Friday Finds and Favorites # 63 and Friendly Fill-Ins

Friday Finds and Favorites # 63 and Friendly Fill-Ins

Friday Finds and Favorites # 63 and Friendly Fill-Ins

Hi, everyone!

I hope you all had another great week. It is all about attitude, that makes a week great, isn’t it?

Now, that my third nosebleed for the day finally stopped (I love my allergies – not), I am planning on enjoying the rest of the day with my family. I am planning on cooking – Hungarian Goulash, which is my husband’s favorite –  and maybe even baking some cookies  – thumbprint cookies, because they are my favorite.

The finds of the week were really cool, starting out with the new cat tower, I posted about on Wednesday. I have a feeling it is also my cat’s favorite find of the week. I was surprised that I was actually able to put it together as easily as I did. Took about 20 minutes, which is not too bad. Well, I had help – my kids are always happy to assist in Mommy’s crazy adventures, lol. I think the catnip, that I put on there, helped him get used to this monster. It is pretty tall, and he has never seen anything like it before.


As for favorite books, well the list is long, but I enjoyed reading Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women”, by Jennifer Rothchild. It is a book that focuses on self-esteem and self-talk for young women. Such an important topic, which is the reason I accepted an advance reader copy, even though I am not the intended target audience.  Read my 5 Star review on my book blog.


I am also slightly addicted (okay, more than slightly)  to the  Mestemacher Fitness Bread, which I get either via Amazon or have it delivered from Whole Foods. It’s high in fiber and clean, while fitting well with Nutella, or savory spreads, just as much as it works well for a quick sandwich. I love it because I can keep it in the pantry, and I grew up with it in Germany – it is imported from Germany, but with US prices, which is so nice. While I love eating foods from my childhood, I don’t want to pay a fortune for them, so every time I find something available here, I am a happy camper. It is a dark bread, more pumpernickel-like, and full of flavor. Yum!

And of course, now it is time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Check out this week’s fill-in sentences from McGuffy Reader.

My idea of roughing it is _____________.

I never get sick of talking about ____________.

My youth                              .

My “golden years”                              .

My idea of roughing it is drinking instant coffee. I know most of you are probably thinking about stuff like camping when they hear “roughing it”, but I don’t do camping. I am allergic to way too much stuff that crawls, to enjoy myself without any fears of ending up in a hospital.  No thank you.

I never get sick of talking about books. Which is why I talk about books, constantly. And when I am not talking about them, then I am writing about them. It is the reason I stare at my phone a lot. And my Kindle. And at the bookshelf.

My youth was no fun. Well, it was fun when I was away from my parents. I had an OCD narcissist as an adoptive father. That should tell you something. I leave the rest to your imagination.

My golden years are right now. I am in my golden age because I feel stronger than ever. And it is only going to get better. To hell with allergies, lol.

I am so looking forward to reading all of your blog posts, and fill-in answers. Don’t forget to give my awesome co-hosts Camille and Anna some love as well. And enter your family-friendly post into our linky. You can enter as many links as you want to.



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  1. Thanks for joining us, again! Instant coffee should not be for consumption by anyone. *yuck*
    Well, yes, books. I love them! I am currently in between books and it is killing me!
    Bad childhood. Narcissistic parents. Yes. I sure get that. Probably for different reasons, though. Still bad. HUGS!

  2. Your cat tower is very nice and that bread sounds delicious! I can relate to your youth and am very glad that it is long past. LOL! My Golden Years are awesome. ☺

  3. It sounds to me like you likely had a very strict and upsetting childhood, maybe even afraid to move or do much of anything. I had to walk on eggshells at times, too. No fun, but there was always outside and playing with the neighborhood kids and riding my bike through the woods. That part was great! I’m sorry that things at home were rotten for you.

    We love to read, too! Right now, there are 47 books in our “to be read for review” pile. More will come before we get anywhere near the end of this stack. It’s great!

    Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

  4. Yay for your cat’s new tower and for a great brown bread. My hubby is Egyptian but he loves those brown German breads too. Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. Sorry I am so late this week. Instant coffee is awful, that would be roughing it. Very nice cat tree.

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