Friday, March 31, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

It's time once again to give a shout out to all the small but wonderful things in our lives. Many thanks to our host, Lexa Cain, as well as her co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker!

1. I enjoyed the heck out of watching Mary Poppins (twice), but am ready to resume my normal schedule where I don't have to yell at my daughter to "hurry up, hurry up, you'll miss warm-ups!" every day. 

Image: AMC Photography, Rochester NY

(My kid is one of the white shirts on the back row, left side. She's the one with the black bow tie.)

2. My cat Dove. She's a source of constant amusement. Nothing helps us de-stress more than a cuddle with this sweet girl.

"I'm an excellent driver!"
(Let's not tell her that curved piece of plastic is the sink faucet, shall we?)

You have a tea party to attend, Madeline Hatter? Saddle me up!

Does this cat tube make me look fat?

3. The A to Z blog challenge starts tomorrow. Are you participating? I finalized my list of conspiracy theories on Monday, started putting posts together on Tuesday. Why, oh why, didn't I start earlier?

Image: Cat Burton

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. How exciting to by in such an awesome musical. You must be a proud mama! I love the silly pics of your cat!!

  2. Yes, I can see your daughter!
    Funny cat. And patient.
    Good luck with the Challenge.

  3. Cats are always good for a laugh.
    Good luck with the challenge!

  4. The "excellent driver" pic cracked me up!

    Have fun with A-Z!

  5. Rocko would never let me strap a saddle to her back. Hobbes would've because shaking it off would've required effort.

  6. All great things to celebrate! Your A-Z theme sounds intriguing! Brave you to enter into such a challenge. I'll be so curious to see your posts. How fun for your daughter to be in Mary Poppins. From the picture, it looks like it was a stellar production. Hugs to your cat. He (she?) is a kick from these pictures.

  7. I wish I could participate in the A-Z but I'm came to terms with the fact I'm TERRIBLE at blog features and challenges :)

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Mary Poppins! But I hear you about the beauty of resuming a normal schedule. That's how I felt after my daughter was done with her performance at the nutcracker!

  8. Oh, I love Mary Poppins. I've seen it many times. Good luck with the A to Z challenge.

  9. Sounds like you're scrambling for posts like me. We'll get it done, no worries.

  10. The cat tube doesn't make you look fat, but it makes you look funny.


  11. Very cute pictures and congrats to your daughter and your cat.
    For all of you who are entering the A-Z challenge, best wishes. You're all much braver than I am! Have a great week.

  12. I love those pics of Dove with the saddle and the tube. So cute! Congrats to your daughter for her success in the musical! Good luck with the A-Z!

  13. Wonderful pictures, and so glad the show went well!


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