Friday, July 29, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 12


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. One quirk I have is that I only read one book at a time. I like to totally immerse myself in each book that I read. I think that there are already enough distractions, so I do not want to create more by juggling books! I like to give each one my full attention.


2. My favorite comic strip is Peanuts! Anyone who knows me, knows this is a lifelong love. I have an especially fond attachment to Snoopy. I wanted a dog so badly when I was a kid that I named my pet rescue turtle Snoopy. It did not matter that she was a turtle, or a girl.


 3. I am really happy when my loved ones are safe and happy. Nothing makes me happier than knowing this. It really is that simple.


 4. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I would go to visit South Dakota’s Badlands and the surrounding area. Bill and I visited that area when we traveled in a van as newlyweds. It would be a great experience to re-visit it, now.  




~Happy Weekend!~


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Busy Summer


Summer does not wait. It flies by, even though its warmth and lazy feeling lull you into thinking that it is endless. There is so much to do and we have been so busy!

The gardens are growing, along with the weeds, both flowers and vegetables are flourishing. Bill has a very green thumb; I try my best to assist him. He does the serious work, while I weed.

The porch and cedar fence need to be re-stained this year. We have a very large yard with a six-foot cedar fence. Bill power-washed the porch and fence and has begun staining. We will be painting the garage next. We need to have them done by fall.

There is fun to be had, too. Bill has been playing some music on weekends, as he is able. He has been giving his guitars a real workout! He truly is a gifted musician.

The dogs have been entertaining us, as well as each other, too. When it isn't too hot, we all go for walks together. Well, the cats stay home. It is just better that way.

So, I am busy with many projects, which doesn't allow much blogging time. I will be posting and around to visit as I can, however. And when it all settles down, I will get back to a routine. I am working on that.

Life gets really busy that way sometimes. It is full of big and little things, and just does not wait. I know many of you are busy, too. Enjoy what you can, and make the very best of it all. 


Fill-In Statements: Week 12


The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides 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 12: July 29, 2016

1. One quirk I have is ___________________.

2. My favorite comic strip is ________________________.

3. I am really happy                                           .

4. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I would go to                              

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Laser Tag & Busy Weekends

with Simon's Cat

...or this could be George!

We have a busy weekend planned. 
We hope yours is filled with fun.
See you all on Monday!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 11


 Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. I wish I could afford to hire someone to clean my house every week. It is really okay that I don’t have a housekeeper, but if I could…yes, it would be nice.

2. Zucchini is really good with tomatoes, onions, garlic and parmesan cheese. We usually can it to use later, too. It is really good with pasta.
 3. One Summertime memory I recall is learning to ride Uncle Eddie’s dirt bike. I had just turned twelve, school was out, and I was ready to roll! Uncle Eddie gave me lessons going down the old, dirt road. I was doing really well. Then we hit the corn field. I was flying…until I came up through the ditch and landed in the fire ant hill! I was instantly covered, as was the dirt bike. Uncle Eddie ran to me, grabbed me up and ran to Grandma’s yard. He hosed me off with the garden hose. I was crying and laughing at the same time. Poor Uncle Eddie blamed himself. I convinced him that I was fine, and to please let me do it again…without the fire ants!

4. This Summer I have been working on my journals. I am sorting through old thoughts and ideas, searching for bits and pieces to use in my writing. It is definitely a process that leads to other processes. I always find myself in there, right where I left me.



May your work always be play,
and may you always have helpers!




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