Monday Mewsic and More

Hi everyone! 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.)

Being that it is Halloween time, I am going to try to read a vampire novel. I have been afraid on vampires since I was a kid and my aunt let me watch Salem’s Lot. I slept with my neck covered until about two years ago ( when the hot flashes started). My friend and fellow blogger, Marie (Athena’s Mum) has written a trilogy of vampire stories. I have enjoyed all her cat themed books so I am sure these will be good too. If you are interested, you can get the kindle edition of Poet’s Blood for free right now. Click here.

The Mewsic theme for this week is songs with hand claps and finger snaps. I couldn’t think of any with the finger snaps, but I have 3 with hand claps.

  1. Take the Money and Run ( Steve Miller Band)-

2. More Than A Feeling ( Boston)-

And because I spend a lot of time with an almost 3 year old:

3. Sesame Street If Your Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands-

And here are Brody and Trouble. I am so happy that Brody has a friend, she even cleans his ears for him sometimes.


  1. The books sound great, miss Ellen, we wished we had more time to read everyone’s stories… More than a feeling is still a great song? We’re happy to see Brody and Trouble together in such a sweet photo too 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead ???

  2. All of Marie’s books are on my to-read list. I bet they will all be incredibly enjoyable reads. And I would have had a lot of trouble with this week’s music challenge. I don’t think I can even think of one clapping or finger snapping song off the top of my head. And, of course, this photo of best friends Trouble and Brody makes us so happy!

  3. Vampires used to scare my Mom too…..! You found some good hand clap music (Mom says anyway!). Makes me VERY VERY happy to see Brody and Trouble together – everybody needs a friend and Brody wanted that from the beginning when he arrived at your home…….YAY!

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Ellen,

    The children’s song naturally was the first tune to pop in my head. I’m glad to see that you incorporated in your picks today. That’s just sweet! Oh yeah, thank you for the heads up on your blogger friend’s free Kindle book. I downloaded it. I’m horribly slow with reading anything but I am trying to get out of that funk that’s been with me for years.

    Boston “More Than A Feeling” brings back memories of a long time ago. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me this morning, dear friend. Have a furtastic week and I hope you don’t get too scared reading Marie’s book. 🙂

  5. Some great selections. I am a little too old to appreciate Sesame Street, but I loved the Steve Miller Band and Boston put out some great sounds. Nicely done for a Music Moves Me Monday. Have a blessed week.

  6. The mom usually doesn’t like to read scary books but she has read all the Ann Rice vampire books and they were really good. Great song selections!

  7. I have enjoyed many vampire series. ~grin~ Thank you for sharing the free read! I’m sorry that movie scared you so. It is cute to imagine you sleeping with your neck covered. Boo on hot flashes and night sweats! And hurray for kitty friendship!

    1. That was a good one, I have heard it in a movie or somewhere. I hope you have a great week too. XO

  8. Also, we thought of Stevie Wonder who did this when he was only 12 years old.

  9. Awww, it’s always good to have a friend. Especially someone that will clean your ears sometimes.

    Love all the videos. I’ve got one stuck in my head now. Can you guess which one?

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. My best to your peeps. ♥

  10. guyz…tell yur mom vampirez storeez iz de BEST !!!! troo lee 🙂 N brody N trouble….we iz happee ewe R best palz…we just hope to cod yur KNOT watchin…burd ~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

  11. I do hope you enjoy your vampire book. Vampires and werewolves are some of my favorites to read about. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  12. Looks like Brody and Trouble are drooling over some yummy treasure…unattainable…outside! Its nice that they are good furends:)

    Petcretary doesn’t like Halloween very much, if at all…pumpkins and the fallish decor are fine but she deplores all the scary things…

  13. I used to love vampire books. I’m not sure how I got away from them. Poet’s Blood is still free so I downloaded. Looks good. Brody and Trouble are so cute.

  14. Its funny vampires kind of put me off when I hear the word then I was counting up the books I have read with them in and I have read some so I guess not so bad!

  15. We love your song selections! I have never been able to read scary books or watch scary movies. It was the movie Amityville Horror and the book Cujo that did me in!

  16. Well, hi I’m baaaaaack… but time is limited so I wanted to at least stop by & say hello. Great pickins here though I must say! HUGS

  17. Vampires are not my favorites, either.

    Oscar’s version of the song, “If You’re Grouchy and You Know It,” is lots of fun, too.

    Hooray for cat friendships! Makes life with several of them easier if everyone has at least one buddy.

  18. Vampires can be scary. We hope able to get through the whole novel. Great selection of songs. We love Boston. Brody, you will have fresh ears now, because of your wonderful friend. Thanks for the share. Have a great rest of your week.

  19. I did not know I could be so happy until my furrend Ninja came to live here. Ninja feels the same way! His Dad says he is a much happier cat! I am so happy for Brodie and Trouble. And we LOVE all 3 of your songs! Mom LOVES them all and we LOVE to read. Mom is reading a plethora of books right now.

  20. Am I first again? Definitely the last song. TW still sleeps with her neck covered cos she’s afraid I’ll attack her. I’ve gotten her shoulders in the past. Pop’s fave all-time show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  21. EEKK! Salem’s Lot was so scary! I love to read Stephen King books and he scares the beejeebees out of me! I sing “If your happy & you know it” with our granddaughter all the time. ☺

  22. Hi Ellen,
    Great pics for the theme. I never thought of Boston’s “More Than a Feeling”! Man, does that song bring back the memories: I used to cruise around in my ’71 Monte Carlo with the windows down, this song cranked up on my 8-track, just blasting around the back roads, taking the long way home most nights…
    Dang, this song just gets right into my soul! I have it jammin’ in my headphones right now and I bet my next-door neighbors can hear it! haha
    Thanks so much for including it!

    I did Steve Miller’s “Take the Money and Run” too. That was one of the first hand-clap songs I thought of. I remember trying to get that hand-clap right all the time. It’s tricky!

    And hey, ya can’t ever go wrong with some Sesame Street!
    Thanks for playing along with my theme. I hope you enjoyed it…

    Michele at Angels Bark

  23. Mom and Dad have watched many many vampire movies and TV shows over the years. Mom also likes the Anne Rice vampire stories. She hasn’t yet read Miss Athena’s series, but hopes to find time to.

    It sounds like Brody and Trouble have become good pals. They are lucky to have each other. I try to be pals with the neighbor pussycat, but she always plays hard to get and hisses at me through the window. Winks.

    1. I hope she gets a chance to read them. Tell your mom to adopt a sibling for you 🙂

  24. Vampires scare me too, but I can enjoy a good zombie book or movie. (On a unrelated note, it makes me wonder why I didn’t pick The Addams Family theme. Oh well). Considering how much I love Boston, I forgot this song had clapping. And, there is always room for a classic children’s song. Hope you are having a great week!

    1. Thank you. I forgot about that song too, it would have been perfect for the season too.

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