Hi Everyone and Welcome, as most of you might have noticed I went dark unexpectedly for a while. Sorry about that but it couldn’t be helped. I’m going to proceed to tell you why I went dark and that might help you understand. These last few months have been hectic, busy with unexpected situations popping up, winter storm causing the electric to go out for multiple days, getting ready for the holidays, trying to get everyone to come for the holidays and etc… is what’s been happening.
The title says it all about what happened in our little town here in Pennsylvania. Let me start at the beginning. Last Thursday(the Thursday before Thanksgiving) we had some electric glitches where our electric went off then came back on real quick. No big deal right? Wrong. As we soon learned that was just a warning that our electric was going to go out for a while(3 days to be exact). At 11:30 PM Eastern or a ‘Tad’ there after was when we lost it for good.
So when did we finally get our electric back? 3 days later. Then the next day some people who were brought in to help get all the electric turned on before Thanksgiving but that didn’t happen for everyone. Then Didn’t they turn off our electric. Well a few hours later we got our electric back and hopefully so did some other people. So we cut it close for Thanksgiving hence our Thanksgiving miracle. More about that below in this post.
Now about our Thanksgiving miracle. I’m grateful for a lot but this Thanksgiving I had something huge to be grateful for to add to my list. You see we got our electric back just in time for Thanksgiving which meant we got our stove back, heat back and not going to my sisters for Thanksgiving. That isn’t a bad thing because she’s a good cook. We got to have everyone from the intermediate family here on Thanksgiving(12 people). So the Good Lord saw fit to take our electric away for a few days and He saw fit to give it back just in time to have Thanksgiving at our house. Miracles do happen and sometimes you’re blessed with multiple miracles at once. That’s what happened to my family and I.
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OUR YUCCA PLANTS BLOOMING IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018 BEFORE WE GO ON VACATION. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
8 CACTUS FLOWERS ON ONE PLANT. THESE FLOWERS ONLY LAST 24 HOURS. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
OUR PINK DOGWOOD TREE IN FULL BLOOM.
8 CACTUS FLOWERS TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA. I TOOK THIS PICTURE WHILE STANDING AT AN ANGLE TO SHOW THESE FLOWERS FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. THE YELLOW FLOWERS ARE DAISIES PLANTED AROUND OUR BACK DECK.
AMARYLLIS IN BLOOM FROM THIS YEAR.
FRONT ANGLE OF THE RHODODENDRON BUSH.
TULIPS TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SPRING ON EASTER DAY.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF 8 CACTUS FLOWERS AND LAST YEARS AMARYLLIS. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
MY GRAND DAHLIA IN BLOOM.
DAHLIAS IN BLOOM IN MY LATE GRANDMOTHER’S FROG FLOWER POT.
CLOSEUP OF MY GERBERA DAISY.
GERBERA DAISY IN SWAN FLOWER POT.
A PICTURE OF SUNFLOWERS AND BROWN-EYED SUSANS ON FULL ZOOM.
THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS AFTER IT HAS BLOOMED.
MY GERBERA DAISY THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER.
QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.
A PICTURE OF ANGEL TIGGER WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON ON 9-11-2015. SHE’S FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
ELEPHANT EAR PLANT AND AMARYLLIS THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018 WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
Today we are having a special Flower Friday on Wednesday. What Madi’s Mom is asking is everyone who knew Madi to do something special to honor Madi. She really would like to see silly cartoons, some pictures and etc… I’m doing a little bit of everything. Hope you join us for this special Blog Hop.
Daisy Mae And I really didn’t know Madi bet yet we felt a special bond with her and her mom. Daisy Mae and I came on the blogging scene in January 2017 and April 2017. If some of you are confused, well let me explain. I started my first blog January 2017 and my second blog April 2017. Enough about me. Let’s get back to remembering
You will notice in the picture below there are 2 pictures of cats and a cat waving farewell. The Angel cat in the upper right hand corner represents my cat Angel Tigger and the Angel cat in the bottom left hand corner represents Angel Madi. The cat in the bottom right hand corner waving farewell toMadi represents Madi’s mom.
MADI’S EYES ARE ASKING WHAT ARE YOU DOING MOM?
I also wrote a poem in honor of Madi.
Poem By: Crystal Stewart
Written: September 2018
MADI, MADI, MADI
You were a beautiful Domestic Medium Fur
With a white chest on fact with grey everywhere.
You also had a cute pink nose with freckles.
You were a very lucky kitty cat when a
Wonderful family came in to get a pet on
May 11, 2002 and they loved you so much that
They adopted you and took you to your
Furever home. You lived at your furever home for
16 1/2 years. In this time, you were 200% Diva all the
Way, You loved Bird TV and Snoopervising your peeps.
You also loved all kinds of boxes and when you were
Younger, you were an excellent leaper then when you
Became 15, you became a Crotchety Cougar. Your
Family loved everything about you and didn’t hate one
Thing about you. That says a lot about you as a Diva Cat.
As your furever family enjoyed having you as their pet
And having you as part of the family, you always
Enjoyed each other’s company, compassion, kindness
And love a cat owner has when they adopt a cat.
The time came every cat owner dreads and that is the
Day their cat goes over the Rainbow Bridge. Madi sadly
Went to the Rainbow Bridge on September 13, 2018 and
Was met by my Angel Tigger, other Cat Angels and
Cardinals who came to welcome Madi home
With open paws. The happy part about a cat
Going to the Rainbow Bridge is that they are not
Suffering anymore. The pain of losing Madi will
Ease with time but the pain never goes completely
Away but the memories you make with your cat will
Always be there. So come Spring and Summer and you
See beautiful butterflies flying about, remember that
When a butterfly shows up that is Madi checking that
You are doing OK, When it rains in the Fall
That’s Madi saying to you I’m here if you want to talk
And when it snows that’s Madi saying to you, you may
Hate to shovel snow but the next time you do,
Remember I am as unique as the snowflake that falls
To the ground in the Winter so don’t hate that snow
Because I come as snow in the Winter time. When cats
Leave us for the Rainbow Bridge, they leave pawprints
On our hearts so they can build bridges so they can
Bring all the memories back we cherish and so they
Can comfort us. So when you cry because you are
Missing your beloved cat, don’t be ashamed to cry
Because that is your beloved cat, Madi coming to you
through your tears.
So when you go to get yourself a cat, please ADOPT
Hi everyone, today is a very sad day for Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystalbecause it’s been 3 years sinceQueen Tigger went over the Rainbow Bridge.We both miss her but Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal seems to be really taking it hard even though it’s been 3 years. Since she having a rough few weeks, I told her to take the day off and take it easy. In fact, I told her I would take over until she’s ready to come back to blogging. We had a conversation that we would like to share with you. I ask you kindly to please take it easy Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal she’s missing Queen Tigger a lot especially today. Our Conversation is below.
Queen Daisy Mae: OK,OK. I’ll say it. Queeen MOOM Deputy Sister Crystal where are you and Why aren’t you answering?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae, What do you want? As for Why? Well I wasn’t able to answer you because….As for Why? Well I wasn’t able to answer you because….(cut off by Queen Daisy Mae).
Queen Daisy Mae: Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal(boy that’s a mouthful to say), do you remember what today is?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Daisy Mae you better be careful with what you say my favorite Tuxedo Kitty Cat.
Queen Daisy Mae: Well Do You? Well Do You?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes Queen Daisy Mae I remember what Today is. How could I forget. (tears falling down out of her eyes almost onto her face).
Queen Daisy Mae: WellQueen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal if you remember what Today is, what is Today?
Queen Daisy Mae: Nothing. Well? Nothing Again. Well, What is today?? Nothing but silence. OK, Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal What’s wrong? What’s wrong? Nothing but silence. Why aren’t you answering me? Why aren’t you answering me? (Queen Daisy Mae becoming really, really impatient with Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal). No answer again. Please answer me because I don’t like seeing you cry and so upset. You also make me nervous when You don’t answer me. Kind of like when I’m sleeping somewhere and you can’t find me. I know you get nervous when you can’t find me.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Now back to what we were talking about. What is so special about today? Queen Daisy Mae don’t youremember? Remember? Remember What?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Daisy Mae, You should be ashamed of yourself asking REMEMBER WHAT? (Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal practically raising her voice).
Daisy Mae: Hey Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal I noticed that you dropped my Queen from my name. WWhhyy? WWhhyy?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: It’s like this Daisy Mae, You will refer to me as your highness and the Queen will remain dropped from your name until you can tell me what special day is today.
Daisy Mae: Well I guess I better tell you then. I sure don’t want on your bad side and I want my Queen title back. Let’s see. It’s not my birthday—that’s tomorrow, Not your nephew’s birthday because that’s tomorrow, It’s not your blogging anniversaries because they fall in January and April, Not your birthday because that’s a few months away. Could the answer be….(Cut off by Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal).
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Well Daisy Mae do you remember yet what special day is today? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah?
Queen Daisy Mae: Huh, humans. Of Course I remember Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal. I just wanted to see if you remember. Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Huh Cats. OK Queen Daisy Mae, Today is a very, very, very sad day for both of us because today marks the 3rd anniversary that Queen Tigger went over the Rainbow Bridge.
Queen Daisy Mae: And… And…
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Another sad thing that is todayisthe anniversary of when a terrorist attack happened at the Twin Towersand killed several thousand people and injured several thousand people. The exact numbers are 2,996 people killed, over 6,000 people injured, additional people died of 9/11 – related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Queen Daisy Mae: Queen Mom DeputySister Crystal?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal:Yes Yes Queen Daisy what is it now?
Queen Daisy Mae: As we talk about what happened, I notice everything we mentioned is sad.Don’t we have anything happyto talk about?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae you really are a smart cat.
Queen Daisy Mae: Of Course I’m A Smart Cat.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Glad you asked Queen Daisy Mae because there is something to be happy about today.
Queen Daisy Mae: There is?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes Queen Daisy Mae there is.I’m sure you noticed I gave your title of Queen back to you and You see your Grandma’s birthday would have been today.
Queen Daisy Mae: THANK YOU YOUR HIGHNESS QUEEN MOM DEPUTY SISTER CRYSTAL. Grandma? Grandma? Today would’ve been Grandma’s birthday?
Queen Daisy Mae: Since today would’ve been Grandma’s birthday doesn’t that mean she’s not with us anymore? So isn’t that sad?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes and No Queen Daisy Mae. You see it’s bittersweet. It’s sad because she’s not with us anymore but happy because it’s her birthday and we remember what a wonderful lady she was and we have the memories to remember her by.
Queen Daisy Mae: GRANDMA? GRANDMA? GRANDMA? GRANDMA? I DON’T REMEMBER GRANDMA. OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NO!! WHAT KIND OF CAT HAVE I BECOME?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: I don’t expect you would remember Grandma. She died before you came along Queen Daisy Mae. Now let’s discuss what kind of cat you’ve become.
Queen Daisy Mae: Do we have to Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal? Do we really have to?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal:First Queen Daisy Mae my name is not Willie and I don’t care if Willie wants to or not.(private joke) Yes Queen Daisy Mae we have to and I’m really surprised you don’t want to talk about yourself or toot your own horn. Why Queen Daisy Mae, OH WHY?
Queen Daisy Mae: Because of Grandma.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: But Queen Daisy Mae don’t you understand? You don’t remember Grandma because you came along after she passed away. Now as for white kind of cat you are….(interrupted by Queen Daisy Mae).
Queen Daisy Mae: Now here comes the bad news. You’re going to drop the other shoe now aren’t you? OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NOOOO!! OH NOOOO!! OH NOOOOO!!
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae, the other shoe is going to drop but in a good way. Now let me answer what you consider to be the dreaded question. What kind of cat you are? You see in my opinion Queen Daisy Mae, you are not only a Tuxedo Cat but you are cute, adorable smart, intelligent, a joy, a blessing, man’s best friend and companion and much, much more.
Queen Daisy Mae: You really think all of those things about me?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Why yes Queen Daisy Mae I do. I Love You Very, Very Much.
Queen Daisy Mae: Really? Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal, I’m glad and I’m also glad you Love Me.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: You’re Welcome Queen Daisy Mae. In Fact, I think you are a very, very special cat who is part of my family.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Can’t think of anything I’m forgetting Queen Daisy Mae. What do you think I’m forgetting?
Queen Daisy Mae: How soon they forget. The poems Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal the poems. Do you Remember now?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: The Poems. I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I have written the poems and already published the posts that have the poems and you go to my site directly and see the poems or you can find the poems at the following links and they are: Heroes and Angel Tigger.
😺😺😺😺🐾🐾🐾🐾😺😺😺😺Queen Daisy Mae & Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: We hope that everyone has a great day and we wish your furfriends well too. 😺😺😺😺🐾🐾🐾🐾😺😺😺😺
Hello Everyone and Happy National Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. I find it ironic in a good way that butterflies have been out this week in full force. Granted we’ve had no rain only sunshine but it’s like the butterflies know today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day for all of our pets. Above are just a few of pets of mine I lost. My last pet I lost was my cat Tigger who I lost on 9-11-2015.
What is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day?
In short, Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a day set aside to remember all your pets that’s passed over the Rainbow Bridge. To find out more including when this day was founded, Who founded this special day and Why this day was founded and more please go to the following link provided and it is: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day August 28 .
My pets from when I was child to when I was an adult were many. I’ve had Chameleons, Dogs, Cats and I’m sure there were more I can’t remember. I remember all of my pets that have went over the Rainbow Bridge.
Remember, today isn’t a sad day but a happy day because our pets aren’t suffering anymore.
On January 21, 2018, I asked you to caption my squirrel picture which is above. I want to thank everyone who sent me captions for the above picture. The captions were so good I had a hard time choosing. I finally decided on the caption that kittiesblue from The Cat On My Head. You’ll see the winning caption above. Congratulations.
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WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) QUESTIONS TO HER NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):
What is your favorite pet and/or animal? Cats
What is your job and why do you like it or dislike it so much? I’m unemployed-enough said.
What is your favorite sport and why? Don’t have a favorite sport anymore. Why? Since the kneeling during the National Anthem deal I have become less interested.
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so what were they? Don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. I take each day one day at a time plus nobody can say I broke my New Year’s resolutions.
What did you like most about 2017? Christmas, my birthday and Thanksgiving.
What did you like least about 2017? Mom being in the hospital.
What is your hobby besides blogging? I used to cross-stitch.
What did you like most about Christmas and New Year’s? The fact our family got together and we had kids laughing and giggling in the house. Take note that the kids I mention are ages 21 down to 15.
What is your blog about? My blog is about photos, blogging, country living, animals and much, much more. Every-Now-And-Then my cat will do some posting too.
What would you like to share about yourself to introduce yourself to the readers? My name is Crystal Stewart and my cat’s name is Daisy Mae. I just had my 50th birthday in December and I enjoy being 50. I enjoy blogging and meeting new people/animals. I like to read too mostly mystery/suspense books but I’m open to all genres.
How did you create the name of your blog? I thought about it and went with CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE that I just changed to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. The only thing was that I wanted my site to be more than just photos, I wanted to blog on that site too. Daisy Mae officially became part of the website as of January 1, 2018. I had so many ideas for a name.
Daisy Mae here, I wanted to share with you some exciting news. Sister Crystal has changed the site name from CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. It’s just a slight change.
Can you believe it? She included me in the name which means I get to help her. I can’t wait. I sure hope everyone continues to visit our site.