May 7, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

Facecrooks: Every Facebook User Should Check It Out...

Facecrooks: Every Facebook User Should Check It Out

I love using Facebook. I enjoy sharing information with my friends on it. I like catching up with family and old chums. And yes, I even like to engage in some political and religious debates on it. I use information from a website called Facecrooks to help me sort through the changes Facebook seems to continuously make to user account functionality as well as the many scams that seem to get posted – and reposted – on Faceook. The information provided by Facecrooks helps me discern if something is too good to be true or if a new Facebook setting may compromise my privacy levels. Check it out! Facecrooks has a website at http://www.facecrooks.com and a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks. Be safe!...

Read More
Apr 30, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

It’s Not Too Late and You’re Not Too Old!...

It’s Not Too Late and You’re Not Too Old!

“You will never be able to leave that dog alone with your pet rabbit,” said the Veterinarian. She had spoken those words to me on the day my husband and I adopted a 3-year-old greyhound we named, Rosie. I often receive calls from adults who have received a new electronics device and are convinced they are either too old to learn something new or that it is too late for them to bother learning how to operate this new equipment. Just as I taught my old dog, Rosie, to learn to live in harmony with our rabbit, Billy Bunny, anyone can be taught how to use that new digital camera or laptop. The key to discovering all that your new toy can do might be as easy as spending some time with your device and the manual. Or, you may prefer to review online tutorials, take a group class or private lesson to grasp all that your device can do for you. Check out some of the online tutorials below. If you still need help, contact me to set up some private or group lessons! Digital Camera Tutorials: eHow  offers a nice video series on using a digital camera: http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_4423_use-digital-camera.html Photo.net has a nice beginner’s guide on digital cameras: http://photo.net/equipment/digital/basics/ Short Courses has a nice guide to great photographs: http://www.shortcourses.com/use/ Laptop and Desktop Tutorials: Selecting a Laptop: http://compreviews.about.com/od/buyers/bb/NotebookPCs.htm How to use a Laptop Touchpad: http://www.itbuddy.org/how-to-use-a-laptop-touchpad.html Basic Laptop Tutorial: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/7 Basic Computer Tutorial: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics Geek Girl’s Plain English Computing: http://www.geekgirls.com/ Have fun learning a few new tricks!...

Read More
Apr 25, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

If I have Windows, does that mean I have an Office (Suite)?...

If I have Windows, does that mean I have an Office (Suite)?

When I purchased my first computer, back in the last century, it came preinstalled with quite a lot of useful software applications. Of course, it had an operating system (or OS). That OS was Windows 95. Over the past 18 years, there have been many new versions of the Windows Operating System, with the most recent being Windows 8.  Windows 10 is due to be released soon. (All new versions were supposed to have done away with all...

Mar 22, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo Update

Nemo Update

Nemo is now almost a year and a half old! He is still the darling of the house, but is also like a “bratty teenager” now! Like our other felines, he spends the afternoons either asleep on our bed or he is perched on my desk, peering out the window!         2/15/15 2/15/15 – the afternoon kitty convention 2/20/15 – Nemo loves to help organize 2/25/15 – Nemo, pestering Dexter 2/25/15 – Begging 2/27/15 This...

Jan 11, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

Now, the Work of Christmas Begins

Now, the Work of Christmas Begins

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins ~Howard Thurman Today, at Mass we read about the Baptism of Christ Jesus. This is the time when I usually take down our Christmas decorations and pack them away until the coming December. It is usually a very sad time for me,...

Jan 6, 2015

Posted by | 0 Comments

Epiphany

Epiphany

And suddenly the star they had seen rising went forward and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:9-11...

Apr 10, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

It’s That Important

It’s That Important

I don’t usually share other people’s YouTube videos, but I think this one is That Important. It’s not just teens. Every day I am out there driving I see people of all ages talking or texting. You are NOT more important than the other people on the road. STOP IT...

Apr 3, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Smile!

Smile!

April 3, 2014. As young Nemo quickly approaches his 6-month birthday, he still manages to do something cute several times a day.   Today, he decided to enjoy an empty Cheerios box. Some of our other pets decided to check out what he was doing. First, Ellie Mae came to see what was going on. Next, Zecora got in the act. Even Chelsea, our oldest dog, had to see what was happening.    Smile! Young Nemo…peeking out… Here…....

Feb 14, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo on Valentines Day

Nemo on Valentines Day

February 14, 2014. Nemo shares a little love with his pup,...

Jan 11, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 14-weeks-old

Nemo: 14-weeks-old

January 11, 2014. I did not have original intentions to keep posting about Nemo and how many weeks old he is, however, it is hard to resist doing so when it annoys my oldest brother. So, here it is: Nemo is 14-weeks-old today! He continues to be a sweet cuddly kitten. He spends his days annoying the other cats, chasing the dogs tails or sleeping on my lap.  Below, enjoy a few other photos of Nemo from the...

Jan 11, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

January 11, 2014. It is hard to believe that our young Nemo is now 14-weeks-old! When I brought him home in October, I did not expect that we would adopt him. However, as the weeks went by, it became clear that Nemo had, in fact, adopted us. At his last veterinarian visit,  Nemo weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces. That is a far cry from the couple of ounces he weighed on the day he was brought to Catvando...

Jan 5, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 3-months-old

Nemo: 3-months-old

January 5, 2014. Nemo is 3-months-old today!

Dec 29, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Late Night Buddies

Late Night Buddies

December 29, 2013. Kelly and Nemo – hangout on the dog...

Dec 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

December 28 , 2013.  It is hard to believe that young Nemo is already 12-week-old! He is now able to leap onto chairs and small tables. He climbs onto our bed for afternoon catnaps.  And, he still loves playing in the...

Dec 4, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

December 3, 2013. At 8.5 weeks old, Nemo is exploring more of our home every day. He is very brave and will stand up to the other cats and the dogs.   Nemo is quite the climber and gymnast. Just a few short weeks ago, he would barely notice the small scratch post. Now, he climbs on top of it! Nemo, relaxing on our bed with the other felines, watches me from across the...

Dec 3, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

You Might Have a Kitten

You Might Have a Kitten

When you have no small children or teenagers living at home, and you have to say: Get out of the refrigerator, you might have a kitten. Get out of the dishwasher, you might have a kitten. Get out of my sock drawer, you might have a kitten. Get out of my laundry basket, you might have a kitten.   Get off of my keyboard, you might have a kitten. Get off of the bookshelf, you might have a...

Nov 30, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

A Little Effort Can Make a Difference...

A Little Effort Can Make a Difference

Today, another example of what happens when someone meets with something unusual in their daily work. We have all had that happen: we are going along, doing our job in the usual manner. Then, BAM! Something happens that requires a little bit of critical thinking, perhaps even a small amount of problem solving. We have had this Mailpost mailbox for almost ten years now. It is clearly labeled with the word “Mailpost.” And, yes, it is a regulation...

Nov 30, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 30

November Thankful Challenge Day 30

November 30, 2013. Today, I am thankful that this challenge gave me incentive to reflect daily on my life. From little things to big things, I can always find something to be grateful for.  I am also thankful that this challenge gave me a chance to get back into the routine of daily journaling and reflection. With November wrapping up today, it is time to head into the “most wonderful time of the year.” I will continue to...

Nov 29, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 29

November Thankful Challenge Day 29

November 29, 2013. Black Friday.  Today, I am thankful that I am not one of the millions of people who work in retail. I am also not shopping. What are you thankful for today? ...

Nov 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013. Happy Thanksgiving to all!  This morning, it was tricky to get a good photo of young Nemo because he was so crazy active!  Enjoy the video below!...

Nov 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 28

November Thankful Challenge Day 28

November 28, 2013. A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! While the retailers would have us all thinking about tomorrow and  worrying that there are less than four weeks to shop for  Christmas, I prefer to spend this day being mindful that we are able to share this day with family and friends because so many of our men and women are serving in our military. I am thankful for their sacrifices.  What are you...

Nov 27, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 27

November Thankful Challenge Day 27

November 27, 2013. I do write quite a bit about cats – after all, I am a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady! However, I also have great appreciation for my canine furbabies.  Their many years of faithful service have kept our floors clean of any dropped food from the humans who dine in our kitchen. Today, I am thankful for them! What are you thankful for today?...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: The Dot!

Nemo: The Dot!

  Tonight, we introduced Nemo to The Dot.   Kelly and Ellie love this...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Here’s a Way to Get Chocolate!

Here’s a Way to Get Chocolate!

A tasty morning treat from my childhood was chocolate oatmeal. That is correct. Good old fashioned oatmeal with some chocolate in it. I loved it then; I love it now.  Who knew it would become one of those “gourmet” kind of foods? I was recently at a Dove Chocolate party and picked up some of their whole grain chocolate oatmeal. Now I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow! What are you going to have?...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 26

November Thankful Challenge Day 26

November 26, 2013. Today, I am thankful for one of my recent kitchen purchases: The Deep Covered Baker, by The Pampered Chef. Seriously folks, on the days when I intended to cook in my crockpot, but could not manage to get the ingredients into it early in the day, this baker comes to my rescue!  What are you thankful for today? ~Karen P.S. For those looking to purchase Pampered Chef items, or even have a party, contact my...

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Purring Nemo, After His Bath

Purring Nemo, After His Bath

November 25, 2013. Nemo, like most kittens, is pretty messy. He walks through his water, his formula and his food. He sometimes walks through his litterbox deposits. All of these things means he needs a bath pretty regularly. Afterwards, he usually sleeps for a good long while. If you listen closely, you can hear him purring in the video below....

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

November 24, 2013. A little Sunday morning grooming by Kelly and Nemo....