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Now you see me

 It’s been some time since I did a movie review so here’s one.   If you haven’t seen this movie you should put this on your list.  It was interesting the whole way through, had an unexpected twist and popcorn was not needed to enjoy it like some movies.  It has a good cast especially a great actor like Morgan Freeman (who for some reason always gets a supporting role & not the lead) & Woody Harrelson (from Cheers who is one of the four main characters).  I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll stop here.   I’d give this 4 1/2 stars (out of five).         So tell us what you thought of this film.                         Keep on watching,  Monica

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Plant mystery? Do you know what this is?

Can anyone tell me what this plant is called?

This is such a  lovely plant. I’d really like to know what this is. My neighbor told me this plant only bloom once every three years which could be the reason I haven’t noticed them until this season. It’s a shame these flowers* don’t last-longer casue as you can see they are so eye-catching. I noticed they were only in bloom abnout 10 to 12 days and now only the green leaves* are left.

Please share what you think they could be so I can look it up and learn more about this plant.    

Purple plant mystery

Thanks so much and keep rockin, Monica

Would you ever believe this?

Can you believe this?

I have a little 16 pound dog who has been having coughing issues since the beginning of the year. Well first she was given medicine for a few weeks but when it didn’t work she was given another round but it didn’t go away. Took her back to the vet and it turns out she has a collapsed trachea and this inhaler is supposed to help.  We’ll see. I just got it this past week and of course she puts up a fight trying to use it. It has to be held over her snout while holding her and pressing the inhaler. Feel like I need 3 hands to do this.

Trying to use doggie inhaler

Inhaler next to my Lea

If anyone has ever used this or some other strange medicine for your pet please share
keep loving those pets,
Monica

Spring is beautiful

Beautiful Spring sight

So has Spring really sprung??  With the crazy weather we’ve been having throughout the country is it safe to say that?    Here in the Bristol VA/TN area it went below freezing back on May 22, 2002 so guess we’re not out of the woods just yet.   I love the spring it’s a time of renewal and to watch all the flowers and trees bloom and hear the cheerful sounds of the birds singing.  Do you like Spring?  If so please leave your thoughts tell us when it finally gets warm in your area …….  here’s some more pictures to enjoy  keep on rocking,  Monica

Nature at its best

dogs love spring too

Some Great Reviews

Last year’s event

Hey everyone just wanted to shout it out here that I’ve gotten some good reviews for my book “Humanizing the Jaguar” http://ow.ly/kCqr9    http://ow.ly/kCqEx  and I will be part of Mountain Empire Comic Books weekend May4th here on 6th St in Bristol TN.  There will be many vendors so  Why not come out and have some fun if you’re in the area.  Lots to see and enjoy…

hope to see you

Keep rocking,   Monica

Pet Peeve

Broken spray bottle Why do the spray bottles on products always break before you get to finish it?   I don’t care if it’s a dollar store spray bottle or the expensive name brand it always happens.    Why can’t they get it right and make the sprayer last at least for the one bottle.   If by some miracle the sprayer is still working when the product is gone I save it in case it will fit on another bottle when this happens.  Notice I say when this happens because it will!  So what are some of our pet peeves??
Keep on rocking, 
    Monica

The GREAT Debate!!

Here’s a cute topic for April Fool’s day.   The Great debate!   Are you over or under?     This debate has been a hot topic for years and one that seems to come up more from the toilet paper than the paper towels.   What’s your choice? Would love to hear from you just for fun….  How about it post comments on your choice.    Mine is  can you guess??????

Are you over?

Or are you under?

Keep on reading,  Monica

 

Car giveaway

Anyone for a new car?

BRISTOL WELCOMES RACE FANS

Once again it’s time for the races at Bristol Motor Speedway. And they are giving away 10 Ford Mustangs. WOW what a prize. OK people tell everyone if that has been the main reason for going this year? (all possible winners need to be present to win) I’m sure this makes no difference to the true race fan but it can’t hurt either, right?

Keep racing,
Monica

Made in America

    Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes to   make a good choice.  This bagged lettuce was made by the local store here and states  it’s 100% USA made where as the major name brand (DOLE) has the same product but it’s not 100% made in USA. Who wants foreign countries produce when we can get our own?  If more than one place is listed who knows what percentage is made here? Another product is the Green Giant frozen veggies in a bag they are a USA product yet for some reason the frozen veggies in a box are from Mexico. Why?

From now on I’m going to be checking to see where the food is from.  I hope more people will take a minute while food shopping to look at the label, for health and to support our USA food producers.

Keep healthy,
Monica

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Ever have strange creatures in your attic basement?

Hey there! Recently I was awoken by something flying around in my bedroom.  Well  my first reaction was I must be seeing things since I didn’t have my glasses on. But no my eyes were not tricking me it turned out to be a bird.

Bird in my attic

And that was not the first one over the next few weeks I had  3 more come in the house.  Each time I opened a window to get them to fly out and the last time I caught the cat trying to sneak out. He gave me a scare since my cats stay inside. But I finally found a roofer who would do a repair and not the whole roof.  It turned out there was a small opening along the gutter and that’s how the birds were getting in.  Took a picture of one bird that was in the attic. So anyone else ever have something like this happen?

Keep on reading, Monica