Hi Everyone, did you miss me? I’ve been sick since before Christmas so that’s one of the reasons I didn’t post. I got this neat Christmas gift. It’s called a No Sew Blanket with the design Snowman with the words Let It Snow. So what exactly is a No Sew Blanket? It’s a craft kit that comes with 2 blankets and you attempt to understand the directions(my definition). It took my youngest sister’s family to literally show me what to do because the directions weren’t clear—no surprise there. Below is a picture of the finished product.
If you celebrate Veterans Day, how do you celebrate? I celebrated Veterans Day by writing a poem thanking all Veteran’s and this Morning for the first time I watched my first naturalization ceremony coming live from Fox Square on Fox News. They swore in 12 new people who were becoming US Citizens. They said it was the first time they ever did a ceremony live. It was something to see. Although it did pose some questions after hearing the oath. You see the first thing you need to understand is all the people becoming US citizens today were in the service. The question I had here is how do you serve in service and you’re not a US citizen? Also, another question I had is everyone must show they know English unless exempt. Exempt??? Why would you need to be exempt knowing the English language if you’re becoming a US citizen and the US is now your loyalty? If you know please let me know. Thank You.
Hi and Welcome Everyone, I’ve been doing a lot thinking and soul searching. Then I thought you know I had a discussion with someone about Faith. We got to talking and this person said they never strayed from their faith. It didn’t click in at the time but after a while I got to thinking, if someone actually believes that and tells you they have never strayed from their faith well their is one thing you should know and that is they just strayed from their faith. Also you should know, everyone strays from their faith because there isn’t a perfect person on this earth. I wish you all the best.
Ever been challenged? Really challenged? I have. Whether you’ve been challenged in school, work, maybe you’ve started your own business or even better, you’ve written a book or books. No matter what your challenges are everyone has them. What do I mean? Well it’s quite simple actually. Life is one big challenge.
I don’t know about anyone else but I had challenges in school, work and now I purposely challenged myself to write a book just to see if I could. My result: I’ve written 1 book and have the second book written. After that, I’ll challenge myself to write a third book. As it happens my goal has gotten bigger to write my first book box set. I look forward to achieving this goal.
So if you have a dream and you think it’s to big to achieve or your dream will never happen. Think again because dreams only happen if you want them to. Don’t worry about how big your dream is just go for it and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve.
Encouragement from friends and family helps and a lot of prayer. That’s right I said prayer. Do you know how many times I used prayer to write my books — a lot. Take in from me, Prayer helps big time. USE IT!!
Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I’m so glad you are here and hope you enjoy what you read.
Death is a fact of life whether it be with humans or with animals. Sadly we all will experience death at one point or the other. I have lived long enough to experience both human death and animal death. It’s amazing how humans and animals deal with death and go through the grieving process. Each person and animal takes their own time in grieving so there really is no set time that they’re done grieving. humans as well as animals will know when it’s time to move on.
Death: My Experiences – Humans
Like I said previously I lived to see human death. Between friends and family members dying it has been sad and in many cases it was a blessing that they died because they weren’t suffering anymore. But even so, I hated to see these people go.
Death: My Experiences – Animals
Animals that are pets become part of family 99.9% of the time. Those that are outside all the the time or part of may or may not be part of the family. Any pets that we had were part of our family.
From the time I was a baby up to now I had all kinds of pets. We had dogs, a Chameleon, cats and other kinds of animals. We loved our animals and hated when they left us. My family and I have seen our pets (family) die naturally, had to have put them to sleep because they were in such bad shape and we have seen our pets die naturally too. We have even seen a pet die tragically ( not because of our fault or their fault).
What Did We Learn?
My family learned that a pet can die no matter what their age is and that when you go to rescue or adopt a pet, make sure the organization is reputable and they know what your doing. If you find after asking many questions that you know more than they do that should be your first red flag and go to a shelter or rescue organization that is reputable. Always get pet insurance, Get your pet microchipped at your vet so if your pet gets lost or taken they can get in touch with you easier, Always do your research before getting a pet and so much more you need to do before getting a pet.
Sadly death will eventually come for all pets and humans that can’t be avoided. However, you the owner can make your pet’s life better and maybe even helping them live longer if you feed them right, make sure they’re not obese, give them lots of love and play with them. Playing with them helps them stay fit and somewhat vital. Whether it’s a dog or cat and their attention span is like my Daisy Mae’s, practically nil. However she plays pole and makes the circle from our TV room to back to the TV room again.
I realize I haven’t done a book review for a while but thought I would on these 2 books. They are the 1st 2 books in the Bulwark Anthology. There is a total of 9 books in this anthology. I was fortunate enough to win a contest and the prize was the first 2 signed books in the Bulwark Anthology by Award Winning Author Brit Lunden. I will be reviewing each book separately.
What is a Bulwark? A Bulwark is: a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.
The first book is called Bulwark. First of all, I normally don’t read books like this but judge each book by their cover and blurb and also don’t stereotype a book right away just because I haven’t liked other other author’s books like this.
How I Rate Books
1-2 stars = To much vulgar language and that includes the F Word. To Erotic and Graphic.
3 stars = OK plot with not as much vulgar language or doesn’t use the F word as much.
4 stars = Plot is better and author doesn’t use graphic sex, F Word (maybe once) and sometimes talks about sex.
5 or more stars = No vulgar language, no use of the F word, no graphic sex, Plot is very interesting, Has twists and turns, Book is a page turner and I don’t want to put the book down.
**Please note** If a book that would normally be 4 stars can become 5 stars if the book is interesting enough.
So what rating did I give the books Bulwark and the Knowing? Well to be honest, I rated the books from the time I read the blurb and saw the cover. You see both books started out at about an 3 1/2 stars. Then I started reading the book and I quickly up the rating to 4 1/2 stars. Once both books were read and judged on their own merit I ended up giving both of these books 5 stars.
So what is my recommendation? Let me put it to you this way, If you have preteens or younger, I suggest you read this book yourself and judge for yourself if it’s appropriate for your kids and grandkids. I want you to make the choice.
Hi everyone, my name is Scrappy Doo and I’m a Maine Coon Mix. I’m also a Male and Medium Size. I need a furrever hope and would really, really, like it if you could adopt me. I’m in a No-Kill shelter but want to find a furrever real soon PLEASE HELP ME. !! To find out more about adopting Scrappy Doo you can do so by going to SCRAPPY DOO .
I am trying to help get SCRAPPY DOO adopted. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.
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.
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What’s any dressing up as tonight? The Queen Mom was going to dress up as an Eskimo with no makeup now she is dressing up as something scarier —herself with no makeup. That’s scarier trust me. As for me, I don’t dress up. Below is what the Queen Mom’s Halloween outfit would’ve been. Please let us know what you dressed up as and about all the treats you got.
This would’ve been the Queen Mom’s Halloween Eskimo outfit.
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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.
The eyes of a cat will wax and wane with the phases of the moon.
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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Hi everyone, I want to talk to you about your testimony. Now you are probably thinking, I’m a “small time fish” in this world so I don’t have a testimony or anything to teach anyone. Well guess what? If that is what you are thinking then I’m here to tell you everyone has a testimony and there is always something you’ll be able to teach someone whether you know it or not. I want to share with you my testimony and some of the things I was able teach people. Please read below.
My testimony starts when I was a young child. Childhood is to be fun and a time to meet new friends. It doesn’t always go the way you want it. Instead, my childhood was full of classmates, neighborhood boys and girls bullying me. I was bullied through college. However, I never thought I thought I would be bullied and falsely accused at my place of work but guess what? I was wrong. While in college, I got to meet Maya Angelou and that was a wow moment.
What you need to understand is before I was hired I let the person know I had a disorder that would make me slower than other people and they said that wouldn’t be a problem. After being hired I told my boss I only had 1 kidney so I may be making a lot of bathroom trips. I asked if that was a problem and she said no.
Now there were a few times I fell backward and almost hit the base of the glass table. I know some people would think I’m crazy but it was as if an angel or group of angels moved my head and just guided it to the marble floor. If you’re thinking didn’t that marble floor hurt? Yes it did but probably not as bad as if my head would have hit that metal base on the glass table. Makes me glad I always take angels with me daily.
After college, I received an unexpected letter from a college classmate named “Dylan” (not his real name). What was so special about this letter? Many things actually. You see he told me I was the reason he asked Christ into his life, He told me I taught him a lot and he asked me if I remember wanting to go on a retreat but couldn’t go because things were financially tight. I remembered that. He continued to say you remember you went on a scholarship. I remembered. He told me in the letter he paid for it when he found out I really wanted to go. I never got to thank him. This was all in the letter.
So in a nutshell, ever since I asked Christ to take over my life, my life has been different.
If you haven’t asked Christ to take over your life yet, I ask you to do so because it’s the best thing you’ll ever do. If you don’t know how and/or just want to talk privately you can use the contact form provided below instead of using the comment section.
As you see in the pictures above her muzzle, ears and between her eyes are rubbed raw. She bites a lot, itches, a lot, digs her ears a lot, she rubs a lot and licks a lot. We had her to the vet and the vet couldn’t do much for us. The vet did give her antibiotic shot and a steroid shot which helped for 1 month and that is it. My family and I suspect that Daisy Mae has skin allergies. What is anybody else’s thoughts. I’m at a loss that is for sure. Sometimes it gets so bad we put Neosporin cream on to help her and she hates that.
This book is an excellent read. The book starts out about a young girl, the boss’s daughter and the boss’s daughter. The boss sends his daughter and the employee(young girl) to a ranch for a few days. The employee falls in love with a wrangler that works at the ranch. The boss’s daughter sees this and tries to get the wrangler interested in her. She fails miserably.
The employee had gone exploring finds a dog caught in a coyote trap. A wrangler named Garrett helps her get the dog out of the trap and they got the dog to the vet.
I won’t say to much more because I don’t want to giveaway the book. However, what I will tell you that this is a fantastic book. I loved it. Starts with an OH NO event and with the twists and turns of this book it made for very good reading. I recommend this book.
About The Author: June Foster is a retired teacher turned author and lives with her husband in Alabama. She began writing in January 2010 while sailing down the freeway in their RV. To date she has 4 books with Desert Breeze Publishing and one with WhiteFire Publishing. Her novella Red and the Wolf is based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood came out in March 2014. She loves to tell stories of a flawed character who overcomes the struggles in their lives by God’s Power and His word.
Where Can June Foster Be Found? June Foster can be found different places. You can visit her at:
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.