As most of you know, I tried to write a poem for a friend but the poem never developed in fact, I ended up writing my first book which was very unexpected and surprising. If you didn’t get a chance to read my post or maybe want to just to refresh your memory you can do so by going to MY ACCIDENTAL WRITING PROJECT. I do hope you click this link.
I have made a lot of progress since I last posted about my writing project. The last time I reported I was at 26,350 words. However as of 3-15-2019, I am now at 51,420 words. I haven’t decided yet but there may be a book two or I may put that book in with this book and they’ll be together. But if I do that, that will be one thick book. If I ever decide on a Book 2, I think it will be called The Royal Sentence. I’m really excited that I’ve gotten this far. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll see my published. That would be a dream come true.
I’m already living part of my dream. For those of you who have big dreams or even small dreams, keep dreaming and working your way toward them. You never know when they’ll come true.
NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
I am very frustrated right now. I just tried to reply to your comments and your blogs but for some reason WordPress is having technical difficulties. Gravatar is not even up and over at the Forum they tell you not to make anymore threads on this problem. So I ask all of you for your patience since it will probably be a while to I answer you. Please accept my apologies for this inconvenience. It’s not my fault it is WordPress’s. I will be posting this post on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Thanks Again for your patience.
Heya Everyone! Please welcome Caroline Taylor back to the blog. She’s here to share info on her latest book, Death in Delmarva, as well as an insightful guest post on cruelty. Scroll to the bottom for the Paperbook Giveaway! When Cruelty Is Needed by Caroline Taylor I once worked as a publications director for a […]
Hello and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I having some unsettling news I feel all bloggers should know about. I know how hard all of us bloggers work on our content then to find out somebody may be stealing it. It’s just horrible just horrible.
How did I find this information out? I follow Basil’s Blog and get updates almost daily. When I read this before their main post, I was in shock and knew I had warn other bloggers. Basil’s Blog did provide the website and the site to check it is: Petzilia.
What you can do. Ask them to take the content down but be forwarned, Basil’s Blog has tried that and were unsuccessful. Petzilia continued to steal content. Good Luck getting your content to be taken down if it was stolen.
Here’s a selfie of a kitty cat surprised to get its picture on “Kitty Camera”. I’m not sure if this cat was trying to make a quick get a way since it’s a “cat burglar”. HAHA, LOL.
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Welcome everyone. I’m back for another edition of my famous Cat quotes. Those you’ll find below.
1.) Cats’ hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.
2.) A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs.
3.) Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers.
4.) Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
5.) Cats keep their cool, no matter what. Even when they do things like fall or lose their balance, they’ll walk away with an attitude that seems t o say, “I meant to do that.”
6.) Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.
7.) A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.
8.) There are hundreds of good reasons for having a cat, but all you need is one.
9.) If cats seem distant and aloof it is because this is not their native planet—they are here just to visit and dominate.
10.) The cat always leaves a mark on his friend.
11.) Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as cats do.
12.) There is one way in which cats differ from all other animals, and that is in the effect they have on human beings.
13.) A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatsoever and generally stopping before it gets there.
14.) To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction—and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
15.) I don’t mind a cat, in its place. But its place is not the middle of my back at 4 a.m.
—Maynnard Good Stoddard
16.) You are my cat, and I am your human.
17.) Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.
18.) Personally, I don’t believe felines are a fad. We’re here to stay.
—Morris the Cat
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We haven’t given this out for a while. Well that’s on the Queen Mom Deputy Sister. She had an unexpected accident and is going through a rough time she can’t control and the situation isn’t even her fault. The best part is there’s no links. Please Note that if you’re not in this group of nominees you were either in the previous groups or you may be in the next groups. If you know anyone who deserves this award and yes that someone could be you too please let me know. Remember to accept this award you don’t have to do anything.
Brian’s Home Blog
Pet Vacuum Girl
Speedy the Cheeky Rabbit
My GBGV Life
The Cricket Pages
Mary J Melange By bikerchick57
EEl Creek Chronicles
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Hey readers and anyone else that’s interested, Cami Checketts is having this fantastic Gratitude Giveaway. You can enter by going to $350 Gratitude Giveaway . I wish everyone who enters Good Luck and that includes me because I’m entering too.
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HI EVERYONE, DAISY MAE here once again with another edition of DAISY MAE’S CAT QUOTES. Sorry it’s been so long but us cats have so much to do. Anyhow did you miss me??? Well without further adieu let’s get on with my cat quotes.
The purr from cat to man says, “You bring me happiness; I am at peace with you.”
—-Barbara L. Diamond
It is in their eyes that their magic resides.
The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.
—-Saki (H.H. Munro)
The cat who doesn’t act finicky soon loses control of his owner.
—-Morris the Cat
A cat will show his love by ignoring you and then curling up next to you when you need it most.
A cat doesn’t know what it wants and wants more of it.
Essentially, you do not so much teach your cat as bribe him.
The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away.
A cat, though independent, has a way of letting you know that without you life just wouldn’t be worthwhile.
It doesn’t do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don’t respect you for it.
If you put down food and the cat eats, it’s hungry. If it doesn’t, it isn’t.
Most cats are not shy about letting their people know what they want.
Life is hard. Soften yours with a cat.
Experience is valuable in most human endeavors, but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.
Who hath a better friend than a cat?
It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer life they reveal to their master is one of perpetual confident boredom.
—-Robley Wilson Jr.
A cat stretches from one end of my childhood to the other.
Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf.
—-Roy Blount Jr.
The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
Cats know not how to pardon.
—-Jean de la Fontaine
To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.
Were made of fur
And sun warmed you,
A cat doesn’t “roll” well with a change of someone else’s making.
If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?
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#REMEMBER ME THURSDAY
#REMEMBER ME THURSDAY is remembering those pets we love and how we enjoyed them. Sound sad well maybe a little or you can do what I’m going to do and tell your unique store how you adopted or rescued your pet.
My story is very unique because you don’t hear what I’m about to write about happening to often. My story is about how my family and rescued my current pet, a cat named Daisy Mae. Please enjoy this true story.
HOW DAISY MAE WAS RESCUED
How Did We Rescue Daisy Mae? Well when they say a cat chooses you and you don’t choose a cat they’re right. It all started one night when my parents brought me home from work. Where I work was 25+ miles away. They were telling me on the way home they thought they could hear a kitten meowing but couldn’t see it. They didn’t have time to look at that time but when I opened the car door my mother said to me, I wonder if we can still hear that kitten we thought we heard? As I walked out of the garage I could heard a loud meowing. So since we had the time we looked and looked around the area where we heard the meowing and after a while we found this black and white kitten that was no bigger than my Dad’s hand.
We all knew what had to be done but there was slight problem. We already had a cat and we knew she wouldn’t be happy with a kitten invading her space. So we fed this kitten and put her in a cage since dad said he wouldn’t let another animal in the house until “Pigs Fly”. Mom and I were convinced but the kitten had to convince Dad. So we fed her, gave her water and kept her warm.
Then around September 12, we were having my nephew’s 4th birthday party at our house and of course the kids wanted to see the kitten. We wanted to name the kitten so we let the kids choose a name for the kitten. Since you never know what kids will come up with we just waited to see what name they came up with and surprisingly there were no crazy name suggestions. They all agreed on Daisy Mae.
Since we had an old garage at the time, it was common to see snakes and/or Snakeskin in the garage. But when my sisters and dad told the rest of us they saw a big snake in the rafters we laughed at them and said yeah right. Guess What? 🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷Pigs flew that night sometime because my Dad said that’s it I’m saving Daisy Mae and she’s coming in the house.🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷 We tried to keep Daisy Mae in a very large cage and we put the cage by the register and covered it with a blanket to keep her warm at night. What happened next is actually funny. The cage was large enough but the openings on the side of the cage were large enough that she could get through. We found that out when she came upstairs. That’s when we started putting a blanket over top of the cage so she wouldn’t get out at night.
We were very fortunate to get to see Daisy Mae’s mother a couple of times. We saw her when Daisy Mae’s mother came to make sure her little kitten had found a good home. Daisy Mae’s Mother was black and white just like Daisy Mae. She was beautiful.
When Daisy Mae got older but still a kitten and bigger, we knew we didn’t want to introduce our senior Tabby cat, Tigger and Daisy Mae who I’ve found out is probably a Tuxedo cat. We knew we had to do something so we discussed several options and the best option was Dad’s idea. He suggested we put up a screen door and lock the Dining room door to separate both cats for a while. This idea worked then after quite some time we finally introduced both cats to each other and the result was just a little hissing from the senior cat and no hissing from Daisy Mae.
Tigger our senior cat who didn’t play and exercise much started playing and exercising again when Daisy Mae started playing with Dad. Tigger’s personality changed too. She mellowed a lot.
Tigger was in her last days and that was becoming more and more obvious by the day and the best we could do is keep Tigger comfortable. Sadly her time came the morning of September 11, 2015 when she went to the Rainbow Bridge. Tigger was a rescued cat too. Tigger was rescued in the sense we got her out of a bad situation.
I’m happy both cats got furever homes with us. Better yet we still have Daisy Mae 12 years and 15 days.
I JUST LOVE DAISY MAE!!!!😻😻😻😻😻
LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE
The world needs laughter and humor in this world and comics about the Rise of the Superheroes brings that. This helps cheer you up whether you need it or not.
When they say laughter is the best medicine they are not kidding. It is something we are in dire need of with all the evil in this world.
Our people who have mental disease or are just plain depressed should start reading and looking at comics and they might find it might help them.
Am I a doctor? No but I do know laughter helps. If you smile at someone when they are down or mad they will most likely wonder what you are up to not to mention that you get more wrinkles when you frown than when you smile. Also it is easier to smile and doesn’t put as much pressure on your jaw. Would I recommend this book from the excerpt? Yes.
Below is the first group to get CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD.
Remember all you have to do is only:
- Give this award to 1 person.
- Link to my site.
- If you do a post, share or reblog please put #CRYSTALANDDAISYMAE’SRECOGNITIONAWARD.
- Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
- Books,dogs and cats
- Cats and Life
- Pets Overload
- Conscious Cat
- Canny Catnip Nook
- Cat Chat With Caren And Cody
BLOGGER RECOGNITION TAG
Usually when you see a tag what’s the first thing that crosses your mind? Well if you’re anything like me, 2 things cross my mind. They are:
- Why so many links?
- What, another tag?
I’ve done several tags and if you want to see them you can go to AWARDS. I know the reason or at least I think I do why some don’t do awards and tags and that’s because of so many links, posts and etc… I’ll be honest, I hate the links but don’t mind posting. So Daisy Mae and I(mostly me) came up with an award/tag that has very little stipulations. It’s great (or at least I think so) so I hope you like our tag. Nothing fancy but we don’t want you want you to be disappointed if we don’t give it to you right away because we’ve got so many to give to were doing it monthly(or at least try that). Below is what our Award/Tag looks like.
We hope to start giving this award out either tonight or sometime tomorrow. This Award/Tag is to recognize all those good bloggers out there. We have 3 stipulations and you’ll find them below.
- Give this Award to at least one blogger.
- link to me when you give the award to some other blogger.
- Put #CRYSTALANDDAISYMAE’SRECOGNITIONAWARD if you do a post or share.
That’s all you have to do. Easy. No posting. You only have to do a post if you want to.
This is our first time to make an Award/Tag of our own so hope everyone likes it. Keep in mind this Award takes in both of my sites so no one should feel left out.
MY EXPERIENCES WITH COMPUTER SCAMS AND ADVICE NOT TO FALL FOR THEM
Today, computer scams of all kinds seem to be popular. Even computer savvy people aren’t immune. It seems like bi-monthly you’re hearing about a scam. If you’re new to computers you may fall for the scams. I grew up without a cell phone or computer and to find that post you can go to Growing Up Without A Computer Or Cell Phone.
SOME of the computer scams I’m familiar with is the “LOGMEIN” Scam, the “Microsoft” scam, the “Anti-Virus” scam, the “Pop-Up/Survey scam, the “Inbox/Trash link scam and many more.
I know my title says my experience and my advice to you so let’s talk about my experiences and my advice of what you should do.
First off, when I first got my first computer I was computer illiterate with the exception of knowing how to run e-mail and turn my computer on/off. I learned by trial and error as I went along.
Experience #1: “LOGMEIN” Scam – I had these people call about my computer they said they needed remote access(that should’ve been a flag right there to me) but since I was just learning so I wasn’t aware of this. My advice is never give remote access and if you do for some reason, change your password right away so they can’t get access to your computer.
Experience #2: “Anti-Virus” Scam – This can take many forms. Some of the forms you may see is through e-mail, pop-ups or by phone just to name a few. On your computer along the sides or in the center there are advertisements with prices that seem to good to be true. Usually if the price and what they seems to good to be true it usually it is. Also, these scams come by phone sometimes too. This goes with my experience above. My warranty expired and they wanted me to buy it again. I learned from my experience and when I refused to buy their anti-virus program they weren’t happy. Soon after that I took my computer to be checked and they found so many viruses and malware on my computer I was in disbelief. I couldn’t imagine how they got there then it hit me, they were probably planted there. I’ve suspected but can’t prove they did it but they were very angry when I refused to buy their warranty. Soon after that, my computer crashed. My advice is simple never go for the prices on pop-ups there most likely scams. Always do research first.
Experience #3: “Pop-Up/Survey” Scams – Never answer these because most of the time they’re scams.
Experience #4: “Your Microsoft On Your Computer Has Expired” Scam – Someone calls you on the phone and proceeds to tell you Your Microsoft on your computer has expired. Since I’m on my third computer I’ve learned what’s a scam and what’s not. It was something to hear but when my mother asked me are you sure? I said yes because Microsoft came with all my computers. I called the place where I got my computer and they said it’s a scam.
Because I was new to computers I fell for the top 3.
What To Do If You Fall For A Scam:
- Change All Your Passwords Right Away.
- Run a Full computer Scan to make sure no malware or viruses have been planted in your computer.
- If the place where you got your computer offers free checkups then take them up on it. You still might want to take your computer for a checkup no matter what. Most of the places make you pay a price. Trust me, it’s worth every penny.
I hope none of you ever fall for a scam but if you do, the above steps can help you. **Please Note** I only mentioned a few things you can do through my experiences.
Please share your experiences if you have any and some tips to follow that I haven’t mentioned.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
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Happy Friday The 13th everyone.
Hello Everyone Daisy Mae here since Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal(Boy that’s a mouthful to say). Glad Queen Mom doesn’t make me say that all the time. Since the Queen Mom taught me to blog so I can take over when I’m needed. I had hoped that time wouldn’t come for a long, long time but sadly wouldn’t you know the Queen Mom came sooner than I hoped. The Queen Mom came and asked me last month and of course I said I would help out by taking over.
Why isn’t the Queen Mom here you ask? She got sick a few months back and finally recovered then wouldn’t you know she gets sick again—BUMMERAMMA!! Enough about the Queen Mom and let’s get on with why I’m here. I’m here for DAISY MAE’S CAT QUOTES. YEAH!!!! One more thing, Don’t be angry with the Queen Mom(AKA Sister Crystal) if she doesn’t get to visit your blog for a while. She’s sick so she has a good excuse. Please Give Her A Break. ENJOY!!
The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity.
Comte de Buffon
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.
A cat has a reputation to protect. If it had a halo, it would be worn cocked to one side.
One must love a cat on its own terms.
There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.
The real measure of a day’s heat is the length of a sleeping cat.
—Charles J. Brady
As we all know, cats rule the world.
—John R.F. Breen
When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.
A cat does not want all the world to love her—only those she has chosen to love.
The last thing I would accuse a cat of is innocence.
A cat is more intelligent than people believe and can be taught any crime.
Nothing makes a house cozier than cats.
- Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
- Explain the award(explanation under about the award).
- Put award logo in your award post.
- Answer the questions given to you.
- Nominate 5+ Bloggers.
- Ask 6 questions to your nominees and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated.
ABOUT THE AWARD
This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
WHO NOMINATED ME AND MY THANKS
I was nominated by Andrea from The Perks of being Different . I thank her from the bottom of heart for this great award. I’m glad she thinks so much of my blog. What a great compliment this is especially coming from another great blogger.
ANDREA’S QUESTIONS TO ME
- Which Disney or Looney Toons character does your own character relate to? As I thought about this question, I finally decided that I couldn’t think of just one character but my character relates to a combination of characters. I think if we are really honest with ourselves everyone is a combination of characters.
- Would you like to go back to the 90’s, a time without internet? Actually, I was in college in the 90’s and we had internet at the college. However, I would love to go back to a time without internet. So much simpler. Of course, I’m one of those people who do not own a cell phone only a computer.
- Do yo like to cook from scratch?(make your own sauces, own dough from bread/pasta etc.) Cook?(laughing), I don’t cook. I think I cooked twice real meals but otherwise I like making popcorn the best.
- What would you do on a first date? I think I would learn as much as I could about my the guy I’m thinking about dating.
- Whats’ your favorite way of transportation? Hands Down A Car.
- What your favorite emoji? I’m sure there are more emojis out there on cell phones but since I don’t have a phone just a computer, my top 3 favorite emojis are:
- Cat >”<
- Graduation Girl 👩🎓
- Santa Clause 🎅
- Comedy Plus
- McGuffy’s Reader.com
- The Recipe Hunter
- Catlady from Austria
- Bluefish Way
- Front Seat Ryder
- Happiness Between Tails by da-AL
- Cat Chat With Caren And Cody
- The Blessing of Animal Companions
- Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
- Pets Overload
If I did not nominate you it’s not because I don’t think you deserve this award but because I have so many people I think do deserve this award so if I didn’t nominate you above and you want to do this award/tag feel free to. I just went with the first 15 I could think of. Also, don’t panic if you can’t think of 15 nominees, that’s OK because you only need to nominate 5+ bloggers. I went a little crazy.
👏👏👍👍👏👏Congratulations to my nominees!!👏👏👍👍👏👏
HOW I CHOSE MY NOMINEES
I chose my nominees by the ones that inspire me, The ones that like to have fun, The ones that just blog for enjoyment and The ones I haven’t seen in a while.
MY QUESTIONS TO MY NOMINEES
- What’s your dream job?
- What’s your dream vacation?
- Thinking backing to your college days, what’s your favorite memory(other than graduation day) and why?
- What’s your favorite cause that you support and why?
- How would you describe yourself?
- What’s your advice to other bloggers and why?
- What’s your favorite hobby or hobbies you like to participate in?
Hi everyone, I’ve been having technical problems AGAIN!! I got a new theme for both of my blogs WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and now no notifications, Like Buttons or Sharing Buttons. I hope WordPress gets it fixed soon. I’m here to ask you kindly to please check out my projects. Click on the words All Projects then above my header which is Daisy Mae for both sites. When you click on All Projects squares will show up. How many squares will be a ? because it’ll depend on how many projects I have on each blog. My new theme supports testimonials but I won’t enable that until I get some. Once the squares come you’ll see the featured images. Go to the one you want to view and hopefully WordPress has the Sharing and Like Buttons there so you can Like and Share. If by some chance you got notified my project was published last night and you saw nothing, I really am sorry for that. I do hope you check my projects out. I sure would appreciate it.
HELLO AND WELCOME
Hello and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you all I had to make some changes to my both of my WordPress sites since I just started getting Spammed/Trolled by a website I’m not even interested in.
CHANGES I MADE
- From now on, I will be approving/disapproving comments. Most comments will be approved. The only difference is they won’t be approved right away.
- I have Blacklisted 2 websites. This was a last resort.
WHY I MADE THE CHANGES
I made the changes because I got SPAMMED/TROLLED. This just started happening and I hope the 2 websites stop.
If you are a follower or regular reader, you most likely aren’t blacklisted. I hated going this way but it was the only way other going totally private. I hope you keep coming and reading to both of my sites. If you need to know the sight please use the contact form to ask me and I will give it to you.
Thanks In Advance for your patience. I do hope you keep coming to my sites and keep reading. Once again, the Blacklisted sites are sites that came to my sites because I liked a comment on someone’s website(not the blacklisted sites). Once again the sites that are blacklisted are the SPAM/TROLLED WEBSITES.