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Music Monday: U2 at Red Rocks, Need I Say More?

OK, I’m not getting that whole political thing of Great Britain (including Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland. I really just like this song, Sunday Bloody Sunday. It is one of my favorite songs and by my absolute favorite band (although Traffic is certainly a close second). Anyway, without further ado, U2:

Blessings!

Caturday (starring Spensie)

In honor of our late cat, Spenser, and the anniversary of his birth this coming week, today’s Caturday is his debut on this site. We miss you, Spensie. You were a good boy. 🙂

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I had the joy of having him from 5 weeks old until he was over 17 years old (which is longer than I had my Mom with me). He was friendly, sweet, and very snuggly. Although he’s been gone from us for two years, he will never be forgotten.

He could be Mr. Bowie’s long-lost brother, I think… 🙂

Blessings!

Happy Father’s Day!

For God the ultimate Father: Thank You for my life and Your continued love and protection. You have given me so much and am grateful. Happy Father’s Day! I pray that every knee bows to You and the blessed Trinity.

To my Dad, I wish you a wonderfully Happy Father’s Day! I wish the same to all of the other Dads out there. I give my Grandpas a special shout-out – I know you are no longer with us physically and your presence is missed every day.
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Blessings!

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Everyday in our humble little home is Caturday! Peanut certainly is a little character, isn’t he?

Blessings!

So Humbled by Liebster Award!

Such a blessing! Just this week, I received an award nomination from Clay Tablets at http://ddclaywriter.wordpress.com/! My cup truly runneth over! 🙂 And I am passing this lovely Liebster Award to the bloggers listed at Item #3! You all have wonderful blogs and I’m so glad to follow them! Blessings!!
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Qualifying duties:

1. LIST 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU.
2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED OF YOU (BY THE BLOGGER THAT NOMINATED YOU).
3. NOMINATE 11 OTHER BLOGS FOR THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD AND LINK TO THEIR BLOGS.
4. NOTIFY THE BLOGGERS OF THEIR AWARD.
5. ASK THE AWARD WINNERS 11 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ONCE THEY ACCEPT THE AWARD

1. LIST 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU.
a. I am a Christian.

b. I skipped the second half of second grade. For second grade, I went to a public school and they bumped me up to third grade halfway through the school year. When I transferred to a Catholic grade school the following year, they put me back with my regular grade.

c. My favorite color is blue – almost any hue, shade, tone… but my absolute favorites are teals and azures.

d. From my mystery novel, there is one tiny conversation in that book that actually really happened. If you’ve read the book and can guess, leave it in the comments and I’ll tell you if you’re right. 🙂

e. I got Peanut because my cousins already had their hands full with all of their other animals, a 3-year old, and a flower shop. My cousin-in-law bottle-fed him from 1-day old… he was abandoned by his Mama Cat.

f. I almost fell out of a moving car when I was 7; my cousin (the sister of the one who gave us Peanut) saved me and pulled me back in. It was a total accident – we were goofing around; thank God we weren’t going that fast.

g. Jane Austen is my favorite author, and Pride and Prejudice is the best book ever written. Ever.

h. While I work at my day job, oftentimes I listen to old radio shows on my headphones, including My Favorite Husband and Father Knows Best. In the background of My Favorite Husband, you can often hear Desi Arnaz laughing… that show was the forerunner to I Love Lucy.

i. I had and subsequently lost Hank Aaron’s autograph. Sigh. Oh, and I once bagged Cecil Cooper’s groceries.

j. Baseball is my favorite sport and football is a close second. I’m horrible at sports, but when I did play softball in grade school, I ended up as a catcher (it was soft-pitch, no stolen bases). I rarely got hits, but I got on base a lot – I have a really good eye.

k. I have synesthesia. I’ll be writing more about this later… but I have roughly 8 different kinds of it. It isn’t contagious – it’s a cool neurological condition.

2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED OF YOU (BY THE BLOGGER THAT NOMINATED YOU).
a. What is your earliest memory from your childhood?
Being told to not talk “baby talk” by my Mom.

b. What is the meaning of life? Sorry, I just thought you might know.
To treat each other with love and experience joy.

c. If an alien space ship hovered over your city tomorrow how would it change your life? Or would it?
I don’t think anything in my immediate life would change. My heartrate might increase a bit while trying to figure out how it would all handled.

d. If they could clone an extinct dinosaur which one would you like to see cloned?
A big, gentle dopey one that didn’t kill people.

e. If they could clone you, would you want them to do that?
No. I don’t want them to clone anything. Not a good idea.

f. Why do you blog?
I started because of my mystery novel; I continue because I really like it.

g. What are one or two of the most fascinating things you have ever seen?
My friend’s triplets dismantling one of their toddler beds. They were only 20 months at the time and I witnessed it on their baby monitor.

h. If you had a robot that could help you; what would you have it help you with?
Cleaning the house and whatnot.

i. What one or two questions do you have for God?
I don’t have any questions – who am I to ask Him anything? I trust in Him and know that everything will be good.

j. What person from the Bible would you love to sit down with and have a good talk?
People: Job, Ruth, Peter, Paul, James, and, of course, Jesus.

k. If you were boss of the world what changes if any would you make?
If someone didn’t like someone, they would have to spend a day as that person to better understand them.

3. NOMINATE 11 OTHER BLOGS FOR THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD AND LINK TO THEIR BLOGS.

a. http://heavenlyraindrops.wordpress.com/

b. http://animalpalooza.wordpress.com/

c. http://hopedog.wordpress.com/

d. http://themotherofnine9.wordpress.com/

e. http://auntiebswax.com/

f. http://catholiccravings.com/

g. http://wisconsinbites.me/

h. http://revealillusions.wordpress.com/

i. http://dignitatem.wordpress.com/

j. http://jonlilley.com/

k. http://bound4escape.com/

4. NOTIFY THE BLOGGERS OF THEIR AWARD.
I’ll get to this shortly

5. ASK THE AWARD WINNERS 11 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ONCE THEY ACCEPT THE AWARD
a. What is your ideal dinner?

b. If you could meet any historic figure (besides Jesus or anyone else in the Bible), who would it be?

c. Why do you do the art you do? (writing, painting, drawing, photography)

d. If you have a pet, why did you name it (or them) what you did?

e. What is your favorite season and why?

f. What is best thing you’ve ever eaten?

g. If you could make any wish in the world, what would it be?

h. If you had a robot that could help you; what would you have it help you with?

i. Have you ever been blessed by a big miracle?

j. What person from the Bible would you love to sit down with and have a good talk?

k. If you had a million dollars tomorrow, what is your ideal job?

Please Accept this Spirit-Led Fantabulous Award!!!

I was just honored with a wonderful award from a fellow blogger! It is these twin awards:
Fantabulous and Awesome Blossom Awards
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which are straight from the heart and mind of Bally Bin, author of

The Good, Bad and Ludicrous

And I got the award from Melanie Jean Juneau of The Mother of Nine!!!

This is the exact text that came with these awards, and I’m keeping it intact because it is perfect: Awards are nice – they are the equivalent of Girl’s Night Out or a Night with the Guys where you compliment each other, share juicy tidbits about yourself and then inform the group of what amazing find you came across last week.

However, for a variety of reasons there are those who choose not to accept or pass on awards. For those who like the idea of having an award or two on their site, but aren’t up to the work involved or feel like they’ll somehow betray those they follow by narrowing a list down to just 10 – here’s two awards you are welcome to put on your site if I’ve followed you, Liked one of your posts or left a comment that included the link to this page.

You are also free to bestow these no-strings attached Awards to others as you see fit – these images are free to use as long as you and others don’t pretend they are your own. If you wish to link back here, Fantabulous – but not required.

These will be mounted on my side column with pride and with joy.

BalleyBin and Melanie extend us the invitation to do the same.

Thanks so much, Melanie! Blessings to you!