Ten Things of Thankful

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

My first thankful is also my art for the week. Online puzzles, they are providing me with a lot of amusement. I made one for St. Patrick’s Day with a photo I took several years ago when my niece and her cat, Nixon lived here. He is 11 years old now and doing well. It took me 19 minutes and 37 seconds to complete, I guarantee you that you can beat that time.

2. Thankful we only got 4 inches of snow on Tuesday, some places in Massachusetts got 27 inches.

3. Thankful a good cardiologist is only an hour away for Emmy. I am sure she would like one even closer, but it isn’t that far.

4. Thankful that Tallulah is recovering well from her big dental.

5. Thankful for a surprise package that arrived in the mail just as we returned from Emmy’s appointment. It was a pleasant surprise especially during this stressful week with so much going on with the kitties. Thank you to Rachel at Three Chatty Cats for all these great treats and for the kitty stickers she sent for “The Great One”.

There were even photos of adorable Harley enjoying his Tooth Fairy gifts.Joanie agreed to pose, but she called dibs on the 12 oz. bag of Temptations 🙂

6. Thankful my Mom stayed with the cats while we were with Emmy. I am always afraid to leave the house unattended for fear that someone would break in and harm them or they would get out and be eaten by coyotes. ( We had coyote tracks in the snow around our house).

7.Parchment paper- I used to always burn my cookies until I started using it.I made a batch of cherry winks for my hubby, but I used green cherries for St. Patrick’s Day.

8.Joanie is thankful that Mrs. Potato Head and Gremmie are friends again.

9. I am thankful for toys, “The Great One” and I had fun playing grocery store and vet clinic the other day.

10. A great nap that made up that hour we lost.


It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? I am entering both reading hops today, the regular one and the one for kiddy lit. 100_9720  For Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers Hop we have a book we won from Three Chatty Cats. Love Me Gently by Lisa Wienebrink and Illustrated by Eleanor Harbinson is an adorable book that teaches kids to be gentle with pets. I am giving it to “The Great One” because she has a dog and 2 cats. One page explains how the puppy could get sick if he eats people food, the funny part is she has already discovered her dog will eat anything she pushes off from the high chair.

KaTwo is showing you 2 of the books I just finished. This is our photo for Book Date’s Hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays hop too.


I can’t even put into words how amazing Please Enjoy Your Happiness by Paul Brinkley- Rogers was.  In his memoir, he tells of a friendship he had with an older ( he was 19, she was 31) Japanese woman . He was a U.S. sailor serving in Japan in 1959 when this happened. Through their mutual interests of reading and music they became friends and were in love, but never consummated their relationship. The memoir included letters she had written to him as well as poetry. After all this time, he still remembers their time together vividly and even attempts to find her.

And today’s word for the #JHC is treats:

dscf2668 This is Phoebe’s idea of treats 🙂 Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post to be entered in the eyeball giveaway- Phoebe will announce the winner on Wednesday. 100_9687