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.
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)!!
Hi everyone Daisy Mae here, I’m here to tell you about our surprise visit we had a few days ago on our Front Porch. In the middle of the day, I heard something so I decided to check things out. I jumped up on the Credenza which I haven’t done since I was a kitten. Well lo and behold what did I see but 3 adorable and cute kittens playing on the Front Porch. Of Course, they weren’t as adorable and cute as me. Anyhow, my human Mom went outside on the Front Porch to shoo them away but instead the 3 kittens hid from my human Mom. The color of the kittens were 2 black and 1 yellow/brown/black — possibly a Calico but not sure.
All 3 kittens eventually my human Mom went back inside the house. Then the next few days she kept checking the Front Porch until she was sure they were gone. Now I know this may seem trivial but she knew she couldn’t bring them in the house and she knew they couldn’t stay on the Front Porch. Thankfully the neighbor up the street feeds kittens and sometimes takes them in. Now understand this, my human Mom is animal lover but not crazy about snakes but there comes a time you just have to say no I can’t these kittens in. Heck the last time she and her family did that was way back when then got me and that was 13+ years ago.
Our hope is that these 3 kittens don’t freeze to do death out in the cold because they were not very old. They were old enough to know how to play with each other’s tails. That was really funny to watch. We can only guess who the kitty parents are. Sorry but no pictures.
Purrs And Prayers:
Please send all your purrs and prayers to my human Mom as she down with a real bad cold. She’s really not feeling well. The main reason why she isn’t posting and I am. She does hope to be posting by Thanksgiving or the week after.
Hi everyone and welcome. It’s been a while since I updated you on my progress of my box set I challenged myself to do and I’m happy and excited to say that I just finished Book 3 the other night. So what does that mean? It means I have 3 books of a 4 book box set complete. YAY ME!!
1.) Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 1
2.) The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 2
3.) Queen Crystal, Chris And Penney’s Mysteries: So Many Babies And The Baby Surprise – The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 3
So what does this mean? My challenge is almost complete. Is my challenge worth it though? I think it is. When I started, I only thought I could write poems off and on then when I attempted this well I found out I could write books. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was even possible.
So what have I learned through this experience and what can you learn from my experience? I’ve learned and hope you have too that if you really want to succeed at something, you will keep persisting and keep going until reach your goal or goals.
I wish you all success in reaching your goals you want to achieve. I know it’ll take a whole lot of hard work to attain them but trust me in the long run it’ll be worth it. GOOD LUCK!!
Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not. In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.
Should Children Dream Big?
So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.
A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams
When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.
Examples Of A Child’s Dream
The list goes on and on.
Examples Of An Adults Dream
2.) Franchise Manager/CEO
The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?
So What Have We Learned?
That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.
I just finished several books but one book that really stood out in my opinion was the paperback version of The Complete Virtue and Valor Series by Hallee Bridgeman. *Please Note* I won this book in a random survey drawing from the author’s newsletter and this review is of my honest opinions.
Before I get to my rating of the book, you must understand how I rate books. I don’t just read a book but I study, analyze, ask myself is this a fun book to read or serious book. Does it live up to the kind of book it’s suppose to be? Could it happen in today’s world? Does it have vulgar language, is it to graphic, what type of audience can read it? There are more questions I ask myself too. Now you know how I go about rating a book. Does my rating on a book ever change? Sometimes but not very often.
My rating for The Complete Virtue and Valor Series book is 5+ stars. It’s an excellent book. It’s 8 books in 1. Very well done
Eight serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroes and heroines facing the ultimate of bravery. In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort and combat operatives consisting of four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code… To read more of the excerpt in depth go to The Complete Virtue and Valor Series Goodreads Link . Hallee Bridgeman did a fantastic job on writing these novellas based on real life events and real people.
I hope enjoy this book review. I also hope you read this book because I recommend it very highly.
**Full Disclosure** I won this book in a random survey drawing. This is a prize I’ll cherish forever.
We all go to funerals in our lives for our family and friends. We also hope and pray that our children don’t die before us but life doesn’t always happen that way.
I just recently went to a funeral since my Aunt died. This funeral was like no other. The funeral was held in the dark since there was no electric. Toward the end of the end of the funeral and before the luncheon the lights came back on. The food had to heated up elsewhere. When I asked my parents why there was no electricity? They said, the power company had scheduled a power outage during the time of the funeral. When you don’t know it’s scheduled, it is really strange and weird.
What’s the strangest funeral you’ve been to? What’s the strangest thing that has ever happened to you? Let me know.
Here is an article I wrote on how to get rid of Fleas/Ticks on a cat or kitten and my experience with a kitten who I named Cutie Pie. Below is the link to the original link to the article. I hope you read it.
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Now most of you have heard me talk of meeting a wonderful lady, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou. If you are wondering, I met her many years ago when I was at a meet and greet. You see my college professor took the class over to see her. What I thought would be another boring class turned into a very interesting class and the start of me writing poetry on and off and now I am writing a book. You will hear more about that in the post. I think the one thing I did learn from her was to go for your dreams and if you really want to do it, you will work at it until you get it.
Let me ask you all a question and please be honest with yourselves. Have you ever started a project that started out small like cleaning out a space in your garage, basement, kitchen, craft room, a writing project and etc….? I have. In fact just recently this happened to me.
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged for a while. I assure all of you everything is fine(at least for now) with Queen Daisy Mae And I. I just made a post this Afternoon. Anyhow here’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I have an author friend who I was trying to write a poem for as a gift from me and well to say the least the poem never happened but as I kept writing, I noticed it kept getting longer and longer. When I realized I had the starting of a book with someone else’s characters I stopped and emailed the author and explained what had happened. In the return email I received the biggest surprise. She gave me her blessing to keep writing. So that is what I have been doing. Writing my very first book. Until I am done I will be posting on and off. As of today, I am at 26,350 words. That’s Chapter 15. I’m more than half way to my goal. YEAH!!
First, Daisy Mae And I want to say a great big thank you to all of you who have been so kind to read, like and comment on posts and use the provided contact form. Yesterday was a big day for me for two reasons. Those reasons are: I hit my 500 Posts Milestone & Yesterday was best day for likes on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. We were very excited, thrilled and very happy about this.
WordPress notified me of this. I was so excited.
500 POSTS MILESTONE
Next I broke my record for likes. I know, I know no big deal—right? Wrong. It is a very big deal. The first screenshot below is of when I broke and the second is of the actual amount.
MOST LIKES IN ONE DAY
Once again, we want to say Thank You to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you.
The picture I’m about to show is of deer eating and some type of another animal. I will show you the picture where I circled the animal first then I will show the original picture. If you have any ideas please let me know.
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Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here with another edition of my famous Cat Quotes. OK, so the quotes are from a mini calendar that Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystals sister got her for her birthday/Christmas. Well I’m not going to keep you any longer from my famous cat quotes so without further adieu here they are.
Cats only assume their strangest, most intriguing, and most beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them.
Cats are cool. They have style, personality, sophistication, and just the right amount of confidence.
Since each of us is with only one life, why not live it with a cat?
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
I rarely meddled in the cat’s personal affairs, and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets.
The cat: an animal that’s so unpredictable, you can never tell in advance how it will ignore you the next time.
It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.
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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. 😺😺😺😺🐾🐾🐾🐾😺😺😺😺
I know its Saturday but I have Pretty flowers to show you. Sadly our Sunflowers and Brown-Eyed Susans our well gone to seed. The Sunflower heads get put on food table for the deer, birds and whatever will eat the food. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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