Monday, December 05, 2016

Monday Picks and a Little Bit About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I hardly ever eat dessert!  I know this comes as a surprise to many people, but I have always been this way.  When I do eat dessert, here are some of my favourites:  lemon meringue pie, fruitcake, homemade apple pie.  I also love Butterscotch pudding.  

Although I do enjoy spending time with friends, I love a quiet evening at home and spending some time with my cat, Romeo.  He is 3 years old, black and white, with green eyes and a sweetie.  On my quiet evenings I enjoy reading, watching television, doing my blog and crossword puzzles.  I will keep this short...thank you so much for taking the time to read this.  :)

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

Heathrow Airport Christmas Ad 2016 - Coming Home

Sobeys Star of Christmas

Orphan Meets New Mom and Makes Everyone Cry

Unstoppable Kitten Refuses to Listen to Doctors - Defying the Odds

Rescued Hedgehog with the Heart of a Champion

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. - Vista M. Kelly

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. - Gandhi

Look in the mirror.  You are now looking at the person responsible for your happiness. - Charles Orlando

Wishing you a perfect day.

Zombees  :)

Kindness opens the heart and brightens the day for both those who receive and those who give.

A true friend warms you with her presence, trusts you with her secrets and remembers you in her prayers.

A long laugh and a good sleep are the two best cures for anything. - Irish Proverb

Be the love you never received.

It's time to just be happy.  Being angry, sad and overthinking things just isn't worth it.

The secret to a happier life?  Just keep taking a tiny step of courage, one step at a time.

Star light, star bright, may you know deep down tonight that everything will be alright.

Cell phones bring you closer to the person far from you.  But it takes you away from the ones sitting next to you.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Thank you, Linda for all the entertaining videos. I too love to stay at home for some quiet times on my own after meeting up with friends. I need to recharge my energy battery.

  2. Dear Linda, I liked 'Heathrow Airport Christmas' very much, thank you!

  3. No really nice Christmas adverts this year but yes, that Heathrow Airport one is quite good. Love that part showing them buying Walkers' Scottish shortbread - I would do the same too!

  4. I love dessert, Linda !
    Wishing you a 'good' day.

  5. Heathrow airport is very nice Linda. I also like butterscotch pudding ... yum, yum!

  6. Hello Linda, puds are the best part of a meal for me - Apple pie and custard, lemon meringue and fruitcake – delicious! I have never tried butterscotch pudding, but I love toffee, so I’m guessing I would love it!
    I love quiet evenings at home and spend them in much the same way as you, although I don’t have a pet anymore. I would love another one but my son lives in Australia, and I do like to see him and his family every few years, and I would hate to leave a pet for weeks on end. The Heathrow airport advert makes me cry because it always makes me think of the family.
    I'm on my way out now (Christmas lunch with friends) but will be back this evening to look at more of your clips. Thank you for sharing them Linda, have a lovely day x

  7. You have some really terrific quotes today, Linda. Really loved the snowflake one!
    And it's always nice to learn things about folks.

  8. Muy lindo todo. Feliz semana.

  9. Thank you for sharing a little bit more of who you are, Linda. I'm afraid I'm too fond of desserts, though, and my waistline tends to show it! :) Another wonderful post with cool videos, especially the Heathrow ad and the various posters. I might recommend, though, that you take down the one with the quote from Rush Limbaugh...he's a notorious drug addict and radio commentator who fills the airwaves with horrible lies, tearing down people and our country. In fact, many of his sponsors have withdrawn their support of his program. Please don't think this is a negative comment on your post, because it's not...just a negative comment about a negative commenter. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. The truth about cell phones! So true!

  11. I'm glad the kitten recovered

  12. Bonjour Linda,
    Tout est beau mais la vidéo avec les petits enfants chinois qui rencontrent leurs parents adoptifs a fait battre mon coeur.
    Nous avons adopté deux enfants nous aussi et mon fils était âgé de 5 ans lorsqu'il est arrivé à Dorval. Ma fille nous sommes allés la chercher à Haïti. Je me suis permise de prendre cette vidéo pour la mettre sur ma page FB

  13. Good morning Linda. The tiny hedgehog is so beautiful. I hope it made it into the big wide world safe and sound. Over here our hedgehogs shopuld all be now hibernating for the coming winter.

  14. Hello Linda, YUM! Apple pie is my favorite. Your evenings with your kitty sound peaceful and relaxing. Love the videos and the quotes. I hope you have a perfect day. HAPPY Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  15. Beautiful sharing, dear! Have a great week! xoxo

  16. Always nice to learn a little more about you. The orphan girl meeting her adoptive Mum was a tear jerker and I found some of the quotes quit uplifting today.

  17. I always love learning more about you. I didn't know you had a cat. Nice to have someone to share your life with.

    I loved the kitten video. I linked this post to Awww Mondays. That was a huge awww.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ♥♥♥

  18. You and I may be the only two people on the planet that will admit to liking fruit cake. Lemon meringue pie was my mother's and is our daughter's favorite dessert. Have a blessed day.

  19. A long laugh and a good sleep are the two best cures for anything. - Irish Proverb
    AMEN to that!

  20. Lots of good quotes today! Happy Monday!

  21. Mmm I love apple pie. I don't think I've had butterscotch pudding. Need to search for it :-)
    LOL, cute zombees! Happy Monday!

  22. Linda, Desserts...well we avoid them except for special occasions and the Holidays. I am a pie guy! My wife loves pudding! We both love good scones, muffins and coffee cake although technically they aren't desserts!

    Your Romeo is much different than our JD. JD rules the house and its all about him! Fortunately he's about 13 so he sleeps a lot or he'd drive us crazy. He has his own room and he expects my wife to put him to bed every night...along with a ritual of snacks, playtime and a massage.

    Loved the cute teddy bear sequence... This is definitely a feel good time of the year for most folks. I totally agree that we are personally responsible for our own happiness no matter what our situation is... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  23. Hi darling and Happy Monday to you !
    I so loved the video of the Unstoppable Kitten, he's so cute !

    Hope your week is off to a good start
    I'm sending much love to you,
    with utmost thankfulness

    XX Dany

  24. Hi Linda I am having endless problems with Google freezing on me, I have wasted hours today retyping and rebooting so if I disappear for a bit you know why. I am very frustrated! Love the horse and dog friends, reminds me of my first show jumper Dusky and my Great Dane Rocky. Will try to find a photo for you. Have a good week Diane

  25. We are so much alike Linda. I always enjoy your post and come away with lots of meaningful lessons from your videos and quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  26. merci pour les informations Linda

    la première vidéo ma préférence

    have a nice day

  27. Remember butterscotch pudding with the "skin" on top? OMG I used to LOVE THAT!!!! I also love homemade apple pie and I LOVE Coconut cake! White cake with coconut frosting!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  28. Great stories about the hedgehog and the cat. 🐱

  29. Dear Linda awesome and heart touching video of the orphan meeting her new mom. What wonderful and giving people. So glad you shared this special moment. Also sounds like you and I both enjoy those quiet evenings as well. Have a great week. Hugs!

  30. I look forward to your posts because they warm my heart, sometimes make me cry, but always make me a better person.

  31. I have been seriously sad lately for lots of different reasons. Your words and pictures help me stay afloat.

    1. Jono, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and I am so happy that my posts help you in some small way. Hugs to you.

  32. Lemon meringue pie is a childhood fave for me. :-)

  33. Hi Linda, I love the hedgehog video. :) Have a great week!

  34. It sounds like Romeo makes for good company.

  35. Happy Monday Linda... I really love that commercial Sobeys Star of Christmas... I remember it from the 80's and I like that they did a remake xox

  36. Merci pour ce doux billet chère Linda, gros bisous, bonne soirée tout en douceur!

  37. Hello Linda, The videos are so touching, the little cat, the hedgehog and the adoption...Every one touched my heart hugely. The little bears are so adorable, they remind me of our shitzu fur babies. ...The little faces...the mannerisms. You have such a knack for picking wonderful videos!

    Deserts? That lemon pie sounds really good...Any pie sounds really good! *big smile* I can't do deserts any longer because sugar is extremely toxic to me. The only 'desert' I eat anymore is a stevia sweetened chocolate square form time to time.

    I enjoyed reading about your quiet evenings with Romeo, I love that name! He sounds beautiful. Your evenings sound very nice. You gets to dos what ya wants to dos... : ) I like sitting and watching a good old b/w movie many evenings with our pets.

    I enjoy your posts Linda, loved that quote on looking in the mirror at that one person. So true...

    Blessings to you Linda!

  38. In my table,can not miss dessert, usually consists of some fruit, only on special occasions we consume cakes.


  39. Great post. I also appreciate butterscotch pudding! The hubby doesn't quite understand my affection for that flavor but still surprises me every once in a while with some :o) I really enjoyed the kitten and hedgehog videos-so precious!

  40. Hi, Linda! Thank you for the great goodies on your blog post today! My kitty is mostly black with a little bit of white in her face, on her chest, on a few toes. LOL I love the black and white kitties! Like you, I enjoy quiet evenings just "being". hugs, de

  41. Hi Linda! Well, I always eat dessert, unless it has coconut or too much fruit in it. I'll eat yours! Lol!
    Your meme's hit home again with me today, especially the one about me being responsible for my own happiness. It's been a challenging year, and these weeks are no exception. I should cultivate a joy in seeing my life in spite of it all. That's an important quality to have.

  42. Hi, Linda...when I feel my life is so stressful, I visit here and receive a gentle reminder that I could be the cause and that I can stop it.
    I never leave frowning...but always with a smile.
    Thank you ☃❄🎄

  43. Kindness opens the heart and brightens the day for both those who receive and those who give...
    Great words.

    Home-made apple pie just sounds delicious!

    Hope the week is going well for you

    All the best Jan

  44. Un gran pensamiento nos dejo Gandhi sobre la codicia de los hombres.


  45. I hardly ever eat dessert either. I don't look it though :)
    Have a good evening
    (we follow via GFC now)

  46. Love your blog! The positive energy here is refreshing. I will be back.

  47. Odd and I are tea drinkers. I'm more of a green tea drinker while Odd prefers Russian Earl Grey or Indian Spice. I tried this vanilla and caramel tea that I got from my father when he came back from his vacay in Nice. It tasted like candy and it was delicious!

  48. Thank you Linda! Another meaningful post! I'm very grateful!
    I love lemon pie and cats too!
    Big Hugs!

  49. I go out with friends and family quite a bit but I treasure my quiet time tremendously. Sometimes I think the only reason I go out is because I keep imagining myself sitting quietly on a chair green and mouldy all over.. lol


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