Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Sharing: A Prayer For Those With Heavy Hearts

Last week was one of sadness for many people I know.  Several people I attend a Bible study with at church are going difficult family situations and I learned about five deaths of family members or pets of friends, co-workers of mine and blogging buddies.  

On Tuesday, I began reading the book of Galatians and the first thing in Chapter 1 is a prayer that I prayed for those I know going through hard times or times of grief over their loss of loved ones.  I thought it was just what they need so I'd like to share it with you.  (Replace "you" with whomever you wish and pray this for those you know.)

I pray that God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace. --Galatians 1:3
This is how Paul opened his letter to the Galatians.  Later on, he called them stupid but I'll let you read that for yourself in chapter 3.

I'd love to hear what scripture highlight you came across this week and hope you will experience God's kindness and peace in your life this week!

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Friday, June 28, 2013

4 Friday Fragments (life, food, hair)

Friday Fragments is hosted by Unknown Mama for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:

Hot Water

My husband's basement shower finally got fixed--he now has hot water! Poor guy was showering in cold for years.

Hair Chalk

This is new to me, never heard of it until I watched Mama Kat's video showing how to apply it. It looks goofy to me, but easy enough to use if you want streaks of color in you hair, which I do not. I already have enough streaks of gray!

Free Things

It is worth signing up for restaurant coupons online--last Saturday we got a free buffet breakfast when we paid for one at Hometown Buffet! We used to go there every week but switched to Denney's and Perkins to save some money.

I'm ready for next year!
From our church sports camp, I was told I could keep the t-shirts I wore without having to pay for them! I also got three juggling balls since there were some left from the giveaway at the picnic.

It's always tough going back to work after being off for a week, but I did it. The highlight of my work week was getting a free ice cream cone on Tuesday at the square--Ruggles Moose Tracks! Some company was donating to the Salvation Army for every scoop of ice cream Ruggles gave out. Guess they do it all over because one of the Salvation Army workers said this was the first time they ran out of ice cream--yup, Clevelanders are drawn to free food!

We got a box of free squiggly light bulbs this week along with two night lights and a power strip from First Energy! I haven't really found a use for the power strip yet, but used the night lights right away.


I'm working at learning to juggle (videotaping my progress). After our Sports Camp picnic, two guys put on a juggling performance--they made it look so easy but it's not, let me tell you. After practicing with just one ball for a month, I'm finally getting some consistency on my toss and catch. (I only practice now and then though and only for a very short amount of time--Spunky Doodle likes watching the ball though.)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What's That Beep, Beep, Beep?

Sunday afternoon, Gerard was in our kitchen and heard a soft beeping noise.  I'm surprised he even heard it because usually his hearing isn't so good; however, this time he heard "beep, beep, beep" before I did.  It sounded like our smoke alarm detector needed batteries but wasn't coming from the one in our hallway downstairs or upstairs.  We started walking around the house trying to find what was making that annoying beeping noise.  We thought it might be our carbon monoxide detector so I reset that, but still heard "beep, beep, beep." It wasn't constant, but would beep a little bit and then stop for about 30 seconds, then start up again.

It sounded to me like it was coming from the basement so I went down there to investigate and the sound was louder.  Sure enough, I found a smoke detector in our drop ceiling down there that I had forgotten about.  It was the first time it beeped since we had it installed.  I unscrewed it and since we didn't have any 9-volt batteries on hand, Gerard made a trip to Rite-Aid to get one.

Getting it in wasn't easy!  Here we are both trying to change the battery.  It was stored inside a little door which I got open but then couldn't get the battery out.  Gerard managed to pop it out and I put in the new one but the beeping noise continued.  Here we were, both staring at the smoke alarm feeling helpless and stupid.  I kept saying, "I don't know what else to do, it is supposed to stop when we replace the battery!"

I took it out and reversed it, stuck it back in and still heard beeping.  I was so frustrated because I didn't know what else to do.  The beeping is supposed to stop when you change those batteries!  I tried again and realized I didn't have it in all the way.  Finally, after about what seemed a half hour of fussing around with it, quiet prevailed. 

Even Abby was annoyed by it and in a panicky state!  While Gerard went for the battery, I was going to take my car up to the repair shop but Abby wouldn't let me out.  She wanted out too if I was leaving.  Perhaps she thought the house was going to blow up or something. 

Don't you just hate the noise?

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunday Sharing: How To Avoid Becoming Useless

My scripture highlight this week is from II Peter 1:5-7 from the Children's International Bible which says:

Because you have these blessings, you should try as much as you can to add these things to your lives: to your FAITH, add GOODNESS; and to your goodness, add KNOWLEDGE; and to your knowledge, add SELF-CONTROL; and to your self-control, add the ABILITY TO HOLD ON; and to your ability to hold on, add SERVICE FOR GOD; and to your service for God, add KINDNESS FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST; and to this kindness, add LOVE. If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you never to be useless. They all help your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ make your lives better.

Oh, I had such a fun busy week when on vacation doing Sports Camp Monday through Thursday, coaching basketball in the morning, assisting soccer coaches (who I had in my Sunday School class when they were 5th graders) in the afternoon and helping set up for the family picnic on Thursday evening!  I was able to incorporate all of the above things mentioned in this scripture passage and definitely did not feel useless, just a bit old.  I was having such a good time and was so busy that I only got a few pictures, but thought you might enjoy seeing some of what my vacation looked like. 

We as a church put on this sports camp free of charge to show God's love to our community and get the opportunity to share the Good News about Jesus with them.  Many would never come into our church otherwise.  The final program this year were two jugglers and all the kids there who attended through the week received four juggling balls.  This year we had more kids than ever before and both morning and afternoon sessions were filled to capacity in all the sports!

I didn't get to visit many blogs this week, but it was kind of nice being outdoors and enjoying seeing people face-to-face for a change.  I sure hate to see my vacation come to an end.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

5 Friday Fragments (news, blogging, books, vacation)

Friday Fragments is hosted by Unknown Mama for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:


I was surprised when reading Iranian-Americans and Expatriates Vote In Election (Yahoo News) that the U.S. Census figures show about 414,000 Iranians live in the U.S. California has the most. This seems quite high to me and made me wonder how that compares to other nationalities. After reading The Blood of Lambs, I am a lot more interested in the activity of Muslims in our country.

Feeling Discouraged?

Sometimes bloggers get a bit discouraged or at least disappointed when we don't get many comments; however, I suggest that at these times, you take a look at your page view stats. Just because there are only a few comments doesn't mean that those are the only people who took time to read your post. So, cheer up fellow bloggers and blog on! Also, look on the bright side, few comments mean less time for you spent in responding to them. Don't get me wrong here, we love getting comments too, just like anyone else, but I do not base the value of my blog on the number of comments we get.

Our Mayor

Our mayor's favorite genre is nonfiction. His favorite novelists are Tom Clancy and John Grisham; however, his favorite book is Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. He said "It's fun to read and it's inspirational." He even has a copy in his office! I'm adding this to my "books to read" list.

Book Giveaway

In honor of Father's Day, I am doing a giveaway of the book I wrote in memory of my dad, My Funny Dad, Harry over on our book blog.  Just be the first to comment saying you would like it.

Busy Week

5 gr. boys basketball
I had a great time helping in our Sports Camp this week coaching 5th grade boys basketball and assisting the 1st and 2nd grade boys soccer coaches, but am tired and recuperating today with a relaxing free day. We had the largest attendance ever--over 900 and for the first time had to turn people away because all the sports were filled to capacity, in both the morning and afternoon sessions.  

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nine is Fine, Woof! Woof!

Today is my 9th birthday and life is good! I am so happy to have fully recovered from my near death experience and am celebrating today with me daddy because mom is busy at Sports Camp ALL DAY today--even in the evening because that is the big family picnic night. But, that's okay because I'll get lots of one-on-one time with my daddy.

My friend Gizmo gave me a birthday present--Chewnola bars!  I always like doing the roly-poly in Gizmo's yard and Gizmo's mom tells me how cute I am.

Thanks, Gizmo, This is So Good!  (sorry for moving but I couldn't help it)

I also got a brand new harness just like my old one but not worn out.  From all the tugging,  parts were a bit frayed and mom reinforced it with duct tape.  I am happy with my brand new harness! 

Since I got treats from my friend, Gizmo, today, tomorrow I'll get the special cookie treat that I got to pick out myself at PetSmart!  I would have shown you a video of me doing that, but mom didn't have her camera with her.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Being Flexible

Sometimes it does no good to plan ahead.  Sometimes what we think is going to happen doesn't, so we need to be flexible.  This is what we are told when we sign up to work in Sports Camp at our church.  Our best laid plans are always subject to change because we o not always know what God has in mind.

I was originally told I would be coaching first grade girls basketball so planned some games to play at the beginning during registration geared to that age level, such as Johnny Can't Cross My Ocean, Mother May I, Mr. Fox, Red Light, Green Light and Spud.  I touched base with my assistant coach and felt ready.

First thing I was told when I arrived was surprise--there's been a change.  I would now be coaching 5th grade boys instead of 1st grade girls.  OK.  We are short on men coaches this year but I assisted with 5th grade boys last year and have taught that age in Sunday School so felt comfortable with the new assignment.  Quickly, my mind is thinking of new presession games because what I had planned clearly would not be good now.

Monday went very well, better than I even expected as far as my morning session.  One even prayed for forgiveness and asked Jesus to be his Savior!

I volunteered as a blue shirt worker in the afternoon which is basically just to be available to assist coaches if needed, taking kids to first aid or the restroom.  I was assigned to 1st gr. boys soccer and had the pleasure to assist two of my former 5th grade boys I had in Sunday School and watch them coach soccer.  They even invited me to play to balance out teams for a little time, it was fun! 

We had a record attendance of children this year and for the first time had to close out some sports.  This outreach ministry into our community takes the whole church working together to make it happen. 

I look forward to another great day today and am excited to see what happens!  This is my idea of a fun vacation--I LOVE it!  What is your idea of a great vacation?

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Furkids Get Father's Day Gifts For Dad

Abby's gift for dad:  "Property of My Dog" t-shirt
Sleeping is very important so we got daddy some new summer pajamas:

Sorry mom goofed and didn't get the pajamas you wanted.  We got her to order you the right ones from Blair this morning, that have short sleeves and are shorts. 

We love you, daddy!  Woof!  Woof!  Purrrrr!  Meow!

In honor of Father's Day, I am doing a giveaway of the book I wrote in memory of my dad, My Funny Dad, Harry over on our book blog.  Hope you will enter!

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Sharing: The Connection Between Scripture and My Life

I think it's really cool when God gives me scripture that coincides with what is going on in my life at the moment. After spending several months reading John and Acts which contain accounts of things that happened in people's lives, I began reading I Peter last week. This is a book written by Peter about Christian living.

Here are my highlights:

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

--I Peter 3:7 (read 6/12) (NIV)
Count it a blessing when you suffer for being a Christian. This shows that God's glorious Spirit is with you. Don't be ashamed to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God that you belong to Him.

--I Peter 4:14, 16 (read 6/15)

I finished reading The Blood of Lambs--A Former Terrorist's Memoir of Death and Redemption by Kamal Saleem and my husband is reading it this week. Both of the above verses reminded me of this book. The first because it is so different than from how Muslim law says women should be treated. Women are not respected at all but looked on as baby incubators, sinful, and just as a toy for her husband's pleasure. Koranic scholars teach that if a wife refuses to make herself beautiful for her husband, or if she refuses to have sex with him, to pray, or leaves the house without a good excuse, he should beat her. pg. 214

We hear the verse so often about how wives should respect their husbands, but in I Peter 3:7, husbands are told to respect their wives!

Secondly, when I read about suffering for being a Christian, again, The Blood of the Lambs came to mind. It told how the Jahid made a group of Christians line up, kneel down and then get their heads shot off. The Koran teaches to kill and hate anyone who is not a Muslim, but especially Jews and Christians. The more I read, the more I learned about how terrorists operate, their beliefs and the Muslim religion. The more I learned, the more I wondered how the author ever got out and became a Christian. It was through the love of Christ that particularly three Christians showed to him in practical ways and the Spirit of God speaking to his heart.

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST/PT on CNN a documentary about nine girls in nine developing countries featuring two World Vision sponsored girls called "Girl Rising" will be shown.  Click the link to view the trailer from it. 

Most importantly, love each other deeply. Love has a way of not looking at others sins.
--I Peter 4:8 (read 6/14)

This is the verse I came across that coincided not only with reading about Kamal Saleem's conversion to Christianity because he was shown Christian love, but also with the book I was currently reading, Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock about prohibition during the great depression.  This was the verse that Eve's father taught her and her sister and which he reminded them of often. 

We wish all fathers a happy Father's Day today and hope this post is a reminder to respect your wife!  Our furkids will show what they gave Gerard for father's day in tomorrow's post.

In honor of Father's Day, I am doing a giveaway of the book I wrote in memory of my dad, My Funny Dad, Harry over on our book blog.  Hope you will enter in in the U.S.!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

7 Friday Fragments (funny, vacation, TV, video, life)

Friday Fragments is hosted by Unknown Mama for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:

Today is Flag Day! Remember to put out your American flag. We put ours out everyday if it's not raining.


I found this cute happy video over at Comedy Plus to start of my week. I smiled all through it and added it to my YouTube Favorites!


I like that the hockey players are growing beards. Not all, but most that are in the playoffs don't shave until they get knocked out.


I'm on vacation and am so happy I get to help with the Parma Heights Baptist Church Sports Camp for Monday-Thursday next week! It's all free and open to the community. Fliers were distributed in the Parma public schools this year so we are expecting a record high attendance. I'll be coaching first grade girls in basketball, but other sports are offered too: flag football, soccer, cheer leading and volleyball which is limited to 5th and 6th graders. Each day in addition to the drills and playing, they get a snack and 15 minutes to hear about Jesus and given the opportunity to trust Him as their personal Savior. I'm excited! 

Toddler Basketball

Speaking of basketball, I came across this really cute video of a father encouraging his toddler to shoot trick shots. It's cute and I was very impressed: Toddler's Trick Shots

New TV Reality Show

We watched a new show this week: "Does Someone Have To Go" where a company's employees decide who should be fired. It was entertaining. I couldn't believe how many problems there were in such a small company! It's on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. Anyone else watch this?

Spring Zoo Video

I made a video combining our two recent trips to the Cleveland Zoo which took me like 5.5 hours to make not even counting the time at the zoo taking the pictures. When I finally finished posting it at 10:10 last night, I asked myself if it was worth spending so much time on it. The next day, when my husband viewed it and told me it was good, was confirmation that it was worth the time. That meant a lot coming from him! If you missed it, I posted it yesterday and would love for you to take a look at it.


We got off pretty easy this year--only have four graduations and one wedding to celebrate this month!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Join Us At The Cleveland Zoo

The zoo is always fun, especially if you like seeing the animals! Right off, a dinosaur greeted us (animated, of course. During the summer, there is a special dinosaur exhibit that costs a little bit extra to get in ($2 for members.

I'd have to say the animal of the day was the meerkats--there were six of them and all were busy! Plus they are so cute too. A close second were the Grizzly bears. Even the tiger was awake and in a good mood--even posed nice and smiled for the camera! The animals are much more lively on cooler days than on hot days of summer. The temperature was in the 60s on the days we took this video.

I tried to show some of the interactive things that the kids enjoy. In the rainforest is a machine where you can easily create a conservation poster.  Here is the one we made.  On warmer days, the playground up by the Primate, Cats & Aquatics building is crowded with young children and their parents.  There are some donkeys, goats and sheep that you can pet for free with soap and water close by.

One little boy was having a great time jumping down the stairs in the rainforest.  There are lots of snacks available throughout the zoo too, including Ben & Jerry's ice cream by water fowl lake.

The most popular fun spot though for kids I would have to say is the Yabba Tree House.  To enter, you walk across a swinging bridge and then there are things to play with like a cannon and a ship wheel.  The animated crocodile by the waterfall is very realistic and there are some small exhibits in there too as well as curving staircases.  It's pretty high up so there is also a nice view.

When was the last time you went to the zoo?  Hope you enjoyed our video!  Do you have a favorite animal?

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Aww Mondays (even though this was Saturday!)

We like Saturdays--best day of the week because we do not have to rush in the morning.  What is your favorite day of the week?

We went to "Meet Your Best Friend Day" at the zoo and took a few pictures. This one I took because not only were the kittens so cute, but I loved their names: Chaos and Havoc!  They were hoping to be adopted together.

Joining up with AWW Mondays and Cats on Tuesday.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Sharing: God Answered My Prayer In A Surprising Way

My scripture highlight this week is from I Peter 2:9 from Friday morning which says:

But you are God's chosen and special people.  You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation.  God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Now you must tell all the wonderful things that He has done.  (Contemporary English Version)
The day before, God answered my prayer in a way I did not expect.  God is wonderful and after reading this verse the next day, I just have to tell you the wonderful thing He did for me recently.  Last Thursday, I forgot to pack bread in my lunch for my sardine sandwich. I noticed when I got to work and was getting out my snacks. I only had $3.00 with me and didn't really want to buy anything so prayed a quick prayer asking God to provide something for lunch for me. Sometimes leftovers from luncheons are put in the lunchroom for anyone who wants it or sometimes people bring stuff in to share. That's what I was hoping for.

It got to be 2:00 and no leftovers were brought in so I decided to try to find something cheap in the cafe downstairs. It was rainy so I didn't want to go outside for anything. The salads were $6, the pizza had strange toppings, sandwiches were well over $3.00,. There were no lines because I was the only customer at that time so talked to the chef who makes the sandwiches:

Me: Could I just buy two slices of bread please?

Chef: Just bread?

Me: Yes.

Chef: What kind would you like?

Me: Do you have wheat?

Chef: Sure.

Me: It won't be more than $3 will it?

Chef: It's on me.

Me: Oh, thank you!

He put two slices in a little Styrofoam container and marked "no charge, Chef" on the lid. Off I went as happy as could be, thanking God for providing my free lunch and that it was raining so I went downstairs instead of going outside!

Some people may scoff at this as just being a coincidence, but I commit my way to the Lord and do not believe in coincidence.  God is in ultimate control and I just heard Joel Osteen say we need to recognize the good things that happen to us as God's goodness to us and not just a lucky break or a coincidence.  Give God a chance, pray for a miracle.  You may be surprised too at what He will do!

I finished reading the Book of Acts.  Click on the link to read my review, Like Adventure?  Read the Book of Acts that I posted on our book blog, Grab a Book from Our Stack.

Please share a scripture highlight you read this week or a recent answer to prayer in the comments.  I'd love to hear about it! 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

9 Friday Fragments ( Art, food, TV, hockey, prayer)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:


Yes, the public does get to go inside the reading nest!
Remember last Friday I posted this funny looking thing that I saw in the library garden and wondered what it was? Daisy was closest--it's a reading nest! A few days later, I saw there was a sign about it.

All In The Family

Actress Jean Stapleton, three time Emmy award winner for her role as wife of Archie Bunker in the TV show, "All In The Family" died last Friday of natural causes at the age of 90! I remember our whole family enjoyed watching this show together which provided us with lots of laughter. Source: L.A. Times The show ran from 1971 to April, 1979--you can actually view entire episodes on YouTube! Here is the link to the theme song.

One Tough Guy

Hoping They Win Again!
During the hockey playoffs this week, Gregory Campbell, a player on the Bruins was hit so hard by the puck that it broke his leg, but he stayed on the ice for 50 seconds to help keep the Penguins from scoring! The Bruins won the game in double overtime. The guy actually skated off with a broken leg! We wish him a speedy recovery!

National Doughnut Day

In honor of this being National Doughnut Day, Giant Eagle has a good deal on them today--I think it was $3.99 per dozen while supply lasts.


My hubby thought raisins were a healthy snack until he saw how much sugar is in a 1/4 cup serving: 29 grams! I learned raisins were high in sugar when I had a personal trainer at Fitworks and wrote down everything I ate.

New Food

Ever heard of dim sum? I didn't until I read about it over at The Kuantan blog.

New Cereal

My husband discovered two new cereals this week that he likes: Bare Naked-chocolate delight and True Love-carrot cake, yum yum!

Grumpy Cat

Thanks to YouTube and all her fans, Grumpy Cat has a movie deal! This cat always looks grumpy, even though she is actually sweet and playful. I discovered this big news when playing "Free Kibble" this morning.

Answered Prayer

Yesterday God answered my prayer to provide me lunch in an unusual way! Will share details in my Sunday Sharing post this week. (I had my yogurt, nuts, pudding and sardines but forgot my bread!)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Page From My Diary From 1967

This post is in response to Mama Kat's Vlogging Workshop prompt: Read an entry from an old diary. I can't believe I spent the whole night on this! It took me a long time to choose which one to use and seriously doubt if this was really the best choice! Oh well, I have to go to bed, it's 11:05!

Other Diary Entries that were in the running:
1966 7th gr. Softball
1967 My First Indians Night Game
1970 Dress Fiasco

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Funny Sights in Downtown Cleveland

The one policeman dismounted, but was on before.
 When I went out walking on my afternoon break on Tuesday, I saw a couple mounted policemen!  I am really surprised we still have mounted police and the best part is I had my camera with me so got some pictures for you.  Both horses were on the sidewalk and the one really made a mess!  The policeman got off to find something to scrape the poop off the sidewalk with.

Cleaning up after his horse!

He found an orange cone close by and scraped the poop into the street, but at least is got off the sidewalk.

In my Friday Fragments last week, I showed this structure that was in the library garden downtown:

I didn't know what it was until a few days later when I saw a sign posted:

(Click on picture to enlarge to read)
It's a work of art--The Reading Nest!  However, it has tape around it blocking access to it and a sign that says not to climb on it!  I wonder if at some point the public will be allowed in it to read.

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Fabric Markers Are a Hit (by Manny)

Hi, Manny here and I am so happy mom finally added me to her CAT MOM shirt!  See, she got this shirt a long time ago when Mr. Moe was still alive and before I came to live with her.  That is why there are only two cats shown:  Moe and Spunky.

I felt bad whenever she wore it because I wasn't on it.  She finally bought some fabric markers at Walmart with her gift card and the first thing she used them for was to add me to the shirt!

I think she did a good job, don't you?

  Thanks, Mom!  Purrrrr!  Mom is happy with it too!

Joining the Cats on Tuesday blog hop.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Aww Monday: Soaked!

Our wet dog, Abby Dabby Doo

We all got soaked on Friday when it poured down rain around 5:00.  Gerard and Abby were on their walk (without a raincoat) and I just got out of work and had a farther walk than normal to the bus stop due to the Captain America moving being filmed in downtown Cleveland which means certain streets are blocked off.  Fortunately, I at least had a lightweight plastic poncho at my desk in case of rain emergencies such as this.  My L.L. Bean waterproof shoes kept my feet and socks dry so just my baseball cap and pants got soaked.  It could have been much worse.  I got home about an hour later than usual.

Smelly Harness--Yuck!
Abby's harness got so wet it smelled like wet dog even two days later--I didn't even let her wear it when we visited the nursing home, it stunk so bad!  We had a brand new collar that we used instead and put the harness on the porch to air it out and dry it off.  P. U. 

Abby's heart color 
When we were walking back from the drugstore with her, Gerard was trying to pull her the way we wanted to go and it slipped right off her head!  She's such a good girl, she just stayed still while I made it tighter and put it back on. 

 Joining Aww Mondays and Monday Mischief hops.

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Sunday Sharing: A Brave Boy Saved His Uncle Paul

My scripture highlight this week is from Acts 23:12-35 but specifically verse 21 which says:

"But please don't do what they say. More than 40 men are going to attack Paul. They have made a vow not to eat or drink anything until they have killed him."

This is what Paul's nephew, at the time just a boy, told the commander. The nephew overheard about the plot to kill Paul told him what he heard. In Jerusalem, the men were going to kill Paul when he was on the way to see the chief priests who supposedly wanted to talk to him further. That night, the commander arranged for Paul to be escorted out of Jerusalem to Felix the governor. The Lord had recently stood beside Paul and said, "Don't worry! Just as you have told others about me in Jerusalem, you must also tell about me in Rome. (Acts 23:11)

It is interesting to me to see how God had His plan for Paul and how he watched over Paul. I am also impressed at how brave the boy was and that God used him to help get Paul out of Jerusalem and on his way to Rome. I believe God also has a plan for each of us and ultimately is in control. I am glad God is watching over me too!

Please share a scripture highlight you came across last week in the comments, or feel free to comment on this post.

(Scripture is from the Contemporary English Version)

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