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New Year’s Resolution Giggles

Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs!  This is the last Friday Sillies contribution for the year and to kick of the new year off early I’m sharing with you my thoughts on New Year’s resolutions. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things

I’m celebrating the time spent with DH over the long Christmas weekend and am looking forward to this weekend because it’s a holiday weekend, too. It won’t be as long but it’s still one more day I can spend with him. The good thing is next week will be a only a three day work week for him because Monday is a holiday and then Friday is his scheduled day off. Whoo-hoo!

I’m celebrating having gotten to visit Forest City, North Carolina last Friday. It’s a small community south east of Asheville about an hour. We read about it a few years ago as it was listed in one a travel magazine for having an amazing light display and it did not fail to disappoint, either. Check back next week for my not-so Wordless Wednesday post for a sample!

I’m celebrating the fun of sketching with my Apple Pencil & iPad. It’s a soothing hobby to create without having my table cluttered with drawing parenphenalia all the time. Not that I’m giving charocoal and paper up because I’m not. I like the feel of working with these mediums. Do you want to hear something funny? When I do smudging or blending with my electronic devices I catch myself blowing my finger off. lol

I’m celebrating listening to Christmas mewsic for the last week time this year. I so love, love everything about the holidays, especially the mewsic and it’s always so hard to give it up but I know it’s important to keep things in their proper place so to not wear out a good thing.

What are you celebrating?

I couldn’t resist this last bit of Christmas humor. *snicker-snicker*

Switching gears, I’m rounding things out with these Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by the lovely, Annie and Ellen!

  1. On New Year’s Eve, I sit in the livingroom with DH to have enjoy a movie marathon evening with pizza and lots of snacks.
  2. One goal I have for 2018 is to make an effort to sketch daily either in my drawing journal or using my Apple Pencil & iPad.
  3. In 2017, I accomplished the April A-Z Challenge but that’s not as the fantasic part, it’s was my that I posted about, Art Sketching Through the Alphabet. I felt inadquate in my artistic ability, so getting over the hurdle to put pencil to paper was a challenge and then to share with the world was another. I told myself life is too short and I didn’t want to regret one day for not trying.
  4. I discovered during the April challenge I possess some art talent in 2017. I’m not a Leonardo deVinci… yet but I am having fun with it and I will never have to worry with the regret of not trying. 😉

 

 

 

That’s a wrap for now but I hope to see you on the dance floor with New Years Themed Songs on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me!  X💋X💋,

 

 

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Warmer in the Winter #LindseyStirling #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! For the month of December it’s gonna be nothing but mewsic…Christmas mewsic that is and so each week I’m gonna feature a new-to-me artist or Christmas album. Here’s my girl, the amazingly talented and beautiful Lindsey Stirling with Warmer In The Winter!

 

 

*This post contains an Amazon Affiliate link. 😉

I’m linking up taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday. X💋X💋, Cathy

 

 

 

 

**Image for this series borrowed from cartoonist, Jim Hunt. Thank you!**

 

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Autumn rain, Dark Shadows, DWTS, Blue Bell ice cream

Good-morning, Kittens and Dawgs! Are you having your morning coffee?  I’m on cup #2 and heading to get cup three. Coffee is good for you, didn’t you hear?

Autumn’s presence is making her mark gradually.  There’s a slight change in the leaves color, mostly due to dry conditions and the last hurricane system out of Mexico hit us Sunday.  We got lots and lots of rain. The heavy storms caused the changing leaves in our backyard to fall off but I’m hopeful if we get enough rain that the remaining will give us pretty colors. *cross fingers*  If you want to listen to more Autumn inspired mewsic then check out yesterday’s post. 😉

Speaking of which, I heard some wonderful mewsic on the dance floor. Michele from Angels Bark introduced to me the Swedish heavy metal band Lake of Tears. This isn’t my normal mewsical genre but I really liked the song with the same name as their 1999 album, So Fell the Autumn Rain.  I think it’s the opening violin that appeals to my ear then the bleed in with a contrast rock blend captured my interest to hear more and so from that album here are my favorites. Enjoy!


What did you think of Lake of Tears? Michele shared an amazing Autumn playlist yesterday and you’re invited to stop by boogie with her!

Are y’all getting lots of rain? What songs make you think of autumn?

Let me turn my thoughts to random TV talk. In 2012, I told y’all I started watching the vintage TV soap, Dark Shadows, on Netflix. What I didn’t realize is they did not have the complete series available for streaming. Luckily, Amazon Prime now has what I think is all episodes and a few movies.  I found an interesting article online, 9 Terrifying Amusing Facts About ‘Dark Shadows’ that I wanted to share with fans of the show. I thought it was amusing to read the factoids and now I understand why the acting wasn’t the best. It’s interesting I never noticed the fumbled lines and production glitches as a kid that I pick up on now but still it’s a lot of fun to watch!

Are you a fan of Dark Shadows? Would you like to see a remake of the show?

Years ago, we began watching Dancing With The Stars (DWTS). It became a routine thing to do with the family. This was before streaming. We either locked in the time to do it or recorded the episodes.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA – The cast of Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars,” are announced live on “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the ABC Television Network.   DEBBIE GIBSON, ALAN BERSTEN, EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT, LINDSEY STIRLING, MARK BALLAS, DEREK FISHER, SHARNA BURGESS, NIKKI BELLA, BARBARA CORCORAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, KEO MOTSEPE, TERRELL OWENS, CHERYL BURKE (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)

We continue to watch the show and image my suprise to find the return of DWTS two weeks into the season! These days, we do not watch aired programmed TV shows, but instead stream the episodes the following day at a time that’s convenient. We’re still playing catch up so if you’re watching the program please no spoilers. Anywho, I will tell my favorite celebrity dancer is YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling partnered with pro dancer, Mark Ballas. I think she could win the Mirror Ball trophy. She’s awesome!

If you wish to fast forward all the fluff to see her dance with mark, then feel free to jump to the 1:44 mark to watch.

 

Do you watch DWTS? If so, who’s your favorite celebrity?

Although many of the new shows have kicked off, I’m always reminded of ones we started and because we do not watch programmed TV, then we need to resume some of last year’s favorites like Designated Survivor season 2 on ABC (began September 27th) and Lethal Weapon season 2 on the FOX network (premiered September 26th). A third show I’m looking forward to but won’t be back until next September is the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Cal Sal.  What a disappointment to learn of the show’s delay! I reckon executives didn’t know if they wanted to continue the series but I’m happy that they are going to run with it for a 4th season. Speaking of Breaking Bad, we have yet to finish that series, maybe we can do that now.

Now that I do not have any restriction on what I can eat since my oral surgery at the end of August, I finally got to have a bowl of my favorite Blue Bell ice cream flavor – Rocky Mountain Road.


The rich chocolate ice cream goodies combined with dark chocolate covered peanuts, milk chocolate covered pecans, white chocolate covered almonds, and roasted walnuts with swirls of marshmallow cream is some out of this world goodness! Well…it used to be. *sigh* It’s still good don’t get me wrong but they’ve changed it. The marshmallo cream is too sweet, the ice cream is kinda gooy, and it seems they’ve cut back on the nuts.  I plan to contact Blue Bell later today to let them know that we do not like the change and hope they return to the recipe that we love!

Are you an ice cream fan? What’s your favorite flavor and brand? Can you eat year-round?

 

 

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber, just click buttons above, to come with and if not, I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

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Saturday Song-suasion #8

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to listen to today’s Saturday Song-suasion picks! About a year ago, I heard this group for the first time and they captivated me with their style and energy. Let’s rock the house with some awesome cello music from…

 

The Piano Guys

 

 

 

 


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If you love music like I do, then you will wanna return for “your choice” musical theme on  Monday’s Music Moves Me!

 Have a sensational Saturday!