One-Liner Lucy

Disquieting…inducing feelings of anxiety or worry. Ephiphany…A Christian festival. No, not that one. Epiphany…an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure. Yes, my dear readers, this Christian cat lady has had an illuminating realization that she’s feeling anxious. And that the feeling may not go away until February, 2018. You see, the work office is moving to a new building in January and that means plenty has to be done, from change of address notifications, updating employee information, ordering furniture, working withRead more

Musings from the Pod II

In a continuation of the hardship story of two hapless felines who suffer the indignity of a too-hard bed, not enough love, and far too little food… Mom? Yes Gibbs. Stop it. I will if you get your gray butt over here and write this post for me. Just a minute, I’m almost done licking my… Gibbs!!! Hey Ziva! Are you awake? Just barely. The last bowl of kibble did me in. I think I could sleep all day. DoRead more

Mea Culpa (but Rectified)

Originally posted on No Facilities:
In other words, the Cherished Blogfest deadline has been extended. Looks like you got some ‘splainin’ to do, buddy. You want to borrow my computer? I promised that I would take the day off, and I will, but I have to fix a mistake. As you know, the Cherished Blogfest happened this weekend. One of my jobs was to send an email to the people who participated last year. I scheduled that email, but due…

A Cherished Memory of Sue

I always struggle with choosing a personal item for the annual Cherished Blogfest. I tend to feel that “items” are never more important than the people in my life, never holding a value high enough to call it cherished. Except this year is different. A good friend of mine passed away in September from cancer. She battled this horrible disease for a year with unstoppable courage, daily prayer and a beautiful smile on her face. And she left the legacy ofRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Remedy

Yeah, beer And chocolate And puppies or kittens. Beer And pumpkin pie And warm, woolen mittens Beer And summer sun And a favorite movie Beer And family love And music that’s groovy Beer And magenta sunsets And soft Mr. Bunny Beer And one-liners And signs that are funny Beer This post has been brought to you by beer, beer and beer. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every weekRead more

Cherished Blogfest v3

Cherished is as cherished does An annual Blogfest is all the buzz Led by Damyanti, Dan and five more Bloggers choose an object they adore Or perhaps there is a loved one in mind Who is super sweet, smart and kind No matter, though, what is written As long as the blogger is smitten And when the blogger joins in He/she is guaranteed to make a new friend So, join the Cherished Blogfest one and all This is my forewarningRead more

SoCS: The Big Uh-Oh Birthday

It is my birthday month A September baby I am I have a sneaking hunch That I will soon be on the lam I cannot let this one pass by Without a celebratory note About my age I will not lie I’m old enough to vote It’s a banner year, this one Another decade older Which deserves lots of fun And a girl embracing bolder A weekend in Door County is planned For friends, shopping and wine Where laughing isRead more

#WATWB: Saving the Fur Babies

I hadn’t given much thought to this month’s #WATWB until I looked cat Gibbs squarely into his handsome, gray, furry face. Gibbs and his sister, Ziva, are rescues. A little over seven years ago, I took them home from Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter in Neenah, Wisconsin. From their website: “Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. is a no-kill, volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals, one at a time.Read more

SOCs: Waiting on a Prompt

It’s Friday, 4:57 pm. I’m waiting on a prompt, waiting on a word that I’ll insert [HERE] Wondering if I can rhyme it with something or nothing or a noun that sounds like [INSERT HERE]. Perhaps there is a story within [INSERT HERE]. It’s hard to write a story without [INSERT HERE]. Linda? Hello? It’s Friday, 5:02 pm. Still waiting on a prompt. Linda is probably busy writing her post with a prompt and the new SOCs badge, created byRead more

Thursday Doors: A Walk Along the River

In June I went for a walk. I know, surprising. The walk took me to the part of Appleton known as “The Flats.”  The Flats is a well-known area that is home to industry, apartment buildings, eateries and two walking trails along the banks of the Fox River. I’ve walked the Newberry trail many times, but this summer I discovered the start of the Fox Trot trail is right across the road and wraps around a portion of the river.Read more

Dude on a Bike & #WATWB

On the bike, waiting for the traffic light to change… Me: Nice day for a bike ride. Dude on a Bike: Every day is a nice day for a bike ride. Me: Yes, I suppose…unless it’s snowing. Dude on a Bike: Only if it’s snowing hard. Me: I draw the line at 50 degrees. I’m a bit of a fair-weather biker. Dude on a Bike: I ride all year ’round, unless it’s snowing hard. Me: Do you have a fatRead more

#WATWB: Fox Valley Memory Project

Fox Valley Memory Project As many of my readers know, my 97-year old mom has dementia and lives in assisted living. We have had quite the journey together with the various stages of dementia – watching the decline, keeping mom from being anxious and trying to have peaceful conversations. It is no wonder, then, that my heart lit up like a Christmas tree when I found out about the Fox Valley Memory Project in Appleton and surrounding communities. “The FoxRead more