Cats, Books, & Tea

So besides the special people in my life: such as my husband, family, and friends–here are the three things I love the most.

My godmother gave me this shirt for my birthday and it is my new favorite-as it says my three most favorite things in the world. Cats!

Books!

And Tea!

Yep!

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For more on my love of cats, go to Cat Lovers All Know This

For more book love, go to Time Flies When You’re Reading

For more tea, go to Cozy & Comfy Tea Time

 

Cozy & Comfy Tea Time

So you all know how much I love tea:

In fact for Christmas I got quite a few tea things because my friends and family knew of my love.

But one gift was belated, so I decided to post it separately instead of in my earlier Christmas post. This combines my love of tea and my love of something else that I just adore:

Cats!

So now I can drink my tea and look at this adorable creature. I can’t imagine a better tea time.

For more tea posts, go to You Know Me So Well

For more Jane Austen quotes, go to Life Seems But a Quick Succession of Busy Nothings

For more cat posts, go to I’m a Bit Catty

I’m a Bit Catty

So you all know that I just love cats.

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I mean I really love them:

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Which made me realize. Not only do I love cats, but in a lot of ways I act just like a cat.

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]I mean seriously:

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For more on cats, go to What Separates the Real Fans from the Fakes

 

 

 

 

 

What Separates the Real Fans from the Fakes

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But whether they are cat or woman, one thing remains the same.

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Let reading cats lie.

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For more on Harry Potter, go to The Ultimate Torture

For more on Cats, go to Cat Lovers All Know This

For more book-filled posts, go to Six Degrees of Separation

We Are Family

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Day 25) Your Family

So a while back I did a post,¬†Considering Lily, about how I was inspired by a book to write my own blog. One thing I learned from that story was that it was best not to write about family and friends, just in case they didn’t like what I had to say. So talk about my actual family…

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So instead I will talk about my other family. My babies. My kitties!!

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I have two adorable kitties, of which I have posts to come on, and they are my babies. They may give me trouble every now and then, like all cats:

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But I just love them!!!!!!!!!!!

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I also have another family, my blogging family. So there is the original:

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All about Jane Austen, Holidays, things that happen in my everyday life, music, etc.

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But that is not the only blog in my family. In fact, I have a younger sister, that is sister blog, called Mysterious Eats.

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This blog reviews mysteries:

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And recipes. The recipes come either from the mystery books, or are just recipes I want to test out. A Mystery! (On both ends)

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And then their is my youngest sister, sister blog, From Print to Screen, who just had its first post. Congrats!

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This post compares the books to their film versions and tells you which they like best.

So if those strike your fancy, check them out!

Take it away Sister Sledge!

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To start the 30 Day Challenge from the beginning, go to Musical Madness

For the previous post, go to One of Many

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For more Lillian Jackson Braun, go to Cat Lovers All Know This

The Greatest Show on Earth

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Day 5) If You Could Go Anywhere, Where Would It Be?

If there was anywhere I could go I would want to go to the circus.

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Not a circus of today, as those are pretty lame, but I would want to one from the 1950s, like in The Greatest Show on Earth.

That would be so cool! They have all kinds of animals, not just house cats and elephants; and all kinds of acts. Plus, look at those costumes!

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Of course it would be even better if I could see Charlton Heston there.

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So yeah, probably not what you all where expecting, but it’s what I’m feeling at the moment.

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To start 30 Day Challenge from the beginning, go to Musical Madness

For the previous post, go to¬†It’s a Way of Life

Credit Where Credit is Due

Have you ever taken credit for something you didn’t do or was out of your hands to create?

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It’s not to say that you were trying to steal someone else’s thoughts, creation, or work. It’s just you are trying to take full credit for something you really had no true control over.

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Well then you are just like Emma when she believes she is the one who brought Miss Taylor and Mr. Weston together.

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Now a lot of people laugh at how conceited Emma is in this scene, but this is actually something a lot of people fall into.

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For all you sports fans, think about the last game you saw in which your team won because “you wore a special shirt or socks”. Or how about the fact you won a prize because you chose your “lucky number”? Or the time you won a game¬†because you “blew luck into the dice”? Or getting a certain space in Monopoly because you “claimed” it? Or the time you passed a test because you wore a “lucky” piece of clothing? Yep, we humans love to claim that some act we did caused a realignment in the cosmos and brought about something we desired.

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In reality, none of our little “lucky” things or claims did anything to affect it. It was out of our control the whole time, but we feel better having done “something”. It makes us feel in control.

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In¬†Emma, Emma Woodhouse’s governess and best friend has just married the widower Mr. Weston. Emma is convinced that she is the one who made it all happen, as four years ago when everyone said Mr. Weston would never marry, she was determined to prove them all wrong.

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However, there is a huge problem with this thought. In thinking that she did everything, Emma is totally disregarding the feelings of her mentor and Mr. Weston. Because she was lucky in her guess, she believes she is the one who made all the decisions, a true puppet master.

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I don't think so

Sorry Emma, that’s not how it works. People are like cats, they don’t do something because you want them to. They do what they want to do.

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If they want to be together, they will try to get together. But if they don’t want to get together, then it’s not going to work out.

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As Mr. Knightley says it:

“I do not understand what you mean by ‘success’, said Mr Knightley. “Success supposes endeavor…But if, which I rather imagine, your¬†making the match, as you call it, means only your planning it, your saying to yourself one idle day, ‘I think it would be a very good thing for Miss Taylor if Mr. Weston were to marry her,’ and saying it again to yourself every now and then afterwards, why do you talk of success? Where is your merit? You made a lucky guess; and¬†that is all that can be said.”

Unfortunately, like most people, Emma won’t listen to him as she is adamant that her thoughts and suppositions had a true effect on the real world.

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And is now determined to set her sights on someone else, fixing them up and proving to Mr. Knightley that she is in control.

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And how will this turn out for Emma? Keep following to find out!

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For more on Emma, go to All By Myself