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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday Sentiments

In Memory of Victims of September 11, 2001
and their Family and Friends
We'll never forget you!!!
This photo was taken on a beautiful August day in 1987.
We took our daughter to New York City to celebrating her 16th birthday. 
We were on the Staten Island Ferry

Friday, September 10, 2021

Nature, Feline Flashback, and Fill in Friday

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus 

The window featured for today's Nature Friday is just to the left what we fondly called the Diva Throne.  

Just about 6 pm on Thursday September 2nd I noticed this purrfect reflection on the wall.

L: wall above tv this wall is across the room from the window

R: window facing south.  As the sun is setting, it peeps thru this window for about 2 minutes.  Yep photography is about timing and lighting.

This chair was Madi's highway to all of her grand adventures.  As a young whippersnapper, she often jumped up to the mantel for a casual sashay over to the other end to jump up about 18" to the top of the 8' tall Curio cabinet....for a nap.

Feline Friday Flashback July 2018

Well it seems I was caught in the midst of a grand adventure and I might be busted...

might have messed up my gravy train...might have a hard time pleading my case as a poor pitiful 
aging Senior Lady.

You see I thought my peeps were busy upstairs.  I made a wee too much noise mom came down to see what was what.  Dang iPad was handy and there is documentation.

Note from Mom:  In my humble opinion, if Madi(son) D Cat, can jump on the back of the chair, I think she is quite capable of jumping into the chair w/o the little gray Stool with skid proof top that was purchased JUST FOR a Diva. I REST MY CASE

Note from Madi(son) D Cat:  Mom all I hear is blah blah blah.....I need the stool to conserve my energy so that I can jump on to the back of the chair!! I REST MY CASE

Does anyone have anything to add to this saga?

Friendly Fill-Ins 

I thank hosts, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs and Ellen at 15 cats

1. My cure for the hiccups is teaspoon of HONEY 
2. I am currently watching ( or reading) Hot Dogby Laurien Berenson. It is about dog shows.  Main characters are Dox the Hot Dog, and Eve and Faith Standard Poodles. I have always been fascinated by Westminster and other dog shows.  
3. I would recommend walking outside to anyone who feels stressed.
4. I can do without sweet ice tea as long as I have coffee.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday #35


Angel Sammy and Teddy for the inspiring photos they find for us
Here is our inspirational photo is


A game of the past
Requiring hand/eye coordination.
if you were to  last.

A circle was drawn in the sand
The object of the game was simple.

Thump all the others out of the circle.
Keeping yours inside the circle

Lots of practice and skill.
 No matter if you were a Jack or a Jill,
The competition was for all.

 Today we join 


I'm thankful to report I am now driving myself where ever I want to go!!  The surgeon said I could drive in a week; however, I tried backing down the driveway last week.  I felt a pinch so I decided no way was I getting on the public roads.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Wordless Wednesday from our back porch..

where I spent many mornings, after my appendectomy, *resting on my laurels.  Happy to say my recovery has progressed nicely too.

 I finally remembered to look of the origin of this *expression.

The phrase/idiom 'Resting on your laurels' dates back to ancient Greek and Roman traditions where victorious Olympians or generals wore crowns made of laurel wreaths as symbols of victory, success and status.


Thanks to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus

Monday, September 6, 2021

Awww Monday and Sparks on Labor Day

Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 


Photo taken from the car back in late July on one of our ride a-bouts.  This patch of Black Eyed Susans was beautiful.  (FYI: the tiny black line in the middle of the photo is a sensor in our windshield.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Steeple Sunday

Hayes Barton Baptist Church