Friday, April 29, 2011

8 Things We Learned This Week 17 of 2011 (computer, blogging, exercise, fun)


I joined Gerard and Abby on their 4-mile plus "Sunoco" walk last Saturday and found out I could do it just fine, but then, it was a very nice day! Here's the link to Abby's 4-mile Spring Walk video I made of our walk that we plan to post here May 1 with Abby's Walking Club Challenge participants.

Snapshot Meme

I just discovered a Saturday Snapshot meme hosted by At Home With Books.

Word Processing

I was able to install a free word processing program from but still can't open my other documents. Good thing I had the important ones backed up. It took an hour to install, but now I feel much better. Still don't have my picture editing Kodak software back though.

Stressed Cats

I learned that boredom is a cause for stress in cats and there are many signs of stress--some I knew, some I didn't. Check out Stress Awareness In Cats to learn all about this at The Conscious Cat.

Favorite Blog Header

Mrs. 4444 made my day when she left the following comment on our Friday Fragments post over at Grab A Book From Our Stack: Your header is my current favorite in Blogland--GORGEOUS! That made me feel good! Be sure to check it out. I posted a short "behind-the-scenes" video yesterday of how my cats help me with it.


In Blogger, I discovered that I can re-post an older post, including the comments, simply by going into edit the post and checking the "Automatic" choice under the Post options. This works well when Gerard and I read the same book but at different times. The link to the old post still works for the re-post too!

Fun Puzzles

Over at "The Goat" I discovered some fun puzzles called Scrambled Squares. There are only nine squares but the colors on each square are the same and the pattern repeats. Makes for a difficult puzzle but you can get hints online!

Comment Countdown

As of 5 a.m. this morning, this blog has received 117 comments on this blog in April (in spite of all those Easter videos). Only two days left to comment to raise our donation to help the relief effort in Japan through Samaritan's purse. You may want to see our "normal" fragments over at "Grab A Book From Our Stack and our other blogs too and leave some comments there as well.  (There are tabs at top to take you to our other blogs and our YouTube channel.)

Check out our book giveaway of "I'm Outnumbered--One Mom's Lessons In The Lively Art Of Raising boys" to a mom (or gift for a mom--winner to be announced May 1 so you have it in time for Mother's Day.

Mrs. 4444 at Half-Past Kissin' Time hosts Friday Fragments each week where we can post snippets that aren't really big enough for posts by themselves.


Ann in the UP said...

Mrs. 4444s is right about your cat and book header. I love it too. My book of the moment is Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell. I LOVE this author. She has written books in different genres, sci-fi, historical fiction----but she's a writer I really enjoy!

Tettelestai said...

i am going to head over and see this header, i love creative headers!!

Daisy said...

That article about stress in cats is good! When Harley first came to live with us, my Mommeh knew I was stressed because I groomed big holes in my fur all over my body! I must be less stressed now because all my fur is grown back.

Terri. said...

I am a new follower via GFC, Twitter and Networked Blogs. I hope you can stop by my blog and check it out and follow back.

Lin said...

Hobbes eats when he gets bored, so we have been trying to limit his food and exercise him. It will help when the weather is nice all the time and he can get outside more frequently.

Mrs4444 said...

Sadly, I could not get the video to work :(

THANKS for the cool repost tip! I did not know that!

Off to read that cat-stress video...

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