Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The New Toy

 Maggie was first to try the Tower of Tracks, 
with Chloe Jo watching closely.

 Then, George moved in to watch Chloe Jo play.

George was very much in awe of this wonderful thing,

so Chloe Jo let her baby brother take over.

George was more than happy to have a go at it.

 George says it is the best toy since Tent Ball 
(which he does still play)!

Santa brought this "Tower of Tracks" to our cats, but you can get yours from Chewy.com !  George, Chloe Jo, and Maggie highly recommend it. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Together, they had been through much unspeakable action. But, Sarge was now old and tired.

The young officer knew this partnership had reached an end. “Sarge, with all due respect, you are relieved of active duty.”

Removing the old dog’s leash for the last time, he said, “You’re home.”

Story: McGuffy Ann Morris

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 36

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.

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. 

Let me also thank all of you for your patience with me, as it takes me longer to visit everyone. Most of you know that Bill is a trucker. He usually gets home on Friday and leaves on Sunday, but the times of arrival and departure vary greatly. Needless to say, weekends are very chaotic for us. There is no "normal" in trucking, so we go with the flow. Bill works hard and we all appreciate him. No one is like Dad!

Okay...here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. My guiding word for 2017 is Believe. Nothing can be accomplished unless you believe. If you believe,
anything is possible.

2. I do not have any interest in a class reunion. My high school experience was wonderful. I was very involved in ROTC, where I was extremely successful. Those memories are priceless to me. But, I do not think one can go back and find what was left then and there. However, I believe events and things do stay with us, becoming a part of us. Life keeps moving, as it is supposed to, changing us as we go. As I age, I am more determined to live a happy life today and tomorrow. I want to keep experiencing happy moments and making more memories. "The Way", by Fastball has special meaning for Bill and I, for that very reason

3. Truth be told, I am superstitious about Friday the 13th. I have had several very bad experiences on Friday the 13th. As for black cats? They are blessings, of course!

4. Lately, I have been reading even more than usual. By nature, Winter creates more quiet time for critter cuddling and reading. I am happy to do both. I will be reviewing more books here, again, starting very soon.

~May your Winter be warm & cozy~

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fill-in Statements: Week 36

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 36: January 13, 2017

1. My guiding word for 2017 is _____________________.
2. ________________________ class reunion.

3. Truth be told I am superstitious about                                .

4. Lately, I have been                                  .

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Lost the Battle

I apologize for slow commenting and visiting. Please know that I will get there! I have been fighting a cold, but it has officially won. I have been reading a lot, though. Reviews will be coming soon. Stay well! But, if a cold gets to you, remember: