In honor of my ‘pop-pop’ (my Grandfather) that I lost when I was still in grade school and still miss dearly including the story he always told me…
There is one thing in here made me think of him (and was I too young to remember) the one about the mischief I haven’t thought to get into. My nana told me I drink like him. (I have a tendency to mix drinks and not just stay with one kind.
Also any time I see fruit stripe gum, I swear it means he’s thinking of me as when I’d go to town with him, he always bought me a pack of it.
Wish I could hear my story again, (like before I died, I’d see if I can get a kids book made into it. but have him as the author.
Hey everyone how are you all? Ok I hope, I know this post is two days earlier than the usual day I post (usually every week on Wednesday), but this week is gonna be a little different as this past weekend has been harder than most, as seven years ago on the 1st August we sadly lost my Grandad, and I wanted to dedicate this post to him and post it today rather than in the middle of the week as it didn’t feel right to blog about this post quite a few days after the Anniversary of losing him.
I was very close to my Grandad, every Saturday (if the weather was nice) he would start up the barbecue, and we would get the whole family round and play games and then get out the karaoke (without fail), our song we always sang together that neither of us would…
Hello Katzenworld friends, and a BIG THANK YOU for all the b irthday cards!
For those of you that are new to the blog or may have missed it,
Back in March I posted an invitation in my favorite cat blog Katzenworld. The invitation was to celebrate Nuggit’s first birthday with us and for the readers to send cards. Katzenworld published the post March 8th.
A few days after the post (or a week later) the cards started coming in. Before any cards from Katzenworld I was surprised when Nuggit got a card from Chewy.com ! It included a coupon. I do like they send a card though that is nice. Petsmart just sends a coupon in an email. With the Coupon from Chewy I ordered her one of those pole toys with a few attachments. Ah here;s the name of it Pet Fit For Life Interactive Wand Teaser, Toys & Storage Bag 8 Piece Bundle Cat Toy it comes with (2 feathers, a bright green ‘worm’ a mouse and a few other toys maybe one more to attach to the pole and others that don’t. all in a nice blue drawstring bag to easily store away.) When I was opening it for her, she had taken one of the feathers (didn’t give me a chance to give her a choice!) I took that from her,, then she took something else, I took that back and then she finds the ‘rope’ mouse (middle pic) snatches it and runs off like “You’re not taking this from me it MY present!”
Got her a fish kicker toy I found in the Dollar Tree, from Amazon a Rainbow Cat Charmer,(think Rhythmic gymnastics) and some treats. A few days or so before her birthday she received a gift from my pen Pal Alisa (mom said she guesses that’s her god mother) a Back pack carrier (in that first picture, that looks crushed) As soon as I opened it up, she was checking it out, went in it, was playing with toys in and around it and she slept in it! So definitely a great gift Meow! (I think that was a thank you)
Dawn and & Paul who sent in from the blog sent Nuggit a nice gift in memory of their kitty. Here she chose to play with the pink toy first (each one has a different expression on their face).
Minus the Card from Chewy, Aunt Mary, mom’s friend & from me… Nuggit received about 20 cards! Which came from Arkansas, Omaha Nebraska, Carlsbad and Fairfield California, Providence Rhode Island, Ohio,2 from Seattle Washington, 3 from Minneapolis Minnesota, Rochester NY, La Grange and Grayslake Illinois, Johns Island South Carolina, Colorado Springs Colorado, Utah, a Postcard from France, If I count my aunt’s card One from Delaware, and My friend In Arizona (that sent the carrier). One of them even purrs. I will make a video of the cards. They will be posted her Instagram @Fuzz_Nuggit (now to get writing her Thank yous)
YES we got her a Birthday day cake. (it was mom’s present ‘for her’ lol. It was a chocolate mousse cake and I’ll admit I may have been a little bit of a bad cat parent, but she was watching me eat it and tiny bit of the mousse got on my finger so I let her lick it off. (It wasn’t straight chocolate and I don’t do that often with her)
I hope I didn’t forget to mention anything, and I hope you all had fun celebrating with us. Nuggit had her 1 year Check up on April 19th and we used the new carrier. Nuggit needs to lose a pound or 2 but aside from that has a clean bill of health. So I will try to keep her dry food cut back to a tablespoon at a time (either with or between meals).
a quick review on the carrier… I like it she likes to play around with it and sleep in it. I call it her igloo. I do however have a suggestion for the manufacturer to improve upon it. It has a small backpack type hoop in back to hang it from something, but there is no handles for when You pick it up, to put on your back. So kitty ends up falling forward when you pick it up to put on your back. There’s a strap to cinch around your chest and I think there was one for around the waist too. There’s 3 zipper openings for easy in and out. (Bottom front, and top) Its well ventilated and has a bottle holder with a small pouch for ear buds, money or some other small item
So I started 2020 off half way through the last book I started in 2019
Lover Unleashed (any notes you will find on the series page (the books are noted in order)
October 28 -…continued into February 5, 2020 not sure why its taking me so long but I do have depression and sometimes I just don’t get to reading. Its also a hardcover and ….489 pages so a little awkward to read when I go to bed (as I usually lay down on my side)
When I saw the ad on tv I thought it was a good idea!
I wanted to try it, and we found it at a cheaper price then it is usually sold for, so we got a kit.
I think 6 of the containers plus the drainer if you don’t want the yolk.
Make deviled eggs and other finger foods, a nutritional breakfast to grab & go. So many things can be done with this, the only thing I don’t like, is the lack of at least a mini recipe booklet, for some omelette ideas (at least for those who eat them).
I’m not one for omelettes but I think the only thing I’d put in them is caramelized garlic or scrambling that up while I do the egg as well and pour it all in together. Basically the idea for me, is the fact you can season the egg then hard boil it instead of just a plain hard boiled egg that I usually put a shake of salt, has a bite, & repeats that over til I’m done!.
So this is my Eggies experience…
Instructions from the box
I hope it is ok I include the instructions from the box here. I thought it would be a nice addition so others would know before the purchase it what to do, not to mention after use, things fall apart, or get lost etc.
Of course I only scanned the Instructions into the computer taking no credit for them.
How to put the eggie contatainer together
Here’s how they came out scrambled
Ideas to make
‘green'(food coloring) eggs with Ham
-after cooked wrap 1-2 slices of bacon
-Stuffed eggs (omelette) use 1 or more of following ingredients:
scallions sweet onions peppers kimchi Mushrooms Spinach ham bacon sausage fish crab lobster crawfish cheese
Sliced Eggie and bacon
Alternate uses for your Eggies
I went nuts when this landed in my brain.
JELLO SHOTS! Instead of just using one color, use all kinds.
Make them for the adults at Your Easter or spring get together.
This lens was one of May 2013’s Tastiest Receipes on Squidoo
I found the link above through a blog I follow which I love called One Good Thing. Keep in mind this is not just for cookies made from scratch, you can use it for instant as well as those ‘drop’ type.
I love Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sugar cookies. I hate when a sugar cookie is called such and its only called so because the top is covered in it. That’s not a sugar cookie.
I think this might be one of the reasons I can’t stand store bought cookies. They have no flavor and don’t even look appetizing to me.
I think when i make any cookies next Ii’ll do this myself. Though we have a small fridge so likely I’ll only chill them for the 30 minutes to an hour. I wonder how they would do if I baked them in the air fryer as well. (That’s a post idea for another time)
You can also use this image I came across as a reference.
I think the All Brown Sugar and the Refrigerated over night are the most appetizing looking.