Cupid’s catnip laced arrow hits a dog. What happens?

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My subject is: Cupid’s catnip laced arrow hits a dog. What happens?

It was submitted by: http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com/

TV shows everywhere stopped airing and suddenly a news bulletin flashed on the screen. Reporters faces, respective to their cities, appeared on the screen.

“We have a breaking news story just in time for Valentines Day. All over town dogs and cats in shelters are barking and meowing to get free of their cages and cuddle with each other. Let me clarify, they don’t want to be with their own species. No, each dog wants to find a cat and each cat wants to find a dog.

Reports are also coming in from various households that the same strange pairings are happening there as well.

There is no need to panic or call the police or fire department.

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We have millions, yes millions of tweets and posts on Facebook about this very subject. people are using the hashtag #LoveIsLove. Even households without both a dog and cat are reporting that the opposite species is sitting outside their house begging to get in.

Others are posting that the fur-members of their household who have barely tolerated each other are suddenly best friends.”

There is no apparent harm to the animals or their humans. Rather once the cats and dogs are paired up  and cuddling, they seem to be happy. Perhaps love is really in the air on this Valentine’s Day or maybe Cupid made a big mistake. Either way it all boils down to Love is Love.

Please send in your pictures of your cats and dogs cuddling. We not only want to keep accurate records, but we must admit, they are just so cute.

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If Only

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

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My subject is: You can choose one thing that will happen in 2016 that will rock your world, what is it and why did you make that choice? It can be a dream or a nightmare come true.

It was submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.com

What big change do I want to happen? I want to win the lottery! Yes, you read that right. It may sound like a selfish and typical, but it’s my wish and I’m sticking with it.

If I won the lottery, I’m talking about a few million after taxes, I’d plan on LOTS of things. First off, I would pay off all our debt and start fresh. Then I’d buy a house in the town and school zone we live are already living in. When I say buy it, I mean buy it outright so we’d never have to worry about a mortgage payment. Then I’d dump a huge sum of money into AJ’s college fund.

Once that was settled, I’d give money to both sets of parents for all their help and to both my sister and sister-in-law and their husbands. I’d give money to my two nephews and niece to help build up their college funds.

I would also invest. In what? Well I’d have to sit down with a financial planner and figure that one out. Would I keep working? Maybe, maybe not. If I had lots left over I could buy some properties, fix them up and resell. Or I could keep working and add all that money to our retirement, AJ’s college fund, and finally go on all the trips we wanted…including a family trip to Italy.

I am sure everyone I know will have their hands out for money. I am sure no matter how hush-hush I keep it, people would know we won and would think of a million reasons to borrow or ask for money. We would be easy targets for others and it would be easy to spend it all on things we always wanted. It would take budgeting and serious will power to keep with our plans and not blow through the money and be left in debt again.

Funny Friday November

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Confessions of a part-time working mom (http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/)

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1.  This is the last time I ask my husband to make dinner. 

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2.  Spaghetti????? I thought they were fondue sticks! 

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3.  This will be a future Facebook post from me when AJ is a teenager…

“AJ just texted me this picture asking for help. He is not sure how to boil spaghetti? Where did I go wrong?” 

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4.  Mom fail: I was so tired I started to make spaghetti. Three hours later, after eating Chinese take out, I walk into the kitchen to find this. Thankfully, the stove was off the entire time. 

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5. Welcome to new members of the husband training class. Today we have a picture for you. Before we tell you what happened we want you to think about it for a few moments.  

After two minutes had passed, the instructor asked the husbands what they thought had happened. Each of their responses were plausible but far from the truth. Some there was an accident and the family had to run out or kids were being bad and mom needed to leave the kitchen to yell at them. One man thought dinner was interrupted because the wife was turned on and wanted him.

“You are all wrong. A husband, who has learned his lesson, made a comment to his wife while cooking. He said ‘We are having spaghetti for dinner again?’ The moment he said it he knew he had made a fatal mistake.

The paramedics found him covered in pasta sauce with ten dried spaghetti sticking out of his mouth. Several had cut and pierced his gums and tongue.

Let this be a lesson to all of you. Do not make comments about your wife’s cooking.”

One scared man asked “So what do we do?”

The instructor smiled at him. “Excellent question. We will discuss some options for that, as well as, what we as husbands should be doing in the home since we are living there too.”

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  • Dinosaur Superhero Mommy (http://dinoheromommy.com/)
  • Baking In A Tornado (http://www.BakingInATornado.com)
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  • Confessions of a part-time working mom (http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/)
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Goodreads Summary: The Midwife’s Revolt (Audible)

On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life.

Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams. Soon, word spreads of Lizzie’s extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands—she suspects a political plot intended to harm Abigail and her family. Determined to uncover the truth, Lizzie becomes entangled in a conspiracy that could not only destroy her livelihood—and her chance at finding love again—but also lead to the downfall of a new nation.

My Review – 5 stars 

LOVED THIS! LOVED THIS! LOVED THIS! Got it on sale through Audible and so glad I decided to buy it. What a amazing read and beautiful historical fiction. I finished it with a new love of the United States. The sacrifices everyone made was humbling and emotional.

We forget that our founding fathers and mothers were humans just like us. We forget that beyond the what the history books tell us they had lives, made sacrifices, loved, lost, and made choices all for their freedom and ours.

God Bless America!

NO SPOILERS this time…too many amazing stories, twists, and turns. I promise you won’t be disappointed if you read it. Must see the if the author has written similar books. 

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Goodreads Summary: The Midwife’s Revolt (Audible)

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . .

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes—a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do—revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.

After the amaxing first book and hours of crying, I knew I couldn’t wait for what happens next. Fingers crossed it will be as great as the first one. 

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Looking Back, I am Thankful for…

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My subject is: At 14 what were you thankful for and what do you see now that you SHOULD have been thankful for but saw as a nuisance?

It was submitted by: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/

Twenty-six years ago I would have just turned 14 and been starting high school. My previous years were spent at a Catholic, private school from kindergarten to eighth grade. What would have been thankful for? I would have been thankful starting a new school. Why? I was bullied and tormented my last few years there. I was the butt of jokes, threatened, ignored, and made to feel like crap by other kids. I spent so many years hating myself and hating school. All this happened because of my big nose, a mole above my lip, my curly hair, awkwardness. The worst part is that there was no help. Back then it was all on me and my family. It was our issue to deal with, it was our problem. I was weird, not as pretty, not cool, not with the in crowd, so what could I expect.

What was I thankful for? I was thankful for graduating and starting high school. Instead some of it followed me to high school. Bullies, users, and tormentors can even be in a passive form. They are still guilty of what they are doing by not helping or laughing in the background. The stigma of it followed me.

All I wanted was…

  • to not feel pathetic
  • to not be afraid
  • to make friends that really liked me
  • to not be called names because of my nose, hair, or clothes
  • to not hate myself

 

Looking back, I am thankful for parents who…

  • cared more about my sister and I than being cool
  • wanted to keep us safe
  • spent their money to send my sister and I to a private school
  • devoted their lives to making sure education was valued and important
  • made it clear that my sister and I had to go to college, it was future they both never got to experience
  • parents who knew raising good kids was more important than raising popular kids

After seeing a woman walking down the street, ,my mother said to me that will be you as and adult. What did the woman look like? She was tall with awesome, long, black, curly hair, a maroon business suit, carrying a suitcase and walking like she dominate the world. One of the passive bullies was in the backseat with me, of course I doubt she got what my mom was saying. I doubt she cared. I doubted I would be that beautiful.

My mom was right though. I am beautiful and important. I also don’t care what others think. My self worth does not depend on anyone. I love myself, love who I am, who I was, and who I will become. I LOVE my crazy, curly hair. I love my big, freckled nose. I love my large thighs and hips. I love my stretch marks. I love beauty marks and moles.

I know that every woman on this planet, even the models and actresses have issues with their bodies. I know confidence and beauty does not come from makeup, clothes, and jewelry. That only enhances our beauty, because our beauty comes from within.

I am trying to raise my son to appreciate the beauty within all people. To treat others kindly and respectfully. To love his body. I will NEVER criticize myself in front of my son. Why? First of all it teaches him how to criticize himself. Secondly, if he came from me and I hate the my body, what am I saying about him?

I want him to know how much his actions and words can hurt others. I want him to know the power of kind and loving words and actions. I want him to stand up for others and not be a bully, either passive or aggressive. I want him to be kind to others, but stand up for what’s right. I want him to the beauty in everyone, including himself.

Funny Friday October

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Someone Else’s Genius (http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com/).

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1.  Tom set the last pheasant in place. With a push of a few buttons they would pop out at the correct times. He knew they would only need one take for the forest scene. This movie, Attack of Mutant Pheasants, would be bigger than Birds. 

2.  “No need for the old hide-a-key stone. We have our very own pheasant-key. It just brings the key to us when we say the magic word.”

3.  Those bastards think they are going to have me for dinner. I’ll hide here and when they least expect it, I’ll sneak into the house and peck their eyes out. **evil pheasant laugh**

4.  Play hide and seek. It will be fun they said. Now I’m stuck under this bush and I can’t get out. Since they all suck at this game, I fear I may never be found. 

5. Quinn just sat down with her glass of wine and popcorn to binge watch Scream Queens. When the show cut off and an emergency broadcast symbol appeared on the screen. 

“We interrupt your regularly scheduled show for a special announcement. There is a viscous animal on the loose. Police are looking for a pheasant that has been specifically trained to attack and kill anyone who gets too close. Please get everyone inside and lock your doors. Do not be fooled by his sweet appearance, this is a fierce killer that is able to tear a man’s legs to shreds.”

Quinn hated living alone when things like this happened. It couldn’t be real, but why take a chance. Her doors were locked and she lived on the fourth floor. There is no way a pheasant could get up hear. They don’t fly, do they? She walked to the kitchen to shut the only opened window when a strange noise stopped her. She couldn’t move when she spotted the bird on her she sat the bird on her bed. The last thing she saw was a the bird flapping its wings. As the bird landed on her head, she let out one last scream before becoming silent forever.  

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Goodreads Summary: Pretty Girls (Audible)

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.

Okay, there’s quite a few lies going on…Claire needs to find out what’s going on before she becomes a victim. There is a sick connection between everything and I think if they all communicated they would know. 

My Review – 5 star

No spoilers this time, I just couldn’t write down all that happened, its’ just too vile and twisted.  

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Goodreads Summary: Thornwood House (Audible)

When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel’s story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from the war in 1946. When she learns about other unexplained deaths in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the first victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive. And now Audrey, thanks to her need to uncover the past, has provided him with good reason to want to kill again.

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Not in My House

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My subject is: Your mother has brought you your grandmothers pride and joy piece of furniture.  You detest it, but you have to keep it.  Where are you going to put it?

It was submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.com

Thought it would be fun to find a decorating quiz and incorpratie it into this post, but I could not find a decorating style quiz that really got me. I like the relaxing and welcoming style of casual, but not the bright colors. I like the colors of traditional but not the furniture. I’m not into modern, sleek, and chic. Nor am I into retro, contemporary, or rustic, or art deco.

Then I found this quiz which said my decorating style was eclectic with a modern flair…not sure about the modern flair, but totally me. I do love to mix styles and colors and love making it all work. For me it’s always about color and function over form.

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What colors do I love? Well, I miss our old condo with it’s dark brown walls and bright accents…sighs. If we ever own again I want dark brown walls with LOTS of color from pillows, couches, furniture, art and curtains. As long as the furniture is comfy and the color I want, I don’t what style it is.

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So, I tried to think of an piece of furniture that my grandmother would have and could physically fit in my small apartment. After searching through some free images, I found a hideous piece…at least hideous to me. No way would this work in my apartment.

  • it’s all about design over comfort
  • looks like a torture device for your back
  • can’t curl up on it comfortably
  • imagine how tough that will be to clean?
  • the design and colors…instant shudders

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*****looks off into space imaging this scenario*****

Mom walks in followed by my Dad who is carrying a crazy looking chair. I catch my mom’s eye and she quickly says. “We found this in the attic. We can’t ship it to Texas for your sister and soon we’ll be moving, so you need to take it.”

“What? Are you f*cking kidding me?” I can’t help the sass.

“Stop with that language and no I’m not kidding. You need to take it. It was my mothers.”

“No way, if it’s important to you, you take it.”

“We are moving soon, at least hold on to it for now.” Mom demands throwing her bag on my table.

A laugh escapes. “I won’t be responsible if AJ destroys it or for cleaning that torture device. How do you even sit in it without destroying your back? And look at the horrible designs and colors.”

“It’s an antique, a treasure.”

“No, it’s a hideous. It was made by people who had no sense of style or color. I’m telling you, when AJ sees it he’s going to want to climb all over it, hang toys from it, and use it as a toy.”

“Then don’t let him.”

“Easier said than done. Besides it’s probably haunted. The women on the fabric was probably murdered for speaking her mind or something and now her soul is trapped in the chair. Whoever sits in it will be sucked in there with her.”

“You are being ridiculous. Find a place for it.”

“The only places it can go is in the garage or on the porch. If you do’t like it, then sell it. Maybe you’ll get a fortune.”

“What if it’s worth a couple thousand dollars?”

“I don’t want it or the haunted money from it.”

AJ comes running in and immediately jumps on the chair, it falls backwards. he laughs. “I’m doing that again.” I look at my mother giving her the see I told you look.

She picks it up and moves it outside while I try to explain to AJ why we cna’t have that in our home. Now I hust hav eto pray that his umping on it idnid’t release the victorialn ghost.

I’m thankful that my mother would never insist on me taking such an important and treasured furniture. Not only would AJ destroy it, but I would find a way to cover or paint it. If that didn’t work, then I guess there would have to be an accident and it would somehow be destroyed.

Funny Friday September

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Spatulas on Parade  (http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/).

 

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1.  “Ha ha, you can’t get me Mommy.”
     “You sure about that?”

2.  “Good job! I knew you could do it! You’re such a great climber!”

3.  “Mommy, help! I can’t get down.”
“Well you should of thought of that before you climbed up there. Just sit still and I’ll get you.”

4.  “Please, Mommy. I’m waiting for the fudge and chocolate shop to open. I really want a treat.”
“You already got treats from the local deli. We need to get back to the forest.” 

5.  The tour guide stops in front of the fudge and chocolate shop. “This one statue has quite a history. A bear cub kept finding its way into town and climbing the tree above the shop. It was waiting for a customer to drop a treat. The mother bear would follow him, chase him up the tree, then drag him back to the woods while he cried.”

“That can’t be true.” a voice from the back of the tourists called. 

Sam smiled. “It’s true! Or is it one of the many wooden statues that a local artist added to bring culture to our town. Guess you’ll just have to ask around. Though be careful, everyone has their own ideas about the history of the statue.” 

Tina, a local walked by. “I heard the statues are all of baby animals not listening to their mommies. It’s supposed to be a lesson for kids, to show them they need listen to their parents while shopping in town.” She winked at Sam and continued walking down the street. 

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Fly on the Wall September

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Participants:

  • Mommy: AKA Karen, me…the wife and mom 
  • Daddy: AKA Tony, husband and dad
  • AJ – our only child, a 6 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

AJ:

As I’m trying to leave for work in the morning, I have to tell hubby something important. AJ isn’t having any of that as he feels his thoughts and ideas must be heard over ours.

AJ: “Mommy I need to talk to you.”

Mommy: “Okay but let me tell Daddy something quickly.”

AJ: “No, Mommy. Focus! Focus on me!”

 Mommy: “When you help me around the house it makes me very happy” In response to AJ cleaning up what he dropped on the floor. 

AJ: “Really? Wow!” Is he happy that he helped me or shocked that I’m so pathetic?

 AJ: “I’m hungry.”

Mommy: “Well you just had cookies.”

AJ: “Well, can I have a banana at least?”

Mommy: “Yes, you can always have fruit.”

AJ: waves me off  “I’ll get it, you sit right there.”

AJ: “I’m looking for a show. I don’t remember the name. There’s a witch, cat, dog, broom, and dragon. It teaches you to be friends and fix things.”

After searching through Netflix for about ten minutes we found it…Room on the Broom. It’s a cute book and short movie. 

AJ started school one week before me. I love putting him on the bus for those few days as I normally only do pick up. The first week the buses are adjusting to their routes and traffic, so they can be a little late. AJ was tried of waiting so he decided to rest.

AJ: sighs loudly “Where is this bus? I’m tired of waiting. I have things to do.” 

fly nap

Daddy and Mommy:

One morning the frozen bag of pancakes I made is NOT in the freezer. How can that be? I thought I was going mad. Could AJ have eaten the remaining ten pancakes? After hours of searching, I find them in the fridge next to the vitamins. Hubby is the culprit, I know it!!!!! 

I nicely asked hubby but he denied it up and down. To show hubby I wasn’t picking on him, AJ was questioned as well. Not that I want to be mean, but they need to be in the freezer so they can last longer. 

AJ: “No, Mommy. It wasn’t me. Why would I do that?”

Later on, hubby admitted he might have done that by accident. I wasn’t too harsh on him, we all make mistakes. Heck, I’ve left out a HUGE batch of chicken quesadillas and chicken soup. I thought I’d let them cool off only to wake the next morning and have to toss it all out.