Friday, July 21, 2017

It's finally Friday!

This week has been a scorcher. Going outside usually resulted in some semblance of melting into a puddle. Nevertheless, we have made it to Friday! The weekend is going to be just as hot here in our corner of the world, so we'll be spending it chilling inside.

Now, since it's Friday, guess what's going on? The Friendly Fill-Ins, of course, hosted by none other than 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader!

Here are the fill-ins our fantastic hosts cleverly created for us this week:

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _________.
2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _________.
3. I could really do without _________.
4. I would love to have more _________.

And here are my best attempts at them:

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is my morning workout.
(This answer could really change depending on the day and my mood. But, today, this is my answer. I'm an early riser, and though this may sound less than enjoyable to some, I really enjoy starting my day with a workout. Not only does it wake me up, but I have found a routine that I actually enjoy. I do combat fitness, and there's something really fun about that. Well, at least to me there is. Fear not, though, before I work out I always feed the kitties. And, of course, I always get help during my workout from those full-bellied kitties. They're ridiculously cute, though, so I don't mind.)

2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is heading out to work.
(I don't like to complain about work. After all, #adulting typically involves heading out to earn a paycheck, and I'm grateful for my job. But, being more introverted and a dedicated homebody, I admittedly prefer being home with my cats and pup. So, I'd be lying if I denied that I'd rather not have to head out to work every day. It's not that I dislike what I do, and my workplace is actually pretty relaxed and lenient and so it's really not a terrible place to work. But, if working from home ever becomes an option for me, I'll probably jump all over that.)

3. I could really do without this heat and humidity.
(These days, when I step outside, I feel like I'm constantly on the verge of melting. I'm more of an autumn kind of girl, and I am very much looking forward to September and October.)

4. I would love to have more patience.
(In some regards, such as when it comes to things about which I am passionate or intrigued, I think I am a fairly patient person. In other regards, though, I could really use more of this wondrous stuff. I think I lack most of my patience when it comes to learning new skills that don't really interest me, such as skills involving anything too high tech for the Luddite that I am. For example, I got my first ever smart phone not too long ago, and even figuring out new apps on it really tries my patience. In other words, I usually just hand it over to my sister so that she can figure it out for me. I would love to be self-disciplined enough to be patient in any situation, but I am definitely a work-in-progress in this regard.)

So, now, all this week the furbabies here have been showing off their love for their new Fish TV. The only one who hasn't shown off her fishy fondness is Eddy.

This girl can multitask, enjoying Fish TV and Squirrel TV all at the same time. What's more, did you know that a fish tank can make for a great spot to relax?

So cozy.

We hope all of our furiends out there have a fantastic Friday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
Never forget that, just as with a human child, raising and training dogs or cats takes patience. No person, no animal, can learn tricks or learn what is right and what is wrong without a bit of trial and error, so never lose your patience if your furbaby has moments of slow progress or slip-ups. Teach tricks in short sessions, so that neither of you get tired or frustrated. And during those sessions, use training tools such as treats and toys, which can help keep your furbaby focused and positively rewarded. If you do find yourself growing frustrated, do not take it out on your pup or kitty, but instead take a break, for both your sake and theirs. After all, our furbabies can sense when we are uptight, and that could perhaps even hinder their progress. Rome wasn't built in a day, as they say, and neither can we or our furbabies. Patience is a virtue, and of course that even goes for raising and training a furbaby!


  1. Fish and Squirrel TV at once? Pawsome!

  2. Smart Eddy, multi tasking with the fish and birds, squirrels, etc. We like your fill-ins too. Well said. And the drawing is the very best. Foxes are one of our favorite animals. We had a den not far from where I used to live. Have a great day.

  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, you always have great answers. I wish I could motivate to do any exercise, I am impressed you get it done nice and early.
    I don't like to leave my furbabies either so I understand your second answer. And I had the same answer for #3. I think we all need more patience :) I love these photos of Eddy, not even blurry. Cute drawing of a fox too. Have a nice weekend!

  4. I think that shot of Eddy laying on top of the tank is my favorite of her so far. Why am I not surprised that she sees the fish as a stepping ladder to something better and more exciting?!?! I understand the patience issue ... I like to understand the decisions I have to make. And no matter how many times I tell myself I'll buckle down to understand cars/repairs ... my eyes glaze by the end of the first paragraph and I pet Bear instead :)

  5. Good fill-ins! We all could do without the heat and humidity and are very, very thankful to have air conditioning in this house. It's our first time having that and thank goodness for it!

  6. eddy...N joy sum fish tee vee for uz two pleez N we hope everee one stayz kewl N haza awesum week oh end ~~~~~ ♥♥

  7. I understand wanting patience, but this is one thing to never, ever, NEVER pray for because you'll sure get it - through the fire!

    What kind of work do you do? Maybe there is a way to do it from home as a business of your own. :)

    OY the heat! It is horrible. I hope that your autumn will come early this year. No real chance of that here, so I just look forward to our 3 days of winter, whenever it happens.

    I think it is great that you have a daily routine. The closest that I come to a morning work out is that first dash to the bathroom. haha

    That expression on Eddy in that second Fish TV picture is great. :)

    Aww your Doodle of the Day is adorable.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  8. Love your answers! Your workplace sounds much like mine. Working from home is an option (which I take advantage of every now and then) but I never feel like I manage to get as much done when I'm out of the office.

  9. It seems like getting up and getting out to work is half the battle. Once you are there and everything is underway it is not so difficult, unless there are difficult people there. Have a great day.

  10. It has been over 90F 19 days so far this month. And this past week, 94 and above with 90% humidity. We like being outside, but TBT calls us in every 30 minutes for at least an hour. Gotta admit, 72F inside feels pretty good.

  11. It would be lovely to work from home, but i'm afraid i'd never get any work done.

    Give me patience, and i need it now!

  12. Great answers, and very admirable work-out routine! You inspire. Hugs.