Friendly Fill – Ins With Daisy Mae & Crystal

Hello my wonderful readers. How are you all doing?  Daisy Mae & I are doing Friendly Fill – Ins. The Questions and our Answers are below with Daisy Mae’s answers first.

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Daisy Mae’s Answers

1.) I like being all curled up on my head sleeping on the couch in Crystal’s seat. Tee Hee.

2.) I don’t want to go to the Vet, but I have to.

3.) I’m counting down the days until my 15th Birthday because that’s when I become a Super Senior Kitty Cat and hopefully a Crotchety Cougar.

4.) Training my Human is lot like pulling the truth out of a little kid.

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Crystal’s Answers

1.) I like being Kitty Cat Mom & Sister.

2.I don’t want to clean Organize my desk, but have to.

3.I’m counting down the days until can spend the day with my family at Christmas time because we not only celebrate Christmas but my Birthday too.

4.Shopping for Christmas gifts all year round is lot like regular shopping, only the Christmas shopping seems like it will never end. I ought to know, I use to Christmas shop all year round.

We’re joining Friendly Fill – Ins. 

 

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QUEEN DAISY MAE IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE BOX CHECKING THINGS OUT. THIS WAS CHRISTMAS TIME 2017.

Hey everyone, Mom heard about thing Humans do to Cats. Apparently they try to take pictures of our tocks in October. Luckily, Mom Crystal saved me the torture and already had a picture of my back end so I didn’t have to go through the torture. I was in the Christmas Tree box at Christmas time.

Clarity (A Print Book Review)

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Welcome

Hi and welcome my wonderful readers. I’m so glad you’re here whether it be night or day where you’re at. I went out of comfort zone and read this book called Clarity by Ethan Stein.

About The Author

ETHAN STEIN WAS BORN IN BUFFALO, NY, where he developed a love for writing at an early age. While the beginnings were rather gory and incomplete, it was the start of something important. In college, Ethan developed a far greater love and understanding of writing. It was there that he also began to develop the world of Marahspand, which was the foundation of his Divine Potentials Series.  His wife and two kids have been very supportive in his quest to further flesh out his fantasy world and are eager to discover all he has to offer.

Author’s Book Excerpt

High Priestess Daena Vulatanne has spent more than a decade preparing to lead the Holy Order of the Water Goddess Anahita. The safety of the isolated community of women has always been paramount, but the arrival of a strange messenger forces her to question if their exposure is worth risking her role as the future leader.

Asha’s presence in the village threatens the secrecy the women have fought to maintain. While he carries a message for Daena’s people, he also holds the key to a rogue Order member’s lifelong ambition: revenge for the destruction of her brethren. 

The purity and innocence Daena thought she knew soon gives way to evil and corruption. In a tumultuous time of deception, magic, and adventure, she must sacrifice something dear to her: her ideals, her devotion, or her life.

What I Thought About The Book & Rating Of Book

When I started out reading the book, I had no idea what to expect. However, I’m happy to say I found the book interesting, intriguing, suspenseful, a page turner and hated to put the book down. I wanted to see what happened next. I rate this book 4 1/2 stars.

My Book Recommendation & Caution 

I do recommend the book. However I do caution Parents, Grandparents and Legal Guardians of children younger than 18+ to read the book first before letting your child/children read the book.

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!

 

 

 

My Evening & Midnight Caller

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MY EVENING CALLER!!!!!!

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MY MIDNIGHT CALLER!!!!!! 

 

 

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Friendly Fill – Ins

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CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1.) I need haircut and a spa day Desperately.

2.) One nice thing about staying home is I get some stuff done.

3.) Picking my cat up and loving her instantly makes my day better.

4.) When someone disagrees with me, I try to respect their opinion unless it has to do with animals. I actually dealt with this already when a guy once told me animals are dumb. To say the least, I lost it and told him there are probably more animals in this world I know that are smarter than some humans. That was the end of the discussion except for applause from people witnessing our loud discussion.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS

1.) I really need toenail trim and a brushing.

2.) One nice thing about staying home is who am I kidding I’m always at home sleeping most of the day.

3.) Visiting my sister Tigger over at TIGGER & FRIENDS instantly makes me feel better.

4.) When someone disagrees with me, I become louder and a lot more vocal. My furever family say I get more demanding MOL, LOL.

 

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Thankful Thursday

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Hi everyone, it’s me Queen Daisy Mae. I get to the post today although Mom Crystal is helping me and putting her 2 cents in. I’m thrilled I finally get to do another post. Mom Crystal is under the weather with her Sinus cold and allergies. They really bother her and that makes her sneeze a lot and I mean a lot.

What are we thankful for? OH there is so much we are thankful for. I’m thankful for my brand new Flea And Tick Collar that protects me, I’m thankful for my furrever family, I’m thankful for my My Mommies and Daddy. Mom says to tell you she’s thankful for ME, Her Family, All the front line workers, All the veterans and Active military workers, Friends, and all the Mothers.

Mom Crystal’s niece who works at a hospital in Olean, New York is getting an antibody test done today to find out if she ever had the bad Corona Virus. 

That’s All Friends. Stay Safe And Healthy.

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Awww…Mondays

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DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.

 

 

 

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Get Well Sunday Selfies

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LadyMew isn’t feeling well so we made her a special Get well card and emailed it to her. We hope you send her get well wishes to her.

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Positivity

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During these uncertain days, we all must find positivity. We all have many ways we can keep positive. However, for others it may not be that easy staying positive. I was going through some of my important digital pictures last night and I came across this sign that my one niece has. I loved the saying and thought this is what we all need to do.

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE!!

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On The Front Lines Or Behind The Scenes?

Do you work on the front lines? AKA at a hospital or Veterinarian Hospital or do work behind the scenes AKA at home. Either way know this, the work you’re doing at home or at some type of hospital your efforts are very much appreciated.

My one niece who is a Radiologist at a hospital up in Olean, New York. She has been told the hospital where she is at might get other Corona Virus cases from other hospitals and Clinics.

I wish you all the best and Thank You Very Much to those on Front Lines trying to help us the best they can and know how.

 

 

 

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Daisy Mae Shares Some Bad News

Hi everyone, How are you all among the Coronavirus deal?  I was talking with Mom Crystal and she said that she is going silent for a bit. No we are not quitting our 3 blogs at all. She said she might post every now and then. You see we regrettably have some bad news to share. No Mom or I doesn’t have that bad old Coronavirus thankfully. Actually it’s worse. Mom Crystal got 4 emails today saying someone had infected her computer with a virus a while ago with private malware. Please be patient with us while we deal with possibly being hacked. 

Hope to post soon.

 

FOLLOW TIGGER AND FRIENDS BLOG

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Hi Everyone, my name is Tigger and I’m a Grey Striped Tabby Cat. I’m in the TCC(Tabby Cat Club). I’m one of their newest members so I had to get a blog on Blogger. Anyway, back to the favor I want to ask of everyone. Because I’m new to Blogger, I only have 1 or 2 followers. Please follow my blog TIGGER AND FRIENDS at TIGGER AND FRIENDS . It’s really easy to follow just click on the above link and at the top of the blog on the right-hand side you’ll see 2 words and they are SUBSCRIBE and SEARCH. Click on SUBSCRIBE and it will ask for your email address then click GET EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS then FEEDBURNER Box opens up. Be sure to check the capture and complete request. After this has been done, check your inbox for a confirmation email. Be sure to click CONFIRM.

One more thing before I forget, I TIGGER want to invite all you Tabby Cats that aren’t already TCC members to join the TABBY CAT CLUB. TELL THEM TIGGER AND CRYSTAL REFERRED YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYONE IN ADVANCE.

COME JOIN THE FUN AT THE TABBY CAT CLUB.

LINK IS BELOW.

TABBY CAT CLUB!!

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THE HOUSE OF THE RED DUKE: A PHOENIX RISING – Book 1 By Vivienne Brereton

Welcome:

Welcome everyone to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you know, this site is just not about photos but more. I always enjoy it when my readers and new visitors visit my site. 

Today, I would like to tell you about a book I read and give you my review of the book, My Book Rating and Why, My thoughts and so much more.

About The Book(Goodreads):

Thomas Howard Charismatic head of one of the most powerful Houses in Tudor England. An indomitable old man approaching eighty: soldier, courtier, politician, a ‘phoenix rising’ from the ashes. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards, renowned for their good looks and charm, are once more riding high at the court of Henry VIII.

Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it is a tale of ambition, love, and intrigue with Thomas at the centre of this intricate tapestry

Will Thomas’s bold vow be fulfilled? Danger stalks the corridors of the royal courts of Europe. Uneasy lies the head beneath a crown. Every other ruler – a fickle bedfellow…or sworn enemy.

The action takes place in England, Scotland, and France. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven, partly unaware of each other, and certainly oblivious to what Dame Fortune has in store for them.

“Nicolas de La Barre laid his lute to one side, hardly bothering to stifle a yawn of boredom. Nevertheless, he couldn’t escape the fact he’d agreed to take on a new wife…”

Explosive family secrets are concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three lands. But… “There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”

About the Author(Goodreads):

 Born near historic Winchester in the UK, I have been passionate about the Tudors for as long as I can remember. This led to a degree in Medieval History at university and the growing desire to write a novel. However, life took over somewhat  and only after stays, short and long, in six countries I called home did I finally settle down to finish my novel. 

Words have always played an important part in my life, whether it’s been writing, editing, teaching English, or just picking up a good book. In preparation for my Tudor series, I did an enormous amount of research. 

Having three sons came in very handy when I had to write about squabbles between Nicolas and Tristan in my novel. Not so handy when I took them to Hampton Court and one of them got lost in the maze! I also used the men in my life as guinea pigs for my Tudor Cookery attempts (recipes included) with varying degrees of protest.

Seeing ‘A Phoenix Rising’, the first book in the series ‘The House of the Red Duke’ in print for the first time was a moment of great joy for me. I hope anyone reading it will enjoy the end result as much as I enjoyed writing it.

My Book Rating:

📕📕📕📕📕 (5 books = 5 stars)

What I Thought Of The Book:

When I first started reading this book, it was like I read it before. The names were so familiar to me. So I looked in front of the book and read what it was all about then read the back of the book. It was well so weird and strange because I felt like I was reading about some of my ancestors in the book. I did find out it was set in the 16th century. Those of you who have just moaned or are thinking about it well… I had probably had similar thoughts. But I assure you, despite being set in the 16th century the book was written in English 99.9% of the time so you don’t have much 16th century talk to deal with. I loved the book and look forward to the next one. The title of Book 2 is: The House Of The Red Duke: The Lizard Lurking In The Grass. Best of all in the back of the book, there is a 16th century words and phrases from A – Z translated to the English words and phrases.

Recommendation:

I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed reading this book a lot I did not want to put the book down. I hope you buy, read it and review it. Look forward to see what you all think of this book.

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Book 4 Update: Royal Murder Mysteries

Earlier in the year or Maybe late in December 2019, I told you all my goals for 2020. Well I’m happy to say Mom hasn’t got worse and is keeping her independence, as for me staying healthy that isn’t going well at this time. However, I am very happy to say I’m halfway done with my draft for Book 4. I’m at 18,116 words. That is at the start of Chapter 10. Woo Hoo!! My hope is to have Book 4 done in about 6 to 7 months if all goes well and after that, I hope to get the Epilogue started. 

I hope to get more words typed in the next few days.  Wish Me Luck.

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My 1st No Sew Blanket

Hi Everyone Daisy Mae here, Did you miss me and my HuMom? Well, I’m sorry to say my HuMom has been sick since before Christmas. It’s one of those things just when she thinks she’s all better she gets sick again. She even got a flu shot too. So I’m filling in for her until she is better.

Today, I have something special for you. Crystal one of my HuMoms got this neat craft kit for Christmas. She thought it was going to be hard to make because directions weren’t clear and the people who got it for her couldn’t help her either. But once again, youngest sister to the rescue well youngest sister and her family showed her what to do and that helped tremendously. She finished her No Sew Blanket this Morning. So what is a No Sew Blanket? A No Sew Blanket Kit is a blanket you obviously don’t sew it, and since the directions weren’t clear it’s really hard to explain. However, I will show you the finished project below. 

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HAPPY 3RD BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!!

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I want to take this time to wish WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) a Happy Blogiversary. Yesterday this site not only celebrated their 3rd Blogiversary  but made an achievement the site thought would never happened. So click on the link and wish this site a Happy 3rd Blogiversary.

CONGRATULATIONS WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)!!

 

 

Accomplishments for 2019 & Goals for 2020

Introduction:

Happy New Year Everyone. As we reflect on 2019 and make our goals for 2020, we think to ourselves can we really top what we accomplished in 2019. The answer lies within each of you but I’m positive you can.

My Accomplishments in 2019:

I was blessed over and over in 2019 with accomplishment after accomplishment. So what were those accomplishments? Well…

1. The beginning of 2019, I accidentally started my first book.

2. A few month later I wrote my second book.

3. A few months after writing my second book, I wrote my third book and decided to write a box set.

4. I turned another year older the week before Christmas.

5. After Christmas, I started Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries.

6. As of January 4, 2020 I have  523 followers.

7. 653 Published Posts.

8. 5 Published Pages.

Goals For 2020:

1. Finish Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries

2. Hoping to start writing the Epilogue.

3. Staying Healthy.

4. Praying Mom does get any worse.

What Are Your Goals In 2020?:

You’ve heard my goals for 2020 now what are your goals or resolutions? Let me know in the comment section or by using Contact Form which is above the Contact Form. Looking forward to hearing from you all.

 

 

 

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A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery & Love at Christmas Book Reviews

Happy New Year everyone!! With 2019 behind us and 2020 just starting, what better way to start the new year off but by doing book reviews. This is my first post of 2020. ENJOY!!

Love at Christmas 

This paperback book is a compilation of Four Christmas Novellas by Anne Greene. Each book in this book is excellent and very well written. This book is Clean, no graphic sex, no cussing, no vulgarity, no use of the F word. Just good clean reading and inspirational. I highly recommend this book and would be a good book for a book club to read.

The books in this book can be bought separately too. If your interesting in reading my review on Bookbub the link for the review is: Love at Christmas Book Review .


A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery

This paperback book is an inspirational, clean Christmas mystery. This book is excellent reading and well written. Many kudos to Anne Greene for writing her books inspirational and keeping them clean. Just goes to show you don’t need all that graphic sex, vulgarity and cussing and gore to sell a book. If a book is well written, action packed, has plots twists turns and keeps me interested, then the author has successfully done her/his job. Personally, if you put  graphic sex, cussing and vulgarity, use or overuse the use of the F word and put a lot of gore in your book then I can honestly say that is a complete turn off for me. However, I will read a book and find out while reading the F word is used then I usually do 1 of 2 things, I either put down and it becomes a DNF (Did Not Finish) or if I find out the F word is used, I decide is the book well written enough to finish the book. Most of the time though it turns out being DNF’s. Once again, Anne Greene writes another Fantastic book. 

I highly recommend both these books and hope you go buy and read them. I reviewed this book on Bookbub and to read the review you can go to: A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery Review .

*full disclosure* I won A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery in Anne Greene’s newsletter contest and she also sent me the book Love at Christmas to review. 

 

 

 

 

 

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