Friday, February 27, 2015

Pet of the week, Cookie

This week’s pet is Cookie.  Cookie lives in the home with previous pets of the week, Tiff and Juno.  Cookie also came from an Oktoberfest raffle. She has been a part of this home since 2012. 

Diane shared, as a wee little kitten, “She used to climb our Christmas tree and hang around in the branches peering out between the twinkling lights!”  

I wondered … how do two cats and a dog get along… 

" She gets along fine with the new puppy. Tiff is always menacing Cookie. Despite his huge hulking king size, he is unable to get the better of an also big girl Cookie. She loves outsmarting and fighting him off. He never seems to get the message.”

I owe a special thanks to Diane for sharing the picture and facts. J
Hmmm...I forgot to ask... Why the name Cookie? 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tell a friend ... Tuesday

"We shape clay into a pot, 
but it is the emptiness 
inside that holds
whatever we want."
Author unknown

Tonight was my first pottery class.
I am grateful for my friend , B .... She told me about this class.

Monday Musings ... Loans & Smoke

Monday Musings  ... Tuesday edition

Webster’s definition of loan is money lent with interest or b:  something lent usually for the borrower’s temporary use.

Mortgages, car loans, and credit card bills, they are a part of life.  Depending on varied circumstances, individuals may be able to handle these loans as a part of a planned budget.   Others may struggle with loans. Maybe they don’t have a budget. In the past, they may have made poor choices. Or they simply do not have the income to meet their needs or wants.  Whatever the circumstances, they need help.

What happens when an individual is not able to make their payments? Where do they turn to for help? Do they seek help from family and friends?  Do they talk to creditors to make arrangements for adjustments? Or, do they try to ignore the problem?

In same cases, they go to Pay Day Loans. Here, they are able to apply for a loan at a high interest rate. If approved, the individual will receive a loan and make arrangement for payback.  In Kentucky, Pay Day Loans often have interest rates as high as 400 %

On Tuesday, BUILD* will have a press conference at our state capital to demonstrate that individuals across the Commonwealth of Kentucky support a bill that will put reasonable regulations on these loans in Kentucky. 

What is BUILD? BUILD is a faith-based effort of Catholics and Protestants that have worked on this issue for several years. This year, Senate Bill 32 in is committee. They simply want the bill to come out of committee and onto the Senator floor for a vote.

In addition, legislators are also dealing with a possible state wide smoking ban.

I hope both efforts don’t go up in smoke.

* BUILD Building a United Inter-Faith Lexington through Direction Action ... also visit this link BUILD  As you move around this site.   Click on BUILD

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Scripture

"Those who cling to worthless 
forfeit the grace that could be
But I, with a song of thanksgiving,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
Salvation comes from the 
Jonah 2:8- 9 ( NIV)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cabin Fever

Did you know that the term cabin fever was first coined in 1838?  This term is often used  in connection to when a person is limited in their mobility because of snow or other weather related issues. 

According to Wikipedia research also states that brief interactions with nature can improve cognitive functioning and overall well being. 

This week I have spend 98% of my time inside. 

Yesterday I enjoyed shopping and sunshine.
A view from earlier this week. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pet of the week, Tiff

" The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry."
French Proverb
Just the facts about this adorable kitty.
A vet in Chevy Chase donated him for a Oktoberfest raffle.
One other detail, Tiff was a stray found in rural Anderson County.
Special thanks to Diane for sharing the picture and  facts. 

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