Happy Friday, friends! Who's ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? We sure are! If you'd like to join in, please don't hesitate to do so. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. I have given up _________.
(I try to have blankets for my kitties that are separate from my own favorite blankets. I have still nevertheless lost some of my most favorite blankets to the kitties. A couple weeks ago we even had a couple of posts here on our blog showing how Tonks sort of stole one of my most favorite blankets from me. It's a fleece blanket with a giant panda design on it, as pandas are one of my favorite animals. I took said blanket out of the dryer and made the fatal error of setting it down on the couch for what I thought would just be a brief moment. That brief moment turned into forever, though, because Tonks immediately curled up on it where I had sat it down on the couch. Weeks later and I still haven't gotten it back. Such is life with cats.)
(I talked about Dublin coddle in one of last year's March fill-ins as well. Dublin coddle, also called Irish coddle or simply just coddle, is a traditional Irish stew. It includes ingredients like sausage, potatoes, carrots, and other yummy goodness, and I love it. I can't take credit for eating this on St. Patrick's Day, though. My mom cooks it up. She also makes a variety of cabbage dishes on St. Patrick's Day, but my taste buds are quite opposed to cabbage, so I feast solely and quite happily on the delicious Dublin coddle.)
(I was going to put something about how I get cranky when I'm hungry or when I'm tired, but then I decided to try to pick something a bit less obvious. So, I'm here to admit that I'm not always a very happy person when my preferred daily schedule gets switched up. I'm not a spontaneous sort of person. I'm far more into having a routine. From the time I wake to the time I go to sleep, I honestly enjoy sticking to a loose albeit still existing schedule. When I can't stick to this routine that I prefer, I get forced out of my comfort zone and therefore admittedly get a bit cranky. I know this isn't a good thing, but it's the way I am nonetheless.)
(I'm admittedly not really one to believe in or use good luck charms. That being said, my kitties and pup make me feel like one lucky lady, so I will happily consider them to be my good luck charms.)