Friday, July 03, 2020

A Crisis Averted Weekly Link Round-Up

It's been another week of nothing much here at Casa Kittling, although there was some excitement when I actually left the property to go to the dentist for my six-month checkup and cleaning. Such an exciting life! Oh-- there was a slight annoyance that occurred. I used one of my two credit cards online at a site I seldom frequent, and in less than twenty-four hours, I got a notice from the bank asking if I'd used that card to order a pizza from the Papa John's in Irving, Texas.! So there was the inconvenience of getting that straightened out. I don't store my credit card numbers at any of the websites I frequent, but I did forget that I had an outstanding order at The Poisoned Pen, and-- naturally-- that was the credit card I'd used. Whoever appropriated my credit card number tried to use it at Pep Boys and one other place, but they stopped after that because they were having no joy. So sad, eh?

I'll bet you're thinking the credit card incident is the crisis I referred to in the title of this post. Not so. Here, I'll show you the crisis I'm talking about...

When I finished my Lockdown Afghan, I was left with a (gasp!) empty yarn bin in my craft room. Good gravy! That just couldn't be allowed, so I had Denis choose yarn for his very own afghan. Now that yarn has arrived, and the crisis has been averted. I think the color name, Blue Hawaii, is rather fitting for an ex-submariner, don't you?

Well, I'd better mosey out to the corral. I swear these links are putting in a lot more mileage than I am lately! Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • The endangered smoky mouse, feared extinct after Australia's horrendous bushfires, has been found alive.
  • This experiment tricks mice into smelling things that aren't there.
  • Soap bubbles can pollinate flowers, but can they replace bees?
  • Why hawk moths are the underdogs of the pollinator world.
  • A twelve-year-old boy remained totally calm despite the massive bear creeping up behind him.
  • A hungry alligator tried to snap up a "turtle" on the front porch of a Florida home.
  • These black bear cubs in the Great Smoky Mountains couldn't wait for their mother's milk.
  • The great koala rescue operation.

►Fascinating Folk◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe! Stay healthy! Curl up with a good book!


  1. Ugh! Sorry to hear about your credit card issue, Cathy, even if it wasn't a full-blown crisis. I've had that happen to me, too, and it's a real pain. I'm glad you got it straightened out. And of course, your yarn crisis was averted, too, which is a real relief! Now, I've got the Roanoke colony to check out. Then that Maya structure. I'm going to be quite the virtual traveler!

  2. Glad you were able to get your credit card straightened out. One more thing to worry about. I'd already checked several links about the Roanoke colony which has fascinated me since I first heard about it. Off to check on some other links!

  3. So glad you got your credit card problem resolved. That's awful. And about your scarcity of yarn, which was remedied by that beautiful Blue Hawaii. I assume a solid blue with no other colors mixed in. It will be lovely.
    I've read many links, and enjoyed the animal and book ones the most.

    1. I'm glad you enjoy the links, Kathy.

    2. Yes, the Blue Hawaii is a solid blue with no colors mixed in.

  4. Thank goodness your yarn crisis was averted! And what a pain about your credit card.

    1. Yes, that yarn situation certainly was a "crisis," wasn't it? ;-) I'm glad that my bank was right on top of that bogus charge.


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