Friendly Fill-ins: Week 103

We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. Please link your post as directed. Try to visit other blogs, if possible. And, have fun!

Well, we are at the end of April. If the weather holds out, we will be Spring cleaning out in the yard this weekend. Last week we had two ice storms bringing over 4” of snow and ice. Next week is supposed to get up to 80°.

I am so proud that all of our furkids are so good with each other and with all of our rescues, too. We are blessed. Bee and Clyde are kept busy with Stormie. But, she interacts with everyone. She is fierce.

Chloe Jo is not doing as well as we had hoped. She has days where she just sleeps. Other days, she is restless and unhappy. Sometimes she wants to be held but is in pain. I have always been able to fix her problems, but I cannot fix this. It wrecks me.

We will be at a John Prine concert tonight. We are both very excited. He just released his new album last week. The Tree of Forgiveness is exceptional. John Prine is truly one of the greats.

Please join us for Sparks on Monday. The positive energy there will carry you all week. I know, because it has really been helpful to me. Share what helps you. Namaste.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy it with your loved ones. Here are my completed fill-ins:

I could really use another day in the week. I would schedule it with things that escape me the other seven days. But, as Grampy used to say, that day would fill up, too. Life is for living. And, so we do.

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2. A small, local organization is a charity that I like to support. I like to see donations go to the community where I live. Charity begins at home, as the proverb states. It does not make a lot of sense to give to distant charities if we are neglecting our direct neighbors, both human and animal. If each community were to begin by taking care of its own, they could then care for others.

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3. One time, I broke down a fence with a runaway car, and I had to face my neighbor to tell him. It was quite an event.

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4. I wish that I had finished college when I was young. I really love learning. I got busy with life and plans changed. I cannot help but wonder how different things might be if I had finished college. It isn’t a regret, but more of a “What if…?”.

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~Whatever you do this weekend, make it fun!~
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23 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-ins: Week 103

  1. It sounds like you had a pretty smart grandpa.
    Those kitties are adorable. I especially enjoyed the “n den” kitty. 🙂
    I knocked down a fence once, too. Thankfully, it was my cousin’s stacked wood fence. Of course, I was embarrassed and very sorry for hitting it. It went back up easily and no crankiness involved. AND, they didn’t sic their python on me. haha
    Have a blessed weekend.

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  2. Well an extra day would just be another day full of “whatevers” for me – although if I got an extra day maybe I wouldn’t have this feeling that time is passing TOO QUICKLY! Glad the minions are doing well but sad about Chloe Jo……sending hugs…..hope you enjoy the concert – nice to have a “looking forward to” when some other things in our lives aren’t so weighty. Love the graphics as usual – you have the BEST knack for picking the CUTEST things…………

    Love, Pam and Teddy Bean too

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  3. It would be nice to have a few extra hours in the day so as to get some things done. A thirty-six hour day with only 8 of those spent working and 8 spent sleeping would actually give me enough time to start catching up.

    You can still finish college if that is a goal of yours, you know.

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  4. Looks like several people (myself included) are saying they could use more time. But your Grampy is right–we’d only fill that time up with busy stuff and then wish we had more. That story about the car and the fence is perfect! I’m glad it turned out ok for everyone. I’m sorry Chloe Jo is having such a hard time. Sending purrs and prayers for you both! 🙂

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  5. I would like a few extra days only once in a while so maybe I could get caught up.
    I love your fence story. I had forgotten about it.
    The river has flooded its bank and we now have water over both lanes. It hasn’t come in the basement but I’m expecting that it will come in soon.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. While I agree with just about everything in your answers, I have a small issue with helping neighbors – in general, we do this, but we’ve got one widow, who is an absolute annoyance, and it’s very difficult to want to help her. Since I’m a writer, I sort of view her as a character profile – ‘Damsel in distress’ … she never tries to do things to help herself and loves to complain. She’s got two married children, but has basically driven them out of her life and I an fully understand why they’ve had enough of her. I’ve never met anyone who was such a parasite for attention and/or a drama-queen. Any time we try to be nice for her, we feel like we ‘pay for it’.

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  7. I used to think I’d have so much extra time once I retired. Seems I expand my activities to fill the “void!” LOL! I get the college thing. I did finally get my AA degree but never finished a Bachelors. I, too, sometimes wonder…! I hope to finally get outside this weekend. Looks like the rain has stopped for now and the temps are good! Prayers to little Chloe Jo.

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  8. I’ve been praying for Chloe Jo every single day. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better. I know that helpless feeling.

    We are heading to the boat this afternoon for he weekend. I’ve got a couple of books to read and that’s on my agenda for the weekend.

    Hubby and I will be celebrating 18 years being married on Sunday. I’m a lucky gal as you are.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. Healing scritches to all the babies. ♥

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  9. I have a lot of ‘what if?’ instances to look back upon, as well. It seems my tendency has always been to blow with the wind. Oh, well. I like to think I’ll become an intrepid old lady wooing young men with her charm. ~grin~ That “I saw a bug” made me laugh out loud. Sounds like my cat Tilly, who once raced across the yard to drop a spent bloom at my feet (that I had trimmed off a shrub!). She was so proud. Heh… Now she’s a lazy old thing. Thank you for being such a positive light in the world!

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  10. I am so sorry that Chloe Jo is not doing well. It is a helpless feeling when we can’t help our beloved kitties to feel better. I enjoyed your answers to the fill-ins and the cute photos with them. College is overrated, you learn by doing. You are always writing and have perfected it. I hope you have a wonderful time at the concert. XO

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  11. We continue to send many, many purrs and prayers to Chloe Jo. It is tough to watch our furbabies age and struggle, but she truly is so blessed to have you. It is wonderful, though, to hear that Stormie is fitting in so well!

    Your fill-ins are fantastic. I think that on one hand, having an extra day in the week would be wonderful. On the other hand, though, your grandfather was so right. As for college, I did go and complete it, and while I will always appreciate the knowledge and degree I earned, that all almost seems irrelevant now. My current hopes and dreams for my future have essentially nothing to do with my days in college or the degree I earned. A college degree will never change who you really are.

    Wishing you all a beautiful, blessed day! And, of course, have a grand time at the concert!

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  13. Annie, I cannot believe that next week will already be two years of fill-ins. I believe your life would be no different had you finished college. You have continued to focus on learning throughout your life. I don’t feel that I learned that much in college, as I worked full-time for half of it. I had a runaway car situation once. It was our family car, and it slipped out of park when I got out to open the garage door. I ran and tried to get back in but just managed to grab the door handle and get dragged through juniper bushes. Our driveway was a semi-circle, and the car went out just the way it came in. The open door caught my dad’s company car which was parked in front of the house, tore the door off, and then the car jumped the curb and went up on the lawn before it stopped. Fun times! I am so sorry that Chloe Jo is not doing as well as expected. My heart breaks for you. It is wonderful, however, that everyone gets along well. Stormie is precious, and I can’t wait to see more of her. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers. Still not back in the swing of things after being away. XO, Janet

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  15. Sending love and prayers to you and Chloe Jo. Meowza, that runaway car thing must have been pawsome to see. I hope all the fur kids in your house were at the window to get a good view!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Oliver

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