We always enjoy the fill-ins our hosts' brilliant minds think up for us. This week's are no different.
1. _________ landline.
2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is _________.
3. This year, I have learned _________.
4. I would like to _________ before this year is over.
And here is what I managed to come up with:
1. I don't have a landline.
(When I moved into my new house a couple years ago, I didn't even consider going through the hassle of setting up a landline. I just rely on my cell phone, which I may or may not sometimes forget to charge. My parents still have their landline, though, and I still know the number by heart.)
2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is a simple cross necklace.
(My parents gave me a simple yet lovely silver cross on a chain for my 14th birthday. That year, my birthday fell just before a week-long trip my 8th grade class was taking halfway across the country, which would be the farthest and the longest I had ever been away from home. I was excited to go, but also nervous. Just before the trip, I had my birthday cross blessed by the monsignor at my church, and then I wore it the entire time I was on the trip. It was such a comfort to me while I was away from home. It survived me wearing it every single day for a decade. But then I brought home pup Astrid, who promptly – yet of course accidentally, I'm sure – yanked it right off of my neck. I still have the necklace, but I'm too afraid to wear it these days. It now sits atop my dresser in my bedroom, safely out of the reach of rogue furbabies.)
3. This year, I have learned that patience truly is a virtue.
(I always try to pick some words of wisdom to focus on each year. This just so happens to be one of the proverbial attitudes I am trying to pay heed to this year, and it sure is teaching me some lessons. Patience can be tough sometimes, but I hope I'm at least a tad bit more virtuous by the end of the year.)
4. I would like to make a dent in my bucket list before this year is over.
(Meaning, I'd like to accomplish even just one or two of my major goals. One of these goals that tops my list is to write and perhaps even illustrate a story or a book. This is something I'd love to do even just for fun, but if possible I'd also love to do something like this with the aim of benefiting shelter and rescue animals. I think I've mentioned here before that this has always been a dream of mine, and now my fingers have really been itching to write and illustrate these days.)
Now, for your Eddy fix today, she wanted me to show you what a poor job I truly did while helping her with her selfies for her birthday this past Sunday. We posted a couple of the better selfies we managed, but there were some not so great ones, too.
See what a terrible job this momma of Eddy's did? Seriously, where did her nose go? And why is it so bright and blinding?
And then there's the fact that, even though always active Eddy managed to actually sit still for this photo shoot, this mom of hers could still scarcely manage a focused shot of her.
Eddy was trying to show off those lovely eyes of hers, yet even with her miraculously posing like a statue, I still couldn't manage a non-blurry shot of those pretty peepers. Shame on me!
Happy Friday! And, of course, happy Cinco de Mayo to all!
Our Tip of the Day:Just as with human children, don't forget to take into consideration your furbabies, and any furbabies you know you'll be around, when selecting things such as your attire and accessories. If you have or will be around a rowdy pup, for example, consider forgoing items such as dangling jewelry or your nicest pair of slacks, as the pup could become caught in or break a necklace or bracelet, or dishevel or damage your clothes in excitement. The same could be said for young kittens, who might consider batting at any loose pieces of your wardrobe, such as earrings or necklaces, or who might climb your pant legs. This is all not only for the sake of your clothes and accessories, but also for the safety of both yourself and the furbabies. Dress for the occasion, as they say!