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  • Where did the ads go?
    on May 11, 2014
    Those of you who have been reading my posts for a long time may remember when I joined the BlogHer network for women bloggers and started running their ads down the left side of my blog page.  I didn't do it because I ever expected to receive an...
  • Puma Photo
    on Apr 18, 2014 in Cats Photography
    Here at last is a picture of Dad's "rented" cat, Puma.  I have another of the two of them together, but Dad asked that I suppress it on the grounds that he looks too fat in it.  Puma doesn't look too pleased about having her photo taken, ei...
  • Oven Demo
    on Mar 14, 2014 in General crankiness Home ownership
    I've mentioned before that the couple I bought this house from had a tendency to cut corners when they purchased things for their home.  The stove I inherited from them, for instance, has been a source of constant annoyance.It's actually a prett...
  • My 15 Minutes of Fame
    on Mar 3, 2014
    I have a long history of discovering fabulous little restaurants about a month before they die.  For a while I was beginning to think that my patronage was the kiss of death for any eating establishment.  That's why when I looked around my...
  • Leasing a Puma
    on Feb 22, 2014 in Cats Random silliness
    The last six weeks have been pretty harrowing.  Dad and I had to take Mom to the emergency room with what turned out to be diverticulitis and a C. diff. infection.  While we were there he felt ill so I had to take him home; he woke up the n...
  • "It's Not My Fault"
    on Jan 5, 2014 in General crankiness Teaching
    Today is the last day of the winter break for the school where I teach online classes, but it hasn't been much of a break for me.  This particular group of students includes several "not-my-faulters."  I usually get one or two per class, bu...
  • Three Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving
    on Nov 29, 2013 in Food
    Yesterday was, of course, Thanksgiving Day.  My sister Sue was the hostess for the big dinner; she made the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, and the rest of us brought the remainder of the meal.  I was in charge of the vegetables, which...
  • The Cookie Legacy
    on Nov 24, 2013 in Food
    Back at the beginning of this blog I posted a number of my mother's Christmas recipes here.  Apparently I forgot to include some of her most popular cookies, because now that she no longer has her recipe box, I've been deluged with requests from...
  • The Return of the Prodigal Cat
    on Nov 22, 2013 in Cats Photography
    As I mentioned in my last post, my cat Charlie went AWOL at the beginning of September.He was out in the screened porch when a sudden thunderstorm blew in.  Either he was frightened by the loud thunder, or excited by something he saw outside.&nb...
  • Returning to Reality
    on Sep 12, 2013 in Cats Memories
    Sue and I were very fortunate to have a wonderful, relaxing vacation in what must be one of the most beautiful areas on earth.  Unfortunately, things started going south as soon as we returned home.Charlie's back stripes have darkened with ageTh...
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