We were looking forward to filling in this week's the second we saw them. There's even one about Halloween! Here they are:
1. My favorite store is _________.
2. An unanswered prayer I am thankful for is _________.
3. At Halloween, I _________.
4. I _________ the supernatural, because _________.
I dusted off my thinking cap and got to work. Here is where that led me:
1. My favorite store is Jo-Ann.
(Have you ever heard of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores? Being someone who loathes shopping, this is one of the only stores to which I will happily go in person. They carry all sorts of wondrous things for arts and crafting, and I especially love to find new items and ideas for my mixed media art here. Walking through a Jo-Ann store gives me so much inspiration, it's almost overwhelming. Have you ever seen a Jo-Ann's button selection? Oh my goodness, I never thought buttons could be so mesmerizing. And if you go at Halloween or Christmas time, you might never leave. What's even better is that my sister gets these amazing coupon books for Jo-Ann, and then it's all over.)
2. An unanswered prayer I am thankful for is not getting the previous job for which I applied.
(Before I began working at my current job, I applied for a job that, at the time, I really wanted. I applied, I was interviewed, and I prayed. And I did not get the job. I was devastated. But then along came my current job, at which I am happy. No, my current job is not perfect, but it sure isn't too shabby either. I have since learned that the job I applied for and did not get has had a high turnover rate since then, due to some not so good reasons from which I was thankfully spared. Not to mention that my current job allows me much more freedom and free time and overall benefits than the other job would have, all which allow me to spend more quality time with my furbabies, which is pretty much the best thing ever.)
3. At Halloween, I listen to spooky tunes.
(There's a station on Music Choice that plays festive music year round. I tune in to it for two holidays, and those are Halloween and Christmas. During those times, I play this station nearly 24/7. The Halloween songs they play are always so fun and festive, some being eerie classics, some being from scary movies or TV shows, and some being special spooky tunes that you'll rarely or never hear anywhere but on that station. I love it, although I'm pretty sure my furbabies wouldn't mind if I turned the speakers, and my enthusiasm, down a bit.)
4. I like to watch movies and TV with the supernatural, because I enjoy the thrill.
(I enjoy a good movie or TV show with fantastical elements of the supernatural, as these always keep my interest. I even watch the TV show called none other than Supernatural. I believe in some of the things I see in such movies and TV, while others I may not believe in, or may not understand. But, either way, I do find them all intriguing and thrilling.)
Now, Eddy time! Eddy wanted her appearances on the blog today to be a special one. Don't worry, though, that doesn't mean she gave up her active and blurry ways. Rather, she wanted to give all of her furiends a glimpse into her favorite part of the day, and that's TV time! Around here, the TV only comes on in the evenings, after the human has eaten supper and completed all of her chores for the day. TV time means a stationary human, perfect for climbing on, one of Eddy's favorite things.
Since Eddy looks so forward to TV time, I sometimes let her help me pick out what we're going to watch that night.
That there is a blurry shot I caught of Eddy deliberating between True Grit and How to Train Your Dragon the other night. For the record, she chose the latter (which just so happens to be this full-grown adult human's favorite movie, so there's that).
With the movie of the night selected, Eddy will always settle into her first movie-watching pose of the night. It usually looks a little something like this:
Ah, the floor makes a purrfect royal throne. That is, until the human sits down. Then the human's lap is the best thing since, well, the floor.
So, do any our furiends have a movie night ritual?
And now, the last thing on the agenda for today is our daily drawing for JNW's Halloween Challenge. We're on Day 7, and the prompt is...monster! Eddy wanted to star in this drawing, but she informed me that she did not want to be a monster (at least not today). So, instead, she created a monster.
Wishing all of our furiends a fantastic Friday!
Our Tip of the Day:This seems like a reasonable time to give a quick reminder that our kitties and pups do indeed have better hearing than us. Cats can hear a mouse moving about underground, and most dogs can hear sounds from at least a quarter of a mile away. This sure is amazing, but it's also why we need to be cognizant of how loud we are playing music, at what volume we put the TV, and even how loud we are speaking. Sounds that might seem loud to us are even far more so to our cats and dogs. So, for your furbaby's sake, please keep the volume to a minimum. Or, if nothing else, please ensure that there is a quiet room or area of the home where your furbaby can retreat if need be. Your furbaby will appreciate the peace and quiet!