Friday, September 23, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 20

Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. As always, we have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

Thank you so much for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what this is all about. Don't forget to visit everyone on the list. 

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was quite some time ago. We tend to have a movie night at home much more often than at the theatre. It is more cozy, especially with PJs, pillows, blankets, and, of course, critters!

2. The title of my autobiography would be “Momcat”. I have contemplated this, and if and when I write a memoir, it will be about my life of animal rescue. “Momcat” has been a nickname of mine going back to when I first began mothering orphaned kittens, a lifetime ago! “Momcat” is even monogrammed on my favourite robe.

~Some of my babies, including George~

3. I would love to learn photo art. There is so much I would like to do with my photos, and just don’t seem to be able to get going with it. One thing that I really need to learn is how to block out a “cluttered” background to focus on the main subject, like one of the critters.

4. I am glad that I learned how to care for animals as a vet tech, because I have been able to make a real difference. Learning procedures, treatments, and special techniques, including rehabilitation, has helped me help so many. I feel blessed to have done that.

Autumn is here! Enjoy it with your friends!

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fill-in Statements: Week 20

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowingprovides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 20: September 23, 2016

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was ________.

2. The title of my autobiography would be ______________.

3. I would love to learn                                   .

4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace

"Turn from evil and do good; 
seek peace and pursue it."
                                                   ~Psalm 34:14

Originally celebrated in 1982, the International Day of Peace is still observed worldwide. The day is considered one of peace and global ceasefire.

Each year the "Peace Bell" is rung at the UN in New York City to memorialize the unity of peace. The bell, a gift from Japan, is a reminder of the human cost of war. It is made of coins donated by children throughout the world. "Long live absolute world peace" is inscribed on the bell.

Peace on Earth, indeed. 

His Guardian Angel

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Happiness Tag

We were recently given the honour of The Happiness Tag. Our dear friends at The Cat on My Head blog have nominated us. We are so thankful that we make them happy, as they are very special to us, too. I am especially pleased that my writing touches you. Thank you, Kitties Blue. We love you all.

The Tag Responsibilities and my Responses:

1. List five “things” that make me happy…
              a) Giving and receiving love makes me very happy. Obviously this includes love with my husband of 35 years. However, this also includes others that I am blessed to love and be loved by: friends, family, and yes, even critters of all kinds.
              b) I find happiness in poetry and literature. I enjoy both reading and writing. It makes me happy to connect with a writer through their thoughts and words. It also makes me happy to have someone connect with what I feel and write.
              c) Music makes me very happy. I always say that there is a soundtrack to my life. I can hear a song and be taken back to when I first heard it. I can capture what was going on in my life and relate the song to people and events. Songs are very important to me. I am very blessed that Bill is an extremely talented musician. He plays the guitar with a keen understanding of music theory, arrangements, and the guitar itself. He also can play any genre of music with deep feeling and skill.
              d) I find a deep happiness in nature. There are certain places that I feel totally at peace, and many of them are in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I wrote a poem, "Brockway", that explains this. It can be found on my Poetry page.
              e) All animals bring me sheer happiness, plain and simple. They are genuine in their behavior and interactions. I love to watch them, learn from them, and am very happy, even blessed, to have them in my family and life.

2.List five favourite songs that make me happy…
              a) Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)~ This song makes me teary, but it makes me hopeful, too. There is happiness in hope.

              b) What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)~ This song always offers perspective, reminding me of the important things in life. It is indeed the simple things that bring me real happiness.

              c) Happy Together (The Turtles) ~This is the song that Bill christened “our” song. We had been friends for three years before getting serious. This song was how he felt at that point in our relationship. It was true for us…and still is.

              d) "Linus and Lucy" (Vince Guaraldi)~ This song is pure happiness! Woo-Hoo! Happy dance!

              e) Uncloudy Day (Willie Nelson)~ This song is near and dear to my heart. Again, it is positive and hopeful. We need that in this world.

3. List five bloggers who make me happy…(not counting The Cat on My Head, who tagged me!)…
              a)Ellen of 15andmeowing .com…for the things she does for cats and people, too.
              b) Trout Talkin' Tabbies…their posts always make me laugh and feel good.
              c) Animal Shelter Volunteer Life…for all of their wonderful work with shelter cats
              d) Four-Legged Furballs…who are so sweet and always make me smile
e)Jeanne Foguth of Purrseidon…who always offers something fun and interesting 

We are nominating these five blogs for The Happiness Tag. We thank them for the happiness they share and hope they will accept the challenge of listing things and blogs that make them happy. But, we understand if they are too busy. We love them, anyway.

Thank you, again, Janet & Kitties Blue! Big Hugs!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fall Fashion

Fall fashions are here. 

It seems everyone 
is checking them out!

Of course, you have to decide
what is right for you...

...and what is not.

Whatever you do,
have a fabulous Autumn!