Category Archives: Family

Monday Morning Mews – Selfie Edition

Happy Monday, efurryone! It’s Sundae, reporting today’s mews, and I have an exciting announcement.

I have been practicing selfies!  These were taken one evening last week when I had joined Motor Mommy in her recliner.  We sometimes have a little “snuggle time” there at the end of the day.

This was my first one, and as you can tell, I needed more practice. I cut off my ear! Obviously, that just won’t do. (Can you see Motor Mommy in the background?)

This was my next try. I decided to include Mommy in this one, too:

I was smiling in that one, but Mommy wasn’t, so I had to take one more.

There, that’s much better. I think I could get into this “selfie craze”.  Wonder if Mommy would buy me one of those selfie sticks…?

~These Days Of Mine~

Monday Morning Mews, Mouse Edition

Hi, readers. Gypsy here, with this week’s mews. And this is a rather difficult post for me to write.

You see, last Wednesday, Motor Man had some visitors in our office.  As he and the other two guys sat there, talking, a MOUSE appeared, went to the center of the room and looked at all three men.  The mouse then moved on along to the other side of the office. “Yours truly” was in her kitty bed on a nearby counter, completely oblivious to what was taking place.

Later, the guys left, and Motor Man went out into the shop.  Motor Mommy arrived from an errand a short time later, and Motor Man related the mouse story to her. She noticed me inspecting the area of the office where the mouse was last seen. But, then, once again, I retired to my kitty bed.

A short time later, a friend of my pawrents arrived, and as they all sat in the office, chatting, the mouse appeared once again.  The friend was able to subdue the mouse, pick it up by its tail and relocate it to the outside world.

 And this is all I have to say about the matter:

I think that pretty well sums up the situation.

~These Days Of Mine~

It Was Just “One Of Those Days”

Last weekend, Motor Man and I took off for a day at the beach in Carova, NC. And it was just “one of those days”.

“One of those days” when you can’t imagine the sky being more beautiful.

“One of those days” when you can’t stop taking pictures.

“One of those days” when the sky is bluer than blue.

“One of those days” that’s perfect for horse photos.

“One of those days” when you keep saying over and over: “What a gorgeous day!”.

“One of those days” that’s just right for a picnic on the beach with your honey.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Monday Morning Mews

Good morning, readers. Dianna here.  Today is Monday, and it’s Sundae’s turn to host Monday Morning Mews.

However, as you can see, we have a bit of a probem.

(clearing my throat)….. Sundae?

Sundae, you need to wake up.  Today is Monday, and you’re supposed to be posting the mews for our readers.

Folks, I’m afraid we’ll have to cancel today’s mews. Our host(ess) seems to be predisposed, occupied, zonked.

Perhaps we’ll have better luck next week when it’s Gypsy’s turn to host Monday Morning Mews.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Monday Morning Mews

Happy May 1st, efurryone! It’s Sundae AND Gypsy both here this morning, and we have two furry special guests with us on the Mews today.

If you’ve been a regular reader here, you will remember Snugg and Chessie. They’re the kitties belonging to Motor Mommy’s son, Marshall.  He shared some photos of them with Motor Mom recently, so we thought we’d invite them over today to be part of the Mews.

First, here’s Chessie, on the porch, enjoying some springtime flowers.

And her brofur, Snugg, hanging out and chilling inside under a rocker. Obviously, Snugg is the resident comedian and provides Marshall with lots of photo ops.

Thanks, guys, for joining us today.   Keep posing for those cute pics for Marshall, and we’ll share them here with our readers.

~These Days Of Mine~

The Facebook Concert Meme

There’s a current Facebook meme making the rounds in which you list ten artists and state that you’ve seen nine of them perform in person. Your friends are asked to choose which one you have not seen in concert.

Yesterday, I decided to play along.  Although I’ve been to many other concerts, this is my list for the game:

1.) Chicago
2.) Hank Williams, Jr.
3.) Elton John
4.) The Oak Ridge Boys
5.) Elvis Presley
6.) Fats Domino
7.) Jimmy Buffett
8.) Lynyrd Skynyrd
9.) Alan Jackson
10.) Brooks & Dunn

Many friends shared their guesses and some posted their own list.

I decided to stretch the fun out a little longer, write about some of the concerts I’ve attended and reveal the answer to my Facebook post on today’s blog.

CHICAGO was my first concert experience.  It was the summer I was eighteen, fresh out of high school. I drove my ’64 yellow Mustang with black interior and 3-speed on the floor.  My nephew, 2 years younger than me, and a buddy of his went with me.

 HANK WILLIAMS, JR. I must admit, the only reason I saw Hank live back in the mid 80’s was because the group Sawyer Brown opened for him, and I was (and still am) a huge Sawyer Brown fan. Hank’s crowd was a bit too rowdy for me.

ELTON JOHN.  A few months after Motor Man and I began dating, we went with another couple to an Elton John concert at an amphi-theater in Virginia Beach.  The concert was outside, following days of rain, and it was COLD, so it wasn’t the most comfortable of venues. Elton put on a fabulous show, however.

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS. My friend, Bev, and I became fans of this group in the early 1980’s. Marshall, then a toddler,  associated William Lee Golden, the group’s member who had long hair and a longer beard, with their hit song “Elvira”. One Sunday morning, a man with long hair and a beard walked into our church, and Marshall said (out loud): “Look, Mom! It’s Elvira!”

ELVIS PRESLEY.  Yes, Marshall’s dad and I went to see Elvis in the early 70’s before we were married.  Of course, our seats were so far away, he was just a tiny speck on the stage.

FATS DOMINO.  Ah, Fats. Marshall’s dad and I saw Fats in concert, also in the early 1970’s, and we had front-row center seats.  What a great performer. Sadly, I had camera issues that night, and did not get any photos. Whenever Fats saw someone standing at the stage with a camera, he flashed the biggest smile you can imagine.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD.  For many years, a friend of Motor Man’s and mine participated in the Kyle Petty cross-country motorcycle trip. This friend wanted his young daughter to be part of the festivities when the group returned to Kyle’s farm in North Carolina following the 2001 ride.  We agreed to bring his daughter to the event, and in turn, we were given tickets to attend. And, Skynyrd was performing. But, did I get pictures?  No….however, this was the crowd attending.

BROOKS & DUNN.  On the spur of the moment, Motor Man and I went to see B & D in concert in 2004, and had fairly good seats for the show.

The artist from that list that I have not seen in person is Jimmy Buffett. Motor Man and I both like his music, and he does come to our area occasionally.  But we’ve never attended one of his concerts.

And now….a HUGE confession, and this is so very embarrassing.   I  named Alan Jackson as one of the artists on my list.  Well, I’ve never seen him in concert either.

The country singer I had in mind was Tracy Lawrence, who appeared in concert at our local racetrack several years ago.  Motor Man and I attended, and I took this picture of Tracy with one of his young fans.  And by the way, that little fella knew every word to every song.

So I apologize to my Facebook friends (and to those of you reading this post  who were also guessing).  There are, in fact, two artists on my list that I have not seen live in concert.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go wipe the egg off my face.  And sing a little “Elvira”.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

And The Winners Are

Last week, I announced a giveaway in honor of April, the giraffe’s, new baby boy. The prize is this adorable children’s book.

Normally the word “giveaway” in a blog title brings entries from far and near. Not so this time.  I only had three fellow bloggers comment that they wished to be included in the giveaway, and seven non-bloggers.  So, I decided to give away two books: one to a blogger and one to a non blogger.

Sundae picked the winner in the blogger division.  The name she chose (by a nose) was Pam, who co-writes “Two Spoiled Cats” along with her kitties, Angel Sammy and Baby Teddy.

And the non-blogger, whose name was drawn from a hat by Motor Man, is my friend, former classmate and loyal blog follower, Shirley Dunn.

Thanks, everyone, for reading and commenting.  Enjoy your books!

~These Days Of Mine~