Alleluia!

     “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
                                                                                                                               ~Matthew 28:6

~Easter Blessings to you and yours!~

 

 

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 99

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. You can answer in the comments if you need to. Try to visit other blogs, if possible.

The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough. Chloe Jo is struggling with this latest set of issues. She lost a considerable amount of weight because she did not want to eat. We seem to have finally got her going on some foods that the vet has recommended. Chloe Jo has always been a good eater. So, for her not to eat, that is a serious red flag. She has a follow-up appointment in a few days. Thank you for all of your prayers for her, and those for me, too.

Whether you are participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge or just reading it in your Feed, may you enjoy it! Those who do it put a lot of work into it. It is fun to see what others share each day. You can always learn something new, be inspired, and find out more about each blogger.

Happy Easter to those who celebrate. Alleluia. This is the most important Christian holiday, fulfilling Biblical prophecies. We also wish a Pesach Sameach (Happy Passover) to those who observe this very important Jewish holiday.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

Here are my completed fill-ins:

1. For Easter, I like to go to the very earliest Mass. I love the story of Mary finding the tomb empty. I can only imagine how she felt to witness that miracle. It is still very exciting. This painting is a favourite of mine. It looks like Chloe Jo; waiting.

easter_cat_empty_tomb_                                                                                                                      Lisa R. Adams

2. My favorite Easter treat is watching Godspell. This is my favourite musical and has been since it first played in 1970. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, the original musical was produced to bring the Message of Christ to contemporary society. To make it relevant, they presented the story of Christ in a way that youth could relate to. For those reasons, I think God approved. Later versions are not as pure or as true as the original.

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3. Lately, the song “Day by Day” is stuck in my head. As humans, we seek meaning and purpose in life. We find it when we seek God with a true heart of hope and faith.

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4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge starts on Sunday, April 1st. It is most definitely a challenge. I am always humbled and impressed at the creative ways others present their A-Z list. I am always pleased to be able to complete it!

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~Make time to enjoy the new Spring flowers!~
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Fill-in Statements: Week 99

 

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Each Thursday, my sweet co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing, and I provide Friendly Fill-In statements. On Friday, we post our answers with a link-up for you to join us with your own responses. We hope you will copy and answer these on your blog, but please remember to link up here. If you need help, please let us know. Even if you don’t need help, please say something, so I will know you were here. Thanks!

Week 99: March 30, 2018:

1. For Easter (or Passover), I                             .

2. My favorite Easter (or Passover) treat is                                 .

3. Lately, the song                    is stuck in my head.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge                          .

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Friendly Fill-ins: Week 97

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. Don’t forget to visit other blogs. You will be glad that you did.

After missing a couple of Tuesday Teasers, I was happy to get to school…no, I was determined. I woke up very early and decided that I would just start my day, anyway. While I did my morning routine, I kept refreshing the home page of Two Spoiled Cats. It paid off! I was one of three First Commenters. And I was first Right Guesser. I was pretty sure of my answer, so went with my gut. I am glad that I did. Thank you, Sammy, Teddy, and Mom Pam. You put a lot of work into The Teaser to make it fun, and we appreciate it. Hugs! I have added these to my Badges page.

Chloe Jo is still having health concerns. We are having some trouble getting her pain stabilized. She has a good few days, and then she is miserable. The minions learned very early to not poke the bear. I think Bee is a bit afraid when Chloe Jo has a bad day, so avoids her. Clyde tries very hard to cheer her up. Bee and Clyde are very animated, chatty minions. They also both play fetch and are formidable opponents.

The Pelican came to our area right on schedule. They have been hanging out around the lake and neighboring channels, and adjoining waterways. They upset the seagulls, but that is Spring business as usual. They always work it out.

I have seen a pair of my beloved Sandhill Crane, too. They were in a cleared field off the backroads. It is a bit earlier than usual for the Crane. I tried not to worry, as we got more ice and snow. If God sees the tiny sparrow, then surely, He sees the Sandhill Crane!

May St. Patrick of Ireland and Irish eyes smile upon you! And, may St. Gertrude of Nivelles smile upon your cats! March 17 is the feast day for both saints. Celebrations are in order.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, warm, and healthy. I will see you very soon! 

1. When I am nervous, I  immediately evaluate my situation. I am not prone to feeling nervous. I meditate, listen to music, and write. These always help me stay on track. If I can take a brief timeout, I can maintain calm and inner peace.

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2. When I am angry, I cry. I am always surprised, too. It really takes a lot to anger me. When I reach that point, it is inevitably an injustice against someone and I want to see it righted for them. I fight my own battles much more quietly.

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3. Today, I know for sure that things happen for reasons throughout our lives. We do not have to know what the reasons are. We do need to learn from each experience, trust our instincts, and keep going. As Granny said, it usually comes out in the wash.

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4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I always cook up a big pot of corned beef and cabbage. I also wear green. I have even been known to drink green tea.

KermieTeaWell, close enough!

~Beware of people that dislike cats.~
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Fill-in Statements: Week 97

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Week 97: March 16, 2018

1. When I am nervous,                           .

2. When I am angry,                          .

3. Today, I know for sure                        .

4. For St. Patrick’s day,                        .

 

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Friendly Fill-ins: Week 93

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. You can answer in the comments, if you need to. Remember to visit other blogs. It takes a while, but it is very much appreciated. And, you will be so happy that you visited everyone.

I am taking everyone in one-by-one or two-by-two in for annual visits. So far, so good. Nothing new. George had his shots this week. Precautions were taken, so he had no reactions and sleep it all off. He is very sensitive. Next week, Grizelda and Chloe Jo will go for their annual shots. Chloe Jo will have her usual (frequent) evaluation, too.

I am happy to say that I was a First Commenter and First Right Guesser over at the Tuesday Teaser! A few weeks ago, I knew one, but held back my guess. When I later found out I was right, I regretted not guessing. This time, I quickly blurted it out, and thought maybe I should have waited. But, I was right, and first! So, trust your instinct! Thank you, Angel Sammy, Teddy, and your wonderful Mom, Pam. I have added the coveted badges to my Page.

After nine straight days of measurable snow, we finally have had a break. This week actually got in the 40s two days. We had a big meltdown and fog! But, there is still a month of Winter. It all comes out in the wash, as Granny used to say.

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I look forward to everyone’s fill-in responses. These were fun! Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, warm, and healthy. I will see you soon!

1. My Chinese zodiac animal is the Pig. I actually studied Chinese Astrology many years ago. A very close friend was Japanese. I learned everything I could and shared it with family and friends. I still have a couple of very old books about it. Here are Pig facts, for those who are or love a Pig. Please remember, this is just for fun!

In the Japanese and Tibetan zodiac, the Pig is known as the Boar. It is the last of the twelve signs. Legend has it that when Buddha was preparing to leave the Earth, he called to order a great meeting. The Pig was the last one in attendance. Not as fast as other animals, he was deemed slow and lazy.

There are five elements in Chinese astrology: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The most natural element for the Pig is water, commonly associated with emotions and intuition.

The artistic Pig strives for a life of beauty. She is governed by intelligence and centered by philosophy. These traits make The Pig a calm force and natural leader. She is also a romantic soul, known for her sensitivity and compassion. She is known as self-sacrificing and obliging, prudent and sensible. But, she can also be insecure, precise, even meticulous, finicky, and sometimes can be a bit naive.

Pigs do best with the other two signs of the 4th Trine of Chinese astrology. These signs are the Rabbit and the Goat. They are similar in traits and temperament.

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2. My zodiac sign is Gemini, in western astrology. Born May 26th, I am the May twin. It is said that The Twins are mirror opposite. That has certainly been my experience.

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3. Income tax season is over at our house. We have had the same accountant for over twenty years. Unfortunately, he is now semi-retired. I fear losing him to his full retirement. When that happens, we do plan to see someone who was trained by and worked for him.

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4. In hindsight, I wish I had believed in myself and trusted my own intuition more than I did. Many times in my life, I went with what was right for others, out of loyalty. That loyalty was not ever returned. Ultimately, that was a very painful lesson. However, I do believe in karma.

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~May Maneki-Neko bring you both happiness & fortune!~
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Leftovers

Ruth had spent all weekend putting away her holiday decorations. Now empty, the house had been filled with friends, family, food, and love.

Now tired and hungry, Ruth was grateful for holiday leftovers. While she ate, Ruth reflected on her very favourite leftovers. Memories; because they offer comfort, never expire, and can be increased.


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Tomorrow

Tomorrow holds feelings
that yesterday dreamt of.
I can only think what I feel.
Melancholy streams
from yesterday into tomorrow.
Now, the sun sets
on my moon’s horizon,
promising that I will
understand tomorrow
what holds me today.

Poem & Image: McGuffy Ann Morris


As we bid farewell to a fatigued 2017,
we celebrate the hope that 2018 brings!
Happy New Year!