Sunday, July 17, 2016

Giving away one cute four year old. Oh no, no NO WAIT! I meant update on the four year old, reports on random giveaways...

Hello internets! (If there's anyone left reading here, that is). In case you didn't notice, I did not post a thing for four whole months. Then my good for nothing cat kicked the bucket and of course I had to honor him with a post, because despite being a pain in the neck a lot of the time, I did really, really love that bag of bones fur-ball.

My point is, I have been kind of deciding whether to continue this blog at all. Back when I started it a decade ago, I had a good old time posting silly signs. But these days everyone is already posting the same type of thing on Facebook so why click all the way to a blog?

I like having recipe posts up because it's easy to send a recipe to friend or my children and they do get a TON of views. are not that fun to post.

So for today I just decided on a little family update and a giveaway review.

Family update: we are fighting fruit flies like crazy, my boy got his license, and the Head of Demolition, Little Miss Four Years Old has strep and possibly hand, foot & mouth disease.

Still cute though, no?

Now onto the giveaway review. Once upon a time my now 21 year old wanted to win a jacket online. I told her, "No one wins that stuff!" But I was wrong. She won a beautiful teal jacket that she loved for many years.

Ever since I have been AMAZED at how much stuff gets given away over the internet. And yeah sure every now and then there's a scandal and maybe actually someone didn't win something. But mostly, there's just a ton of bloggers and social media influences out there hoping that if they give away enough stuff, you'll follow them on Facebook or whatever.

I've won a couple Amazon cards, some books, a cheese plate, and a bunch of fabric that I ended up giving to Goodwill because I forgot when I entered the giveaway that I don't actually sew.

In any case, here are a couple I saw this week that I thought were interesting:

- Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera (plus a lightbox and some kind of start up photo course)

Canon camera giveaway

- Lego (or Lego compatible?) Star Trek Enterprise building set

Lego Star Trek giveaway

The silliest giveaway I've seen this week is one for 2000 Flushes (plus a $25 Walmart gift card).

toilet cleaner and gift card giveaway

And of course, you can still find so many, many other giveaways to enter (or links for your own giveaway) on my giveaway page.

DISCLAIMER: First off, the three giveaway pictures are NOT mine (they came from Pixabay) and do NOT show the actual prize. Secondly, I am NOT running any of these giveaways. They are just the most interesting ones I happened to see while I was looking around (I mean 2000 Flushes!). I am not responsible for providing the prizes nor are the giveaways associated with me in any way, shape or form. So please don't sue me.


Sunday, July 03, 2016

Goodbye Sugar Tov

Hello long lost blogging world. I know I have been gone a good, long time but am just popping in to say that our sweet kitty Sugar Tov is gone. This is a cat who would answer the door, always interested to see who was coming to visit. He came to check on me if I coughed, checked on the baby if she cried too loudly. He came when called. He was a good, good cat for 15 years.

Sugar had many hobbies. Playing guitar of course:



and of course impersonations (here he poses as a water bottle):

Sometimes he just liked to relax, cuddle up with the remote, and watch TV:

He never hesitated to stop and smell the roses. Or eat the roses. Either way.

He definitely wasn't lazy though. He knew when it was time to get to work:

Unlike most cats, Sugar was every bit as productive on a Mac as he was on a PC:

He was a supporter of Israel. 

And was otherwise religiously observant:

Of course he was the best guard cat ever. Here he is attacking some vicious garland that tried to enter the house:

Keeping watch from high atop the fridge:

Making sure the mattress didn't blow away after hurricane Ike:

And of course he could barely call himself a cat if he didn't vigorously check the safety of each cardboard box that entered the house:

Like all health conscious cats, he liked to keep an eye on his weight:
Above all he was a good sport and an all around wonderful animal. We will miss you Sugar. 

Sugar Tov (2001-2016)


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