Monthly Archives: August 2011

The End and the Beginning

I’ve come out from the other side of my dental ordeal.  We’ll see tomorrow if it worked out.

As for the garden, there are two things:  the heat and the sweet potatoes.  I have kept the fruit trees watered.  This weekend looks to be milder in temps, so I will buy a wheelbarrow and haul lots of soil amendments in.

I know what I want to grow and I have ordered some seeds.

I also want to work more on cooking.  I want to make a perfect turkey, so I will be the one my family looks to for the turkey.  I want to make some great sweet potato casserole.  I want to make some good borscht with the beets from last winter and next.

And I will bake tons of cookies for pups this winter.  Baking in 105 degree weather just beats us down.  I need new cookie sheets — I have to measure my stove — I found both made in the USA and made in Brazil sheets at the store.  Once I measure, I’ll know which to buy.

And Roberto, just keep bringing your recycle stuff here.  We’ve got room!

He’s a Good Boy

Here’s the First Dog:

I’m not sure how this will work, but hopefully the video will appear?  Here’s the link in case it doesn’t:.

I’ll have to get a good video of another good boy:  Murphy.


He’s a Good Boy

Too Much Time with Ice

I’ve been using ice like there is no tomorrow.  First it was on my surgery location, now it’s on my wrist and finger.  I spilled some hot soup on myself and yeah I have blister burns.

Hopefully the electricity won’t go out.


Easy Decision

Earlier today, I looked at my bills.  I’ve got two little credit card balances out there that I want to pay off ASAP.  One is a Capital One Account, the other is Bank of America.  The interest on the Capital One is higher, so I thought I would pay it off next month.  I have three automatic charges attached to the Bank of America card.

Then I read this.

I’ll pay off the Bank of America balance and then make them work each month to reel me back in, all the while paying off those three little charges — in other words, letting Bank of America finance my charitable givings 🙂

I’ll then pay off CapOne in January.



I’ve been encouraged by the news from Libya.    It looks like the “rebels” are locking things up and there has been another defection.

Soon we may have a new democracy in North Africa.  The people trying to take the country have been working with Europe and NATO.  This could be the change that makes the difference for Africa.

Puppy Cookies

Well, I’m 5 days post-op and feeling well enough to bake some cookies, so here we go!

The recipe is here.

My beloved Magimix:

She was made in France 😉

The ingredients:

The sea salt is from Spain; all the rest is made in the U.S.A.

I picked parsley from the garden.

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