Oh! Shoko’s going to be upset she missed this one. She loves awards and thinks they’re hers…just hers. Well, this award is for all of us…even mom.
Dezi and Raena from Deziworld gave us this awesome award and we thank you very much for your thoughtfulness.
Isn’t the wreath lovely! Wish I could wear it like my Lei. We started blogging back in the fall of 2014. Shoko had started in Cat Scouts and was having a great time with her new-found buddies. Mom was reading blogs to us one day and she muttered out loud that we could do a blog too. Well, it wasn’t as easy as mom thought but dad helped establish her with the blog Then she was afraid to use it. What if nobody ever came to see her posts? How embarrassing. She threw caution to the wind and actually published a post. Then she wasn’t sure if she should look and see if anyone stopped by. One day she broke down and looked. She was in seventh heaven, three peeps had looked at her post. Woo hoo…the big time! Mom didn’t blog again for three months. She didn’t think she could do as well.
The best suggestion I have for beginners is to focus on something you never seem to tire of. If you do this then the posts will never be a chore but fun and part of your personality and also enjoyable for others to read.
The next suggestion I have is to do and say what YOU want to say not what others think you should talk about. It is your blog to do your thing not be another voice for someone else or their cause. Be true to you.
Our final step is to choose 15 bloggers we think deserve this award. Well, there are so many more than 15 bloggers that deserve this award that I will only choose 3 to name and the others are more than welcome to grab the badge and call it their own. You all have worked to develop the blog and then spent many hours honing the skills needed to develop interesting posts. In our eyes, you’re all winners!
1/ samanthamurdochblog…This blog talks about gems and precious stones, cats and she is a storyteller of short stories. The author’s love of gems is obvious as she carries us into the world of rockhounding. Her love of cats is heart warming and comical. Her short stories are amazing. Mom has cried and laughed as she is drawn more and more into the story. Definitely worth visiting this blog.
2/ TWOCATSVIEWS: Life as seen by Hemingway and Steinbeck.
These two little terrors are cats and we view life from their perspective which can be both humorous and touching. Stop by and give them a peek. Say Kali sent you and maybe some nip will show up.
3/ Hairballs and Hissyfits is a cat blog which tells the cat’s activities from their own eyes. A cheerful and happy blog. Do take a peek at these charming kitties.
There you have it, friends.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post to show your award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
We are supposed to be cooking up a Thanksgiving side dish but our Thanksgiving was last month, in October. Mom and dad won’t appreciate anything to do with a turkey so close to Christmas. The peeps in the States can hack it. Well, we’re a little different.
So what are we cooking then Shoko? Mom says she’s making up fish cakes. How un-Thanksgiving like. Well, this dish is for a break after all that turkey. Most of her ingredients are from the vegetable garden….but not the salmon Shoko. Too bad, we could be rich if mom could grow fish out in the garden.
What’s that Elfin John doing? You want to help us? We don’t need your help, thank you. I think we should let him help, Shoko. He may be turning over a new leaf and who are we to stop his progress. I don’t believe it Kali and now I feel guilty. Oh, alright,,,,he can help us.
Here is a picture of the ingredients.
Here is a picture of the ingredients mom forgot to show in the first photo.
Now that you’re confused we’ll tell you the ingredients:
1 onion, diced…$.030
1/4 cup shredded carrot…..garden…optional
4 average old potatoes…..garden
1/4 cup green pepper…$0.25
1/4 cup red pepper……$0.25
4 drops Worcester sauce…optional…cupboard
celery leaves….2 tbsps..optional
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sockeye salmon…..150 grams (5.3 ounces)… $5.25
Mom sends to St, Jean’s Cannery for her salmon. Wonderful tasting salmon. St. Jean’s Cannery is in the city of Nanaimo where Nanaimo Bars were invented.
Fry the peppers, onion,potatoes, dill, fall, nip, Kali, electric, cakes and shredded carrot, until they are just soft. Throw them into the mashed potatoes with Worcester sauce. Add the dill and all other ingredients. Your mixture is set to be fried. Hey you…Elfin!!! Get away before you fall in.
Good grief, I need a nip smoothie. This little guy is getting to me.
Now, lets get out the electric fry pan. Turn the temperature to high and spray a bit of oil in the bottom of the pan, about a tbsp. Shape the cakes into round shapes about the size of a hamburger patty. When these rounds are in the frying pan press them flatter with a spatula. Our fry pan holds 7 medium fish cakes.
These are the cooking fish cakes. Mom is not great at flipping them over but she’s the boss. There you have it friends. Now for a sip of my nip smoothie.
What are you doing in my smoothie, you oddball!
May the food I burn, light your path.
We got up and had a hearty play with mom. It’s fall and so our tunnel came out of hibernation. Kali was all eyes, to see what we were doing. Chip has been trying to get the little pebble to open up and tell us her name. She really wanted to get back into the oregano so Chip and mom decided it was ok. It might get her to talk. This oregano is very good. You spoke! What is your name? My name is Sky. Sky? Yes, mommy and daddy were kinda like rolling stone rocks. Daddy’s name was 8-ball and he was always behind in well, everything. He was so loveable though. Noone could get angry with him. Where is your mommy? Sky screws up her pebble face. Never mind, if talking about her upsets you. Where is your daddy? He moved on to find his fortune elsewhere? You don’t sound like you’re angry with him. Mom told me that he probably would leave so I was prepared. They chattered on for a bit and then Sky went off to sleep.
Cow-Kitty has been absent for about 3 days. Well today he honoured us with his presence.
Tomorrow is Artsy, Fartsy Caturday at Athena and Maries blog. It is also Talk like a Pirate Day so my costume will reflect the day. Click on Athena and Marie’s blog and be transported to their blog and enjoy viewing the anipals.