Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Last post of the year for Wordy Wednesday. Lots of books read this year, 177 at current count, but may get one more in before the year ends. 

I can never pick just one book as the best or what interested me the most as all of them either give me a good story to read or let me learn about other places and times. 

I hope that perhaps you have found a few books to add to your list of books to read. Just keep reading, so many books, so little time.

Bad Day Breaking main character is a female sheriff in a fictional Wisconsin location dealing with a cult. I think that is why I put the book on my TBR list since it was set in Wisconsin. However, the book is a bit more violent that I like to read. Didn't finish.

Something Read Something Dead part of the Lighthouse Mysteries. Josie wants a quiet, small wedding. Then her grandmother arrives with various cousins who consider themselves to be event planners. Things go from bad to death!

Jacqueline in Paris a work of historical fiction it relates the year Jacqueline Bouvier spent in Paris as a student. Written from the standpoint of first person with Jackie doing the telling of the story. Many of the people mentioned in the story are real people, but hard to know how much is fact and what is fiction.

The Body a decent book that covers the human body. Its form and function and written in easily understandable language. Chapters on the various topics, so you don't have to read it all. If you want to read about the heart only then only do that chapter etc. Published prior to the pandemic.

Happy Reading!

Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmouse! Plus Mini-ManCat Monday!

Yeah, Christmouse is on a Monday, so my day to post and I am going to post. We had a no white Christmouse, heck it was over 50F degrees! Plus rain, not snow. 

Me and mum watching the feetsball game yesterday, plus you see the blankie she was working on. Good thing cuz it was down to the last seconds and she got the blankie done during the game. She was even saying words off the HBO list at times.

Mum did give me a treat last night, something she has saved for a month! She brought home some duck from her TDay dinner at her furiends. Don't worry, it was properly frozen and she says there is more for today! It was yummy. 

Here is the finished blankie and me inspecting the finished goods. You done good mum. 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - as mum put it they snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat! Started good and towards the end the defense nearly gave the game away like they had the past few weeks. Officially they still might make the playoffs but mum says they aren't good enuf for that. 

Last post of this year, next Monday will be a new year!

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV)


Merry Christmas
God Bless You All.
Angel Derby
Virginger, Glimmer, Trouper and Fleur

Yeah, Christmouse is on a Monday, so my day to post and I am going to post.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Last post before Christmas! No snow on the ground and none expected either. Around here a white Christmas happens less than half the time. They are predicting rain on Christmas Day. 

That is OK, I have a nice meal planned to make for myself plus an invite to friends for Christmas Eve. After what happened at Thanksgiving I'm being careful! No major partying for me.

Broken News is how the media now is actually dividing America. Right, middle and left all pushing their own stories. The following quote from the introduction puts it best. "A nation that doesn't have reliable access to impartial information is in trouble". Plus no report or journalist can be perfectly objective but they should aspire to be fair.

One by One is another thriller by Ruth Ware. A small but successful internet company has a executive retreat to the snowy Alps. A private chalet, lots of skiing, and maybe a little business thrown in. However, Mother Nature throws in excessive snow and avalanches. Then the deaths start. Think Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

The Complicities is the story of a woman who is trying to put her life back together after her husband commits financial fraud. How her life evolves afterward, through her, their son and the victims of the fraud.

The Emerald Mile is the true story from 1983 of the fastest trip through the heart of the Grand Canyon. Following an El Nino winter and lots of winter snow runoff, the Colorado River was raging from the runoff and overflow from the Glen Canyon Dam. Amazing these guys survived.

Happy Reading.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Mini-ManCat Monday

 Cats do care. For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off. - Michael Nelson 

I no longer need to wake mum up for day hunting. She gave that up years ago. Now she gets up when the sun comes up. So at this time of year that is around 7 AM or a bit later. 

Mum finished her latest blankie. I got in on the official picture too. You know I have to inspect all of them to give my approval. Plus put a few furs on them too. As usual mum has another one started to keep her hands bizzy during the feetsball game. You can see the new color below, I didn't watch much of the game with mum. She only yelled at the moving picture box once too.

Mum had to fix my sparkly tree. I got all acited and knocked it over and the light wasn't shining in the right spot. So she got out her tools and made it all nice again for me. The past couple of days have been dreary so mum has been lighting up the trees early in the day. 

Mum also finished making all of her peanut brittle. All she has to do now is finish giving it away. 

Auntie Kellie made a surpize visit last week. She had mum fill up jugs with water since her water wasn't working at her home. Auntie Kellie played with me while mum filled the jugs, she didn't stay long enuf to mooch treats!

Feetsball Report

Last week on Monday night they losted to the Giant players. Mum said they shoulda won but the defense got tired at the end. They didn't play as good as they had for the last few weeks either, just not as sharp.

Sunday's game with the Buc's they showed they need more work to play together well and for the full game. So they losted to the Buck-An-Ears. 

Have a good week, Santa Paws will be coming soon!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

 Busy week with lunches with friends, haircut and such. Above average temperatures, no snow on the ground either. That is OK by me, then I don't have to shovel! I am no longer of the opinion that you must have snow on the ground for Christmas. 

Plus making a few more batches of peanut brittle to hand out when I see people. Plus working on Christmas cards. I'm slow at them this year.

Murder on the Rue Dumas, I enjoyed this second installment more than the first. Maybe because I knew the main characters now and could just follow the story. In this case they are investigating the murder of the head professor of the theology department. Was someone impatient to get his job or was it related to the fake art glass that he had?

Halloween Party Murder the physical book had three short stories in it, but I was only interested in the one by Leslie Meier. They weren't related stories. A woman is murdered by overdose while being a participant in a charity haunted house. Who supplied her the fatal drug?

A Pretty Deceit is the next Verity Kent book and brings the storyline from the previous book into this one. What happened to that boat that was missing and will Verity's aunt survive all the craziness of two deaths at her house.

The Spook in the Stacks it is Halloween season at the Lighthouse Library and some weird things are happening. Are they for real or is someone faking them?

Happy Reading.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Mini-ManCat Monday

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. - Doug Larson 

Well I am mum'f best furiend. Yes I am. 

Quiet time here. The weather has been good but mum hasn't been opening any windows for me. I think she could have as she was outside without a heavy coat or jacket on. 

I think mum's ticker is working OK, at least for now. Last weeks she finished doing the leaves in the back. She was working on this when her heart went wonky. So that is a good thing. Plus she went to the Y to do a very gentle workout on Sunday. That went well too. 

Mum's latest blankie. She has been doing crow-shay and reading lots too. Plus lots of appointments. 

Mum got some of the Christ-mouse stuff out too. You can see her little bright tree above. For me she got the little sparkly tree out. She says that is enuf for this year. 

Feetsball Report

I don't have one! The Pack doesn't play until Monday night. Mum wishes they would just play on Sunday and make it easy to amember when the games are. 

Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

November was the month I read the fewest books in a given month in ages. Only 8, but then I was a little bit occupied with being in hospital for a few days. Yes, I did read some while I was there, but probably not as much as I would have at home. Plus holiday time and all that good stuff. 

Just one book, someone to drool over!

Paul Newman: Blue Eyed Cool is a collection of photos by six photographers that were taken at various times in Newman's career and also during some of his off screen time, like when he was doing his race car stuff. I can say I met him at Road American in the 1980s, with photographic proof!

That is me in the center front. How this came about was that the men on the grid had gotten hats from Pioneer one of his racing sponsors. So we ladies went down to the Pioneer bus and the guy came up with these visors. We asked his crew chief if he might agree to a quick photo and he agreed. I have never heard so many camera shutters going off before. It was probably all over in 15 seconds and then we went back to working the grid even, albeit with huge smiles on our faces!

Happy Reading.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Mini-ManCat Monday

 The cat seldom interferes with other people's rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life. - Carl Van Vechten 

Yeah, we cats ignore all the stupid stuff like polly-tics and such. We concentrated on the good things in life such as love, affection, food and treats!

Mum had a slight bump in the road last Wednesday, ticker going too fast again. Thankfully it was a quick trip to the fix it place and back in a few hours. Mum has lots of pills to take now too. 

Feetsball Report

I missed reporting that The Pack won on Turkey Day! Yay!

Then last night they played the reigning Stouper Bowl champs the Chiefs and ...... they WON! They were ahead the whole game and it came down to the last play and the last seconds!

A famous singer, Ms Swifty, showed up too but didn't sing. Plus her boyfriend losted.  We have our own famous spouse, Mrs Jonathan Owen, married to one of our players. A gold medalist and world champion in gymnastics! Thanks for showing up Simone Biles and being classy!

Have a good week everyone.