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I had wanted a clock for my bathroom… Yesterday I found it!…

the right color and a little whimsical… JUST RIGHT!

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Scrat is a prehistoric squirrel whose sole purpose in life is to bury an elusive acorn, which always – always! triggers calamitous events.

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Yesterday Jill… spotted “ICE AGE”… the movie…  coming on the TV…

Actually it seems that this furry character named Scrat… got her attention…

He was trying to bury his acorn…but, not having much luck with the frozen ground

She started on the floor watching… then went to the table where she could get a better look…

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She watched intently for about 15 minutes… as different characters emerged…

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We laughed as she bent down to look under the TVsearching for this pesky squirrel…

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She then tried to touch them

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We so enjoyed watching her antics!

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I had picked up after Christmas these Fudge Mixes that had been marked down…

Complete with everything to make except butter…

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Just mix and bring to bowl ingredientscooking and stirring for four minutes

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The best part is licking the spoon after pouring into prepared pan…

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Wonderful Chocolate Fudge…

which was shared by a neighbor…

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The birds are liking the Bird Feeders…

I have to take photos through the window glass… so not too clear… or they want to fly away…

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Have a great day!

Kit Kit* Short Trip*Gladioli* Water Challenge and Fish!

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Looking out my kitchen window…

I saw Kit Kit sitting in the bird feeder…

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Since she hadn’t caught any birds yet… and I do say “yet”...

because I find one almost every day…

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She decides to get down…

and come inside to eat her cat food!

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We drove with some friends to a farm in Indiana…

They grow and sell beautiful flowers, herbs, rose bushes and many other things…

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The old farm-house has someone living in it…

but, the grounds are set up with a green house… small shops… a Tea Room / Restaurant

and Winery / Restaurant… a places to sit…

They have craft / classes in a building for different things… weddings may be held there… they are building a small chapel…

music weekly on the grounds…

We walked and looked at all of the beautiful flowers… statuary… that are for sale…

and then had lunch at the Tea Room…

A salad of mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, glazed sugary pecans, avocado, grilled warm chicken and homemade strawberry dressing…. along with slices of french bread with herb butter…

I ordered Iced Plum Tea... to try something new…

If we hadn’t eaten already … a glass of Strawberry Wine Punch would have been good at the winery …They also have tasting of the Homemade Wines they make…

After touring a few antique shops…

we headed for Hancock’s Drug Store in Scottsburg, Indiana for homemade ice cream sodas!…YUMMY!…

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A yellow gladioli had been broken off with the rain…

so I brought it inside to enjoy…

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My goal for today was to make me this Water Challenge I saw on FACEBOOK…

Take a gallon jug… wash and fill with water …

Lable it with these words…

Goal is to drink this every day!

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(Mine that I made)

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I am at between 5-7 pm at the moment…

I think I will do it!…

A trip to the “thrifty nifty”… as my son calls it…

had me purchasing this neat Lemon Squeezer… shaped like a colorful fish… 

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It is porcelain… made in Portugal…

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Isn’t it great!

“Kitty” Spring Fever???

My little kitty (Kit Kit) has acted strange all day… she has been extremely loving… and talking as cats do

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k15068990 … Her purr sounds more like a little lamb braying… She has sat on me… laid on mex19482954

… been at my feet… rolling around… and purrs so loud… everyone can hear her… She has slept in between… not wanting to go out as much as usual…

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Do you think she has Spring Fever???

or maybe feeling the things that “young girls” do when in love…k5296114

She has had a suitor coming by the last couple of days… or one that would like to become more familiar if you know what I mean!…

He has been quite persistent in his wiling ways…k3759869

Is my little girl growing up???… adolescence???

Is she starting to become of age???… puberty???

I am hoping not… too soon!…

I need to get her to the vetu25027893 … (surgery is needed)… get her tagged and licensed.. before all of this happens…

So, please… let this be just a little bit of showing me she has finally settled in… and loves me that I took her in… and happy that she has found a good home…

because I’m not ready to be a Grandma any time soon … to some little Kittiesk13753763

I checked with Animal Planet 75px-Animal_Planet on  “THIS SUBJECT”… and it seems Kit Kit might be a prime candidate

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Hope I’m not too late for that VET visit! k1396715

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Birthday Lunch and Entertaining Cats!

The sun is shining... temps up in the 40’s… and a birthday lunch to go to… My Granddaughter turned 19… last Wednesday… but, we all could get together today..

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Birthday Girl on left… with little sister!

You know how that is!

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She goes to the University of Louisville… but, insists on wearing a University of Kentucky sweatshirt…

As her tatoo says, “She flies with her own wings!”…

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Cookie Cake to take home with leftovers… way too much food…

but, will taste good tomorrow!

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Looking out at all of the snow still hanging around… makes you just want to stay in…

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tries to catch the snowflakes as they fall… Keeps her hopping for sure!

She is very entertaining… Even getting our old girl… Jill 

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With the weather so bitterly cold… my son has taken it on himself to let our black stray cat…

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inside the spare room in the basementNo name! … because we don’t want to get too attached…

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Her begging to come in!

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I’ve Fallen In Love!

She’s back!

Ever since I saw her a few days ago… she has visited my front porch…

She is the sweetest!…

and I have fallen for her!…

She has the sweetest little voice… looking up into my face…

I pick her up and she snuggles as close as she can… giving little kisses… and rubbing under my chin…

I gave her a treat… and she gobbled it up…

Maybe that’s why she comes back every day…

But, I want to believe it’s just to visit me!…

I haven’t felt this way about anything in a long time… well, as far as animals go…

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She is a kitty… who actually belongs to the neighbor next door… I found out…

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She had no home and they took her in…

She doesn’t even have a name…

Her coloring is very unusual… a mixture of brown, black, tan, gray and orange…

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A couple of months old… Eats the Meow Mix  dry-original-choice I give her by the handful with no problem…

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I would take her in a heart beat… and the neighbors would let me have her…

But… I have one problem…

A big old girl named Jill… who has had the run of our house going on 13 years… and she says, “No Way!”… in her most ferocious meow and growlOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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and definitely, “Get out of my master’s arms!”…

“I am hers and no one else is taking my place!”…

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It might be in “cat talk”… but, I do understand Jill’s message…

I have tried to acclimate them a little… wanting them to be friends… but, don’t think it’s working…

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Daily Prompt: Luxurious

What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LUXURY.

lux·u·ry

noun \ˈlək-sh(ə-)rē, -zh(ə-)rē\

: a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth

: something that is expensive and not necessary

: something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available

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I tried to figure out if I had anything luxurious

Expensive and NOT necessary…

I guess it would be something I treat myself with that I don’t HAVE to have

Maybe a “special spice”… that would make a recipe “all that!”…k9220612

Bubble Bath or Pretty Smelling Soaps”… that just make me feel “luxurious”…k6565992

“My Pet Cat Jill” who gives me the most pleasure… but, requires a special kind of cat food for her finicky ways…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Vacations” … to a place I’ve never seen… NO, I’m not a worldly traveler… but, across the boundaries of Kentucky at least…k14707353

A “special drink” for celebrating…k7901618

A “special dinner” with those I love…k4583019

A “Present / Gift” given to someone … who I know will love it!…sfo0344

A Gift Card just for ME… to spend on just me!…k4432558

A “Girl’s Day Out”… to be with those I share most everything with…mpe0008

but, my mostLuxurious” item I have… is my husband and my little family…

They give me more pleasure… a feeling of wealth… a feeling of having found precious stones… a “high” that comes naturally…a heart so full it could bust at times…

Yes! … I think I have got items that I would call “Luxury Items”…

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that I couldn’t live without… and they belong to me!

Daily Prompt: Early bird, or Night Owl?

I’m both…

I love getting up early… and having the whole day ahead of me… My only stipulation… since I’m retired… is that I get up when I want…k11730938

Usually this is pretty early… because I love that first cup of coffee by myself… Nice and hot with a little cream… u16966773

I like my morning routine with my kitty cat

Her talking to me… getting her scratching and rubs… and me getting a few wet scratchy tongue kisses on my hand… leg… foot… well, wherever she decides…szo0016

I then check my emails… Facebook… blogs…u13656209

also checking the news by internet

Afterwards… I might wander outside on pretty days watching the sun risek9055265 … sit in our swing… drink a few more drinks of coffee k1098975 Pick a weed out of the flower beds u21492557 … listen to the birdsk10285438 …and watch our crazy squirrels

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So… I am an Early Bird
At the beginning I said I’m both…

You hadn’t forgotten that had you?

I say I’m a Night Owl too… because I watch my favorite TV shows k6481286 late because that’s when they are on… I seem to get a second wind later at night… and also since daylight savings time… we have longer days…. and I don’t want to waste a minute of it!…

I seem to actually fight going to bed… the fight being inside of me

I keep finding something to do… be it readingk12110670 computer game… or bloggingSSH0003

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and a big old hoot owl with my eyes propped open as big as saucers k8944040

A little strange, but me…

Daily Prompt: Menagerie

Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

I have to tell you upfront that I was adopted 12 years ago…

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My new Mom to be… came in and looked around and then talked to my caregivers

They took me to meet her…

loved her at first sight… and evidently she loved me just as much…

I just wanted to leap into her arms…  when she picked me up and I couldn’t refrain from cuddling gwil30723

I had never felt so good! …k4116531

With a little paperworku14936002 I was to leave that day…

A new home…

A new Dad…

A new Grandma…

and a new Brother… and the best Mom I could ever have imagined!…

I had a family!…

She tells me everyday that I’m her sweet Jill… That’s the name I was given… and I just love it when I’m called to eat or when Mom just wants to know where I’m at szo0016

I’m also called her baby… precious… sweet girl…

Do you think she likes me a little?

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I’m given my favorite food and lots to drink… k10577454

I have my own bed…

These things seem natural now… but, at one time… I never felt I would have it so good!…

My Mom took me to the Doctor today… She likes me to stay healthy!

No, I can’t say if I had a choice I would have went… but, she makes it as comfortable as possible… Talking to me all of the way in the car k10511487 … telling me everything will be alright

They were expecting us at the Doctor’s office… Have you noticed… that Doctor’s offices have a certain smell …

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I thought I might as well be good and get this over with…

I needed a shot… and the Doc took my temperature… weighed me… combed my hair… felt me all over… and sent us on our way with a good checkup… For a Doctor… I guess he’s pretty nice… The shot didn’t even hurt!

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He did say I might need to watch my weight a little… I didn’t think two pounds was all that bad…

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and if my skin kept being so dry to let him know… He figures it’s just the winter weather and the heat in our home… I think so too!…

I’m not getting the exercise that I should… I don’t like outside when it’s cold anymore… I’m getting to be a little older…

I hear people say to my Mom, “You really love Jill don’t you?”… and I hear all good stuff about me… How I keep her company… How I make her laugh… How funny I am when playing… How independent I’ve become… How she doesn’t know what she would ever have done without me k0725421I guess we make a good fit

So glad she adopted me! k7098880

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Will I Ever Learn???

You’ve probably read how my cat, Jill… loves the Christmas Tree

Sleeping under it…

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Guardian of the gifts…

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Either size will do… our small one or the bigger… “Santa” one…

We have taken everything down and packed it away that says, “Christmas”… except the Santa Tree… Since it is her favorite…  it will be taken down last

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Jill had a Christmas Kitty Stocking hanging right along side ours…

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I knew I created a Monster Cat last year by introducing her to canned food

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But, silly me!… put 3 little cans in her stocking along with some Cat Toys and Catnip

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since Christmas Eve… and YES!… she has been eating her canned food Meowing loudly if I only sit out the dryk2833050

I did it to myself… now will have to undo …

Today we decided to pour the catnip from the tube it came in pPETS-7960504r200… into a sock of mine and tie it up…

Catnip being a perennial herb belonging to the mint family… When the leaves are crushed… a special oil is released…

It triggers a pleasure center in the cat’s brain

It’s perfectly safe and not addictive

The effect lasts depending both on the cat and how much the cat has inhaled

Jill loved it!

She has thrown it n the air…

She has tossed it…

Chased it…

Rubbed it…

She has laid on it…

Laying her head on it like a pillow!

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Oh, my… another habit I have to undo…

Why do I do that??? …

Probably like my kids used to be… spoiled!…

And now it’s my Grandkids and Cat!…

Will I ever learn???… Probably NOT!

Starting My Day Off Right!

I feel like TODAY I might get back some normalcy… I’m up earlier than my guys

“I like it like that!”…

I’ve made coffee k5415900… which my Bobby will appreciate…

I’ve petted my cat, JillShe loves that!… since I have to rub her from one end to the other for about 5 minutes… and say how pretty she is…

She leads me to my computercr01p022 … WE have our little routine… I check my email… Facebook… weatherk5498252 … a little news of the world… my blogging friends posts…

She climbs upon her stool to look ut the window… I imagine we are checking the weather also… how many birds dbe0019and squirrels k7896149are in HER yard… and if anyone is passing by

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My niece gave me what will be “my favorite mug” for Christmas and is full of my hotsteaming… first cup of coffee… Just a little creamer… and I’m happy!…

As you can tell by the photo… it has a cat on it… and says…

“It’s the CAT”S House… we just pay the mortgage!”…

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I’m greeted by my favorite PC wallpaper… of my Grandkids… Right now… dressed in their PJ”s and in front of the Christmas tree…

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They make me smile

What a great way to start my day!