Friday, September 13, 2013


It's Friday and that means it's time for a little this and that
and some random thoughts with Nancy.


I'm sure you are getting tired of me saying it is hot.
I'm getting tired of saying it is hot.
I think that's why I went overboard this week buying magazines that had lots of pretty autumn pics. 


The first home football game for Rice U is this weekend.
It is an evening game -- thank goodness!


I feel sorry for myself because I have a cold. 
I've been curled up on the couch surrounded by kitties.
I got up to replenish my tea and there was Minnie Mina taking over Mummy's spot on the couch. 



I think I have successfully figured out Bavarian crochet.
I'm making a hot pad -- using Bavarian stitch and yarn leftovers from last Christmas.
When it's done, I'll share.


It is wonderful. I'm half way through and made myself stop.
I could have read it in one day.
I slowed down to savor each word.
I love the world of Three Pines and Inspector Gamache.
If you haven't read this series, do it.
Start with the first one, STILL LIFE


Only 50 days until Halloween! 

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Hope that you feel better soon! Cats always take the best seat in the house don't they? x

Terri Buster said...

Feel better soon- I hate summer colds..they always seem worse than winter ones.

Corrine at said...

Oh do feel better. Miss Mina sure is gorgeous and she knows it doesn't she....I haven't read Louise Penny but I guess it's about time. Sounds really good..Did I read they are making a movie of one? xox

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

That is a wonderful shot of your kitty!

Hope you feel better. It's been hot and humid here all week / cooling down today though...

Nancy said...

Miss Mina is a beauty and it certainly looks like she's enjoying your spot on the sofa....I hope you are feeling better soon...
Visiting from RJ....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Minnie Mina was just keeping it warm for you! I hope you feel better soon!

Stephanie said...

The local weathermen kept telling us it would be hot here this week but so far we have just had a lot of rain and I'm wearing a sweater.

Nancy said...

Our heat finally broke a couple of days ago and it's wonderful here -- sending some your way!

Miss Mina and my Jack must have received the same memo this morning -- Jack keeps jumping up in my computer chair every chance she gets! :)

Feel better!

Jim said...

Well, I hope you are feeling better and better and it gets cooler and cooler for you. I am playing golf now that we came home from London. We play in the morning but it is cooler now, low to mid 90's than when we left in the high 90's.

Who is Rice playing? I hate it that Houston can't play them (or do they) for the Bayou Bucket. One year in another life I had a date for that game (UH is my school, one of them) and we couldn't find my car when the game was over. We had to wait until the parking lot emptied to do that.

Minnie is a cute cat. My horse that I rode to high school was named Minnie. And our Friendswood cat was name Farrah Faucett Minue (Cajun for cat). Memories, memories. Thank you,

Anonymous said...

We've finally had a break in our heat wave. Hope your over your cold soon.

Veronica Roth said...

Yeah, it's hot here too! So unusual for the Pacific Northwest that I sort of want it to carry on, but I hear this is the last few days before rain on Tuesday...booo! Hope you feel better soon, and it's probably easier with your lovely kitty around you. :)

Ida said...

I hear you about the heat. It's been in the mid 90's all this week. We are suppose to peak at 96 tomorrow and then drop into the 70's on Monday - What a crazy weather pattern.

So sorry to hear you have a cold. At least you have sweet kitties to cuddle with (they are such good companions). Yours are a lot like ours, they love to steal spots on chairs and couches. Mina is adorable.

Enjoy your book. I may have to check out that series.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Your kitty is too precious! Don't you love how they know when we need their company? :-) I hope you get over your cold quickly--I know that's no fun.

I have made a note of Louise Penny. I love to find new series! I am reading Sue Grafton's W is for Wasted now--I don't want to put it down.

Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

Vee said...

A cold when it is so hot is no fun! Hope that you feel better soon. How nice of the kitties to keep your spot warm for you! This is the second time I've heard of that book...must investigate.

Mary said...

I love Louise Penny's mysteries, but haven't read her newest one yet. Thank you for mentioning it. I go to the bookstore every Friday! :)

And i'm glad you're surrounded by kitties, but i'm sorry you have a cold.

Tanya Breese said...

oh no, i hope you are feeling better! cute photo of your kitty :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I do hope you feel better! At least you have a good book.

Ruth Kelly said...

That photo of you cat makes me miss mine but what I don't miss is all the cat hair.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

only 50 days... i better start decorating for fall 1st. ha. ha!!!

feel better real soon ( :

Barb said...

Must have a look at those books. Didn't you get the cooling rain I sent - we have plenty here in CO!

Lynn said...

oh I'm still waiting for my preordered how the light gets in to arrive (grrr) what a lovely kitty and I hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get a cool down. We have had a beautiful week with temps in the upper 70's and mid 50's over night.

Have fun at the Rice U game. The college football game environment is so fun and contagious.

Feel better soon. No fun being sick and double no fun being sick when it is hot! Looks and sounds like you have good company.

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog! It made my day.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous kitty photo.

Sharon said...

Your kitty is just adorable! They want to be right in our spot, between us and our book. So funny! This is so strange -- I was trying to think of the book with Light in the title and an author Penny and here you wrote about it! It's going on my list now! Hope you feel better soon!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful cat. I miss having a cat in the house.

Linda R said...

Summer colds are the worst. I have to say I complain when it hot out also. I hate the heat.. So happy to escape it finally.. Love the photo of that sweet kitty..


ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Snap,

I'm sorry to hear you are sick. That's not good but I hope it will pass quickly and you'll be good as new soon.

Thank you for the book series suggestion. I am always interested in book suggestions!

Feel better soon.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Snap
I hope you are feeling better! Your Minnie Mina is adorable. I miss having a cat so much, but the time isn't right to adopt a new one right now.

I love a good book --I will have to look into this one!

simply bev said...

Hope you're feeling better! Cats are the best comfort when you're sick, aren't they?

Deb Crecelius said...

Love the expression on your cat.
I just put "Still Life" on hold at the library;
thanks for the recommendation.