cats · success · whatever!

Monday musings…


Sophie has been here since November and this is the first time they have all slept near each other. They do sleep with me but not close to each other. Teddy sleeps on my left next to my pillow, Jack sleeps on my right at my waist, and Sophie sleeps at my feet.

I think the boys now understand that the girl is here to stay.
Jack is fine with it and Teddy has accepted that she is here,
but she must remember that he is number
Sophie says, oh whatever!

life · routine · success · whatever!

Monday musings…

The secret to your success
is found in your daily routine.
John C. Maxwell

If someone took a look at my usual daily routine they wouldn’t think I am a success, but I think I am. My days now are quiet, and for the most part doing only what I want to do. I am retired and that is part of my success. I worked full-time for 50 years and some of those years I also worked part-time. I am by no means wealthy, but I can pay the monthly bills. I may not have everything I want, but I do have everything I need.

The friendships I have are a big part of my success. I have wonderful friends that I love and respect. There are those that I know I can call if I need anything, and they will do whatever they can to help. Truthfully, there have been times that I would have given up the fight without them. And of course, there is family. The family I have left live in a different state and I haven’t seen them in quite a while. But, there is a bond that cannot be broken and I treasure my family. Friends and family are blessings. Precious gifts from God.

I am happy and content.
That is success to me.

What defines success for you?

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Z = zip, zinger, zapped…


Have you noticed how fast April Z2016ipped by?

I have.
Seems we just started the
2016 A to Z Challenge
but here it is April 30th
the last day of the month!

This is the sixth year I have participated
in the A to Z Challenge.
Every year has been challenging
but also fun and rewarding.
I have had fun writing my posts
and reading the posts of others.
Every year gets better with more
bloggers joining in with wonderful
diversity of subjects and themes.
Truly the month of April Z2016ips by!

This year as in the past some letters were easier than others.
Sometimes the ones I thought I would Z2016ip through
were Z2016ingers that had my brain Z2016apped.
But I persevered and have completed the Challenge.


Thank you, Arlee Bird,
co-hosts and assistants
for all your hard work and encouragement.
Good-bye 2016 A to Z Challenge.
I will join you again in 2017,
Lord willin’ and if the creek don’t rise.

That’s my post for the letter

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In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · success

The only place success…

In Other Words

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”
Vince Lombardi

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