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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ruthinian said...

Hello, I finally got the chance and the time to go back to blogging and thought of you. It's been awhile since my last visit here. Looks like all is well and I'm happy for you. Have a wonderful weekend. Now, do I really need to share my blueberries with the dogs? I feel so guilty. LOL Take care.

Kay said...

Woohoo for your review and reading recognition! That's great! I love the idea of swapping books or leaving books for others to read. How very creative!

My dog wouldn't eat watermelon or cranberries. He is a carnivore or bread eater :-( Specialty is the dinner I left on the counter!

We stick together in bed also. I don't know why that number is so high. Is it cheaper than getting a CPAP for the snoring??

Sandee said...

Loved the video about Bob. He's very grateful for being rescued. Awesome.

We don't feed Little Bit much of anything since she's so allergic to so many things. We give her the food the vet recommends.

Have a terrific day and weekend. ☺

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sadie, my hound, will eat anything and especially loves tomatoes. my toothbrush is replaced about every six months. frankly, I think a lot of "what's recommended" is a ploy. but then I'm a cynic.

StarTraci said...

I love the book sharing idea!
And no, I am not good at replacing the toothbrushes. In fact, I really need a new one right now!
Happy Friday!

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