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  1. The Cat and the Christmas Tree

    January 4, 2012 by JeaniePoor

    Cat and the christmas treeHello, my name is Chloe and I live in the big city. I am fortunate to have a mom and dad that love each other and I have two brothers named Jayden and Noah. I also have an older sister named Samantha. My dad is a partner at an important law firm and my mom works as an interior decorator. We stay in a huge condo near the downtown area of the city and we have almost everything we need in life, which is also another blessing.

    The Christmas season began a few days ago and I’m glad that it started. I love Christmas time because it’s my favorite time of the year. Even in the big city the Christmas spirit is alive. My family does things during the holidays like many other families. We decorate the home with pretty lights, we make Christmas cards, we go ice skating and we even have snowball fights. Yesterday was Black Friday and we went shopping and brought up a bunch of gifts. I got things, my brothers got frames for their photos and my sister got a Sole F85 treadmill. Today is Saturday and we’re about to put up our Christmas tree as soon as dad gets back home from work. Dad has to sometimes work early on Saturday mornings and this one of those times. It’s okay though, he usually gets home about noon or one o’clock and we can begin when he arrives.

    My family and I began to gather Christmas decorations from our storage room. We have a large 10′ artificial tree. My parents hate pine needles and I do too. I remember one Christmas when I was really young and I got pine needles stuck all in my feet from chasing my cat Mia around a pine needle tree. Oh, I almost forgot to introduce Mia! She is the family pet and she’s a Persian cat that has been around for 4 years. My brothers really don’t like Mia and they would have preferred a dog. As a matter of fact they would always try to do strange things to Mia, such as placing super glue in her cat food so her mouth would stay shut or capturing stray dogs and using them to chase Mia away from the house.

    The thing about Mia, is that she’s just too smart for those two bonehead brothers of mine. Samantha use to play with Mia a lot more when she first arrived but as she’s sixteen now and doesn’t even notice her as much. Mom and dad say Mia is a good pet to have around because she’s an easy maintenance. They claim that all four of us are more than enough for them to handle.

    Anyhow, Mia has been leaving the home a lot since September of this year. I do not know where she goes but she would disappear for a few days at a time. When I as younger and I came home from school she would always be there and I couldn’t wait to see her. Now it’s like she’s doing her own thing and it’s been driving me crazy. I mean she’s a pet and she’s suppose to be around for me when I need her.

    Well, dad had finally made it home it was time to put up the tree. We pulled out the digital camera and our tablet computers to take pictures and to make home videos. Mom made the best Christmas cookies and we started to put up the tree. While we were laughing and dancing to the Christmas music that was playing in the background, Mia came into the room to join in the fun. She appeared to be happy just like the rest of us and she started to show it. She rolled around on the ground and purred excitedly and stretched out one of her paws making playful swiping motions.

    Jayden and Noah began to complain about the cat and Noah started to chase her around the room until dad made him stop. Mom while smoking her told the boys that Mia was a part of the family and that she could stay to join in the celebration. I took Mia and had her help me to place Christmas bulbs and candy canes onto the tree. She stayed next and she assisted me by pushing the bulbs in my direction, though she wasn’t that good at it. It took us all afternoon to put up and decorate the tree but it was finally done about 6 o’clock. Once we were done with the decorations it was time to place the star on top. Every year a child gets to do this and this year it was my turn again. As dad stepped on the stool to lift me up to the top of the tree, Mia jumped frantically into the air and landed on his back. She dug her claws into dad and her actions caught him off guard. He dropped me out of his hands before smashing into the tree.

    Now lucky for me, my mother had me to take boring ballerina lessons and I was able to land on my feet. But poor old dad he went crashing into part of the tree before he hit the ground beneath. Now he didn’t knock the tree over but he did knock some of the decorations off of it. Once he hit the ground he began to laugh. My thought he was crazy because she just knew he was hurt but he wasn’t. I think the nice soft carpet we have in the living room helped to cushion his fall. Jayden and Noah started to hurl insults at the cat and I told them to stop. I went over to Mia and told her she was a bad cat for hurting my dad and laughing at the whole thing. My sister Samantha had instinctively went over to the tablet that was recoding the event and she played it back. She started to laugh too.

    The cat and the christmas treeShe brought the tablet over to the rest of the family and had them look on the screen. The scene was recorded and I have to admit it was rather hilarious. The expression that dad had on his face as Mia jumped on his back was funny. The way he dropped me and I landed on my feet was fantastic and how dad crashed into the tree before hitting the ground was something that could only be done in a comedy movie.

    I’m glad that dad didn’t get mad and decide to get rid of her. Though none of us could figure out why Mia jumped on dad’s back, she ended up creating a holiday memory that we would never forget. We’ll Christmas finally came around and Mia was still leaving a lot as usual, When I went to sleep on Christmas Eve she wasn’t there, even our ir camera could not find her but when I woke up with my family and we all ran downstairs to open gifts, Mia was under the tree with four little kittens. We were all surprised and shocked because none us knew what was going on on. My parents told me that some things in this life can’t be explained and we should just enjoy good things when we’re lucky enough to have them. I took their advice and had a wonderful Christmas with Mia and her new family.

     

    Another Story About a Cat and the Christmas Tree

    written by: ConnieVetTech

    cat and the christmas treeIt was a dark, but luminous night when Bell was first introduced to Christmas. The night was peaceful, and as everyone lay in bed, Bell stood wide awake wondering about St. Nicholas. It would be Bell’s first Christmas, and he grew inpatient as the night slowly approached. It was cold, but the decorative lights that surrounded the neighborhood gave Bell a warm sensation. Perhaps it was a feeling of mystery, or a sense of overwhelming joy of waiting for St. Nicholas. Being a young and active cat Bell’s curiosity and imagination began to take over.

    Despite everything being so perfect, Bell began to ponder a few things. After looking at the Christmas tree for a few minutes, he began to wonder if it would be big enough for the presents to fit under. Then, as time passed, Bell also started to doubt if the tree was decorated enough. Bell even started to wonder if the lights on the Christmas tree were bright enough for St. Nicholas to see. Bell grew more worried as time passed, and he thought to himself; “something must be done, otherwise St. Nicholas will be disappointed.” Bell was told about the wonders of getting presents on Christmas day from St. Nicholas and he was eager for the time to come. The young cat decided to take the issues in his own hands to assure that St. Nicholas would be content with the Christmas tree and arrive with presents.

    First, Bell thought of different ways to make the tree bigger for the presents to fit under. He finally came to the conclusion that placing books under the tree was the best way to make it taller. The only books in sight were in a very tall book shelf, but Bell was determined to fix the issue so he began to climb. To Bell’s misfortune, the shelf began to wobble and he was forced to let go. Luckily, he landed in his soft, fluffy bed that was just below the book shelf. The book shelf trembled and Bell watched as it slowly settled. Bell felt great disappointment as he knew that climbing the book shelf again up to the book would be far too dangerous, and waking up his family would get him in big trouble! He also knew that he was fortunate to not have been hurt.

    Bell gave up the idea of making the tree taller, but he still had the drive necessary to improve the tree’s decoration. The Christmas tree proudly held various crystal spheres and other hanging decorations. For Bell, it was not sufficient to impress St. Nicholas. Colorful and shiny garland was sure to do the job! Bell retrieved Christmas garland from the attic and swiftly ran downstairs to get started. He began from the bottom and worked his way up; at this point he needed to get back down and didn’t know how to without ruining the decorations. Bell suddenly slipped and fell to the ground taking a few crystal spheres with him. He was startled by the loud crash! Once more, Bell was saddened to see his failure. He successfully placed the garland around the tree, but breaking many spheres caused the tree to become dull. The tree was not bright enough to begin with, and now it was even worse!

    After so much disappointment, Bell decided that he wouldn’t lose anything with trying once more. This time, he decided to make the Christmas tree brighter. Bell wanted to make sure that St. Nicholas would be able to spot their Christmas tree. Now more than ever, Bell was convinced that he needed to fix the tree, otherwise it would be too late and his first Christmas would be ruined. He found a large box filled with a bunch of Christmas lights. The lights came in so many colors and different sizes. Bell decided that they were all perfect for the Christmas tree. He neatly placed the Christmas lights on the tree; this time being careful not to slip and fall. Bell was finished at last! The only thing left to do was turn the Christmas lights on. The lights shone bright, until…Bell heard a strange noise and the lights started to flicker. All of a sudden, every single light in the neighborhood turned off.

    Bell sat in complete darkness and was very unhappy. He was only trying to make his first Christmas the best, and ended up ruining everyone’s Christmas. No one knew why their lights were not working, but Bell was filled with guilt. It was a few minutes until midnight, and he had failed to make the tree taller, nicer, and brighter. With all the disappointment Bell felt inside, he began to cry. He thought that now there was no way St. Nicholas would visit his home, or even his neighborhood. Bell felt terrible that his friends and family would not enjoy Christmas, and that he would not be able to experience the holiday. Bell remained quiet and could only think of what he had done. At one point, Bell decided to leave because he was so ashamed.

    As Bell started to walk towards the door, he heard thumps and jingles. A bit frightened, Bell ran under the center table and hid. He watched as a dark figure approached the door. When the door opened, Bell realized it was St. Nicholas! No one could mistake St. Nicholas’ jolly appearance and joyful personality. Although Bell was overjoyed that St. Nicholas did in fact arrive, he was too shameful to come out. Bell watched St. Nicholas’ expression and waited for him to be disappointed when he saw the mess he had made. St. Nicholas’ grin only became wider as he saw the absurd scene. He then spotted Bell and noticed that he had been weeping. St. Nicholas asked Bell why he was so upset, and Bell explained everything.

    St. Nicholas burst into laughter! Bell was confused, but was no longer upset. St. Nicholas explained to Bell that Christmas was not about decoration but that it was about being happy. He told Bell that the reason why he loves giving presents is to see happiness spread around the world. That Christmas, Bell received the best gift of all, and learned a valuable lesson. He learned that the magic of the holiday was to be content and share the happiness with loved ones.


  2. A Compilation Of Beauty Tips That Work

    March 13, 2012 by JeaniePoor

    Some tips on how to start with beauty makes a great start for beginners. Below are some tips that will hopefully assist you into making better decisions and to start applying things properly. You need to look well, so it is to your benefit to learn something from these tips.

    About Eyelash

    Curled lashes can make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Rather than using your eyelash curler just once per eye, hold the curler closed on the lashes for fifteen seconds. Repeat this step on each eye three separate times – once each for the base, middle, and tips of the top eyelashes.

    Before using any kind of eyelash glue around your eyes, test it on the inside of your arm twenty-four hours before you are planning to apply it to your eyes. This is the best way to test for allergies and can help you avoid having your eyes swell shut from an allergic reaction.

    To get eyelashes that really pop, eyelash extensions are the perfect solution. It is not best to wear these every single day, but they are wonderful for a party or a wedding. They can look very natural as long as you don’t go overboard, and will bring out the color of your eyes.

    If the idea of applying strips of false lashes gives you cold feet, consider single lashes instead. These are considerably easier to apply and require only a small amount of eyelash glue, compared with the amount used for full lashes. Individual lashes, when placed in the outer corner of the eyes, produce a far more natural effect.

    You have curled your hair with a curling iron, but have you ever thought about using heat on your eyelashes? No, don’t use a curling iron on your eyelashes because that is just too dangerous, but heat up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a few seconds, so your eyelashes will curl more easily.

    Invest in an eyelash curler. Most people often forget how great their eyelashes look when they use an eyelash curler. Curling your eyelashes brightens your eyes and makes them look bigger. There are also heated eyelash curlers available that claim to make the curl last longer.

    Rather than spending twenty dollars on every single new mascara that comes on the market, focus on prepping your lashes as the best way to maximize the effect of your makeup. Use a heated eyelash curler before applying your favorite mascara. After applying two or three coats, use a lash comb to eliminate clumps and separate the lashes.

    Heat your eyelash curler with your blow dryer. Hold your curler in front of your hair dryer for a few seconds. Be sure to check the temperature before using it on your eyelashes because it could burn you. Your eyelashes will curl better with a little heat applied to them.

    These tips should have given you some much needed insight on where to start and how to begin with your own personal beauty techniques. They were thoughtfully compiled to help the beauty beginner learn the basics and some other cool techniques that are simple enough to use for everyday.


  3. Home Improvement Can Be Difficult Without The Right Info

    March 9, 2012 by JeaniePoor

    Home improvement can be a very enjoyable and beneficial endeavor that anyone can almost enjoy doing. However, for a beginner, knowing what tool to use or understanding when you need a zoning permit and what the standard regulation codes are, can be very intimidating. So, what should a novice do to learn all they can about them? Well, to start, read the tips that are below, of course!

    You need to define the reason for your home improvements before starting so that you stay on track though out the renovations. Some of the reasons you might focus on could be to add more space, or to increase the homes value, or even to make it more energy efficient.

    While most people know that taking a shower instead of soaking in a tub helps to conserve water, not everyone knows that you can actually save more money on your water usage by replacing your original shower head with a specially designed low-flow shower head. This is a quick and easy improvement that can be done in one day and with only a minor cost.

    If you have a deck you should clean it deeply once a year and then after wards put sealer on it. Look at all of your options and decide what qualities you need in a outdoor deck sealant. You may need to personalize your purchase for the area you live in and the climate.

    When you are trying to improve your bathroom, avoid trying to replace the tile. You can replace your cabinets, fixtures, vanity, and faucet to give your bathroom a new look. If you do not like the look of your tile, consider just redoing the grout. Scrape out the old and add new.

    To showcase a particularly beautiful flowerbed or landscaping detail, steal this trick from noted horticulturists and botanic garden curators: position outdoor accent lighting fixtures behind plants or statuary to dramatically reveal the unique shapes, textures, and form of shrubs, flowers, and ornamental grasses. This is a particularly effective technique for single-color gardens or landscapes.

    Trimming your hedges, bushes and trees may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of home improvement but it can greatly improve the appearance of your property. It can often be a quick day job for you to undertake, that will result in a nice, finished look.

    If space is at a premium in your home, consider remodeling the attic or basement. These areas offer a cost-effective way to gain extra square footage without resorting to constructing an addition. If the area already has a floor, roof, and walls your project will move along quickly and you’ll be enjoying your new space in no time.

    Now you should be able to see why home improvement can be such an enjoyable endeavor to participate in. There is so much fun to be had when anyone tries to improve upon their own home. With these tips in mind, you can start improving your home, just like a pro!


  4. Effective Home Improvement Tips For Everyone

    March 4, 2012 by JeaniePoor

    Home improvement is the most cost-effective way to get a new home in this economy. In a buyer’s market, it is too hard to find someone to buy your home at the price it is valued. Instead of dealing with the real estate hassle, why not improve the home you already have? This article has tips on how you can make your current home seem new.

    A cheap way to really change the look of a kitchen is to simply change the knobs that are found on the cabinets. You can go to a home improvement store and find a large selection of knobs. You will be able to find knobs that really show off your personality and fit the style of your home.

    There are a few electrical tasks that a non-expert can do around the home. One is replacing a light switch. After you turn off the electricity and remove the cover plate, detach the wires on the old switch and replace them in the same order on the new switch.

    To change the look of your living room or den without spending a lot of money, consider updating your fireplace. Replacing the screen and painting the brick and/or mantel can add a fresh new look to the whole room, and eyes will immediately be drawn to the modern-looking focal point.

    Communicate with your significant other. You should both be clear on what you want done and what the specific project is going to consist of. Rather than assigning tasks for each other, find out what they want to do and what they are good at. This will take pressure off of you during the project.

    The ideas in this article will help you discover how you can transform your current home into the house of your dreams with simple renovations. Home improvement is easier and less daunting than you might think, and is cost efficient when you are able to do some of the renovations yourself.


  5. Simple Things You Can Do To Be A Better Photographer

    February 21, 2012 by JeaniePoor

    Photography has so many possibilities as to what you can use, do, and how you can apply it to your own personal photos. It is rare to find somebody that will take photos just like you, so why not take advantage of that and create photos that work for you and with your camera? This article can help you.

    A great photography trick that can make your photographs more interesting is to start paying attention to shapes. Try thinking about what kinds of shapes you’re getting in your photographs, and how you can make them look more compelling. Shapes can be a wonderful design motif if you use them.

    An important tip to consider with photography is that when taking vacation photos try to make the pictures themselves as interesting or more interesting than your subject. This will make sure that people other than you will take interest in them and will give well known buildings or sites a fresh look.

    You can take beautiful photos if you pay attention to the symmetry in your pictures. A picture that is supposed to be symmetrical and isn’t will appear much worse than if it were and frustrate your viewers. Make sure you’re standing in the dead center of a symmetrical object if you are trying to create a symmetrical composition.

    Change the direction of your camera’s flash to avoid the appearance of red eye. When a flash goes off directly in line with someone’s eyes, the result can be red eye. Reducing red eye will improve the quality of your pictures and give your subjects a more realistic appearance.

    Isn’t creating your own photography concepts a lot of fun? As you have seen in this article, there are a lot of ways this can be done and no two techniques or cameras will yield the same results. There are also lots of customizable options that can work with your skill set and budget too.


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    January 3, 2012 by JeaniePoor

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    January 3, 2012 by JeaniePoor

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