Friday, February 17, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 41


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 40"!  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 has made this a fun weekly event for everyone. Sharing with you and getting to know you better has been a real pleasure. Please remember to continue to visit everyone on the list. It matters.

I am still under the weather, though the Winter weather has been unusually mild! I fear we will end up paying for this, too! Somewhere along the line, things always come back around to balance out. Such is Life.

The questions were a bit challenging for me this week. I hope you enjoyed them! Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1.Snow is wonderful if you have a warm, safe place where you can hibernate. I love to watch the snow fall. I even don’t mind having to shovel. I seriously was made for The North Woods! I keep the U.P. weather on my Weather Bug. It is still my goal to become an official Yooper!


2. My favorite kind of soup is home-made. I especially like chicken soup when I don’t feel well. However, I enjoy soup most anytime.! Chloe Jo loves chicken noodle soup. Well, she really just likes the noodles!


3. When no one is around, I whistle. I really do not whistle well, so I don't do it if anyone can hear me. The cats have all convinced me not to whistle. In fact, they are both vocal and physical in their protests. Bill has agreed with them: whistling is not my strength. I should mention, they do not mind when he whistles!

Riley (George's brother)

4. Writing is my way of sorting things out. I journal most things that weigh heavily on my heart, though they remain private. I do not share everything because I don’t think it is necessary. God knows, and that is enough. However, sometimes the things I write will later become poems or stories that I hope others may relate to.



While it lasts, have some fun in the snow!

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

37 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon! Writing is how I sort things out too. Often, I don't know what I really think or feel about something until I've written it out.

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    1. I like to really look at things from all sides before I react out loud. I don't like to hurt anyone.

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  2. Writing can be a great way to get things out and work through them. Hope you do get to be a Yooper someday!

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    1. Mimi, we are working toward that Yooper dream! Hugs.

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  3. Oh yes, home made soup, I like chicken noodle soup, too and make it quite frequently as soups go. You may even morph it into fricassee :)

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  4. As always, I love your answers! I have always loved the beauty of snow. My uncle lives up in the UP, and he's always messaging and sending pics with how much snow they have up there. It sure looks cold, but also incredibly beautiful! And I also love to write to sort out my thoughts. There is something so soothing about pouring your thoughts out with nothing but a pen and paper. Thank you for hosting this always fun challenge!

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    1. Where in the U.P.? We LOVE it UP there! Our plan is to go there permanently. Hugs!

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  5. I hope you feel better soon Annie. ☀☀

    Writing is such a great way to cope with things that weighs on us. I used to journal every day and I would read my journal some time later. It was always interesting to remember things I had forgotten. Now computer and social media gets in the way.

    We have so much snow this winter. Cats could disappear here too. lol.

    Have a great day. ☀
    Hugs,♡
    Julia

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    1. Journals help. It is also something that can be passed on to future generations. I love your stories! HUGS!

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  6. Fingers crossed for your Yooper status to come true! I love noodles and homemade soup! I journal too, Annie. Started when my Mom died in 1987. It was a way to talk to her and like you said, to sort things out. I still write in my journal most days. Good Morning... I actually did the Fill-in at my own blog! Thanks Annie!

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    1. We are really working on that Yooper dream. It just feels like where we are supposed to be. I am so glad you came today! HUGS!

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  7. We are to have temperatures in the 60's for about a week. CRAZY!! I think the weather everywhere has been a bit strange this year.

    Love your cat photos as usual.

    I love chicken noodle soup too.

    Feel better, and I hope you have a good weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Friendly Fill-Ins

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    1. We are in the 60s today, and supposed to stay there for the next few days. What the heck? I fear we will pay in the future. I do not like heat, so...*augh*

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  8. Great answers! I had to look up Yooper :) That is cute about your whistling. And writing is such a good way to express thoughts and figure things out. I should do it more often. I love the photos you have to go with your answers, the noodle one is a hoot. I hope you feel better soon. Have a great weekend! XO

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    1. I could whistle just notes as a kid...but, I just am not good at it, ever! The cats would tell you! Yeah, that noodle image would be Chloe Jo in heaven! Ha! HUGS!

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  9. Super answers! We had to look up Yooper too!!!

    Hope you feel better....Mom here has been fighting a cold all week.

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. Take care of that Mom! Have some soup! HUGS!

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  10. I totally agree that homemade is best - and not just soup. I also journal my thoughts and might, at some point, use those notes in novels or blogs.

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  11. I'm sorry that you're still under the weather. I love to hear people whistle and do it myself sometimes too. I always think that people are happy if they're whistling. The picture of the kitty with all those noodles is great! I hope you're able to have a bowl of comforting homemade chicken noodle soup.

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    1. My Grampy used to say, "Whistling woman, cackling hen, always come to some bad end." Maybe that did it!
      Chicken noodle soup sounds good, though! Hugs!

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  12. Annie, I like seeing the snow but I don't like having to be out in it for long. I dislike cold weather very much and of course if it snows here then we're often at the mercy of Mother Nature to clear our neighborhood streets as the city's resources are primarily designated for the main arteries. I always wanted to keep a journal but I'm not disciplined enough. I start one earlier in the week and have two entries in it. We'll see how that goes. The furbabies bouncing in the snow gif is delightful. What fun! I hope you feel well again soon. It's not fun being under the weather so long. Take care, dear friend and thanks for hosting the fun!

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    1. I cannot take heat. It is the breathing issues, with me. In the U.P., I breathe so much better! Work on that journal; you have important things to share! HUGS.

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  13. Great answers. Love the cat video. Poor kitty in the top shot looks a little chilly. :)

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  14. I wish Amarula loved snow the way the cat jumping through it does! Glad you seem to enjoy winter too!

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    1. If you get a gif of them in the snow, please share it! Hugs.

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  15. guyz....de food servizz gurlz gram paw could whistle de callz oh all things...burd....

    her gram paw taught her... bob white furst....her haz never forgetted thiz thoz we pay her cash monee ta KNOT haz burd song in de houz ~~ ☺☺☺

    heerz two a uaru kinda week oh end; himz act shoo a lee a prette awesum fish; see ya twoozday ! ♥♥♥

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    1. As a kid in Texas, I used to be able to do the bob white call...and they always answered, getting closer, too! I loved it! But, that is the extent of my whistling success. Have a great weekend, guys. HUGS!

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  16. Hi Annie. I am just getting here now. The day got away from me as it often does. We did go for a walk as the weather is like spring again. We hope to bike tomorrow. I could hardly believe that video of the cat diving into the snow and others looking on. The gang here definitely do not care for snow. If we make it through winter with the itty bitty amount we've had, I will be so grateful. Whistling is one of the many things I have never been able to do. It is one of those little quirks that accompanies my disease. I also cannot snap my fingers or any number of other little things. I do love to sing; though, I cannot carry a tune and no one wants to hear me. I am happy Bill will be home tonight, even if he arrives late. Please do not shovel any snow! As usual, I loved all your memes. George's brother is a cutie. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers, Janet

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  17. Love your answer to #4! I always find writing to be incredibly therapeutic.

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  18. Those were all good and we do like to see snow...anywhere else but here MOL!

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  19. I have tried to journal but I never keep it up and then after awhile throw the books away. I am very glad to no longer live in the Snowbelt. It snows here every few years, everything closes down and in 2 days the snow is gone and life as usual resumes.Works for me. Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.

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  20. We had so much snow this week, you'd love it. Our banks by the driveway have to be 10 feet tall by now. You can't even see the street over them when standing back! The kids sled down them LOL I definitely think better on paper too.

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  21. Homemade soup is the best! And the picture for number one cracked me up. It's so true ... often the biggest complainers about the summer heat are also the biggest winter grousers. :)

    Hugs!

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  22. Great, thoughtful fill in answers as always. The mom will whistle sometimes, but it hurts our ears and we tell her to stop. :)

    Where do you live that you want to be an honorary Yooper? Are you in Michigan because that's where we are...but downstate.

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