Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much. His diabetes is out of control and he is having a very difficult time. No matter what we do, he either goes very low or very high. We got confirmation Monday that he has kidney damage. Thankfully not kidney disease, but still kidney damage.

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We don’t know who this kitty belongs to, but he keeps visiting. We named him “Pitty-Pat”. Photo taken 12 June 2019

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I hope ________________ never goes out of business.
  2. So far, the highlight of my year has been_________.
  3. ___________________________ takes up too much time.
  4. If I didn’t have to sleep, I would spend that extra time _________.

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Here are my responses:

I hope Amazon never goes out of business. I also hope that they get grocery prices to a decent level so that we can avoid going out to the grocery store. Our car is having a serious health crisis of its own and driving is not a pleasure at all these days. Everytime we leave, I wonder if we’re going to make it back home okay or if we’re going to be stranded on the side of the road. There’s nothing I can do about it but continue to pray.

I don’t know about a highlight, but it was definitely exciting (not the good kind!) driving through the river on the way back from David’s mother’s house. Technically, I drove over the bridge, but the river was on the bridge, too. We’ve had a lot of rain and flooding in our area. Our yard and this section of our neighborhood got more flooded than it has in the past, though we still didn’t get water in the house, except what we tracked in on our feet. The town we had to drive through to get to his mother’s house was majorly flooded in a lot of places. I would have stopped to take pictures, but I was afraid the water would decide I needed to join it!

Sleeping and pottying take up too much time. The “have tos” take up too much time. Pretty much everything takes too much time these days because I am moving slower. The air quality here has been in the unhealthy range more often than not lately and I’ve had a horrible time trying to breathe. The neighbors’ blasted non-stop cigarettes don’t help matters at all.

If I didn’t have to sleep, I would spend that extra time being awake. Haha Okay, I would spend it doing what I’m doing now, trying to figure out how to get David’s diabetes under control and trying to find out the identity of my bio father.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Love puzzles? Here is Pitty-Pat Takes a Nap as a puzzle. Have fun!

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Images: McClendon Family Archives

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much.

Please be sure to visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. A past event that I would like to see in person is __________.
  1. If I were a dog, my breed would be _______________.
  1. If I came with a warning label, it would say the following: _________.
  1. I would want to take _________ with me to a deserted island.

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Here are my responses:

A past event that I would like to see in person is my immigrant ancestors leaving their countries of origin. I would want to experience their raw emotions, what went into their decisions to leave their homes. Many set off to a new world and never saw that homeland again, or the family they left behind. I want to know their stories.

If I were a dog, my breed would be Germahuahua – a German Shepherd/Chihuahua blend. Both are feisty critters that will do what they can to defend their folks. And, chihuahuas are yappy and I’m pretty good at being yappy sometimes myself.

If I came with a warning label, it would say the following: That red hair is no lie!

Well, it isn’t so red anymore, but the rest still rings true. 🙂

I would want to take David (and our kids) with me to a deserted island. And books and a camera, of course. What good is a deserted island without books and cameras?

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

 

 

Dogs Image by 134213 from Pixabay

Dog and Kitty Image by aihaaihaaiha2 from Pixabay

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much. Please be sure to visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I would love to be a personal assistant to _______.
  2. If I had a boat, I would name it _________________.
  3. I want to improve my _____________________________.
  4. Surprises are ____________________________________.

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Here are my responses:

I would love to be a personal assistant to whoever it is at Ancestry.com that decides what the customers do and do not get. There are several tools that those of us involved in genetic genealogy need that the other companies provide (free or otherwise) that are not available to us on Ancestry.com. A chromosome browser would be a tremendous help, but Ancestry, the most expensive and expansive of the family tree/DNA sites, does not provide one for their customers, even for a fee. Maybe if I were their assistant, I could convince them of the need to at least listen to their customers.

If I had a boat, I would name it the “WHOAMI” or maybe “THWY”…it really would depend on how I was feeling about things when it came time to name it.

I want to improve my outlook on things. I appear to be stuck in the second stage of grief, which is anger, and it is making me a very cranky person. Part of me has reached the acceptance stage, even embracing what is before me. But, that cranky part of me is pretty adamant about its feelings, too.

Surprises are not what I want in my life at this stage of the game. However, it is what I have received and I know there are likely more ahead of me on this journey.

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

 

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That’s what our town feels like right now.  It says “feels like 105°, but I think it feels at least as hot as the 118° we experienced a few years back.

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Have a blessed day, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much.

Please be sure to visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I ____________________________on Memorial Day.
  2. I try to avoid ______________________________.
  3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be _________.
  4. ___________________ motivates me to work hard.

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Here are my responses:

I don’t do anything in particular on Memorial Day other than think about all those who have served or are serving this country, risking or giving their lives for the rest of us.  I also remember that it is the anniversary of the day I almost died in 2010.

I try to avoid going anywhere, being out in public, etc. I don’t have a problem leaving the house, as in going outside, but I don’t want to have to leave this yard.

The first one to come to mind isn’t a particularly positive one, but it is how I feel a lot of the time: Life sucks and then you die. A more positive one is: Can’t never could.  In other words, if you keep saying that you can’t do this or that, you’re correct. You have to have an “I can” attitude!

Looking for the biological father that I never knew I needed to look for motivates me to work hard, at least in regards to genetic genealogy work. Wanting to help David get back to the life that he wants to have motivates me to work hard.  Nothing else really motivates me otherwise these days.

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

 

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