Monthly Archives: January 2015



Well, we are partially working on the new ‘puter! Hallelujah and thank you Lord! I cannot tell you how happy I am to be blobbing with a mouse again! Good grief Charlie Brown, typing on that iPad about gave me a twitch.

I am still in the process of trying to download Windows Live Writer again, which should make the majority of my blog related issues go away, but it is complaining about a firewall or something, and that puts it squarely in Honey’s camp of things to attend to.

Of course that installation is all well and good but it will not help one whit with arranging the appearance of the blog. It has been a L.O.N.G. time since I have attempted to do anything on that front and something as simple as getting a blog roll added is apparently more than I can remember. BUT, as we have said at BSF this year many times, little by little.

Did I say I was happy to have a mouse pad again? Cause if you didn’t catch that I need to say it AGAIN!!!!!!! That was 7 exclamation points because 7 is God’s number!

Speaking of BSF, our beloved class administrator Miss Mattie had to unexpectedly leave for Texas to be with her husband who suffered a brain aneurysm. He is having a rough go of it and is extremely critical. Doctors are trying a procedure today to attempt to coil the blood vessel and prevent brain surgery. All prayers are appreciated. We know that nothing is too hard for God.

If Seymour were a person he would be arrested for disturbing the peace and assault and battery. He’s a hooligan. Like a loveable thug. I sometimes incarcerate him in our half bath. There is absolutely nothing to do in there but contemplate his wicked ways.

We had ham for dinner last night and Sy was a huge fan. It’s strange to have an animal who eats people food once again. Katie, our Yorkie who passed away about 2- 3 years ago, was always appreciative of all dinner, but Mama Mia and her daughters have absolutely zero interest in anything other than their Science Diet chow.

Considering that Mia was found with her litter of kittens scrounging near a dumpster in Detroit, you would think she would eat anything. Nope. Only Lucy will lick a little tuna water.

Is anybody else playing Trivia Crack? What a time sucker THAT is! I am trying to lure my brother Beeve to join Abby and I, because if there is one family gene we share it is trivia. Giant fountains of useless information. He will have a slight advantage over me because he will do better in the sports category. Sports and science jockey for last place in my games.

I must go, we have care group tonight and I would not be at all comfortable to host anyone with our house in the condition it is. I now understand the term “the fur was flying”. Great tufts are lying on our carpet. Those felines fight hard. Hope the fur is not flying at your place. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Hi guys, welcome to the first Hodgepodge on the new blog! Things are not quite up and running over here but we are managing a little better. Special thanks to Joyce for hosting us when she is digging out from under the snow dumped on the east coast this week!

1. When did someone last suggest you ‘chill out’? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to ‘chill out’? Or, when did you last tell yourself to ‘chill out’?

I tell myself to chill out a LOT, especially when I am having a personal summer!

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?

I saw this video about a little girl wanting to buy a birthday cake for her grandfather.  Made me melt.  .

3. “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” G.K. Chesterton

Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience? Does it feel the same in hindsight?

One thing that came to mind was when The Ab-Cat and I drove down to Chicago to pick up The Boy and The Dane before Thanksgiving. They were moving from their off campus apartment into an on campus apartment and the new one was quite a bit smaller. They needed us to drive down and bring them and their plethora of books and other items back to store at our house. The day that worked best for everyone was a Thursday, so Abby and I left at noon after my BSF class. We drove all the way down there in sunshine and clear traffic. The ride home was a whole other story!

We left Chicago in rush hour traffic and when we finally got out of that mess we headed into a snowstorm that was nerve wracking and felt like I was driving in warp speed for hours. All of the above seemed like all inconvenience, but the part that felt like an adventure was we were bringing this little stinker home to live with us!


He was a perfect little traveller, it turned out to be a good adventure!

4. A Wendy’s Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake…of these three, which one is your favorite ‘frosty’ treat?

A Wendy’s frosty. It’s really a toss up between that and a chocolate cupcake, but not all chocolate cupcakes are equal in the cupcake world. I chose the sure thing.

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.

A little circus-y, but only in the sense that it has been unusual and a little bit in disarray. Our leadership circle at BSF has been struck several blows, one gal lost her husband and our class administrator’s husband is struggling with a brain aneurysm right now. It has been a month of praying and trying to help in any way we can.

6. Since it’s a ‘snow day’ here, what’s your favorite song containing the word ‘white’?

All I can think of is White Christmas. By Andy Williams, not Bing Crosby.

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?

The convenience of it. Our town has grown considerably since we moved here 26 years ago. I like that it has most everything I need to live daily life right here.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Since the new year Capri Deb has been coming to the Bible study at our church, which is AWESOME for several reasons! We get to study about the life of Moses together and learn how much God wants to dwell among us, AND we get to go to lunch after and get caught up on all the doings in our lives! A win/win any way you look at it!

i am so thankful for the many dear friends God has placed in my life. Sometimes I think He loves me best.

Have a productive week!

First List on New Blob!


Hi Guys!

Thank you all for the blob comments, you know how that makes me happy!

I am still patiently waiting for Honey to hook up the new computer. He thinks he may get to it this weekend, woo to the giant HOO!

I am not a fan of blobbing on the iPad because, well, just because. But I should be able to formulate some words.

I have some really sweet blog birthday images just sitting in the drafts folder, all alone and gathering dust, as I can’t seem to figure out how to crop them, among other things.

It is in everyone’s best interest if I do not attempt to figure it out anymore. If you get my drift.

We have been trying to incorporate quinoa into our diets over here. There have been mixed results. Both recipes were found on Pinterest. This is where it would be nice to link, but that is another of the many things I am not able to figure out, so I will just saw they are both from Damn Delicious.

Here is my disclaimer that I am not a delectable cook and I fully accept that I could be the problem here.

First up was garlic mushroom quinoa. Everything about it sounded delicious. Mousey was the chef, I was the helper, which is the way I like it. We followed the recipe but I felt it was dry and not so tasty.

There was some leftover so I tried again. Some sort of macaroni and cheese variation that I didn’t hate as much. Honey said it wasn’t bad but I could see the wheels turning in his mind on what we could do to make it better. I don’t think Mousey ever tried that one. There’s still some in there Mouse Ann!

The Ab- Cat says stop trying to make quinoa happen, it’s NOT going to happen!!! Just like “fetch” in Mean Girls!

Really Gretchen!

I can’t remember what her exact problem with it was but it had something to do with tails.

We will try a little more to make a go of it, but it may end up being used in soup, where its dryness and tail- ness are not as noticeable.

In other news, Seymour is getting along slightly better with his elder felines. They still have moments when they are a hissing, growling, SCREAMING ball of fur and teeth rolling up and down the hallway, but there are longer periods of peace in between.

He is sporting a small nose wound and has lost a bit of fur, but it hasn’t caused him to alter his stalkerish ways. So what can be done to rectify that kind if ignorance?

He still hasn’t learned the most important rule. You don’t sniff a lady’s bottom. Nothing works them into a frenzy quicker. It’s rude and he needs to stop.

I noticed that he did not like it yesterday when Mama Mia did it to HIM.

You also should not drop down on them from above. He gets himself in more trouble with that Ninja move.

Ok, that’s what is going on over here. How about you all? Any good quinoa recipes to share?

Hi Guys!


I’m so glad you jumped over here with me!

A big thank you to Mousey for being alive and willing to share her knowledge. She said to add sharing her beauty. Big head much?

I will be back soon, there are many things to get straightened around.