I'm a happily married 44 year old woman. My hubby ( David) and I have been married for 21 years (October 24, 1992). We started out with one cat and now have 15. 15 is my magic number ( David may like a slightly smaller one), but when any pass away, I don't replace the one that is lost, but I do rescue another.
When we got married we were like most people and wanted a family. At some point we both decided that we love our fur family. Some people are made to be parents of 2-legged children and we are made to be parents of those with 4 legs ( although we did have one with 3 legs once-RIP Brina).
It has taken me years to realize that this is my calling. I want to help all cats any way I can. If I can write about something that happened to one of my cats and help another in the process then I will be happy.
I just finished reading I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purposeby Jeremy Cowart. I found it very inspirational.
*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.
I was not familiar with Jeremy Cowart, but I chose to review this book because i enjoy memoirs. I think everyone has a story to tell that can contribute to improving the world. Jeremy Cowart is a photographer that uses his God-given talents to help others. He is not a typical rags to riches story. In fact, he grew up in a loving and supportive home in Hendersonville, TN ( fun facts: Johnny Cash used to live there and Taylor Swift went to high school there). His grades in school were not great, but his Dad always reminded him of the biblical quote, ” You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.”
Jeremy excelled at art despite his average grades. He was able to make a career with design, but was not happy in an office so he took a chance to start his own company. And later tires of that and moves on to bigger and better things. I like that he is willing to take that leap of faith so many of us only dream of doing- and it paid off. Along the way he met several people that mentored him along his path to being a successful artist.
He now uses his photography skills to help those in need. The book has a section displaying some of his collages and art which are all amazing. He has documented people in Africa. Haiti, and many other places after tragedies so they can tell their story. This has brought awareness to causes and helped raise funds for them.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants more out of life or is still trying to find their purpose. I think it would make an excellent graduation gift too. I love when people use their talents to improve the lives of others and that is exactly what he does. I also enjoyed the inspirational quotes and biblical references.
I enjoyed it so much that I want to share it with someone so if you want to enter for a chance to win ( sorry, I can only afford to ship in the US) just say so in the comment section of this post before Tuesday at 9PM ( EST) . Winner will be announced Wednesday.
Hi everyone! I am a day late for Sabi Saturday, but here is my entry. (Sabi Saturday is a hop where you show something old, repurposed or upcycled.
We have repurposed a lot of screen doors for use inside the house. This is one in the kitchen leading to the hallway. We had to come up with a way to separate cats and allow heat and air to pass through the doors.
Joanie and Gremmie wanted to do the selfie for today.
There are 7 blogs with clues to collect by June 5th then you can enter to win a prize. To learn more click here.
I also want to tell you about my friend Cathy’s children’s book. She writes the blog, Curious as a Cathy and today is her 9th Blogoversary. To celebrate she is offering a free Kindle version of her children’s book, The Tale of Ole Green Eyes from June 1st-5th. I loved it, you can read my review byclicking here. And to get your Kindle, click here.
Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.
1. I would love to be a personal assistant to ___________________________.
2. If I had a boat, I would name it ________________________.
3. I want to improve my _________.
4. Surprises are _________.
1. I would love to be a personal assistant to Nicolas Cage. ( I bet you all knew that)
2. If I had a boat, I would name it KaChoo after my first cat ( 1994-2010).
3. I want to improve my writing skills. I am really bad at being descriptive.
4. Surprises are sometimes good and sometimes not so good. I hope all your surprises are good.
Hi everyone! I am still looking through pennies for some worth more than one cent.
Did you know that an 1856 Flying Eagle penny is worth $ 12,850 ? I think one has a better chance of winning the lottery than finding one though. There were only 2000 were made as a pattern coin as it wasn’t supposed to be distributed until 1857. Several of these were in circulation though.
I was thrilled when Rosa Silva offered me a chance to review her latest book Cat VS Dog- The Pet Diaries 1. I enjoyed her other two books, you can read those reviews here and here.
*Disclaimer- I received a copy of Cat VS Dog in exchange for a fair review.All opinions are my own.
I am pleased to report that this book was just as enjoyable as Rosa’s other two. The illustrations are fantastic and really bring the diaries to life.
It is fun to read what Oliver, the cat thinks of Max, the new dog. At first, Oliver wants to get the dog into trouble, but Max’s sweet personality starts to wear him down. I don’t want to tell you everything as this is also part mystery story. I highly recommend it for any cat lover ( and/or dog lover too).
It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.