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Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Selfie Blog Hop time with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head!    Every Sunday we join in the fun of showing off our “fine selves” at the Hop.    This is no exception.    If you want to join us please do – just click their badge above and join with the LINKY TOOL.   Easy Peasy.

My photo this Sunday was jazzed up by my Mom with Lunapic – using the “Frida” art effect.   The photo is just a little embarrassing – YES sometimes I am too lazy to stand up while I’m having my “SINK DRINK” so I have a lie down while I slurp my water from the faucet.   So what?   I wasn’t feeling very perky when this photo was taken.   I just didn’t have enough energy to stand or squat!

Here’s the”before Lunapic” version:

And here’s the FANCY SHMANCY version!

Gee that sink water tastes mighty fine!    Speaking of mighty fine – I hope your Sunday is just that………………….!

Love and Hugs, Teddy

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Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!

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Oh boy!   Fill-In Friday is here……………..this is a fun Blog Hop that you can join in if you want to – it’s co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing and you can go to McGuffy’s to join up if you click the badge above!    What is the hop all about?    Well, our co-hosts EACH give us two sentences with blanks in them and all we have to do is fill in the blanks however we want………..what happens?   We learn a lot of new stuff about each other.  Cool right?

I’m going to fill in the blanks ALL BY MYSELF this week……………….Mom said I could………………..and my own words will be in BLUE so you can tell it’s ME ME ME talking!

 

1. When I am nervous, I run for the basement – it’s my safe spot in the house!

2. When I am angry, I won’t look my Mom or Dad in the face – I look away so it’s more like a BIG POUT!.

3. Today, I know for sure that Mom is taking me to the vet at 9:40AM – she doesn’t think I know but I heard her call to make the appointment – I haven’t been eating well or drinking enough water (so she says)!

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I am going to Ireland with the Cat Scouts (virtually of course) **

**Mom says she’d fill in this sentence with “I am making corned beef and cabbage with potatoes in the crockpot” !

 

So there you have it – my Friday fill-ins are done!     That was easy peasy………………..you should join us – it’s fun every week.

Teddy

Angel Sammy

 

Angel Sammy and Teddy O’Kimmell wish you the luck of the Irish on Saturday!!

Happy Birthday Madi!

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It’s Madi’s SWEET 16!

Click the Badge above to visit the BLOG HOP!!

Well Madi you wanted us to celebrate your birthday by telling the tale of an epic car journey, or how we (or our humans) learned to drive or something about a road trip of SOME sort – a driving tale.

I have bunches of stories I could tell but I’m going to let Mom tell HER story, and by way of pawticipating in the “driving” part of this HOP for you, I’ll just show both me and my Angel brother Sammy in our cars that we “drove” in the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derbies of the past.    The rule was you had to make your car out of a cardboard box and you had to be IN the car to get credit.   Of course Angel Sammy who hated boxes (!) wouldn’t get in his car so Mom had to hold him inside for his photo.   HAHAHA

Here I am in my “milk truck” making deliveries – this was last year’s Scouts derby……

Here’s Mom holding Angel Sammy in his car – this was several years ago…..

Those are our “CAR EXPERIENCES”………………now here’s Mom to tell her tale!

Thanks Teddy!    I have a story to tell from many, many years ago…………I was probably 18 years old and on a date with my then boyfriend who became my first husband a few years later.    We used to take what we called “drives to nowhere” – we liked to just drive around exploring side roads (yes sometimes we were looking for a good “parking” (!!) spot) and one beautiful Fall afternoon we had just had lunch at a drive-in restaurant when we decided to explore.   We went down a side road that was just about one lane wide – it was paved and headed into a wooded area and we kept following it and following it and it turned into a dirt road.   It looked like a well-traveled dirt road though so we kept following it.    Meanwhile it was becoming “dusk” and we were thinking MAYBE we ought to be heading back home.   It was still light but in the woods on this road it began to FEEL just a little bit “ominous”……….we couldn’t find a good “turn around” spot – there just weren’t any but in one area it was slightly more clear on the sides of the dirt road than other places so he tried a 3-point turn………..we got STUCK.     Under all those leaves on the side of the road in what we thought was a “clear” area (no trees/shrubs) was MUD and we were stuck in it.    I was beginning to panic – I knew we sure couldn’t leave the car and look for help – we were in the middle of nowhere AND it was getting darker.    I knew my parents would have a fit……and of course there were NO CELL PHONES back in the 60s so we had no idea what we were going to do.    Then a miracle happened – we saw someone walking UP the dirt road in front of our car.    Honestly – I was even more scared when I saw this person – who knew what kind of person he was or where he came from, etc.   My boyfriend got out of the car and walked toward the man………he said he’d been hunting and heard what sounded like a car stuck and came to see if he could help.    I COULD BREATHE AGAIN.    He was very nice and helped get our car out of the mud and onto the road and helped us get the car turned around.    No I didn’t hug him but I sure thanked him.    He looked at us and said “I was young once!” and smiled.    He knew why we’d gone down that road……….!!     

Madi, Angel Sammy, Teddy and I all hope that you have fun reading all the stories today of driving adventures.    This was the only “different” kind of driving related story I could come up with!!

Happy Birthday from Pam, Ted and Angel Sammy

Madi, remember this old photo of you and Raz arriving at the Drive-In Theater???   Did you and Raz go for a “drive to nowhere” afterwards????    Tee Hee

Sunday Selfie

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Ready for the Selfie Hop?

Sunday is the day we hop on board the SELFIE TRAIN at the Blog Hop hosted by our friends the Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD.    Yep – everybody who’s wanting to smile pretty for the camera or at least do some sort of selfie joins in this every single Sunday so shouldn’t you do the same?  If you want to, click their badge above and sign up with the Linky Tool.

Mom snapped this little gem while I was politely and quietly snoring on the floor in her office this morning – I was minding my own business on top of my pile of used tissue with my favorite plastic fish keeping me company when WHAMMO – Mom got out the flashy and stole this photo of me.  Oh well.   It’s the least I can do right?

Here’s the photo before she messed with it on Lunapic (using the Psychedelic filter) then adding a Pizap border:

Now that I’ve shown you mine – why don’t you show us YOURS???   Selfie that is!!!!    See you  next Sunday for show off selfies again………………

 

Love, Teddy (Mr. Psychedelic!)

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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Happy Sunday!

It’s time to hop along with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head – just as we do EVERY Sunday.   I hope you are a “hopper” too – but if you haven’t been joining us OR you’re ready to take the plunge for the first time, just click their badge above and go link up!     It’s definitely “THE PLACE” to be on Sunday.

This week Mom snapped this photo of me while I was lounging on a chair in the Guest Room.    I think I’ve told you all before we call this chair “The Granny Chair” because it used to belong to my Dad’s Mom.   She’s been at the Human Rainbow Bridge for many years but her comfy chair is still here and I LOVE it.    It’s a great nap spot……….Mom has an old quilt on the back and a nice soft baby quilt under me and a couple of kitty pillows around……..it makes for a MOST enjoyable snooze spot.   I look relaxed don’t I???

Here’s the BEFORE MOM MESSED WITH IT photo of me:

And after she played around with the photo using Lunapic’s “CONNECTIONS” art filter, here’s what she came up with!    I think it looks rather oriental don’t you?

Hope to see you at the Hop……………….!

Happy Sunday with Hugs, Teddy

Another friend – Sister Kit – from BriansHomeBlog has flown off to the Bridge……please visit Brian’s blog to leave a message if you wish…..click Kit’s badge below:

Sunday Selfies

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Time for Sunday Selfies with Kitties Blue

Every Sunday we hop on board the Selfie Train hosted by our good friends at The Cat On My Head………..the Kitties Blue.    It’s a great way to strut your stuff on a Sunday – if you’d like to join in the fun, click their badge and add your link and you’ll be hopping in no time.

Mom did the Lunapic thing this week AGAIN (she’s hooked – what can I say?) and jazzed my photo up a bit.   I should tell you right up front though that this is an OLD photo of me hitting the water fountain in the guest bathroom.   For one thing, I was a LOT smaller when this photo was taken.   I now take up a great deal of that counter and have to sit on the SIDE of the sink, not on the narrow EDGE like I am in this old photo!    This photo was taken in May of last year and I was adopted in February so only had been in my FOREVER HOME three months!   I had lots of growing to do and of course I’ve done that.

Here is the “before” photo:

And here’s the Lunapic version:

Thanks Mom for making me “ARTSY” for Sunday Selfies!    If you all think this photo makes my rear end look big you should see it now………..HAHAHAHA

Big Selfie Hugs, Teddy

Friday Fill-Ins

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Let’s Fill In Some Sentences OK?

Friday is here and that means that we will be pawticipating in our fun Friday activity of joining this blog hop co-hosted by Ellen of 15andMeowing and Annie of McGuffys’ Reader where we fill in blanks in sentences that they give us!    What’s fun about that?  Well we sure learn a lot of interesting stuff about each other – that’s what’s fun!     If you’d like to join in, click the graphic above and join by filling in the LINKY TOOL.   Simple as that – then fill in the sentences and visit everyone else who did.

Here are our four sentences for this Friday.    I’m going to try to fill them in myself (in green) but if I get stumped I’ll let Mom take over (in red)!

1. My guiding word for 2018 is FUN (I’m just a kid and all I want to do is have fun – especially playing with my Mom – the red dot, throw the ball, chase me around the house, it’s good exercise too!).

 

2. A house is not a home without LOVE and I get plenty of that around here!.

3. I look forward to turning TWO this year.  Then I’ll be all grown up right?   
 
4.  I really need to lose weight, because my Mom has a bad back and carrying me around or putting me on the bathroom counter for a drink is tough for her and my 19-ish pound body!!!!)
So there you have it – I’ve done ALL The filling in ALL by myself this week!  WHEEEEE!!!!!!!     How about you?  Have you done yours yet?   Thanks Miss Annie and Miss Ellen for doing this every week.

Who’s “BIG” – not me – I’m just a little kid – heck I’m not even TWO yet!

Love and Happy Friday!    Teddy

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

Friendly Friday Fill-In Fun!

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Friday Fill-In Time!!!!!

 

Our “FUNNEST” Hop – filling in sentences courtesy of our co-hosts McGuffys’ Reader and 15andMeowing……….we just have to fill in the blanks and hop on the Hop and voila – we get to visit and see inside other people’s heads from what they’ve filled in!   Pretty cool huh?   Well we think so and that’s why we join it every Friday.   Each of our co-hosts gives us two sentences with blanks and we fill ’em!

Here are this Friday’s sentences and I let my Mom fill in number 3 I did the others!   My words are in GREEN and hers in RED.

 

1. Snow isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be to play in – it’s COLD on my feets!.

2. I am excited to have my very FIRST Christmas.
3. One holiday memory that I cherish is Christmas morning breakfast made by my Dad.  Homemade sausage gravy and biscuits.  MMMMM!.

4. I always thought that Santa was a big jolly old CAT with a beard but the photos I see of him – he’s HUMAN!

 

There you have it!   Our Friday Fill-Ins!    If you want to join in the fun – just click McGuffy’s badge at the top of the page and it will take you to her blog where you can fill out the LINKY form and become “one of us” ……….you’ll be glad you did.

Love and Holiday Hugs, Teddy

 

Sunday Selfies

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Time To Hop!

It’s Sunday and time for The Cat On My Head’s pawsome “Parade of Selfies” blog hop.   Wanna have fun showing yourself off with us?   Just click on their badge above and fill out the EASY LINKY form and you’re strutting your stuff like the rest of us!

This week Mom used Lunapic again and the “REDS” Art Effect and man oh man am I popping on this one or WHAT?!    Not exactly Christmassy but you have to admit – I look like a TIGER with my stripes huh?   I’m showing you the “original” photo too – I was helping Mom change the sheets this week……well, I was sort of just guarding the mattress while she laundered the mattress pad and sheets but that’s the general idea.

This was Mom’s original photo

HOT STUFF!!

You should join in on the Selfie Hop – sure is an easy way to visit all your buddies on Sundays!    We thank The Cat On My Head for being our hosts every week – there is quite a long list of “Hoppers” but there’s always room for MORE MORE MORE so join us??

Guess what ELSE??   We got SNOW yesterday for the first time this season – YES – maybe not a HUGE amount but perhaps 3-4 inches – Mom took these early on in the snow but we got more after this…………we think it looks pretty when it just “sits on the limbs” of the trees………..

My thanks again to Marvelous’s talented Mom Miss Barb for my holiday graphic!

Sunday Hugs, Teddy

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