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Mr. Cheddar and I really enjoyed visiting this catty blog today. Hope you do too.

Never enough cats and cat blogs and cat posts and cat photos and… 😉

Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more

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Happy Thanksgiving from Me and Mr. Cheddar :-)

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, here in Canada! 

Mr. Cheddar and I are both grateful for so many things.

Here are a few from our gratitude and catitude lists, 😉

MY GRATITUDE LIST:

-For everyone I have loved and those who have loved me in return.

-To be living in a country at peace.

For the fabulous felines (including Mr. Cheddar, Mitzi, Lois, Tasha, Prince Porkie…) who have shared my journey.

-My talents and abilities.

-My good health and good energy.

-The beauty in nature: clean water, beautiful birds, plants, trees, blue skies, the changing weather.

-The simple pleasures like: reading a good book, knitting, blogging, cooking, walking.

and so much more….

♥♥

MR. CHEDDAR’S CATITUDE LIST:

-Lots of kibble and treats in the cupboard, at ALL TIMES!

-Waking up Meowmie and Pawmie at the crack of dawn.

-Groom-groom day (Sunday), how I love to be groomed!

-Catching a nice, juicy bug and eating it, yummm, ♥ the crunchy ones!

-An afternoon power-nap, dreaming of mice and/or a fetching, female feline.

-My many online fans, feline and human.

-And of course… my superior talents as a writer and blogger.

-Need I mention, my oh so handsome appearance? 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY WEEK! 🙂

Why I’m Back at Lumosity :-)

A few years ago, I posted this review about Lumosity, a popular brain-training site. 

After I posted that review at My Real Life Reviews, I continued with the program for just over a year.

I found it helpful and saw a definite improvement in my brain functioning overall.

But what I didn’t enjoy at that time was the same games showing up for my training sessions, again and again and again. I wrote to Lumosity customer service about this issue a couple of times and was assured by them that they were working on several new games and that they would be available to their members in the near future.

But that didn’t happen as quickly as I hoped and after a while, I got to a point that I was so bored by the repetition of these same games and gave up my membership.

But in the past few months, I had been thinking about giving Lumosity another try and I’m so glad that I did.

They have added a LOTS of new and fun games to their program and it is far from boring, doing workouts there again. Three training sessions a week is recommended for optimal results but you can workout every day if you like and play your fav games as much as you want too.

I’m addicted to: Trouble Brewing, right now and usually play that one every day and more than once too. 😉

If you haven’t given Lumosity a try or are just curious to find out more, visit their site here. It is a very popular web-stop with millions of members around the world.

And if they continue to keep up with adding new games and programs as seems to be the case now, I plan to be a member for a long time to come. 🙂

Check out the trial offers (I got 2 weeks free when I started), single and family membership rates and also retail promo discount codes online to get even a better price.

I paid less than $80 for me and Joe to use the program for a year (family rate plus a promo code I found online) and I consider that a bargain for what you get.

We all want to keep our brains sharp and working at full potential.

Lumosity is a great way to improve overall brain function and to see ongoing and significant results in this area.

Happy Brain Training! 🙂  

It’s Ninja Warrior Ched!!!! ;-)

Mr. Cheddar is getting into all kinds of new activities lately, including martial cat-arts!!! 😉

Don’t ya just love those pants???

He also plays a “mean” shell game with 3 bottle lids and a kibble, but will share that one another day.

We both wish you a safe and happy long weekend! 🙂

Happy Summer and Farewell For Now….

magical memorable summer

The summer sun and several projects beckon…

So for the next few weeks, I’m going to take a break from all of my blogs.

And speaking of a couple of those projects…

Mr. Cheddar and I hope to have his kindle book:

Mr. Cheddar’s Meowsings:

Kibbles of Wisdom From a Wise and Witty Feline!

finished in the next couple of weeks. 😉

Woohoo!!!

The Chedster is all starry-eyed about finally becoming a book author too. 😉

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His first kindle book will be available at Amazon.com, .ca, UK…..when it’s ready. I’m only doing the typing and formatting for this one! 😉

I also want to FINALLY get around to reorganizing my many photo files. It’s become a big mess again, 😦 in spite of my efforts to keep it tidy along the way. 

I’ll be back before autumn rolls around, with lots of recipes, reviews and posts that I hope you’ll enjoy!

Happy Summer and Lots of Hugs From Me and Mr. C! 🙂

Beached Ched! ;<)

This summer “Cheddie post” from the archives came to mind this morning.

Hope it brings a smile to your day. 😉

Happy Wednesday!

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

mr cheddar in the sand

HELP………

now where did those kids go with that plastic shovel?

Oh Ched!!!

You do get yourself into some tight spots, don’t ya! 😉

 

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Book Review: Arm & Finger Knitting by Laura Strutt

Have you heard about arm and finger knitting?

I hadn’t until recently, but judging by the number of people (over 8 million!!) viewing this YouTube video (check it out, really well done) about arm knitting, it’s a very popular craft that’s shaking things up in the knitting world and how!

I think this is such a cool idea! 😉

Replacing knitting needles with your arms or fingers, to create beautiful and rather unique knit items. I’ve already got a couple of projects picked out to try, just waiting for some yarn to arrive in the mail.

So, after the basic how-to’s are worked out, where to go to find some really nice arm and finger knit patterns to try out?

ARM & FINGER KNITTING by Laura Strutt

A book that I highly recommend, if you decide to give this fun, new craft a go!

Filled with all kinds of original arm and finger knits, including these two beautiful examples:

raspberry ripple shawl

Raspberry Ripple Shawl

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Cozy Striped Throw

Other patterns included in the book: a travel blanket, that folds up into a pillow when not in use (that’s one I’ve got in mind to make), a two-tone tote bag,several other home furnishing projects including several throws and pillow covers, a couple of really fun vests…and many more.

There are also complete instructions HOW TO arm and finger knit. Arm knitting is for larger gauge projects, finger knits for finer gauge items.

Another thing I like about this book, the author explains how to make yarn from t-shirts that can be used in many of these projects, if you prefer to go that route, rather than using bulky/chunky weight yarns. I like that (repurposing/recycling) idea, a lot! 🙂

If you haven’t heard about arm and finger knitting before or haven’t gotten around to checking it out further, this book is a great way to get started.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with full page color photos.

Instructions are easy for even beginners to follow.

The selection of patterns runs the gamut from home decor items for every room to a variety of edgy to elegant fashion items.

And if you have tried this craft already, do share your experiences! I’d love to hear what you’ve made and how its worked out for you. 😉

♥ Happy Knitting and Weekend ♥

PS: My thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for providing and allowing me to use, the book images above.Check out their website to browse a wonderful selection of top-quality books, in all genres.

I love cats

Mr. Cheddar picked this cutie as a reblog.

Good choice Cheddie!!😉

Have a fabulous and furrralicious (that’s Ched- speak for great) weekend. 🐱🐱

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Cats are the best.  I luv them.  I would love to have 18 cats one day.

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Mr. Cheddar: Indie Author!!!

 

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Woohoo ! Mr. Cheddar has been bit by the “writing bug”. 😉

He is currently working on 2 eBook projects that he plans to have completed in the next few weeks.

I am “assisting” with the typing as he does find the small keys a bit challenging, with his mighty paws!!!

Will keep you posted as things progress.

I can tell you at this point though that one book is a collection of his best cat-ku (that’s haiku in cat-speak) and the other is a collection of wisdom and wit from a catty perspective.

Wish us luck! 😉

Have a wonderful week, G and Mr. C 

Easter Ched is….

“taking it to the streets again!” 😉

We both wish you the best Easter holiday ever.

May your Easter basket be filled with all kinds of sweet and special treats! 🙂

Hugs and Headbonks from G and Mr. C