Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments is hosted by 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 to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:


Today we are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary! We bought the wind chime I've been wanting for several years to replace the one that broke that was given to us as a wedding present. For a while we didn't have a porch awning so had no place to hang one. It's funny though, I ended up hanging it on the gutter which we could have done even before we got the awning! We are on vacation today and all next week!

Funniest Video This Week

I laughed all through this Funniest Dog Video over at Comedy Plus this week and had to share it! It was a great start to my week. Just go watch it--I guarantee it will make you laugh!

Sad News-Cat Dies

I got teary eyed when I read A Tribute to Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat over at The Conscious Cat. This was a very unusual cat, who was a great entertainer in spite of its blindness. Both Gerard and I read the book about him and liked it: Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper.

Yellow Means Caution

Getting pet at the school during lunch time.
Did you know that if a dog is wearing a yellow ribbon on it's tail, it is a warning to people that they should leave the dog alone because it isn't friendly? We saw this at our vets Apparently there is a campaign afoot to get owners to get a yellow ribbon for their unfriendly or shy dogs. Abby will not be wearing one of these--she loves greeting strangers and being pet!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

What Do You Think--Use or Don't Use?

This is a picture of two furry pillows that my husband got me for Christmas one year when I said we needed new pillows.  I believe these are decorative pillows, not to be used to actually lay our heads on.  I don't want them getting all crunched and the fur matted.  They are very soft and I like to pet them now and then.

I admit, it's not like we have company over and if they are in the bedroom, we don't actually see them much, basically in the morning and just before we go to bed.  The cats see them most, but I'm sure they would not care if the fur got messed up some.

My husband says he bought them to be used--not just looked at and from time to time asks me if he can take one in the basement to use.  I scowl and he drops the idea . . . until next time.  It's not like we don't have other pillows available.  We have plenty that he could use beside these.

So, who do you think is right?  We will abide by your decision.  Do you have any decorative pillows just lying around your house?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary!

This is one we both liked!
That's right, it is the 50th anniversary of  the 1963 civil rights March with Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  According to the Associated Press article, "March to Focus on Continued Fight for Civil Rights," "Churches and groups have been asked to ring bells at 3 p.m. Wednesday, marking the exact time King spoke."

The Clock of Life would be a good one to read this week because it is a good historical coming of age novel that shows the racial tensions of the south.  The boy, Jason Lee, learns about his dad's bravery and courage to do the right thing bit by bit.  His dad died in the Vietnam war before he was born but is eager to learn all about him.  Jason Lee finds his dad's journal one day mixed in with a bunch of old books given to him by a friend of his dad's.  The journal relates the dad's experience in participating in the 1963 march even though he was white!

Here's a teaser from the book:
     "It's a tough thing to do in these parts, but you be friends with anyone you want, Jason Lee.  Don't let nobody tell you different, you hear?"  Her tone sounded like a scolding. 
     "I won't."
     "Your daddy got himself forty-seven stitches across the back of his shoulder.  And they threw him in jail to boot, just so you and boys like Samson could be friends."
From page 8 of The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren.

We are offering this first to my friends and blogging buddies (that's you!) before releasing this book "into the wild."  Just let me know if you would like to have it.  It's too good to just sit in our bookcase--it needs to be read!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Mischief: A Walk at West Creek Reservation by Abby

Yesterday we went to West Creek Park nearby for the first time and wow, what a fun time I had!  The highlight was getting my feet all muddy.  See those stones in the picture to the left?  My mom and dad walked on those, but I walked along side through the water and sunk down in the mud next to that last stone.

This picture above is to show off the mud on all four legs.  My mom freaked out but my dad diverted her by suggesting she take my picture for this post.  She seemed better about it after that, although she did try throwing some water from my water bottle at me to try washing it off . . .

which didn't work.  I liked the rest of the park too but when we got home, my mom and dad used the hose to wash off my paws.  Even that was kind of fun.

I ran around while they tried to squirt me!  Watch this video below to see me in action at the end and to see some more of this excellent park we found!  Hope you had a fun weekend too!  Woof!  Woof! 

Joining up with AWW Mondays and Monday Mischief.  Linking up to Mama Kat's Vlogging Workshop on 9/18/13 for the prompt:  "Take your dog on a walk."

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday Sharing: In and Out

The scripture highlight of the week was that I finally finished reading Ezekiel.  You can read my review of the book at Glad I Am Done With Ezekiel!  Last week I did come across some curious things, one of which involves the rules of worship God gave in Ezekiel 46.  I chose the following as my highlight of the week simply because I found it interesting.  Here it is, I'm sure you are on the edge of your seat to find out what it is!

The people of the Lord must come before the Lord at the special feasts.  Any one who enters through the North gate to worship must go out through the South gate.  Anyone who enters through the South gate must go out through the North gate.  No one will return the same way he entered.  Each person will go out straight ahead.
If we did this today at our church, we'd be walking all around the outside of the church to get to our car when we left.  I wonder if they all just walked or if they rode on animals and if they rode on animals, I suppose they would have to walk all around the outside of the temple to get back to them too.  Ha!

Okay, I think this is an easy highlight to beat so c'mon, share one of your scripture highlights of the week in the comments, or feel free to comment on this post.   

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Friday, August 23, 2013

7 Friday Fragments - Feline Friday (cats, church, news, blogging, sports)

Friday Fragments is hosted by 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 to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:

Cute Screen Saver

My cousin sent me an email with lots of cute animal pictures so I saved some I especially liked. This is one of them that I am now using as my screen saver picture on my computer:
The big cat looks like my Manny Boy

Vet Visit With Manny Boy

Last Saturday Manny went in for his routine checkup and although he has the beginnings of Gingervitis, we did not have to have him get his teeth cleaned. The new vet said we could give him an antibiotic (Clindacure) just once a day for 3 days--just had to put it on his food. She said it will kill the bacteria that is making his gums red (they looked dark pink to me). Other than that, all is good, even his weight! Wish we had a third person who could have videotaped us getting him into the carrier--that's always fun!

Horrible News

Three teens in Oklahoma shot a college student from Australia because they were bored? Said they did it just for fun! These teens are despicable! Here is the link to the news story I saw on Yahoo News this week: Police Say Teen Shot Australian Student in Oklahoma For Fun. What a sick world we live in!

Good News

I always get a bit nervous when I see mail from the hospital after I had a mammogram, but was relieved to see my latest results are normal! It will be four years now the first week of September since my lumpectomy to remove the cancer.

Bible Study

I signed up for another Beth Moore Bible study at our church starting September--A Heart Like David. I really enjoy her studies so am looking forward to it. Also, our Women of Wonder monthly meetings will start up again. This year they will have a morning one as well as the Thursday night one to hopefully get more ladies involved. It is primarily a fellowship time with good food, short devotional, a craft or other fun type activity and prayer. Are you starting any new Bible Study at your church?

New Blogs To Me

This week I found two new wonderful blogs: Through following up on a commenter I discovered: Mary-andering Creatively and through the Note Card Party blog hop, I found Sue at To Live, Love and Journal Our Days. I am now a new follower of both and have added them to my blogroll. Hope you will pay them a visit too!

Question of the Day

Hope to get to 1 more game this year!
My husband asked me which I am more excited about: the Indians chase to get into the playoffs or the beginning of the Browns season. My answer is, the Indians. I look forward to the Browns starting again, but as long as the Indians are in the race, my focus will be on them.

New Design

I like that I can choose from lots of different designs at for my credit cards. Can you guess what I picked? If you read my blog regularly, I bet you can. One is a tuxedo cat and the other is a tabby. Just got the tabby one this week!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Note Card Party-Animals

Here is my animal collection of note cards for this month:

All these pictures were taken at the Cleveland Zoo--one of my favorite places!

Note Card Party is hosted by A Haven for Vee. Join in or just visit more.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Where's The Sound?

Sunday when I was looking at other Friday Fragment posts, I came across a video someone posted but when I tried to listen to it, there was no sound.  I went to a few other videos to see if the problem was with that particular video or on my end and could not hear any of them.

I jumped to the conclusion that I needed some new speakers and off to OfficeMax I went.  When we got back from Abby's visit to the nursing home, I hooked up the new speakers and guess what--STILL no sound!  Hmpf.  I went into settings, and saw the "mute" box was checked.  How in the world did that happen?  I know I didn't change it and the only other person who uses our home PC is my husband who wouldn't have a clue how to even get to that screen.  I know our pets are smart and sneaky sometimes, but I really don't think any of them could have done this.

Don't blame this on me, I didn't do it!

I have no idea how that setting mysteriously got changed. So anyhow, I unchecked the mute box and tried again.

Sure enough, I had sound once again.  I hooked my old speakers back up and they work just fine.  Yesterday after work, I returned the new speakers to OfficeMax and they gave me a credit without any problem. 

Lessons learned:
1.  Do not jump to conclusions.  Check out all the possibilities first even though it seems improbable.

Can anyone explain this mystery to me?

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Monday, August 19, 2013

AWW Monday: Polar Bear Cubs

This video show the cute twin polar bear cubs at the Toledo zoo. Great photography even showing them swimming underwater!

Joining the Aww Monday blog hop.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Sharing: A God of Details

I'm nearing the end of Ezekiel and this week read about the vision of the temple in chapters 40-43.  This was a very detailed description, giving exact measurements of the walls and rooms.  I think it's really impressive that our God is a God of details. 

I love seeing how God uses me to meet the needs of others sometimes, working out all the details.  For example, Friday I went outside on my morning break [detail 1] but instead of walking (as usual) [detail 2], I just read by the door of our building.  A worker from Jimmy Johns (a sandwich place) came by offering me a sample sandwich which was wrapped [detail 3].  I took one, thinking I could eat it later or give it to Gerard as a surprise.

As it turned out, I wasn't hungry enough to eat it at lunch [detail 4] so decided to bring it home.  As I walked to my bus stop, a man along the way asked if I could give him some food [detail 5].  At first, I said no and kept walking but then I remembered I had that sandwich [detail 6] and stopped and offered it to him.  He asked what kind it was so I told him ham and cheese.  He took gratefully took it. 

Most mornings I pray asking God to make me a blessing to someone that day.  I was glad I had the extra sandwich to give to that man.   

That being said, for my scripture highlight this week I chose Ezekiel 43:2 which says:
And I saw the greatness of the God of Israel coming from the East.  God's voice was like the roar of rushing water.  His greatness made the earth shine. (ICB)
This was part of Ezekiel's vision.   Usually I think of God speaking in a soft, quiet voice but in this vision, it was loud!  I am glad I have the privilege to serve a great God!

How about you?  Have you been a blessing to someone lately or has someone been a blessing to you?  Feel free to share one of your scripture highlights of the week in the comments or comment on this post..

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Fragments with Feline Friday (UPDATED) (cats, decisions, food, zoo)

Friday Fragments is hosted by 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 to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:

Feline Friday

My two cats do not mind sharing the bed with Wolfee for their morning nap time.  I couldn't help but think Aww when I stopped in to say good-bye to them before going to the zoo yesterday.  I was off work and it was a beautiful day!


See how far that one on top popped its head out?  It has a long neck!
At the zoo if heard a donkey actually hee-haw for the first time ever!  By the time I got my camera set to video, he stopped of course and I couldn't get him to do it again.  The leopard was high up in his cage growling and two turtles were swimming in the water on piggy back.  When I went to inquire about our zoo membership renewal, I was surprised to see an old friend from church behind the desk!  


After taking off a couple of years, I am going to start teaching Sunday School again--fifth grade boys, a fun group.

That's all folks, gotta get the laundry out and go to work!

UPDATED 7:30 P.M. 8/16/13, In my rush this morning, I forgot to include this:

Sad News On Yum Yum

The update on Yum Yum is not good. More problems developed and Tim has decided to put his poor cat out of its misery, sending it off to the Rainbow Bridge. It's very heartbreaking to have to do this, but the poor cat is in pain with a terminal illness so there's not much choice. Prayers would be appreciated for Tim and his family. Here is the latest update: Yum Yum Update 8/14.


Dear Anonymous

(1) Please stop leaving comments regarding Darren Palmer on my blog which make absolutely no sense! (2) I do not think the green background on my blog is the color of vomit. This comment hurt my feelings and stuck in my mind even after I deleted it. I chose green for spring--you know, green grass, green leaves on the trees. I tried changing it to yellow for summer but for some reason it didn't work so left it this beautiful deep green! If you don't like it, please feel free to stay away!!!! (3) Don't be asking me questions if you don't bother to leave an email so I can respond to you privately.

Find more cat pics at the Feline Friday hop.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Baked French Toast is Yummy! (Writer's Workshop)

Today I am cheating a little bit on Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt:  Bake Eat something yummy and share the recipe.

Baked French Toast
The last time I went to a Cleveland Indians game we had Club Seats where all the food you can eat is complimentary!  For the first time in my life, I found baked French Toast.  It was in a pan like a casserole and being the big risk taker that I am (sarcasm), I decided to give it a try because I do like French Toast.  Well, this was yummy!  So yummy that I went back again and again getting really big helpings each time.  It was like I never saw this anywhere before so this may be the last time I ever get to eat this.

When I was still thinking about it a week later, I decided to look up the recipe on Google so at least I have it if I ever would get to make it or if someone would like to make it for me (we do not have a stove).  Not only did I find the recipe, but also a video actually demonstrating how to do it at!  Here's the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Use a 8" x 8" pan

Dump 5 cups of cut up bread cubes in pan

     4 eggs
     1 1/2 cup milk
     2 TBS white sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
     1 tsp vanilla extract

Pour mixture over bread cubes in pan, turning cubes over in batter.

Dot with 1 TBS butter 

Let stand 10 minutes

Sprinkle evenly over the top:
     2 TBS white sugar
     1 tsp cinnamon

Bake 45 - 50 minutes at 350 degrees

Serve warm with maple syrup
I don't think an 8" x 8" pan would fit in my toaster oven so I won't be making this anytime soon but at least I have the recipe.  Have you ever had this? 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Reading

A Good Book
What book was so good you ask:
Read our review of IN THE AFTER at our book blog by clicking on the link.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Why I Was Almost Late For Church

On my way to church this morning, I stopped to watch these deer playing on the soccer field right at the end of our street.

At first I thought it was a couple big dogs running, but then as I got closer, I could see it was two young deer.  They sure were having a great time and mom was just watching.  They put on a nice little show for me.  What a great way to start my day!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Anything going on in your city today?

Joining in the Sundays In My City blog hop.

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Sunday Sharing: Dry Bones Come To Life

My scripture highlight this week is just something I thought was a cool vision Ezekiel had that God used to communicate His intentions of restoring Israel.  It is commonly referred to as the vision of dry bones.

I felt the power of the Lord was on me.  He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord.  And he put me down in the middle of a valley.  It was full of bones.  The Lord led me around among the bones.  There were many bones on the bottom of the valley.  I saw the bones were very dry.  Then he asked me, "Human being, can these bones live?"

I answered, "Lord God, only you know." [God told Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones.]

So I prophesied as I was commanded.  While I prophesied, there was a noise and a rattling.  The bones came together, bone to bone.  I looked and saw muscles come on the bones.  Flesh grew, and skin covered the bones.  But there was no breath in them.

  Then the Lord said to me, "Prophesy to the wind."  Prophesy, human being, and say to the wind:  'This is what the Lord God says:  Wind, come from the four winds.  Breathe on these people who were killed so they can live again.'"  So I prophesied as the Lord commanded me.  And the breath came into them, and they came to life.  They stood on their feet.  They were a very large army. --Ezekiel 37:1-11
This reminds of skeletons at Halloween.  I was a skeleton for many years.  Sorry, I digress.

Israel was depressed.  Verse 11 says:

Then the Lord said to me:  "Human being, these bones are like all the people of Israel.  They say, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope has gone.  We are destroyed.'  

Then in verses 12-14, God tells Ezekiel to prophecy this message of hope to Israel:

So, prophesy, and say to them:  'This is what the Lord God says:  My people, I will open your graves.  And I will cause you to come up out of your graves.  Then I will bring you into the land of Israel.  This is how you, my people, will know that I am the Lord.  I will open your graves and cause you to come up from them.  And I will put my Spirit inside you.  You will come to life.  Then I will put you in your own land.  And you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it, says the Lord.'"
God did not forsake Israel and he won't forsake me.  Whenever I get depressed or overwhelmed, I immediately start praising God, and quote Colossians 3:2 which says, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."   I say a prayer of thanks and it always relieves my stress.  When we know God, there is no reason to be depressed! 

(All scripture is from the International Children's Bible because I can understand it better and don't have to think so hard early in the morning when I first arise.)

Feel free to share a scripture highlight you came across this week in the comments.  I'd really love to hear it or just comment on this post.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Fragments (reading, sleeping, pets, sports)

Friday Fragments is hosted by 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 to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:


Here is an email we got from Goodreads:

On behalf of the Goodreads team, I want to say thank you. You’re in the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! Your many thoughtful book reviews help make us a vibrant place for book lovers.


Last week I forgot to share our favorite reads for July. I'm sure you all are wondering, right? Anyway, Gerard's was a YA science fiction, Proxy and mine, a collection of mail-order bride novellas by four different authors: A Bride For All Seasons. You can click the links to see our reviews.

Yum Yum

Good news, Yum Yum seems to be feeling better. This cat needs surgery and Tim is asking bloggers to help by chipping in. He is about half way to what he needs. Here is an update: Yum Yum Update 8/5. Can you help?

Street Cat

Not at all surprised this guy got more donations when Bob, the street cat, was with him! We have his book on order from our library!

Book Crossing

Released HER at this bus stop.
Over at It's Just LIfe I read a post: "Releasing Books Into the Wild" where you can read all about it. It introduced me to, a website which seeks to turn the world into a big library by having people register a book, then release it by just leaving it somewhere for someone to find. Some may even enter the book number on the site to let you know who got it. It's a fun way to share books. My user name on the site is "BookDumper" so if you sign up, you can list me as your referral. Both books I left were picked up quick.


I read this week that people should replace their toothbrush every three to four months. I know we don't come anywhere close to this. Do you?

Sleeping Couples

Just heard on a morning news show that to get a restful nights sleep with a partner who snores or tosses and turns, 40% of couples sleep in separate beds! I was surprised it was such a high percentage. I tend to snore if I sleep on my back and Gerard tosses and turns, bouncing the bed but usually it's just when he first comes to bed. Sometimes I feel like I'm on a boat but so far we have both managed to weather through and stay together.

Fruit for Dogs

Aww, c'mon, give me some more treats--the vet said it was OK..
Our vet confirmed that a few blueberries, cranberries and watermelon is okay to give to dogs. Does your dog like any of these We haven't given our dog, Abby, any yet thought because I think it's better she doesn't eat any people food because she wouldn't understand why some is okay and not others. Raisins and cranberries look an awful lot alike and raisins are harmful. Maybe I'll share some watermelon with her on a hot day though.


This is an exciting season with so many hot teams, unfortunately, the Indians are now on a 4-game losing streak thanks to Detroit, putting the tribe 7 games behind. I am disappointed, but the Indians played tough the first three games, the third going 14 innings! Boston is on a roll too which is my husband's favorite team so that is good. I hope the Indians will bounce back! Francona (Indians Manager) Reflects on Tough Series. Here is a silly video Gerard made with two of our stuffed animals, Leo and Benny in honor of the Tigers win:

Cleveland Browns

The bright side of Cleveland sports is the Browns pre-season game win this year--they looked very good and I have high hopes for this season. It was fun watching them and they scored way more than I thought they would! I usually wear my Indians polo shirt on casual Fridays to work, but today I am wearing my Browns polo shirt. I like the coaching staff too!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Abby

Our Sunday pizza run, yes, we took Abby along so the manager could see her.  (She missed Abby the week before)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Brain Exercise Idea--Cat Approved!

In flipping through Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D and Manning Rubin, it mentioned that one office they knew of had a chessboard near the water cooler.  Any employee could come to the board, assess the situation, and make a move.  It was an ongoing game, with no known players, and no winners or losers.  The idea is to use visual-spatial thinking.  It provides a break from verbal, left-brain activities.  (pg. 83)

I decided to try this at home.  I just had to find a good place for the chessboard and chose to put it upstairs in the cat room.  I'll spin the board around after each move so we know whose turn it is.  Hopefully my husband will join me in this too.  Spunky Doodle of course was eager to walk on the board, but I stopped that.  Then she wanted to play right away, moving the black pawn.  I wonder if any pieces will be left standing when I return.

Linking up with the Cats on Tuesday blog hop.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday Mischief: It Was a Good Run--Woof! Woof!

I charged out the door!
Boy, have I a story to tell you this week!  The setting:  Saturday, a beautiful day and had a nice walk at the park.  Karen at the computer.  Gerard reading and me in the living room.

Ding, Ding.  (doorbell rang, a kid selling stuff)

Naturally I barked loud to let my dad know someone was at the door.  He went to answer the door and I saw my chance when the inside vestibule door popped back open.

I ran like a shot out the door!  It was fun, I felt so free!  I ran across the street and down the sidewalk very fast!

I heard Gerard yelling for me to come, but I couldn't stop,  He ran after me but I was too fast for him,  Ha, ha.  I was having too much fun!

As soon as Karen heard Gerard yell, she jumped up, grabbed my leash, told the kid we didn't want to buy anything and got in the car to join in the chase! 

See what excitement I created!
This is the house where Gerard caught up to me at because the lady held me.

Lots of the neighbors came out to watch us.  One called for me to come to her so I did.  She pet me up and we waited for Gerard to arrive.  Then Karen got there in the car with the leash while Gerard was still trying to call her on his cell phone.   

I thought it was very fun, but Karen and Gerard did not.  They both said it was very bad and I should never, ever go outside without my leash again.  Oh well.  It was fun while it lasted, even if it was only about one minute of run time.  Woof!  Woof!

Karen was in such a rush that she forgot to bring the camera along to get pictures for this post--a video of me in action running would have been nice.  These pics were all taken the next day.  If you enlarge the last one, you might be able to see the red circle around my house (it's not really in the tree like the label says).

Share some mischief you got into at the Monday Mischief blog hop and Aww Mondays.

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Sunday Sharing: God Is Loyal to Jerusalem

I'm still in Ezekiel and it's getting hard to find a highlight, I must admit.  I am to the place where although Israel is still in captivity, God is telling Ezekiel about his punishment coming to other nations so they too will know He is the Lord God (see Ez. 25:17).  For the highlight, I chose this:

Human being, the city of Tyre has spoken against Jerusalem:  "The city that traded with the nations is destroyed.  Now we can be the trading center.  The city of Jerusalem is ruined.  Now we can make money. (3) So this is what the Lord God says:  I am against you, Tyre. . .  --Ezekiel 26:2-3a (ICB)
It's not a good idea to go against God's chosen people, ever!  As I was reading about one nation after another this week in Ezekiel, I couldn't help but wonder what God's view of the nations is today.  It's kind of interesting when you think about it.  Again, this week the same line was repeated over and over, "Then they will know that I am the Lord God."  God still wants us to know Him, do you? 

Gerard's new Shirt
This is a picture of the shirt Gerard ordered that came in the mail this week.  The small print at the bottom says,

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."  John 6:35 


The Christian t-shirt website where Gerard bought this shirt from is Kerusso.
(John 6:35 was one of our VBS verses this summer!  Too bad he didn't have it sooner so he could have worn it there.)

What was your scripture highlight this week?

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Fragments

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:

Fifth Third Bank

I always thought Fifth Third was the dumbest name for a bank (or any company for that matter) and this week I found out how they got that name. Read my "What a Dumb Name" post to find out.

Look Down

Wow!  How much is here?
It pays to look at the ground as you walk--found $50 at the Indians game when going for pizza! It was just lying on the floor by the exit from the Club lounge. I didn't see anyone drop it and no one seemed to be looking for it, so finders keepers, right? I figured if I didn't pick it up, someone else would so it might as well be me. I really feel bad though for the person who lost it. That's a nice chunk of change. Since all the food in that are is complimentary, I wonder why they even took out their money.

Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast
Ever had baked French Toast? I never heard of it until yesterday at the Indians game. Since I like French Toast, I gave it a try and YUMMY! I had three helpings of it. Couldn't convince Gerard to taste it though, he missed out on a delicious treat there!


We are both excited that the Red Sox and Indians are doing great this year and hoping both our teams win their divisions. The Red Sox lead in walk off homeruns and the Indians are right behind them--makes for an exciting season! We're loving it! Had a great time at the Indians game yesterday--now they have an 8-game winning streak going! Drew Stuggs expresses exactly how I feel about this year's Indians team in this short interview after yesterday's game: Stubbs Praises Raburn, Talks Win Streak.

Dog TV

When I saw Abby actually watching Dog TV when we first put it on yesterday, I was impressed. However, her interest in it has waned. We tried leaving it on for her while we went to the Indians game and when we got back, our goofy TV was on power saver and had switched to the Indians game channel! Have no idea how that happened, but Abby must have wanted to watch the tribe game instead. It's a mystery! I like the relaxing music though and the beautiful scenery. This morning though when we put it on, she showed no interest in it.

Pride and Prejudice

I am currently trying to read this book but find it to be very boring and absolutely hate the writing style. I've heard so many raving about how great it is that I was curious so got it from the library, but it is slow moving because I keep dozing off on it. Maybe it's just I'm strange, but so far, I really hate it. Have you ever read this? What did you think of it.

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