Tar and Abby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Adventures in Thanksgiving - getting started already

This would be me - but I don't drink. I'd like to drink...

Anyway we have had our fair share of adventures - niece throwing up over the side of the bunk bed on top of her sister. Dogs drinking up all the fryer oil and doing the same in concert. The carrots that refused to cook. The parsnip pie.

So far, this year - Tar has eaten one of the candles that I have set aside to decorate the table. (Which reminds me I have to hunt down the table cloths.) I caught him before he swallowed the metal bit.

I pre-made a turkey that came with just breasts only - poor thing bounced around life without wings and legs.... I made broth out of that turkey, simmered all day. Put it out on the 25 degree deck for 'free' cooling off. Forgot to bring it in. We had freezing rain all night. Had to get the salt treatment. Bag weighs 100 lbs I'm sure. Well, that didn't work. Luckily The Engineer had to turn around as they finally told them to take a two hour delay. He filled my salt container, treated the deck, pried the broth pot off the table.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

So.... does your cat love you?


One of the books I've written for my 10 nieces and nephews is this one -
The other day I read it to the little girl I tutor. She liked it. :-)
She has a couple dogs and a cat. So I thought, in our final five minutes of each session, we could start taking notes about how her cat loves her and turn it into a book.
Now, being allergic to cats I don't know very much about them.
For fun I entered in 'how your cat loves you' into Amazon.
And the first book up was this ----

Oh.


Okay, you cat people out there, I need input!

So where is the turkey hiding this year?


In his usual planter. It helps that the gnomes have moved inside since it is COLD here.
The gnomes are currently living on my kitchen windowsill. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

oh, bother and CELEBRATION!




' new 14-module smart home kit makes your dumb coffee pot brilliant:


I have a paper calendar. I have dumb cell phone. I don't even use a coffee maker (french press).
I have a love/hate relationship with my burner-less stove. Someday I'm going to be trapped in my house as I won't be able to talk the front door into letting me out...

THAT SAID - celebration is due!!! Eldest is now employed by a Seattle start-up.
OfferUP
For people with smart phones....

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Abby is displeased

A house in our subdivision has put up Christmas decorations.
All the stores have put up Christmas decorations.
Abby is worried they have forgotten Thanksgiving and the dogs'
tasty treat of turkey.
(Abby does not know about the tradition of knocking over the
cooling deep fryer of turkey goodness, lapping it all up and
barfing (three dogs' worth) at 2am....... but one of the cousin dogs
was in on the crime and he might tell them......)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Enjoying fall

One of our maples.
We are lucky to have large parks all along our rivers. The school I tutor at is in the next town which allows me to drive along the park and river and enjoy all the trees, water, squirrels and the kamikaze geese standing in the middle of the road.