Okay, my computer is finally back. HP technicians were unable to recover any of my data, thank goodness for my new external hard drive!! I have been busy putting it all back together. Fun!
In the meantime, we have been having some beautiful weather, it is not Winter-like at all. No snow. Warmer than normal temperatures. It doesn’t feel much like Christmas, but I’m not doing a lot of complaining!!
I opened the back door the other day for a bit of fresh air. The cats love it when the doors and windows are open! I took this picture of the cats (with my phone) while they were watching our resident squirrel “eat” (stealing the stuffing from) our patio chairs. I’ve mentioned him before, here and here. Stinker.
It’s nice to have things be almost back to normal around here. I look forward to checking in with all of you!
I made this jar of Lemon Honey last spring and have been using it regularly over the past week. I don’t know if it helps my cold or not, but it sure feels (smells and tastes!) nice!
I don’t remember where I first saw this recipe, if you can call it that, but I have made several jars over the past few years. I sliced 2 lemons and placed them in the jar and then I poured honey over the top until the jar was full. I keep it in the refrigerator. To use, add it, to taste, to plain hot water or hot tea. It’s good!
Sammy and Zeta were, as usual, were in the way! But they are cute doing it!
My apologies to Zeta kitten, but the whole “wearing the cone” thing is just too funny. He walks into the walls and the furniture and has this silly head bob when walking. I love watching him try to groom, succeeding only in licking the insides of the cone. We are giving him all kinds of love and ,despite the silly, we are looking forward to removing the cone for good. I am sure that he will be very happy to get back to normal.
My friend is adopting a little girl from China, they are hoping to be able to pick her up before her first birthday in December. There is going to be a baby celebration/shower for the family this weekend. Guests have been asked to bring an ornament for mobiles. I didn’t, and still don’t, know exactly what they have in mind but decided to make a paper flower ornament. I made paper by layering a copy of the ZenTangle that I made for Starr’s birthday and printing it out on card stock. I knew that I was going to cut it up, so I didn’t worry too much about the layout.
I like the result. I hope it works for the project.
I was also tasked by Starr to make her a pair of cat ears for her and some polar bear ears for her friend Christy for Halloween. Simple, but I think they will be cute.
I found Starr digging through this box of buttons the other day. She was decorating her bulletin board for her room in the sorority house. I used to pick up buttons here and there back in the day, from when I was in high school and college in the early 80s. When she was little she loved going through the box, looking at each button, occasionally asking questions, “are beer drinkers really better lovers?”
I am sure that she has taken some of the best buttons over the years, but there are still quite a few left. It is fun to look at them, they bring back some really great memories.
Just like Sammy, Zeta just had to get in middle of things!!
After a few stressful days of “introducing” the cats, things have finally started to feel more normal around here. They play a lot, they share their food dishes, they rest when needed. They follow each other around the house…it is very cute!! As far as I know, they don’t sleep together, but I did catch this:
Sammy and Zeta
Sorry for the poor quality, I don’t own a video camera and the only thing I had near me was my trusty cell phone.
Sammy just loves that basket! Zeta has taken a liking to curling up in it too…so far this hasn’t caused any conflicts!!
Name? Kelly. Mysterious? Not really. Passionate? Yes. Lazy? Sometimes. Outgoing? Not a bit. Trusting? Mmhmm. Artistic? On good days. Crazy? Could be. Trustworthy? Absolutely. Graceful? I wish. Sarcastic? Often. Deserving? You bet. Forgiving? Yes. Religious? No. Spiritual? Yes. Uncertain? At times. Confused? Sure. Distracted? Daily. Silly? Yeah. Talkative? Not. Punctual? To a fault. Breakable? Quite.
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