Addendum to famous Quotes … That which does not kill us …

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

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While Nietzche’s words are true, I just felt he left a little something out so …

Addendum to his quote: “However it is also certain we will 

get chewed up, quite a bit, during the process of survival

 … stay away from the teeth!”

PL Howe, 2014

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Everyone be careful, but have a great weekend. Remember to have some fun!

Witih affection,

~ Penny

The Places I Blog

If anyone is curious this is my summer blog/office.

I actually have three locations. The first is my bedroom, sitting up in bed with my laptop enjoying morning coffee.  Franky and Jonny actually have the room they need to be interactive and loving with me. Between the two of them we’re talking more than 50 lbs. of cat. What can I say; they’re my guys, my BIG guys.

The second location is the family room, where everyone hangs out – on and off – during the typical day.  Sometimes noisy but most delightful in a good interactive way with children/friends coming and going, a teenager w/friends coming and going, and adults/we discourage a lot of coming and going with adult friends. That’s more of a let us know when you’d like to drop by kind of thing.

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And the third I already mentioned, the patio outside. It works on sunny/cool days, not so much on overtly stormy or roastingly (I know it’s not a word but it works for me) hot days!

And just so you know, I tastefully omitted any references to the ongoing chaos that accompanies a house with 2 adults, 2 preteens, 1 teen, 2 dogs (1 little, 1 large) and 4 cats. I did this to keep up the appearance the photos hopefully represent, ambiance in a pleasant and comfortable habitat. Did it work?

Oh, Oh! …Tempus Fugit (A Latin expression for time flies.). It’s time for a smoothie. I love smoothies. This one has (I don’t use a measuring cup people, it’s a ‘personal what-you-like thing’ but if anybody wants to know the approximates I’ll be happy to share) fresh blackberries, strawberries and blueberries, a frozen banana (Thank you Alton Brown from Good Eats on the food channel – great tip about what to do with the slightly too ripe bananas. Peel the bananas, wrap with plastic wrap and put in the freezer.) Anyway after the fruit I add a handful of uncooked oatmeal (boosting the fiber) and some plain yogurt (probiotics) Doesn’t it sound healthy? Well its also delicious!

Okay, back to my writing while I sip on my smoothie. Tomorrow’s the day I respond to the wonderful blogger awards I was recently given by some very nice people. Everyone have a good day, today! And yes I am now headed outside to my 3rd office!

One more thing, I can’t help myself, a photo of my cats when they were adorable little kittens. I’m constantly asking myself – What Happened?