Fill In Friday and Shopping!

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Time for the “Almost 2018” Friday Fill-Ins!

This is a super fun hop co-hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and we just love it.   Every Friday each of our co-hosts give us TWO sentences with blanks to fill.   We get to share a little bit about ourselves and what we think when we fill in the blanks and that’s why it’s a FUN Hop!    Want to join in?   Click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s and sign up to join us.

I guess this might be another one of those fill-in Fridays where my Mom ought to do the filling in………….so I’m letting her…………and her fill-ins are GREEN today!

1. On New Year’s Eve, I will do what I always do – have a nice dinner with my husband, have a bottle of champagne with dessert, then go to bed EARLY – no parties or noise at our house – just a quiet start to a new year!

2. One goal I have for 2018 is to work on Teddy’s blog to make it more interesting and fun……I don’t want it to be boring for anyone!

3. In 2017, I accomplished nothing of note – I’m just grateful to be alive for another year so I guess I accomplished THAT!.

4. I lost my soul cat in 2017.   (but we adopted another sweet ginger boy who has healed our hearts!)

Gosh Mom – I’m glad to hear that – I  know you miss Sammy but I’m glad that I am helping you and Dad move on……………….as for me and this coming year – who knows – I just want to continue to be spoiled rotten and enjoy the fun of being a cat with you and Dad.   I’m not sure there’s anything that could make me happier!

 

Now for SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD!

Another FUN Blog Hop and this one is all about FOOD and sharing recipes and prices from our area of the world!    My friend Bacon at PIGLOVE is hosting this one AND if you want to join in – share a recipe and see what stuff costs in OTHER places just click the badge above and let Bacon know you have posted a recipe on your blog.    This month’s challenge was to share a recipe for a dessert, cookie or other treat that we do for holidays.     My Mom makes spiced nuts for Christmas and she must have made about TEN batches of these (my Dad is hooked on them!). so I’m sharing that recipe which is EASY PEASY.

Mom’s EASY Cinnamon Spiced Nuts

Ingredients:

10 or 15 oz. can of Planters Mixed Nuts (unsalted or salted) – $6.26 (10. oz.)

1 tablespoon water (free!)

1 cup sugar (we had sugar)

2 teaspoons cinnamon – $1.89 for 2.57 oz.

1 teaspoon nutmeg – $4.99 for 2.47 oz.

One eggwhite

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a large cookie sheet (I used spray).    Beat one eggwhite until fluffy – add 1 tablespoon water and whip eggwhite again.    Add can of nuts and coat well.    In a small bowl mix together the sugar and spices then dump them into the nuts mixing well to coat all the nuts.    Put the nuts on the cookie sheet and spread out.    Bake the nuts 20-25 minutes, mixing the nuts on the cookie sheet a couple of times during the bake.    Take nuts out of oven and dump onto sheet of foil to cool.    VOILA!    Done!

These are quite addictive so WATCH OUT.

THANKS BACON for hosting this fun hop – gives us all a chance to share a good recipe AND see prices.    Can’t wait to see what our project is for NEXT month!

Woo Hoo!!!

Love Teddy

 

Today would have been my Dad’s 101st birthday…..Happy Birthday in Heaven Daddy – I will always be your “little girl”……Love, Pam

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  1. Happy heavenly Birthday to your dad….
    the first day of the new year is a special one here… it was more Sammy-Day for the mama than new year … now it is an angels birthday and we will celebrate it with a lot of fish and seafood… the way the ginger boy would like it too ;O))))

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    • My Mom and Dad haven’t decided WHAT they will have for their New Year’s Eve dinner……I hope it’s something I like……and I also think that I will be the only one around here who is AWAKE at midnight!! Mom and Dad will be snoring away to welcome the new year. HAHA

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Every time one wakes up to greet a new day, a blessing is received and to live another year is definitely a huge blessing. I’m with you on that one. Thank you, God for giving me 2017 even though it had its rough patches! We like staying home on new year’s eve, too. We keep our celebrating low-key and usually don’t stay up much past midnight. Saying prayers for God’s grace to shower good health, happiness, and success to you in 2018. Happy new year, my friend!

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    • That’s how I feel too – having had some scary health issues in the past I really wake up every day GLAD to be waking up! LOL Rough patches just makes us stronger I think…and when we are on the other side of the rough patches, it makes life that much sweeter. Here’s to a blessed New Year for you too!

      Hugs, Pam

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  3. Motor Mommy says lots of emotions on your blog post today! First of all, we don’t think the blog is boring at all. The three of you have so many fans: they obviously don’t think so either! Teddy, we are so glad that you and your pawrents found each other this year. You have brought them much joy, and we know you are so happy in your furever home.
    Those cinnamon nuts sound SO yummy! Motor Mommy makes something similar with just pecans and gives them for Christmas gifts. She tries not to keep them around – because of that word “addictive”.
    We know you’ll be thinking of your dad especially today, Miss Pam.
    Motor Mommy says we’re sending you big HUGS!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Hi Sundae! Thanks for all of your comments…….we just don’t want our blog to get “old” – we may add some new things this year…….YES I’m one happy boy to have my new home that’s for sure! We hope all of you have a super duper Happy New Year too!!! Lots of big hugs back to you……….

      Love, Teddy

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  4. I don’t think you have to worry about the blog getting boring… there’s always exciting and new things every week, and I love how you keep so many of the visual details of the blog fresh and new! I just hope you never run out of prison photos for the Teaser….

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    • No worries there with prison photos – there’s an amazing number of prisons on this planet and probably some prisons on other planets – hmm….that gives me an idea..HAHAHAHAHA Thank you for the compliment on the blog – we bloggers worry about our blogs from time to time don’t we?! Heaven knows yours couldn’t be boring if it tried. Congratulations to Mitzi, UV and Snuggles by the way………. 🙂

      Hugs, Pam

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Dad in Heaven. How handsome he was and I know he was proud of you as his daughter. Our dad’s loved and cared for us didn’t they? And we miss them still.

    We did put fill-ins at Annie’s blog we think or was it Miss Ellen’s?

    XXX

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    • I hope he was proud of me……I don’t think he was ALWAYS proud of some of the decisions I made in my 20s/30s/ but I know that we became close later and he DID tell me he was proud of me. I certainly was proud of him. I bet you put your fill-ins at McGuffy’s Reader because dear Ellen has a problem with the Linky Tool thingie!!!!

      Love, Pam

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    • I’m just afraid that our “regular features” might be getting old for some. I may do a little poll and ask people for their ideas of something NEW to add. You MUST try those nuts – they are – well – UNBELIEVABLY DELISH! Sounds rather surreal that my Dad would be 101 today. Thank you for the birthday wishes for him. You are SWEET…..

      Love, Pam

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  6. Happy Birthday in Heaven to your Dad. He was a handsome man. I am printing out this recipe, they do sound addictive. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Your blog is never boring, it is always fun. And I am sure glad we got to meet in 2017 and I hope we can meet again. XO

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    • Oh dear Ellen we will meet again – just because we don’t plan to go to Cliff House again doesn’t mean we won’t head to Maine this Fall !! LOL See you at Kittery????? Hugs and Happy New Year!

      Love to you and David, Pam

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  7. aaww – first off happy birthday to your dad. I know he’s watching over you. And what awesome answers. My mom/dad aren’t party animals on New Years Eve either. Thank goodness for that – they get into too much trouble as it is. And spicy nuts – hubba hubba. We all gotta love some spicy nuts! XOXO – Bacon

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    • My Mom says she knows her Dad is watching over her – she feels him visit when she needs him the most. As for your Mom and Dad – you’re right – they get in enough trouble without NYE added in there! HAHAHA

      Love, Teddy

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    • Thank you Miss Lola! Glad you like our blog – we are guilty of visiting a lot more blogs than we comment on too – it’s TIME – where does it go? It slips through our fingers (paws) and there’s never enough to do all we want to do. We just know that we love the world of blogs. We hope your 2018 is beyond GREAT!

      Love, Teddy

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  8. Dear TeddyBean and Mom…we’ll be doing exactly what you are doing on NYE except we’ll have a glass of
    Duplin Wine (NC Winery)
    Happy heavenly Birthday to you very handsome Daddy.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    • Hi Madi my dear! When my Mom and Dad lift their champagne flutes NYE they will have a sip to you and your family too – hoping for lots of GOOD things in the new year…..hoping for brightness around every corner and light in every heart…….we love you to bits………….Mom says thanks for the birthday wishes for my Granddad. That was his high school graduation photo by the way.

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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  9. Angel Sammy and Teddy, dudes your blog could neffur be boring – its EPICALLY EPIC!!!

    Supurr fill-ins today and the P.A. & Dad will be having the exact same New Years Eve as mew guys – the best kind – nice and quiet! MOL

    Oh check your email as we sent mew something… hope mew got it!

    Wishing mew a fabulous 2018

    Bestest festive purrs

    Basil & co xox

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    • Hi Basil! How nice you are to say our blog is epically epic because honestly we have always thought YOU were the King of Epic! Your fanciful and fabulous stories and adventures, your mandalas, and the list goes on and on. Totally creatively COOL……..we love you and hope the new year beings some wonderful things your way. We haven’t checked email but will do it now since you said you sent us something……..but in the meantime – we want to wish you an incredible new year…..with lots of love, hope and FUN FUN FUN!!

      Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too!)

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  10. Oh my!! Mom is all teary eyed….good going Teddy and Pam. This doesn’t happen often. It’s good for her. Clears her nasal passages for the cold air. MOL

    Your blog boring? Never, ever boring. It’s an exciting post everyday. Pam you work hard at it and it shows.

    Our New Years? Well, we will be up longer than you dudes and dudette cause dad is in Red Nose again this year and mom will be watching TV and playing with us. It will be quiet except for me talking to her.

    Loves,
    Shoko

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    • My Mom thinks being teary once in a while is a good “clear out” for her nasal passages too (hahahahaha). Let’s all hope for a wonderful 2018 Shoko – I think we deserve it don’t you? I hope Kali continues to drive you crazy for long time to come, that your Mom gets the right combo of treatments to keep her comfy as can be, and that your snake becomes a friend. HAHAHAHA I am cooking up an easy peasy appetizer with dates for tomorrow’s baking post……but thank you for the compliments on our blog posts PERIOD. Including the baking stuff……we just want to make people SMILE. A smile goes a long way!

      Love, Teddy

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  11. Excellent fill ins and excellent Nuts! I have made that recipe! Every one LOVES it! Perhaps I shall for New Years now that you have reminded me.
    Pam, I am so very happy that Teddy is filling the Sammy sized hole in your heart.
    Love Barb

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    • Oh Barb he is and I suspect your adorable Marv has done that with your Nellie sized hole in your heart too. You and I will always miss our “heart kitties” but we have such great “kids” now…….well…….our hearts are healing quite well right?

      Love and Hugs and Hope for a GREAT New Year!
      Pam

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    • Oh good – your Mom will love the nuts – my Dad is IN LOVE with them and asks her to make them all the time. We are sure that you don’t have to use mixed nuts – can be ANY nuts – but the mixed nuts are my Dad’s favorite!

      Love, Teddy

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  12. Never ever worry that your blog is not interesting – we love it. You do a great job with so much variety and fun times. Keep it up in 2018!

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • Thank you dearest Woos……you are kind to say that. Mom just wants to make sure that everyone has fun visiting us…..we certainly know when we visit you we will love whatever you are up to! Here’s to a super new year for all of us…..thank you so much for being our friends.

      Love, Teddy

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  13. Um, about making the blog more interesting and fun… it is ALREADY interesting and fun! I don’t usually comment regarding Tuesday Teasers, mainly because I don’t have any guesses or anything to say, but I read them and I’m always impressed by the work you put into the posts! I love coming by to visit your posts.

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    • Summer what a truly sweet thing to say! I’m glad you like our blog – Mom is a worrywart and doesn’t want things to get “stale” here so we might try to come up with some new stuff in the new year but it’s GREAT to know you like visiting us. We love hearing about your therapy visits and shows and most of all we are ALWAYS interested to hear if you “score” bacon or not on your travels!!! Tee Hee

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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  14. Pam, what a sweet remembrance for your dad. ooh, and thank you so much, for this recipe. My friend, Elizabeth always does this with pecans, and I have always wanted to make them, and now I have the recipe. Thank you so much. This blog will never be boring, but it is always fun to do new things. I’ll be excited to see what you come up with. Love and warm hugs, janet

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    • My Mom has had these dates at parties for YEARS and never tried to make them before but they are just too easy NOT to make them! LOL We are glad you don’t find the blog boring but we still will try to find some new and fun things to do in the new year. Thank you so much for being our super super duper besties!

      Love, Teddy

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  15. Oh Teddy your mums answers are just perfect!!
    But I have to say I LOVE your blog and don’t think there’s much to improve on 🙂
    Lots of licks and best wishes for the year ahead, your good friend Morrie!

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    • Gosh Morrie – thanks for telling us you like the blog the way it is – Mom has been blogging for a long time so she just wants to make sure we keep entertaining everyone – nothing worse than a boring blog – you sure don’t have to worry about that – we just love hearing what you get up to!!!

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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    • So sorry you’ve had such a time with your internet connection – sounds like your provider is just as stumped as you are!!! We hope things get fixed soon – and we also hope that your 2018 is FABULOUS in every single way.

      Love, Pam and Teddy too

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