.

It is a cute story about 2 girls visiting their grandparents. While there, they also visit with their great-grandma and she tells them the story of a panther that chased her as a child. There is even a black cat in the book which made it extra special for me.  I think family is very important so I enjoyed that there were several generations together in the story. Cathy got the inspiration from her family and the girls portrayed in the story are her daughters.

If you are interested, you can purchase it at Amazon.

And our Spark for today is not a quote, but a link to a site with free meditations. All you need to do is register with them for free and then you can listen to several free guided meditations. Calm.com  I have not done one yet, but I hope to this week. I think everyone can benefit from meditation.

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the USA so I chose a quote from him for my Spark: “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

I hope we are all brave enough and have enough faith to take that first step to wherever we want to be.

Now that Joanie has Gremmie under control , she has a book review.  I read, French for Cats: All the French Your Cats Will Ever Need by Henry Beard. Here are some words I learned.

I purr- Je ronronne

I sleep -Je dors

the mouse -la souris

the fish-le poisson

I think I am going to cough up a fur ball- Je crois que je vaid cracher une boule de poils

I don’t know why they call fish poison, it not poison, it is tasty.

Thank you Joanie, I think your gremlin needs you now.

I have also been reading a lot.  Before Christmas, I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo from Caren and Cody’s blog.  I have been learning a lot from it. I sometimes think I know everything about cats after living with so many for so long, but that is definitely not the case. He actually recommends having a litter box in the bedroom and living room. Apparently, cats don’t like the privacy we do when going potty. Maybe that is why they like to join us in the bathroom 🙂

 

At the moment, we are not having issues, but if any do come up, I will try a box in one of those places despite not really wanting to have one in those areas. If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it.  ( I won a copy of the book, but I am under no obligation to review it. I just like to tell people about good books).

 

 

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 88

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

1. I would like to ask_____________________ why _______________________?

2 My favorite fast food restaurant is_________________________..
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        .

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .

My answers:
1. I would like to ask Nicolas Cage why he chooses to be in such crappy movies lately?  OK, if I ever get to meet him, I wouldn’t really say that.
2. My favorite fast food restaurant is Burger King, I am actually glad the closest one is 30 minutes away. Wendy’s isn’t bad either, I like their chilli.
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be Rob Thomas. I have been to many concerts over the years, but I have yet to see Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20 which he was a member of.
4. My winter pastime is usually crocheting, because it is more fun to work with yarn when it is cold than when it is too hot.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Sammy’s sweater looks better from this angle.

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Now that the holidays are over and I am trapped in the house due to the cold weather, I have had time to read. We are joining The Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? , McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays.

My Spark is a quote from the author of the book I am recommending. Not sure how I have never heard of Joy Mangano, but until I read her book, I had no idea who she was. I like memoirs and reading how people become successful so I got Inventing Joy by Joy Mangano from the library. If you are not familiar with her, she has invented many products and her first was the wonder mop.

Actually, she started inventing things when she was a kid, but didn’t follow through until she was a single mom with three kids. She now has a huge empire and is a permanent feature on HSN. Her story was very interesting and a reminder that no one is an overnight success, years of hard work go into any successful endeavor.

There is a movie about her too with Jennifer Lawrence playing Joy. I haven’t seen it yet, but I ordered it up from the library and hope to pick it up tomorrow. If you are looking for some motivation this year, I highly recommend her book. It is part memoir and part self-help, with several pages of quotes at the end.

My spark for today is on of Joy’s quotes, ” No matter who you are or where you’re from, you have the power to change the world. ”

Sammy wants to know if he looks fat in his sweater?

If you donated to our friend Toby’s dental, we want to thank you for your generosity. And I want to let you know I am mailing all the packages out today( except for one I am waiting for an address on) of the mats and toys. Sorry for the delay, but it took me a while to make everything and then the weather turned bitterly cold. Also thanks to all who shared and are praying it goes well.

One more thing, please purr and pray for McGuffy’s Reader’s Kenzie, The Cat on My Head’s Cooper Murphy ,Timmy Tomcat’s Mr. Buttons and FurEverywhere’s Milita as they are all not feeling well at this time.