Category Archives: Family

Kitties’ Christmas

Two of Marshall’s kitties, Snugg and Chessie, celebrating the season:

(And with all due apologies to Clement C. Moore.)

“The children kitties were nestled…

…all snug Snugg in their beds,

while visions of sugarplums catnip danced in their heads….

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Sundae In Charge

Hello, efurryone.  This is Sundae, and I asked Motor Mommy if I could write today’s post.

I wanted to show you this cute picture of me tucking Motor Man in at bedtime.

Also, Motor Mommy asked me to tell you that her blog posts for the remainder of this month (and year!) will be sporadic.  Their calendar is quickly filling up with appointments, holiday preparations and events.

And of course, they already stay pretty busy taking care of my step-sisfur, Gypsy and me.

But she promises to pop in every once in a while to let you know what’s going on our little corner of the world.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Oh, Those Sweet Memories

When Marshall was a baby, he was so good about taking naps.  I loved to hear him stirring after he awoke, and go in his room to see this:

At one point, we added this Fisher Price activity center to his crib. Then when he woke up from a nap, I heard the sounds made as he turned and pushed the various buttons and knobs.

Last weekend, while browsing at an antique mall in Williamsburg, I happened upon this for sale at one of the booths:

Oh my, did the memories come flooding back.

And, yes, I stood right there and turned, pushed, pressed, dialed, rang and spun every little gadget on that display.

And smiled the entire time.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Thankful

Squeezed in between Halloween and the full-out Christmas season is  Thanksgiving.

There are several memes right now on Facebook relating to being thankful. Some remind us to pay a kindness forward, others challenge us to post that for which we’re thankful, still others give us a different task to perform daily to help us remember to be grateful.

And they’re all good reminders.

Growing up in church taught me to be thankful with every prayer I pray. I know I fall short of thanking the Lord for all the many blessings He provides for me.

But I do try.

One of the things I’m most thankful for every day is my family.

On this Thanksgiving eve, I thought I’d invite you, my readers, to comment on this post and share one blessing (or more) that you’re thankful for in your life.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: Fabulous Fifties

Once again, it’s Thursday, so that means it’s poetry day with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

The photo Pam provided for this week’s inspiration was especially fun.

Although I didn’t grow up in the 1950’s, my two older sisters did.  So I enjoyed writing this poem:

Fabulous Fifties

Ponytails and bobby socks
poodle skirts, rockin’ round the clock.

Elvis’s swivel, Chubby Checker’s twist,
our favorite songs on the Hit Parade list.

“Bad” boys with heel taps were so very cool,
and we rushed home to see Bandstand after school.

The music then was the best we’ve heard,
and we still remember every word.

Those black and white snapshots are silent reminders
of a simpler time when the world was kinder.

Memories take us back, that’s the only way;
the question is: if you could….would you stay?

My sisters, June and Rose, with me in the 1950’s

Thanks, Pam, for hosting this fun meme every week.

~These Days Of Mine~

Furiday: Lap Buddy

Sundae has a new nickname around our house: lap buddy.

Every afternoon, when Motor Man gets home from the shop and relaxes in the recliner, Sundae immediately is on his lap.

This may not seem so unusual, except for the fact that she was never really a lap kitty, especially to Motor Man.  That all changed back in the spring when he had the double whammy of a broken shoulder AND a hernia, the latter requiring surgery.

Ever since then,  Sundae’s been his lap buddy.

And I don’t think he really minds.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Poetic Thursday: This Kiss

Today is Poetic Thursday over at Two Spoiled Cats. Here is the photo that Pam and her “boys”, Teddy and Sammy, gave us for inspiration this week.

And this is my poem:

How many years since they first met?
And she’s not tired of kissing him yet!

He leans in for a kiss from his bride,
as proud as ever that she’s by his side.

Life is good, just a bump here and there;
wrinkles: they’ve got ’em, and he’s losing his hair.

They’re  in love, though no longer young;
happy together and still having fun.

They have some years on us, but Motor Man and I,
in so many ways, can identify!

I’m heading over to Pam’s blog to see what poems her other readers were inspired to write.

~These Days Of Mine~