Days and Weeks and Months

Q: What has 2 arms, 2 wings, 2 tails, 3 heads, 3 bodies and 8 legs? I’m not going to answer at the moment. I’d like you to think about the answer while I ramble through this post. Today, February 9th, is Fat Tuesday. In many Polish communities around the U.S., it is also Paczki Day, although the traditional date is Fat Thursday. Two days in which to eat to excess. From Wikipedia: In Poland, pączki (pronounced PAWNCH-ki) are eatenRead more

Humbled by a Pressing

…being Freshly Pressed for “What Time is it?” I don’t know what to say. *dumbfounded* I’m thankful…grateful…humbled…honored. Thankful to WordPress, to my readers, followers and fellow bloggers; to family, two silly felines, girlfriends, fishing stories, and Oreo cookies. Grateful that my dad gave me his sense of humor, my mom can still ask for her brandy manhattan, and God gave me the ability to write in complete sentences. Humbled by the pressing. Honored, really. And still…dumbfounded. Thank you all. ThankRead more

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Liebster!

My fellow blogger David at Not All Wanderers Are Lost has nominated Mary J. Melange for The Liebster Award. Thank you David! The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. -Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them. ☑ -Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator. ☑ -Nominate 5 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers. ☑ -Create 10 questions forRead more

Return of Appreciation

When I started blogging – first on Blogger, then on WordPress – my intention was to find an outlet for the strange, swirling thoughts in my head. If you have read my “About” page, you know that I am not a professional writer and have no expectations of greatness (other than in my dreams).  I HAVE found an outlet and am having great fun on WordPress (“great fun” translates into “annoying others”) with posts about cat shenanigans, exercise challenges, parentalRead more

The Versatile Blogger Award

You like my blog! You really, really like my blog! Thank you, Howling Mad Cat, from the bottom of my heart for your nomination! I am dumbfounded and speechless, truly I am!  HMC is a feline who is adored by Ellie. Ellie chooses to memorialize HMC with true stories and pictures from HMC’s feline madness. I love reading Howling Mad Cat. The rules are to thank your nominator, list 7 things about yourself, and pass the award onto other bloggersRead more