Friendly Fill-ins: Week 89

Each Thursday, Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and  Ellen of 15andmeowing provide Friendly Fill-In statements, and on Friday we post our answers on their link-up to share our responses.  Here are mine…

Week 89:

  1.  I have never been able to understand how people can be intentionally cruel or unkind.
  2.  I wish I could still  accomplish all the things in a day that I could at 40.
  3.  Curled up with a warm blanket next to Papa Bear and a cat, or two, or three, is my ideal winter night. Adding a fireplace would make it even nicer.
  4.  In my fantasy life, I would live near the ocean and operate a no-kill cat sanctuary.

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Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

17 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-ins: Week 89”

  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. We had similar answers for #3 🙂 And a cat sanctuary would be wonderful. Have a nice weekend!XO

    1. I am happy to be back participating, Ellen, it’s fun! I think many of us are at an age where staying in and warm on a cold winter night sounds just right. 🙂 Papa Bear jokes that our house is beginning to resemble a cat sanctuary now, and in a way it is. My friend refers to it as my “cat house”. :-))

  2. I agree about why people have to be cruel…no reason for that.

    I’m still pretty good about getting things done. Being 40 was a good age, though.

    Have a wonderful day, and if you find your mother’s pie crust recipe and care to share, I would love to give it a try.

    THANK YOU, and thanks for coming by my blog.

  3. I LOVE answer #4! That would be a great dream. It does take a lot of money to run one and also a lot of time. We know someone who owns one and can never find anyone to work/volunteer at the sanctuary.

  4. I love your answer to number 2! I feel the same way! I liked your post from today (21st) but could not see a place to leave a comment) i was happy t hear you have a cat-loving hubby!! I can’t imagine living in an apartment with no pets!

    1. I am amazed at how much longer things seem to take now, I seem to have slipped into a lower gear. 🙂 Thank you for alerting me to the comment issue on my 1/21 post, I think I’ve got it fixed now, though I don’t know how comments got turned off. Learning curve. 🙂 Papa Bear had one devoted indoor/outdoor cat that lived to be 20 years old, I think that animals can sense his kind heart. It was horrible to live alone after so long and then no pets to greet me at the end of day. The first thing Papa Bear and I did when I moved to Texas to be with him was to adopt a kitty. Now we have six. 🙂

  5. #1 – totally agree and find this really hard to understand. Why can’t we all just be kind to each other.
    #2 – I wish I could do all the things I could do when I was 30 and I keep telling myself that I will improve my fitness for the sake of my health. It’s a work in progress.
    #3 – it’s amazing how many of us put something very similar to this. Home with the ones we love is such a comforting place to be.
    #4 – I’m with you on that fantasy life. I would love to have an animal sanctuary and have our own home by the sea.
    Great fill ins. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

    1. Like you, I will never understand why it is so hard just to be nice to each other. People who are intentionally mean or cruel or thoughtless leave me so puzzled.

      It’s always a good idea to improve our health and fitness, being in better condition means more energy to do the things we really want to do, and even those we need to do.

      I was surprised too, to see so many similar answers for #3, I think that says something about the tension we feel in our public lives, that home is indeed our refuge from the world. It’s good when we love being there. There were times in my life that home was a very bad place to be, and that was awful.

      So maybe if any of us wins the lottery we all need to get together and get that sanctuary up and running! It takes a lot of volunteers to make it work. And I think cats and dogs would find living close to the seashore to be pretty wonderful too! It sure beats winter!

  6. I empathize with #1. In fact, I considered it. I was a mess at 40, as it was around then that I was having serious knee problems. The spirit is sure still willing!
    #3, I can relate that to Bill, six cats, and maybe some rescue minions, and two Shelties.
    #4, make it Gichi-Gami, and a shelter for whoever needs one.
    Welcome to the Friendly Fill-Ins!

    1. I think we’ve all encountered situations in life where we wondered what could possibly cause someone to behave as they are. It’s the intentional ones that scare me most.

      Forties were probably not your best time then, physically they definitely were mine, after 50 things just began to wear out and fall apart and unravel. Oh well, that’s life.

      Home is where the heart is… and where the hearts of those we love most beat… and then there are the purrs too! 🙂

      I am praying that one day you get to live that dream, and I believe it can happen! I hope shelter includes room for six additional cats if need be. The more the merrier, right?? 🙂

      1. Intentional cruelty does not scare me, it angers me. I seek justice. It is inexcusable.

        We are literally working on that dream. Tom Petty, “Running Down a Dream” comes to mind. But, we really are more like: “The Way”, by Fastball.

        We cannot turn away a critter in need. Obviously.

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