Catnap Meow Monday

I’ve never understood why people say “I’m going to take a quick catnap” because there’s no such thing as a quick catnap when it comes to cats. They are the champions of long naps. Adult cats can sleep from 15 to 20 hours per 24-hour period. I’m lucky to get 7 solid hours a night. I’m a little jealous to say the least.

Here’s Rosie taking a catnap on my computer. It’s a pretty spot-on imitation of me when I finally sit down at the end of a long day and try to work on my blog. Usually I’m asleep within minutes.

Catnap Meow Monday

Time to meet Fluffy, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

Fluffy  #26979946

Fluffy is a 6-year-old female domestic medium hair. She’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!


Posted in 2015, Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week, Meow Monday | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday – Disney Parades

This week we are celebrating Disney Parades. I have a confession to make, I often don’t take in the Disney Parades. Gasp! I know! As every Disney World diehard knows, parade time is a great time to hit one of the more popular attractions. So during the 3 o’clock parade you’ll probably find me on Big Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain.

We did manage to take in the newest Disney Parade, Festival of Fantasy, when we there in March 2014. It really was amazing!

Wordless Wednesday Disney Parades

Stop by Focused on the Magic for more Wordless Wednesday Disney Parades fun!

Focused on the Magic

Posted in #DisneySide, 2015, All things Disney, Wordless Wednesday | 7 Comments

Hexbug Mouse Gets All Paws Up Review

Several weeks ago I picked up Hexbug Mouse. My kids loved playing with their Hexbugs so much, I figured the cats would love one of their own. It was a definite success!

This was so much fun. As soon as we turned it on and the mouse rolled across the floor, the cats were fascinated. The Hexbug Mouse will roll around in random directions and then stop. As soon as the cats would venture over to inspect the mouse, it would start rolling away and they would follow along. A few times the mouse ran under the bedroom door and we could hear it rolling around. J-Man would go retrieve it while the cats waited very impatiently. Another time it rolled under the hope chest and couldn’t figure out how to get back out. Again J-Man came to the rescue with his claw and he was able to pull it out.

cats playing with a mouse hexbug

Cats Fascinated with the Hexbug Mouse from Elle on Vimeo.

Don’t forget about our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.



Meet the handsome and distinguished Teddy.  He’s a 13-year-old male Russian Blue mix who’d love to find a retirement home.  He’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.  Come down and meet this wonderful fellow!

Posted in 2015, Cats, Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week, Meow Monday | Comments Off on Hexbug Mouse Gets All Paws Up Review

Cat Vomit Monday 

Monday is usually my alone day. Everyone heads to school and work and I’m alllllll alone. Due to a sick kiddo, a scheduled school day off, and a medical test, I haven’t had a Monday to myself in a month. Well, as alone as a person can be with cats and dogs at home.

Besides not being alone yesterday, it was cat vomit Monday. What’s up with that? Not sure why but 2 of the cats were sick. Poor George hates to throw up. He howls before he throws up. Like a little kid yelling “Nooooooooo” so at least we have a little warning about what’s about to happen.

cat vomit monday

Kimmy was sick too and she’s a drooler. It’s so gross. Not only is she throwing up, copious amounts of drool pours out of her mouth at the same time. What’s up with that?

Keeping my fingers crossed that nobody is sick next week and I’ll have my Monday all to myself.

If you’re looking for a little company at your home, meet Carnation, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.



Carnation is an 8-year-old female domestic shorthair mix.  She’s a sweet little cat who is looking for a new home to call her own.  Carnation is available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.

Posted in 2015, Cats, Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week, Meow Monday | Comments Off on Cat Vomit Monday 

5 Things I Hated When I Was A Kid

The 5 things I hated when I was a kid, but really love now


I hated napping! What kid doesn’t? Every kid knows that when you take a nap you’re missing out on all the cool fun stuff that everyone not napping is having. Now, napping is my favorite!! C’mon, admit it, you love napping too. The best nap is when you’re napping on a vacation day, then you’re getting paid to nap. Am I right??!! I like to run the dishwasher and washing machine during my naps. That way I feel productive and get to nap!

Folding laundry:

OMG! I hated to fold laundry! It was torture! Every load I folded seemed like an eternity. Now, I love folding laundry. I sit on my bed, turn on the TV, and fold. It still takes a long time to fold an entire load of laundry, but that just may be my super power.

Kids: Mom, I’m hungry!

Me: I’m folding laundry. You’ll have to wait! (slowly folding a towel while watching Supernatural)

Husband: When are we going grocery shopping?

Me: In a while, I’m folding laundry and I don’t want it to get wrinkled. (fast forwarding through the commercials to watch more Supernatural)

See, it can take a long time to fold one load of laundry. Don’t judge.


I hated beets. Ewww, they’re dark red! Gross! They look like blood! Flash forward about 20 years and I discovered I love beets!! They’re like beet candy with butter. Mmmmmm., butter.


When I was little, the news was just boring and sometimes scary. When they talked about armed guerillas I pictured gorillas with machine guns. Hmmm…. could be why I have such an aversion to monkeys and gorillas to this day. Now, I want to know what’s going on in our world, but it’s still scary.

Country music:

I hated country music! My mother would listen to WOKQ and it would drive me crazy. All those twangy and depressing songs. Soooo, what do I listen to now? Country music. My mother loves to remind me of this.

What did you hate as a kid but like or love now?


Posted in 2015 | 1 Comment