It’s Been A Year….

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It’s been year as of April 222022. That’s right when all this chaos and life hit my family and life hit my family and I. You see, it all started a few days before April 22, 2021 and then my youngest sister visited to see how everyone was and if we needed anything. I remember to this day what both Dad and I were doing. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks to make it easier to mow. We both had started having symptoms but they could be written off as something else or no big deal. The week before, we had scheduled our first vaccine shot for April 22 but that never happened because we were both diagnosed with COVID at Faster Care. Since then, my Dad was in and out of the hospital at least 4 different times and believe it or not…

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MY ANGEL SNOWBALL

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SNOWBALL DOING YOGA EXERCISES AND THIS POSE IS CALLED THE STAND ON YOUR HEAD POSE.

SNOWBALL IN THE LAUNDRY BASKET.

SNOWBALL MAKING HERSELF FIT ON THE ROCKING CHAIR.

SNOWBALL IN BETWEEN THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

SNOWBALL SLEEPING WITH HER FRIEND TEDDY BEAR.

SowhoisthisbeautifulCatnamedSnowball? Snowball is one of my Angels. She passed earned her wings and passed over the Rainbow Bridge many, many, many, many years. A guy who was the friend of the family came to our door one day for something and when he saw Snowball, he said we should have named her Avalanche.

Snowballisa rescue Cat whobefore we rescued her, lived on the streets and went from house to house trying to find something eat and find a place to sleep and try to stay warm. You all know how children are when they…

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When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide: Book Update With Background Information

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“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

Book Background Information

As most of you know, I have found a new talent and hack to lesson the stress at least it does for me. That new talent and hack is writing for fun and yes it actually works. Well since my family and I all caught the nasty virus COVID 19, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents unexpectedly. So since I had already set a New Year’s goal of being done with the book I’m writing in which I entitled it appropriately When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide.First should tell you all how found out I could write poems, short stories and yes even books. You know how college professors and college classes can be well boring? One day my college professor who was very boring and strict took…

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Reflections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Reflecting on last year made me really think about the last year and few months & how it was good, bad and yes even ugly. Let’s start with the Good.

The Good

Everything up to April 222021 with live giving us a few minor ups and downs but nothing major just colds, allergies. I even helped my parents around the house inside and out. Dad and I once a week would go for groceries. We always had fun and we brought Dinner home that’s Lunch to you city folk. I enjoyed walking and talking to the neighbors a few times a week, meeting new neighbors and their pets usually a Dog. Things were just as normal as they could be during COVID 19 times. I was just thrilled my family and I were fortunate enough not to catch the nasty virus going around called COVID 19. Then…

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QUEEN DAISY MAE KEEPING WATCH….

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QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

Here is Queen Daisy Mae sleeping on her royal throne with a Tigger Tabby Cat pillow behind her and she is sleeping among he animal friends. Of Course being a very smart Kitty Cat and always on watch one way or another with one eye open and on her head. Daisy Mae feels like royalty not only when she is on her throne but all the time.

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ALL THAT IS HIDDEN: A PAPERBACK REVIEW

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About The Book All That Is Hidden:

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2012)

Language: English

Paperback: 315 pages

ISBN-10: 1479289736

ISBN-13: 978-1479289738

Author: Laura DeNooyer-Mo

Welcome & Book Introduction:

Welcome readers and thank you for coming to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE: MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. While you’re here today, we hope you read the paperback book review and intrigues you enough to go out and read it and possibly buy the book. All book information will be at the end of this post in case you are interested.

Goodreads Synopsis/Excerpt Of Book:

“All of God’s earth to my brother Nick and me were the streams for fishing, the fields for planting and harvesting, a world snugly enclosed by the blue-misted Smokies…Other than seasons, nothing ever changed…” Until the Summer of 1986. Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton’s life changes forever. Trouble erupts when a proposed theme…

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Daisy Mae’s Letter To Santa Paws: Part 1

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

Dear Santa Paws,

I’ve been very good Kitty Cat this year. OK, yes I’ve been very demanding, adamant and very bossy and even scratched Mom Crystal but that was an accident. Don’t we all deserve a second chance? Santa Paws, I’m asking you to bring me some more catnip pads for me to lay on, Catnip and Pole to play with. Also, I’m asking you to bring my Mom Crystal some nice things for Christmas. You see Santa Paws, Mom Crystal has had a rough year especially these last 7 months or so and she really, really, really, really deserves some nice things. Could you see to it she gets the bookcase she wants as well as books to fill it. 

Santa Paws, Mom Crystal and I believe in you and think you’re…

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Thankful Thursday & Friday Fill – Ins

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Daisy Mae And I are very thankful that my Dad is doing so much better and able to walk again. Crystal and her family have had rough few months since April 22, 2021.

Now for the Friendly Fill – Ins. Mom Crystal And I will be splitting up doing the Friendly Fill – Ins. Mom Crystal’s answers for questions 1 & 2 will be in Purple and my answers for questions 3 & 4 will be in Blue. Now onto our Friendly Fill – Ins answers.

1. Something I lost, and was never able to find was my college class ring. It’s been missing/lost for several years but still have some hope of finding it.

2. When I’m writing or even when I’m not writingI want to publish my book. It’s a dream I have to be published.

3. Sleepy practically all day except for eating and…

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#REMEMBERMETHURSDAY

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What is Remember Me Thursday? Remember Me Thursday is a special day when we remember all the pets we’ve adopted and saved. Each pet that was either rescued/adopted is very unique in their own special way.

I’ve  no my family and I have adopted/rescued all our pets that we’ve had. OK, I’ve had 2 dogs that were pure bread and from breeders but I consider them adopted/rescued too because in my mind, we rescued/adopted them from the breeders. No more breeding—Yeah!!

I would like to share some Rescue/Adoption stories with you. Stories are below.

Adoption Story #1: Snowball

Snowball our white cat was rescued/adopted from a life of being a stray cat and going house to house trying to find food to eat. She also dealt with cruel neighbors. Finally, she found our front porch. One beautiful sunny Afternoon while Dad was laying on the glider taking a nap. Snowball…

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When Life Hits You Hard Then Also Throws You CurveBalls & Feline Friday

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DSCN0087 DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here. If you don’t know who I am (shame on you). No really, if you don’t know who I am let me introduce myself. I’m Crystal’s pet Cat and the other half of CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I help out when something happens that Crystal can’t post.

The reason why she isn’t hear is because well she’s had a rough few months. As the title states, Life hit her and her family hard  then through her some curve balls to top it all off. I guess it all started way back in April a few days before April 22, 2021. The Dad had started hurting some and then Mom started getting body aches too. Neither one thought anything about it because Dad was out mowing and Crystal picking up sticks so they blamed it all…

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5 In 1 Pet Carrier

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DSCN1188 DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

Hi Everyone, Daisy Mae Here, I have some exciting and thrilling news to share with you all. You see, I had this green pet carrier Mom Crystal used when I was a Kitten and I fit in it real good then I became a Senior Kitty almost a Cougar Kitty Cat. Well approximately a year or two years ago Mom Crystal and her Mom & Dad took me into the Vet for my routine check up no problem right? Well that’s a huge WRONG. You see here is my story in short. The Vet trip started in chaos like it always does because well I don’t like my pet carrier and don’t travel well. Mom Crystal sat in the backseat of the vehicle playing with me and trying…

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Spawning Suspicion Paperback Review

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Title Of Book: Spawning Suspicion

Format Of Book: Paperback

Book Series: A Seafood Capers Mystery

Book 2 of 2

Author Of Book: Maggie Toussaint

Amazon Excerpt Of Book

The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.

But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and…

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Photo Gallery Flashbacks

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Snowball’s Christmas: Book 1 Of 2 Of Snowball Series – A Paperback Book Review

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SNOWBALL DOING YOGA EXERCISES AND THIS POSE IS CALLED THE STAND ON YOUR HEAD POSE.

Title Of Book:Snowball’s Christmas

Author OfBook:Kristen McKanagh

BookSeries:Snowball

Book InSnowball Series:Book1of 2

Pages:274

Publisher: KensingtonBooks

Publication Date:September 29, 2020

LinkToSnowball’sChristmas Paperback Book On Amazon: Snowball’s Christmas

LinkToThe Snowball SeriesOnAmazon:Snowball Series In Paperback

HowICame To Read ThisBook

Icame toreadthisbook by chance actually. Let me explain. The author of this book Kristen McKanagh, the author of this book & series, I follow her newsletter. She was having this fun and zany random drawing of her book Snowball’s Christmas and guess what? I was one of her winners to get the book. I had to post a picture of my pets. The pictures…

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Our Blogging Journey

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1. DaisyMae And I started our Blogging Journey well as a fluke. I kept getting all these pop ups and Ads about start blogging WordPress several times a day. I guess you could say we got tired of seeing these ads so we started blogging out of pure curiosity. That was 3 years ago soon to be 4 on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and we just celebrated our 4th year over atWELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) . You see, I started WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE (ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) first which was in Jan. 2017 and started CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE in April of 2017. I have contributed to other blogs and just started another blog this past year in 2020 on the Google/Blogger platform. My blog over there is calledTIGGER AND FRIENDS .

2.One thing about my blog or my blogging…

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THE Light Catcher MURDERS: Paperback Review

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Welcome:

Hi everyone, welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As most of you know my our site is so much more than photos. However, for those who are visiting our site for the very first welcome and we hope you come back. Today, I’ll be reviewing a paperback book.

Title Of Book: THE Light Catcher MURDERS

Author: Jo Cassie McCrae

Type Of BookMystery/Suspense/Intrigue

Author’s Book Excerpt

NESTLED IN THE SCENIC TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, THE COZY TOWN OF WHEATON CREEK SEEMED AN IDYLLIC PLACE TO ESCAPE THE WORLD’S INCREASINGLY HARSH REALITIES. AT LEAST, THAT’S WHAT KATE ATHERTON THOUGHT.

HAVING ENJOYED LONG, SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITH A SPECIALIZED, HIGHLY SECRET FEDERAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, CRISES IN BOTH KATE ATHERTON’S PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE DROVE HER TO EARLY RETIREMENT AND, ULTIMATELY, TO WHEATON CREEK. THE SMALL TOWN WAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR HER AND HER FORMER-MILITARY HUSBAND TO ESCAPE WHAT…

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Friendly Fill – Ins New Year’s Style

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DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

Daisy Mae’s Answers

1. My focuswordfor 2021 isLove.

2. I didn’t get to excited this year,buthope to in 2021.

3.Theyeartaught meor tried to teach me patience.

4.TrainingmyHumanMomisoneofmy biggest goals for 2021.

Crystal’s Answers

1.Myfocusword for 2021 iscompassion.

2. Ididn’t gettoget out as muchthisyear, but hope to get out more in 2021.

3. The year2020taught methat kindness, compassion, Love and a smile can help calm a person down and possibly help solve a problem.

4.Startingwritingabook and having it 1/2 finished by Dec. 31, 2021isoneof my biggest goals for 2021.

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Love’s Pure Light Paperback Review

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Introduction

LOVE’S PURE LIGHT is a collection of 4 Christmas novellas by 4 different authors. The authors for these Christmas novellas are: Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney and Janine Roche.

Author Excerpts

Story #1 is calledWhile Shepherds Watch Are Keepingby Susanne Dietze is set in Massachusetts, 1899 and the excerpt is:

This Christmas, Pastor Seth Shepherd has little to offer his flock of congregants in their time of need until Jessalyn Grant, a mysterious newcomer, comes to his aid.

Story #2 is calledThe Wise Guy and the Starby Shannon McNear is set in South Carolina to Missouri, 1919 and the excerpt is:

While journeying by train, Stella Shepherd befriends war veteran Nat Wise. She helps him find renewed faith in God, but could he also be the answer to the wanderings of her own heart?

Story #3 is calledOn Angel Wingsby Janine Rosche…

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