It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? Blog Hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays Blog Hop.

  Sammy hopes he is awww…worthy.

This has been a slow reading week. I read a Biography about James Gandolfini, but it wasn’t authorized by his family so I was not thrilled with the information the author gathered.

I am enjoying a book sale find, A Cat’s Life : Dulcy’s Story by Dee Ready. It was written in memory of the author’s cat that lived with her for 17 and a half years. I love reading about the bond between humans and their cats, they are all unique. It is available on Amazon new, used and a Kindle version too. Click here

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win a St. Patrick’s Day catnip mat. Winner will be announced Tuesday.

 

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Selfie Sunday

  “Watcha doing Phoebe ? ”

( Phoebe) Getting ready to wear the Queen Esther costume for Purim. You have to be special to wear it.

(Joanie) I iz special.

(Phoebe) Yes, you are special. You can wear it.

    Happy Purim to all our Jewish friends. If you want to learn about Purim, there is a great website called My Jewish Learning that has 9 facts about Purim. One fact is that Queen Esther was a vegetarian.

Did you see what I did there? I tricked Joanie into wearing the outfit. I am having a St. Patrick’s Day giveaway. Mom is going to make a catnip mat with this fabric. Just comment on today’s post to be entered in the giveaway. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

I got to see my Grammie on Saturday. I love her so very much!

We are joining The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

 

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Time for Plan Cee

Hi everyone! Today, I want to tell you about a great novel that is being released today.

*Disclaimer -I received a digital copy of Plan Cee in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I am a fan of author Hilary Grossman’s blog and all 3 of her books. Plan Cee is the second in a series picking up right where Plan Bea leaves off. In Plan Bea, a woman and her mother heal their relationship. In Plan Cee, that woman’s friend is the main character. Cecilia seems to have a perfect life with a great job, loving husband and adorable twin boys.

At a wedding, she runs into her old flame that broke her heart. I am not going to give away any details about what she does. I will say that for most of the story, I hated Cecilia, but by the end I liked her. I know I can be too judgemental of people’s choices when I should only worry about my choices. This book made me realize that there are always reasons for choices we make and some have not been blessed to have had positive experiences as children and they carry that into adulthood.

A good book makes you feel strong emotions as well as making you think. I highly recommend Plan Cee as well as Plan Bea and Dangled Carat. Once again, Hilary Grossman doesn’t disappoint. Until March 11th, you can get a free digital copy of Plan Bea.

Click here for Plan Bea

Click here for Plan Cee

 

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 

 

Hilary is also having a giveaway for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Be sure to enter, if you don’t like coffee, they have lots of pastries and if you don’t live near one, you can order online.

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Happy Gotcha Day Brody!!!!

Hi everyone! We are celebrating Brody’s Gotcha Day today, but apparently I have the day wrong. I was just looking for last year’s post about him and I now see it was February 23rd.

Here is the link to last year’s post.   This is one of his first photos, he was scared and got up as high as he could.

This is him now , all relaxed.

And now Brody has some things to say.

Hi, this is my first time getting to write. Thank you all for being my friends and making me feel so welcome. I want to thank beautiful Leia for being my girlfriend, I am so lucky.

  And thank you to my Pipo, Minko and Mr. Jack Freckles for this beautiful card.

Mom said I could have a giveaway to thank everyone for being so sweet to me. Being that Dr. Seuss Day is coming up on Thursday, I thought I would do a Dr. Seuss giveaway.

   There is a catnip mat, a blue water activated fish and a Cat in the hat styled hat. All you need to do is comment on today’s post and you will be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Phoebe said she isn’t going to call me a suck up anymore- isn’t that nice? And I want to say that I love Grammie very much too!

Mom says I can join Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays Blog Hop because I am awww..worthy.

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are going to do lots of hops today. First off, we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that I got to see my Grammie on Wednesday, I love her so very much. Brody is thankful too because Leia said yes to being his Valentine. If you missed her post, click here. thankfulthursdaybadge

And I am thankful for my purrince, he sent me a beautiful Valentine’s card with a lovely poem in it. I am such a lucky girl.

I am also joining Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter I.

Indoor Only
I am an indoor cat
I am happy about that.
I don’t have to worry about getting hit by a truck
that would really suck.
I won’t get stuck up in a tree
or get stung by a bee.
I wish you all would all stay in the house
even if it means not catching a mouse.

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One of our blogging friends, Curious as a Cathy, let us know about a fun hop on Wandering Through the Shelves. Each week you name 3 movies that go with the theme. Mom used to watch a lot of movies, not as many lately though, but she thought this would be fun. The theme this week is genius/prodigy.Here are our choices:

  1. A Beautiful Mind (2001) : Russell Crowe as brilliant mathematician John Nash who also suffers from severe mental illness.
  2. The Theory of Everything ( 2014): Movie about the life of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking.
  3. Snowden (2016): Movie about Edward Snowden and how he revealed NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques. Not sure if he is considered a genius, but after seeing the film and knowing how well he could program computers, he is a genius in my book.

And now what you have been waiting to know- the winner of the first water activated fish is: Friends Forever! Congratulations to Allie, Ellie and Raz. I will have another giveaway soon for the other one and I am begging my Mom to order more being that they are so popular.

One more thing…the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday. Mom came up with the 1st two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the 2nd two.

1. My favorite kind of cookie is _______________________.
2. ___________________________ would play me in a movie about my life.

3. Love is                            .

4. For Valentine’s Day, I                                .

 

 

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#PMTphotohunt

Today we are joining A Tonk’s Tail photohunt.  The word is crusty.

Phoebe likes to eat her wet food before it gets crusty.  @tonkstail  #PMTphotohunt

 

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win a water activated fish.

 

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Sleeping with the Fishes

Hi everyone! Brody is sleeping with the fishes.

Just kidding, I have been wanting to say that. Mom and Dad have been watching a mobster show on Netflix called Lilyhammer, it is like The Sopranos in Norway. There are even some of the same actors in it from The Sopranos.

A few weeks ago, we showed you the water activated fish we got for Christmas. If you missed it, click here.

Mom ordered 2 more and they finally came in. I am doing a giveaway today for one of them, just comment on this post by 9 PM ( EST) Wednesday. I will announce the winner on Thursday’s post.

I haven’t seen Grammie yet this week and the weather is going to be bad so I don’t know when I will get to see her. I love her so very much.

 

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Plan Cee

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.
 About Hilary:
 
By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 
For my review on Plan Bea Click here
For my review on Dangled Carat Click here
To follow Hilary on Twitter Click here
To follow Hilary on Facebook Click here
 To celebrate the cover reveal, Hilary is having a giveaway for a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card

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Selfie Sunday with Phoebe

Hi everyone!  I know I look a little funny, but these earmuffs really do help block out the sound of Mom’s caterwauling singing Christmas music. 100_9919

Speaking of Christmas, I got my first card already and it is from my Purrince.

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My shades made it to Cat Scout Charles and we thank his Mom for this photo. charles

They still have a lot more places to go so don’t worry if you signed up, they will get to you- someday.

I haven’t seen my Grammie since Wednesday. I love her so very much, I hope I see her soon.

Have any of you ever heard of Festivus? It was started on Seinfeld, my Mom loves to watch that show even though she has seen every episode a bazillion times. 100_9922

I am thinking of having a Festivus party. We would get to air our grievances about our folks and then have a feats of strength contest with a pole. Is anyone interested? It would be on December 23rd.

And the winner of our my Thanksgiving giveaway for a catnip mat, crocheted turkey leg and pilgrim hat is It’s All About the Cats!  Congratulations!

We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 28

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. If you don’t blog or don’t have time to make a post, you can answer in the comments. This is a Thanksgiving themed fill-in, but if your country doesn’t have Thanksgiving, you can substitute another holiday.

1. One Thanksgiving tradition I have is __________________________
2. Black Friday _______________________.

3. The best part about Thanksgiving Day is                                     .
4. One Thanksgiving,                                          .
My Answers:
1. One Thanksgiving tradition I have is WATCHING THANKSGIVING THEMED EPISODES OF EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND AND MAD ABOUT YOU AFTER MY GUESTS LEAVE AND I HAVE CLEANED UP THE KITCHEN.
2. Black Friday I WILL BE OUT SHOPPING WITH MY MOM, WE DON”T LEAVE UNTIL ABOUT 7 AM THOUGH, WE WON’T BE OUT AT MIDNIGHT. IF YOU DO THE SAME THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THANKSGIVING FOR THE FLYERS, MOST ARE ALREADY LISTED ON BLACKFRIDAY.COM
3. The best part about Thanksgiving Day is BEING WITH FAMILY.
4. One Thanksgiving, I DID NOT HOST A MEAL, IN 2010, MY KACHOO WAS VERY SICK AND ENDED UP AT TUFTS THAT NIGHT, SHE LEFT US 2 DAYS LATER 🙁
kachoo ( KaChoo at Tufts)
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Phoebe wants me to let you know that her friend Bacon interviewed her, you can read that by clicking here
and don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post to enter her Thanksgiving Giveaway.
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