Tag: Friendly Fill-ins

Friendly Fill-ins ~ Week 97


I am ready for the Fill-ins… I am! Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing host this fun Friday question and answer and I really enjoy it. If you would like to join in and/or read the other Fill-in posts just click on the badge above. So here I go… but not without a picture and it does relate to my answer to one of the questions!


This picture was clicked at the South Jetty in Venice, Florida… our home away from home. The South Jetty is not our home, but Venice… don’t want to get you all befuddled here. The jetty is one of my favorite spots to relax and enjoy the water, birds, watch the people that fish and people taking their boats out of the marina. And then… wait for it… they have the best hot dogs at South Jetty!

Okay, really… here I go!

  1. When I am nervous, I worry. When I worry I get more nervous. It is crazy making behavior and I am always working on trying to change which gives me something to do to forget about being nervous. Having a constructive task to break the cycle helps. So does being near water where there are birds, flowers, trees, and shells… and hot dogs. South Jetty!
  2. When I am angry, I usually shut down… or yell. I am angry about something traumatic that happened to our family last week but my being angry will not change a thing so I need to let it go.
  3. Today, I know for sure that life is short. Every moment of every day needs my total positive attention. I feel the need to tell the people in my life more than ever how important they are… tell them how much I love them. Thank them for being in my life and making my life so much better.
  4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I usually don’t do much if anything at all. We used to make a pot of kielbasa, potatoes, and cabbage but now St. Pat’s is just another day for us. I think the only holidays or special event days we celebrate are Thanksgiving and Christmas. The last three or five years, I celebrate the tiny moments in life that make me happy, make me smile. It really is all about the little things. As I type this I think we will be celebrating St. Pat’s with new friends that we have met and you know there will be FOOD… maybe a Grouper sandwich and it will be at a restaurant on the water! Does it get much better than that? Friends, FOOD, water… and a view!

That is it for this Friday. I might, might work on keeping my Fill-ins shorter but it seems lately I have so much to say.

Thank you to Annie and Ellen for the Friday Fill-ins… always!

Friendly Friday Fill-ins!


When you see these two cute cats on this badge you know it’s Friday and you know it is time for Friendly Friday Fill-ins hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing. If you would like to link up and join the fun just click on the badge… it’s that easy!


This picture really has not one thing to do with Ellen and Annie’s Fill-ins today but I found it and it made me smile AND I can’t do a post without a picture AND, AND, AND, a shooting star is a symbol of good luck. It seemed appropriate today for a lot of reasons. You should always see a shooting star with a friend and I have one in mind… she should know who she is. She wisely told me to focus on the positive yesterday and what better way to do that then to do the Fill-ins!

  1. Before you eat chili, you need to grab the jar of peanut butter so that you can have a little bite of PB with every bite of chili.
  2. After my riding lessons when I was a kid my Mom took me to Steak and Shake for one of their awesome grilled ham sandwiches. I don’t think they are on the menu now. I have the sweetest memories of those lunches with my Mom.
  3. Winter can be a beautiful season, especially to photograph. But winter has not been playing nice and I think I have had enough of it… even though it can be beautiful… focusing on the positive here!
  4. Spring is a time of rioting joyful little flower faces and the hurried feathery efforts of birds to find prime real estate to raise their families. Mr. Tanager comes back to the Tiny Ten around the 15th of April. We may miss him this year, but that’s okay because he knows the Tiny Ten is his summer home.

So, that is it, that’s what I have for this Friday!

Thank you to Annie and Ellen for the HAPPY of the Friday Fill-ins!

Friendly Friday Fill-ins

Joining Friendly Fill-ins hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15andmeowing. I enjoy having Fill-in fun on Friday and if you would like to join or check other Fill-in posts please click on the badge above. I am sliding in a bit late this Friday, something else had the nerve to get in the way of my morning blog happiness but here I go!

  1. The Winter Olympics are a wonderfully bright spot in a boring time of TV programming. Of course they are much more than that and I think a lot about how much we look forward to seeing all the athletes compete and enjoy the extra news and stories that are part of the programming. CH and I enjoyed watching Curling yesterday afternoon. I am fascinated by the sport of Curling and get a chuckle out of watching them do the sweeping with the brooms. There is a lot of intensity in the faces of the people who participate in curling… what can I say, I just love watching it.
  2. I think the most romantic movie (or book) is Desk Set with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. There are so many “most” romantic movies but I love older movies and I have always had a crush on Spencer Tracy. We watch Desk Set at Christmas every year. It is a tradition for us and is right up there with homemade noodles on the HAPPY meter.
  3. Recently, I had an odd experience when I was in the grocery store. I don’t have odd experiences like this so it left me with a mix of emotions. CH and I were food shopping  and I turned to go down the aisle and there was a tiny figure that looked just like my Mom from the back. Her distinctive huge purse, hair, and a top and navy blue pants that were just what she would have worn. And the shoes… a pair of white tennies with what I assumed were pantyhose. My Mom never went out of the house without pantyhose on. I just wanted to go up to this lady and slip my hand in her hand. A few days later I had the radio on and Smokey Robinson’s song “Just to See Her” came on. Those of you who know me know what a big fan I am of Smokey Robinson. “Just to See Her” played on the radio when CH and I were making the hour drive to begin the service for her wake back in 1987. I looked out the window and tears rolled the whole drive. I am sure many of you have experienced something similar to this. It left me unsettled but comforted. CH often sees people who remind him of his Dad.
  4. I believe that love is complicated and way too deep a subject for this befuddled gal to get into today. I have lots to say about love but not gifted enough with words to get it right! Love can be such a tiny thought or action and that is the kind of love that amazes me the most. I have so much more to say and just can’t put it into words without getting all caught up in an emotional ramble.

Friday Fill-ins! Week 91


It’s Friendly Fill-in time hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen from 15andmeowing. Click the badge above to visit other Fill-in posts and to add your Fill-ins.

  1. Trust is essential but complicated.
  2. I would protest the lack of chocolate chip cookies at our house.
  3. I have loved horses since I was two when my Granddad set me on top of a swayback old gray mare.
  4. Right now, I am craving a Tim Tam.

And a BIG thank you to Annie and Ellen for the Fill-ins!

Friendly Fill-ins ~ Week 90

It’s Friday… time for Friendly Fill-ins hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing. Click the badge above to visit other Fill-in posts… go on and click, you will be glad you did. It’s fun to read the other Fill-ins… it will make you smile.

  1. The flu shot most likely worked for me this year, thankfully. I would have missed this beautiful evening.
  2. I think everyone should take time and do something that makes them especially happy daily.
  3. I (almost always) say my rosary at night, because it connects me to my Mom. The nuns would be so proud. They thought I was a lost cause.
  4. I almost (never) get stuff done on time because I am a PROcrastinator. It gives me a cranky that I have PROcrastination but it’s been with me a long time. So, I go with it.

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Friendly Fill-ins Week 47


It’s a Friendly Fill-in kind of day. Click the badge above to go to the Fill-in prompts and to visit other Fill-in posts! Thank you to McGuffy’s Reader and 15andmeowing for hosting this fun Friendly Fill-in on Fridays.

  1. The first thing I think about in the morning is checking on TinyKittens. TK is a cat and kitten rescue in Fort Langley, BC. They live stream all things kittens and cats 24/7. Currently Evolene and Corsica are on the stream. Two Mom cats that were feral and were trapped and brought in to have their kittens in a safe and caring environment. Great homes will be found for the kittens and Moms after they are spayed and neutered. Both Moms are ready to give birth any day.
  2. The last thing I think about before sleep is why can’t I get to sleep!
  3. I am looking forward to all the Oaks getting themselves dressed for summer. I am also looking forward to Mr. and Mrs. Tanager’s return to the Tiny Ten. It is usually mid April when we hear their beak speak.
  4. I am so pleased that it has rained and rained and rained some more. I wasn’t happy with the scary storms Wednesday night though. Big things were flying around in the night. I think we are now out of drought!


Summer Tanager
Photo Credit… Country Husband

Friendly Fill-ins Week 46

Good Morning! It is Friday and it is Friendly Fill-in time. You can join Friendly Fill-ins at McGuffy’s Reader and 15andmeowing. Head over to McGuffy’s Reader to link in and see other Fill-ins. Just click on the badge above. Oh, and if you want to do the Fill-ins in the comment section right here that would be more than okay with me.

  1. In the Spring, I look forward to our coneflowers popping up with their happy flower faces.
  2. I would love to have a blogging friends party… even though I would be a nervous wreck meeting everyBODY.
  3. Few know this about me, but I can be very shy and I am a bit quirky.
  4. No one bakes a loaf of cinnamon bread like The Mama… CH’s Mom. You didn’t think I would get through this post without mentioning FOOD? And buttah… for the top of the cinnamon bread… for every bite.

 

Friendly Fill-ins ~ Week #44


It is Friday Friendly Fill-in time… where did this week go? You can find the Fill-ins at McGuffy’s Reader and 15andmeowing on Thursday. That gives you some time to think about your Fill-ins instead of doing them at the last minute like I am doing this morning… think storms and no internet yesterday. Just click on the badge above to take you to other blogs that have participated!

  1. I hope Gilmore Girls gets renewed for another season. Yep, I know Gilmore Girls is done and finished. But I just got hooked on this show. Where was I back in 2000 when this show started? Never heard of it until last month when I found it on TV in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn’t sleep.
  2. My first crush was tall, dark, and handsome… almost 16 hands tall, dark bay, and went by the name of Sugarfoot. I was one of those lucky young horse loving girls that found a bow on the stall door and my first horse inside on Christmas morning!
  3. Chopping onions usually makes me cry. Unless I have my contacts on, and then it doesn’t affect me at all. Had this discussion last week. Having contacts on while chopping onions held back the tears for most people.
  4. If I were a super-hero, I would be a befuddled one. I can’t even begin to imagine myself as a super-hero. But I would love to have super-hero powers and see that all kitties were never intentionally hurt by humans. All kitties were safe and in homes where they were loved and respected until the very end… held until their last breath. This hope/wish is not limited to felines.


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