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One Cold Day In Florida

One Cold Day In Florida

We Had A Hard Freeze!!! Tra!  La! Take that mosquitoes! I don’t think we’ve had a hard freeze for the past two winters at least… We need at least one a winter to kill off the green-gooies that get to thriving in the heat and humidity down here…….(witness Ben’s head). And the mosquito population has been growing each year exponentially. As an aside…….did you know that we have elected officials who head up our Mosquito Control Division? ***Our Elected Mosquito…

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This Old House

This Old House

  I guess we put enough lights on the Christas tree this year… Well, maybe we put a few too many… …..my younger daughter and I had to go out to run some errands……. …..and when we came back and tried plugging in the tree…….everything stayed dark……. …..not just the tree…….but the ceiling fan…….and other wall plugs and lights in the kitchen too……. …..no fuses were flipped…….hmmmmmmmm… But this house has ALWAYS been unique……. …..that’s an understatement….. Here’s another example…

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Mission Accomplished ~~~Puppy Proofing The Christmas Tree

Mission Accomplished ~~~Puppy Proofing The Christmas Tree

We finally got the tree up AND we got it lit! It’s not pretty…….but it’s (fairly) puppy-proof… Let the games begin!                       Tra!  La! My younger daughter and I went to our special tree farm and picked out our tree…….(we’ve been going to the same Christmas Tree Farm since my girls were in diapers.)   ***Lazy Lay Acres Christmas Tree Farm*** …..Paulo gives us ceiling height measurements ahead of time.  We…

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All Disney Names, and No Oscars

All Disney Names, and No Oscars

Remember when I explained how we give temporary names to all of our puppies (prior to their new owners giving them their forever names)? Sleep deprivation always plays into the naming-lottery. With Killian’s recent litter, we had Alice, Betty, Joan, Rachel, Bruce, and Oscar… I don’t know where the names come from…….they just pop up in my head. …..(just like my series of Astronomer and Mathematician names for the cats)….. …..I actually thought that Killian’s baby (who I named Oscar)…….was…

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Morning Has Broken…….

Morning Has Broken…….

…….and so might Copernicus. I’m up much earlier than I intended… It’s still dark outside…   …..but my bedroom was suddenly brightly lit…     I could have slept through the sudden light very easily… …….but the roosters (who are right outside my bedroom window in Stalag Coop) figured that the sudden bright bedroom lights meant it was dawn (albeit from the wrong direction)… ***Stalag Coop Explained***(Before I Learned How To Use Photos) Copernicus………………………………………………………..! Even with soft/squishy cat paws, I…

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Brisket, Prosecco, & Iceberg Lettuce

Brisket, Prosecco, & Iceberg Lettuce

We just finished our monthly hit on Walmart. They finally got huge briskets back in stock.       I love me a big slab o’ meat……. It wasn’t in our budget…….but it was in my shopping cart.   My younger daughter and I tootled around Walmart with two carts…….filling both… …….all jumbo/economy-sized merchandise. Really shopping like we do is an aerobic activity……. First we put the stuff in the cart… Then we put the stuff on the cash register’s…

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

  I love aromatherapy.   I have diffusers, smokers, & burners all over the house. I’ve used oils for years.   I use various blends for health purposes.   I swear by “Thieves Oil”.  (There’s a cool story behind it too.) *****Thieves Vinegar History*****   My go-to massage oil is “Aura Glow”, which is a blend that was formulated by Edgar Cayce.   *****Aura Glow & Heritage Products***** Did I mention almost throwing my children into hypothermic shock when they…

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Green Quarters

Green Quarters

Should quarters be green…………………..? …….I really don’t think so…   You know how you have that jar of coins where you toss extra change? I recently had to move my coin jar for cleaning. I thought it was odd that so many of the coins inside looked green. So I investigated……………………………………………………………………………..sigh… They were green…….and some were white & corroded…   But most were green………….and moist…………..(moist coins?……..that’s never good—–right?) ………….(you know I sniffed them)………….but, they did NOT smell of cat pee….

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Cat Catastrophe Contained

Cat Catastrophe Contained

I just got my recharger-cord-thingie in the mail. The scraps of the torn, padded envelope still litter the kitchen floor. The cats are already plotting their next attack. My older daughter has given me a protective case for my computer and its new, pristine recharger-cord. Tonight I’m camouflaging my computer in its new case on the cookbook shelves in the kitchen.  It should look like a fake cookbook on the shelf.     Take That, Cats!!!        …

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The Cat Conspiracy

The Cat Conspiracy

    I have to type quickly.       I’m running out of computer juice. My cats have conspired against me and chewed through my computer’s recharging cord.   I have to Amazon-Prime a new one………………… I have Amazon-Primed a new one……………………         Pascal, please bear with me………………….(remember Pascal?   I named that cloud-thingie that I blog to Pascal—————he’s my friend). I’d like to say this hasn’t happened before……………………………………………………but…