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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Happy Tuesday Trek


Thank you to our 

 Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus   

There is a new multipurpose development being built on the former property of Peden Steel 
click here to read about Peden Steel 

The former factory in Raleigh – a warehouse that built munitions during World War I and fabricated steel for buildings and monuments around the city.

The structure's steel bones date back to the late 1800s. When it was originally located in the Warehouse District in downtown.

It was moved it to its new location along Atlantic Ave. in the 1950s

Now, it's coming back to life as Raleigh Iron Works.

We had fun wandering around.  There will be lots of interesting shops and cafes 

  On TV news they indicated it was open for business so we took a field trip on the last Monday in August.   All the signs on the shop windows said Opening Spring 2023. 
News failed to mention only two places were open for business.    They might need to revise the signs.  There were only two places open for business both cafe's.  Both had hours posted Tuesday-Saturday.  Well go back to have a sandwich at
Sandwich Uptopia.  The menu looked quite unique delicious.

The new area gave us lots of
when we saw how much of the original steel structure they are using from the original Building. 
This swing is made from steel from the original building.

Yes the swing really swings too.
Below is old steel made into border with stones in it.  This is located around the parking lot.

Now for more photos we took as we walked around.  All the store fronts had signs:  "Opening Spring 2023"  We were there in late August.

I thought about going down the slide...'thought'...
#1 reason I didn't IT WAS WET
#2 reason I didn't the landing was a bit tricky for and all gal will a knee that would
have been quite UNHAPPY 
I am 5'3 1/2" so that is a really big culvert.

If you missed Saturday Symmetry on Sept 23, see below sneak peep. 
Raleigh Iron Works multipurpose area opening soon.

Please Come back on Happy Tuesday, September 26th  to read all about this 

 We think these are bike racks

Monday, September 25, 2023

Awww Monday and Sparks and Reminder FFF

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus  

Lana and Ernie told me about a fall treat they discovered.
Limited edition of Pumpkin and Spice Cheerios.
I have been searching high and low.  You would think in a city the size of Raleigh I could find them BUT NOPE!!!
  I love Cheerios dearly.

On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 3pm I found a box on my front porch FROM Ernie Price...this was inside was 

 Dearest Ernie my most adorable Attorney....words seem hardly adequate to thank you for your kind, thoughtful and most cherished gift that I just found on my front porch.  Bless your Cheerio-ful heart, all the way down your itty bitty Dachshund body from the tip of your black nose to your wavy, curly furs, including your well manicured toesies to the tip of your feathery tail.  Please thank your chauffer Lana and Joy the Jeep for taking you to the post office.

Angel Madi loved Cheerios.  I'm sure she is dancing on cloud 9. 
Sincerely grateful for your friendship.
Hugs to you 

Final Feature Friday September 29, 2023
Please click here for rulz and to visit YAM's blog

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Sunday napping flashback 2013

Sunday naps require

(PS I got here all by myself.  Notice the paw print on the white pillow)


Saturday, September 23, 2023

Saturday Symmetry

Please Come back on Happy Tuesday, September 26th  to read all about this 

Raleigh Iron Works multipurpose area opening soon.

 We think these are bike racks

Friday, September 22, 2023

Nature Friday and feline Friday

Breaking news 

All my blog addresses disappeared as of 8pm last night.

I will slowly be building up my list again...starting with all who comment today.

I can add your blog address.  Thank you.


  Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 

Two guests roving photo journalist for nature Friday...first SHE  from Oz friend and former co-worker

She sent me this text

Check out our groundhog 💕. He was munching on my Echinacea plant and Al was watching him from storm door.  He sensed (or has excellent hearing!) Al at the door and that’s why he looks like a statue. He is to the left of the garden flag.
He hurried away as fast as his short little legs could carry him.

September 22, 2016 flashback with Madi
she was pawticipating in posting  about the letters of the alphabet

O for Older

At 14.5 years, I am an Older kitty, so I'm told
Senior kitty sounds much bolder.
Being older only means I'm wiser and quieter.
I nap and I dream, my life as I know it has not really changed. Each day I have is golden.
If I were a horse, I would be kicking up my heels out in  the pasture. 
If I were a parrot, I'd just be in my prime.
If I were a tortoise, it would be coming out time.
Right now this moment, I am living my life just being
happy to be

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday #136

   Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 

Here is today's photo.  

Straight up


Almost to heaven

I can't look down

R U Crazy 

Seriously you're gonna run down?

My furry Tabby Nephew Kat joins

He says 'Thank you all for your gottcha day wishes'

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Words on Wednesday from Rocky

Thank you to our Hostess

Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Dear Friends, today September 20th 
Kat’s 5 year Gotcha’ Day

Mom & I put together a montage of some of my fav photos with me & my best buddy❣️
Mom let me choose the music and I think it’s pretty cool, just like Kat! 

Lovingly Rocky and my Terrific Tabby bro Kat

Dearest Kat ,

I remember your Gotcha  Day like it was yesterday.

Dearest Rocky,

OH MY CATS I LOVED X 10000 YOUR VIDEO AND MUSIC. The ending with your sweet furry tails gave me a big CHESHIRE CAT SMILE. You did select the purrfect music!!

Lovingly Auntie HiC

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Talk like a Pirate on Happy Tuesday



Thank you to our 

 Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus   

 This is a flashback photo challenge on Talk like a Pirate day

September 19, 2013

His office is the deep dark sea.
He travels in the shadows of night by the tower light.
Looking for treasures and trinkets while 
out of sight.
In the background you hear screeching from the
pirate's Parrot
 Cap'n my Cap'n
look starboard (right) and you will see a landlubber 
who is lost at sea. What an addlepate (fool) he be
out here on the open sea.  
Fair winds my friends
til we meet again.
Wench Madi September 2013
I gladly admit to looking like  a fool addlepate in this
mask but you know when we do something we go all out

Monday, September 18, 2023

Awww Monday to my sis-in-law and Sparks


 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus  

My sister-in-law, Karen, is quilting and pie queen. 

She recently completed this beautiful quilt for her friend's new granddaughter. On Friday, September 15 went to visit Karen and Greg (favorite uncle to Angel Madi) for deSSERT.  I took vanilla ice cream to go with her out of this world apple pie.

I said  lot of Awwws when I saw this quilt  and tasted her pie

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

Nature and Feline Friday

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 

You've seen this solo pine before, however, this photo was snapped on Thursday 7th.

This tree is on NC Highway 50 on the way to Creedmoor, NC aka Cedar Creek Gallery.  We were on our way to see  the Fall 2023 Glass pumpkins. We went early this year. We arrived at 10:05 (they open at 10) OMCs was it crowded with pumpkins and people.  I wasn't able to get too many photos of the pumpkins but I will share them next week.  

I did snap a lot of Nature shots outdoors

I'm not sure what this 3 headed critter is supposed to be
but it is scary.

Feline Friday (ART)

Surprise surprise there are still some teapots on display from the April Teapot show.

We found two we didn't see in April...they made me say

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday #135

  Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 

Here is today's photo.  

My GPS was a mess
My plan was to find a rare bird's nest
Clearly I am lost.

Now here I sit in my tent
smack in the middle of 
your scent.

Kissed and made up.    
College football is a big part of
TV viewing this  time of year.  Dad of Angel Madi was quite unhappy none of the sports channels were available during this feud.