Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Halloween :)

Surprise!! Did I scare you?? It really is me!! I had to take a bit of a break over the summer. We had record heat in my neck of the woods and summer is always hard for me but for some reason this year was just especially brutal. I also was having a lot of CNS (brain) problems which made communication very difficult. On a good day--I have trouble stringing more than a couple of words together, but when my brain is not working correctly--FORGET about it!!


I really want to thank those of you who took the time to check in with me :) and also those who just keep me in your prayers.

Halloween is just around the corner...don't you love this time of year?? I just love the pumpkins, the different colored leaves...just the beauty all around--take time to appreciate it!

Have a Happy Halloween.

Until next time....

Gentle hugs,

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Link to Site Buttons Giveaway

For the life of me, I can NOT figure out how to make one of those fancy schmancy "buttons" that every respectable blogger has these days. I have tried and tried...but nope...just can't do it. Well, if you are like has arrived (if one of is is the lucky winner of an AWESOME giveaway at Learning Together Hand in Hand. Anissa is giving away (3) Link to Site Buttons and entering the contest is SUPER easy. Just head on over to her site and make a comment. That's your first entry. If you decide to follow her (that entry #2) and so on.... Good Luck *)

Quotable Sunday #8 Cats and Kittens, of course :)'s Sunday so that means another round of Quotable Sunday is here. Head on over to A Daily Dose of Toni to check in with Mr. Linky (and to read the rules if you are a newbie) All of the fun is to make the rounds and check out everyone else's quotations. You will be inspired, encouraged and entertained--I promise. (Don't forget to leave comments when you find something that made you laugh or touched your heart--or just to say hi!! Everyone LOVES comments :)

My theme, as usual, since this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom Cats and Kittens quotes. Seriously, some of these quotes in the past have made me smile the whole day or at least given me a I hope these are just as good. Happy Quotable Sunday :)

Cats aren’t clean, they’re just covered with cat spit.
- John S. Nichols

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.
- Bruce Graham

A cat can purr its way out of anything.
- Donna McCrohan

I really am a cat transformed into a woman.
– Brigitte Bardot

To a cat, “NO!” means “Not while I’m looking.
— Unknown

When they are among us, cats are angels.
– George Sand

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
~Leo Dworken

Friday, April 17, 2009

Aloha Friday #7 Pet Peeves

Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.

The question this week is an easy one. What is your pet peeve. Come on....what is it that REALLY gets under your skin? Drives you bonkers?? Spill it here...just between us. LOL :)

My pet peeve is people who just lack manners (now I am not Miss Etiquette by any means, but I do try to be polite and not act like a fool, you know??) I don't know when it become the "in" thing to NOT RSVP but suddenly NO ONE does it anymore. Have you noticed that?? Also, does ANYONE hold the door open for another human being anymore--much less give up their seat on a crowded subway, bus, or train (guess I must be watching too many old movies on TCM, again, huh?? So, that's my Pet Peeve...tell me yours. If you give me some comment love, I will return the favor. Have a GREAT weekend :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not So (Wordless) Wednesday Simon's Cat Tv Dinner

I can't help it. I love You Tube Videos. Here's another one. (Thanks, Jackie, for sharing the great "Simon's Cats Videos!!) If you have a cat, you will definitely be able to relate to this one--enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nana's Box Giveaway-Win Beautiful Angel Jewelry

Nana's Box is sponsoring another great giveaway...this time it is for a beautiful set of angel jewelry. The set includes earrings and a necklace--see picture below. Best of all, it is really easy to enter :) Aren't these just gorgeous?? I love angels and would love to win these. Good luck to all who enter this giveaway ;)

(For those who are wondering...what IS Nana's Box? It is a nonprofit service committed to providing a photo box to cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. Nana's Box offers this service to the individual patient with the help and support of families, and those volunteers interested in the emotional support of cancer patients. If you (or a friend or family member) are going through cancer...please contact, Nana's Box. They are TRULY a special and wonderful organization.)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday Fill In we go!
1. Anonymous...or author unknown is an author of so many WONDERFUL quotations!! (LOL!)
2. Prayer is a wonderful gift we can give to others.
3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, For a hug can do wonders for the soul.
4. My roses blooming is what I look forward to most about Spring.
5. Who needs therapy when there's chocolate.
6. Peeps, Marshmellow Bunny, Godiva Chocalate, Reese's Peanut Butter Rabbit, and Cadbury Caramel Eggs MUST go into the Easter Basket!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Blogging/Reading, tomorrow my plans include coloring Easter Eggs (with lots of GLITTER!!) and Sunday, I want to celebrate the risen Lord at Mass and go to brunch with my hubby!
Happy Easter to those that celebrate it!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quotable Sunday # 7

Happy Easter :) It's Sunday and another round of Quotable Sunday is here. Head over to A Daily Dose of Toni's to sign in with Mr. Linky (and read the rules if you're a newbie) and also to read all of the other great quotes. I promise you will be encouraged, inspired and entertained :) As this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom site...more cat/kitten quotes...hope you enjoy them as much as I some comment love and I will return the favor :)

After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.-Charlotte Gray

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice? -Bette Midler

Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this; a dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish.-James Goreman

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.-Alfred North Whitehead

A meow massages the heart.-Stuart McMillan

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich.-African Proverb

My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes-Rita Rudner

A cat will be your friend but never your slave.-Theophile Gautier

When you are looking a cat acts like a princess, but the minute they think you are not looking, a cat acts like a fool.-K.C. Buffington

If you enjoyed these quotes, check out my main website. I have been collecting quotes for over 10 years (I have a monthly quotation page :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Best Cat Mom Award {Blush}

Thanks, Anya, for the sweet award, Best Cat Mom :) Please go check out her site. She is from the Netherlands and has a truly awesome site...go show her some love.

Aloha Friday #6 Easter Bunny and Fido and Fluffy, Oh my :)

Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at
An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.

With Easter just around the corner, I was wondering how many other folks out there are as crazy about their pets as I am. At Christmas, Muffin has her own stocking. We give her gifts on her birthday (no cake, though!!) On Easter, she will get some goodies. (She doesn't have a basket--but that's a thought-LOL!!) So, come on you pet moms and dads--'fess up and tell us what YOU do for your pets. If you aren't a pet owner, have you ever bought a gift for a friend or a family member?? (If you give me some comment love--I will return your visit :)

Thanks for those who took the time to answer last week's question. The question was who was your favorite animal movie character. The answers ranged from Buhlo (Jungle Book), Lassie, Silver and Lady (from Lady and The Tramp.)