Category Archives: Miscellanea

Whatever doesn’t fit exactly in the other categories.

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.

cool-cat

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! 🙂

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.
SUPERMOON
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
From NASA
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.

reminder-to-change-clock

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! 🙂

A story fit for Hallowe’en

I can be quite wordy at times, and other times it seems I have little or nothing to say. Ever notice that? :)  Life events affect me that way. This post will be brief but I hope it holds something of interest, however strange, for you.

Today is the birthday of my beloved father-in-law who has been gone over a year now. It’s hard to understand the passing of time, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with what life brings our way, but I find the Lord gives what we need at the time. More recently, a week ago a very dear friend passed into Glory, a man who, two evenings a week, spent time playing cribbage with my dad into the late hours. He is greatly missed as he was a very caring friend, well thought of and loved by a great number of people.

Those loved ones, although absent from our lives, impacted us in positive ways. It’s good to remember them. 

Now, to take this a different way … with no intention to be offensive …

Since it’s Hallowe’en weekend coming up, All Hallows Evening on October 31, I found an article that should curl your hair, or make it stand on end, or cause you to shudder – or perhaps all of those.

Click here for this actual true story that happened in 1705.

Tomorrow my husband and I are going on a weekend trip, a brief vacation, something very rare for us. If it weren’t our 40th anniversary on October 3o we wouldn’t be going even now for this much needed break. Family members are keeping a close eye on things for us and taking care of my little Meyya. We’ll be back before October 31.

Oh, and here are some pictures of my “little stinker” ready to welcome Trick-or-Treaters.

little-stinker-1little-stinker-2little-stinker-3

 

 

 

 

Do you have plans for Hallowe’en weekend, or do you prefer to not get involved? Have you heard other strange stories as I mentioned above? There are many.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂

Do you worry? Here are some helpful quotes

I used to be the world’s best/worst worrier. It is true that if I hadn’t something to worry about I would worry that I had nothing to worry about because that must mean there’s something to worry about that I was overlooking.

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That changed the day I turned my life over to God. Really.

Now I’m not out today to preach to you or at you, but I’m telling you the truth. I’m not saying I never worry anymore, but it takes more effort to worry now. He brought inner peace into my life. He is, after all, the Prince of Peace.

I found some good quotes that have something to do with worry, and give good food for thought on how to let it go.

Wayne Dyer (1940) self-help author, speaker
“The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty . . . the better I feel about the quality of my work.”

François Fenelon (1652-1715) French archbishop, theologian, writer
“You really don’t even own the present moment, for even this belongs to God.”
“Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.”

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom

“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”
― Max Lucado

“Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles…
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.”
― Mark Twain

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”
―Dan Zadra

Wow!  Good stuff, huh? What I’ve found since our car accident a week ago is that  anxiety can take over when you’re not paying attention. You can feed it or accept God’s peace. I prefer His peace.

Do you battle worry? How do you let it go?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂