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Saturday, July 21, 2018

This and That ... (Part 1)

Happy Saturday everyone! Yesterday, my friend Deb and I spent the day walking around having a fun time at the Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction. As usual, I found some great bargains. 

One of them was a cute handcrafted cat food and water dish which I plan to put out in Sir Leo's catio ...

Some little handmade cat pillows for only $5.00 each. They can even be used as door stops ...

And this handmade crocheted choker necklace bought at the same stand where I got the cat pillows ... 

I love this comfortable, cool type of clothing and just had to buy these two pieces. An orange dress (I know it looks pinkish in the pic, but it is actually orange) ...

 and purple top.

And we ended our afternoon with new hair do's. I have been wanting to do this for quite sometime. What do you think of my new hair style, my friends?

This evening will be the Weezer concert in Camden, New Jersey. I am planning on posting a few pics tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to get some good ones. Anyway, it should be fun!

Ahh yes, and just a couple of gratuitous kitty shots to help start off your day ...
Merlin really enjoying the handmade catnip toy I made.

And here is a pic of Sir Leo enjoying HIS favorite nighttime window.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday odds and ends

Happy Friday all! I am getting ready for a busy weekend starting today. I will be spending the entire day with my friend Deb and her little grandson, J.J. We will be heading out to the Green Dragon Market and Auction House again then to get style and haircuts together at 2 o'clock.

Proud grandmom, Deb with grandson J.J.

Then, I have tickets to go see the rock group, "Weezer" on Saturday evening at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. For those of you who do not know who Weezer is, they are a popular/alternative rock group from the 90's. Their hit songs included, "Buddy Holly," "Hash Pipe" and "The Sweater Song" just to name a few. 

And I am finally able to get back into one of my favorite dresses since losing a bit of weight ...
What I love so much about this dress is the crocheted top half ...

Anyway, I am looking forward to it! Wishing you all a GREAT weekend! 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Good times with old friends (um, that is to say "long time friends") is forever something to be grateful for. Perhaps we do not always fully appreciate that fact until many more years have passed, but we are still happy for them none-the-less ...

Then, in 1990 at Flanagan's Pub.

With Dave and my sister Rhiannon in 1995.

Karaoke Night at Flanny's 1996.

 Rhiannon, Dave, and me in 1997.

Now ...
Dave, me, and his wife Deb at his birthday celebration at Flanny's 2015 ...

... and again for his 57th birthday in December of 2017.



Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Saturday post ...

Playtime for the cats ...

Sir Leo
"Come on dude, I dare ya!"


"Okay, too tuckered out. Time for a nap now!"

Tabitha snuggling up with me.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday odds and ends

Yesterday I published a re-post sharing my thoughts on meeting friends via the internet - social sites such as Facebook and most specifically Blogger.

I would like to share with you a wonderful memory of a very lovely woman whom I met a few years ago when she had her own blog, "Wiccan Writes." Her craft name is Robin Larkspur and I had the pleasure of meeting up with her on my way to Kingston, Ontario Canada with my husband and in-laws. We all met for lunch at a Cracker Barrel in Syracuse, New York. We chatted and surprised each other with special gifts as well ...

Robin presented me with this lovely journal book which I still have to this day ...
And beautifully wrapped in green tissue paper decorated with a sprig of her homegrown rosemary from her garden.

I gave her a framed square PA Dutch handmade quilt from Berks County, PA. She liked it so much that she displayed it on her living room mantel. 

I wished I could have met up with Stacy (Magic Love Crow) as well, but she lives in Aurora, Ontario, and unfortunately it would have been way too far of a travel for her to make. Perhaps someday!
(A pic of a cool flag we saw hung up in one of the restaurants we dined in while in Canada.)

Wednesday evening, I actually did get to know better a
very sweet woman (via telephone) whom I have been chatting with on Facebook as we both belong to a really awesome closed group (members only) fan site called, "MASTER, Jimmy Page." She had asked me if I could tag her on a pic I posted which she really liked a lot, but for some reason the tag did not implement. And so I did the next best thing I could think of and IM'd  (private messaged) her the pic so she could share it on her FB page. The next thing I knew, she messaged me back thanking me and told me that if I ever wanted to give her a phone call, she would love to chat with me off line and gave me her cell number. I told her I do not have long distance nor my own cell phone and gave her my land line phone number. She asked if I was available for her to call me that night if I had the time and we talked for at least two hours ... seriously. She seems like such a lovely lady and we had a very enjoyable time! We will most probably get the chance to speak again soon and I told her I would like that as well. Now, I do not make a habit of speaking on the phone to folks I barely know on FB, but I had a good vibe from her and she me. 
Life is strange sometimes, isn't it? 

And last but not least, here is the scoop -  it is National Ice Cream month ...!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Throwback Thursday

The value of a comment 

(originally posted on March 14, 2012)

Those of us who have blogs know how much it means when our blogger friends take the time and care enough to leave a comment or two on our blog posts ~ and of course I am no exception. 

But as wonderful as receiving comments from others is, for me, there is an even more important reason why I like comments so much. That reason, of course, is the fact that communicating through our post comments often gives us the ability to correspond on a more personal level with one another.

I have noticed lately that many of my blog friends also hold little conversations back and forth through their blog comments. It's a great way to form friendships with our peers even if we never do get the opportunity to actually meet them face to face. Most especially with our friends who happen to be very shy or tend to have a difficult time meeting other people of like minds and interests. 

Communicating with our fellow bloggers can also give us an appreciation for others who may even be a little different from ourselves. A kind of diversity of sorts among us all in Blogland.

"To me, diversity is inclusive of everyone, it is about learning from others who are not the same, and about dignity and respect for everyone."
~ Donna Garman

I have learned quite a bit from my blogger friends about so many different things. I have found much love, caring and support from others whom I have met through their blogs and that is where many of our friendships begin here.  And, I am indeed grateful to have had the chance to know them all!