Monthly Archives: November 2016

We have a winner of my 11th monthly giveaway! Keep watching for my December gift

Many thanks to all who visit my blog, and to those of you who entered the draw for a unique, fun bookmark:


We have a winner!

I used name picker and found out that the winner …

with this comment:

My bookmark is usually whatever is handy at the time–grocery store bill, used envelope, movie or concert ticket–clearly I need to up my game. And I never turn down the corner of a page.



Congratulations, Heather! I will get this into the mail to you as soon as I can this week. We have some stormy weather coming tonight and tomorrow.

To everyone  interested in my giveaways, I’ve been watching for and setting aside fun things that, in some way, have to do with reading and/or writing.  The DECEMBER giveaway will be posted  as soon as I settle on what special thing to give away during Christmas month.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)


I decided that after I mail Heather’s bookmark to her, because only four people entered the draw and I have enough of these bookmarks, each of you will be receiving one. 


Quiz: what breed of cat are you?

There are so many cat lovers out there. I found this quiz that I thought you might enjoy doing. It’s to find out what breed of cat YOU are. 🙂

Go HERE to do the quiz. Afterward, I hope you will come back here and leave a comment on what the results were for you. By the way, it seems I am a Ragdoll cat.

Here is a photo of my last cat, Scamper. She was a blue-eyed beauty.


Also, remember to go HERE to enter my November draw. It ends soon.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂




Adorable video of child dancing

Today I want you to see this video clip of an adorable scene. A young woman is performing her Irish dancing on the cobblestone, and a small child obviously loves it. Go HERE to read the short article and scroll down a little to watch a delightful dancer. Isn’t this the greatest way to learn?

Do you ever feel this carefree and uninhibited – enough to set out to enjoy life no matter who’s watching?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

My 11th giveaway of 2016; your chance to win a novelty item for readers!

November is half done, the 16th is my birthday, and I realized I still haven’t offered anything to you for my November giveaway.  So, here it is, a unique and different item for readers of “real” books.

Have you ever seen a book butterfly? Well, this one is a wind-up book butterfly!









How cool is that! 


You twist the front wings 30-40 times and set it inside your book. When you open your book … out flutters the butterfly! I got Dad to have the fun of testing one out tonight (it’s my week with him) and it really works! So fun. He enjoyed the surprise of it more than once.

This would make a wonderful gift for someone – if you decide not to keep it for yourself. Whatever you decide, you have to enter to win! If you won one of my giveaways don’t let that stop you from entering again.

I am offering this giveaway to my readers anywhere in the world.

To enter the draw, please leave a comment on this post telling me if you have a special bookmark you prefer to use. I will use name picker to find out which of you is the winner. Watch here the morning after the draw for the announcement, and don’t forget to check your email. This could be yours!

Draw date for this giveaway is at 10 PM AST, that’s 9 PM Eastern, on Tuesday, November 29. This gives you less than two weeks to enter and to pass the word on to others, too. I will post the winner’s name on November 30.

Remember, you have until November 29 to get your name into the draw, but don’t put it off! Enter now!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)



The Supermoon

This is a reprint of an article I found today. Unfortunately, I forgot about the supermoon so missed a look this morning, but tonight should still be a good opportunity. Apparently, our last chance to see the supermoon of this year -and not again until 2034 – will be December 14.
An Extraordinary Sight
The supermoon will look especially big because it’s so close to Earth at the moment it reaches its fullest point. Share this sight with someone special, because we won’t see a supermoon this close until 2034.
About the Supermoon
NASA/Bill Ingalls
The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding us of space exploration, past and present. But the upcoming supermoon—on Monday, Nov. 14—will be especially ‘super’ since it’s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034.
The moon’s orbit around the Earth is slightly elliptical, so sometimes the moon is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigree—the point at which the moon is closest to Earth—the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and 30 percent brighter. The biggest and brightest moon for observers in the United States will be on Monday morning just before dawn.
Did you happen to witness the supermoon of 1948? Did you see it today? 
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Christmas ads already, here’s a sweet one

Although folks in the US have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving (here in Canada we celebrated in October), the Christmas ads have started already. I found a special one to show you.

I think you will really like this one by Marks and Spencer; it’s so sweet.

How do you feel about Christmas ads being aired before the season has officially started?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


It’s time to set your clocks back!

Here in North America — most of Canada and the United States — tonight (November 5 at bedtime, or November 6 at 2 AM) is the night to set our clocks BACK one hour.

If you have trouble remembering which way it goes, it’s easy to remember this way: Spring ahead, fall back.


Do you live in a time zone where you don’t have to change  your clocks tonight? Perhaps it’s on another day for you, or not at all?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂