Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

I used ribbet to make my art, Joanie is enjoying a sun beam with Gremmie ( she gave him some shades because as you know, gremlins don’t like bright light).

Did anyone notice Gremmie was wielding a potato peeler on Thursday?

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. The big snowstorm missed us, we only got a dusting.
  2. Pinterest– great for finding recipes, crochet ideas and toddler crafts to name just a few of my boards.
  3. The Great One is a fun age, we made Easter cards and she did such a good job with the ink pad and paint. I took photos, but they are on my mom’s phone at the moment.
  4. No vet trips this week.
  5. I read in Catster that Matilda the cat at the Algonquin passed away in October. That made me sad, but I am thankful that I got to meet her when we stayed there in 2015.

I took this photo, I even brought her one of my crocheted toys.

6. My Sammy was in the latest episode of The Codmother-click here.

7. Cheap cabbage -I made a big casserole of golompki ( stuffed cabbage)

8. Went shopping and to lunch with my mom.

9. My dvd set of the tv show Homefront, I am enjoying binge watching it. I loved it when it ran in 1991-1992. It was never sold on dvd, but a few years ago I found this on Amazon. I didn’t realize it when I ordered it that someone had copied it from the tv so it isn’t the best quality, but it is better than nothing. It is funny at the end of each show the voice over says what is going to be on Dateline that night- even back then people were complaining about the president.

10. Reese’s pieces, I gave up chocolate for Lent so they have been my sweet of choice. I know I should have given up all sweets, but I didn’t.

Don’t forget the #SciFIPawty is all day from 11 AM -11PM with Stunning Keisha as dj at 9 PM.

Meet Matilda Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day so I thought I would tell you more about my fun in NYC. As you know, I had the pleasure of staying in NYC recently. I had always wanted to stay at The Algonquin Hotel because of their resident cat. I never even imagined getting to stay unless I won the lottery, but I decided to check the rates and was pleasantly surprised at the pricing. I must note that when I just checked again for May, I was unpleasantly surprised. 038

Hubby and I always take the bus in from Springfield, MA to the Port Authority Bus Station right near Times Square. The Algonquin is only a few blocks away so it was perfect. It is a small hotel which makes check in extra quick. The staff treats you like royalty and they even hail a cab for you. They opened in 1902 and have had a resident cat since the 1930’s when the owner took in a stray. All males are named Hamlet and females are named Matilda. The current Matilda is a Ragdoll that has been there since 2010 and is quite the diva. 047She stayed up on her perch located at the front desk for hours. She wouldn’t get close enough for me to pet her, but she did let me get a photo. She also left some apples, fancy bottled water and a cute eye mask in the room with a note: 039

In addition to being known for Matilda, The Algonquin also has quite the literary history. Starting in 1919 , members of the “round table” had lunch their daily for 10 years. This group included several eiditors and critics from Vanity Fair and thr New York Times.

We were given a pre release copy of a book Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

002If you want to know what it is about, Goodreads has the description and reviews: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23492284-eight-hundred-grapes. Just comment between now and Thursday, I will announce the winner Friday. You can comment daily for more chances to win.

I am off to buy a lottery ticket so I can afford to stay at the hotel again in May 🙂