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The Candy Express

What I’ve been doing the past two days: We’re traveling as of way-too-dang-early in the morning, and won’t be back until next week.  Hope you all have a great holiday, however you celebrate it.

Happy Thanksgiving!


More Kid Stuff

I’ve been doing the photoblog, one-post-a-day thing for so long that it is kind of hard to get back in the true weblog, post-anytime-you-want sort of deal.  Plus, this new project is just too much fun. Schlepped the kids to the doctor yesterday for a checkup. Boychild is huge…something we already knew just from standing […]

How’re The Kids?

The actual children (as opposed to the furry children down at the bottom there) started school this week, despite the attentions of not-a-hurricane Fay. Girlchild is in 3rd grade this year, which I expect she will ace just as thoroughly as she did 2nd grade…straight A’s all year, and she was doing third grade math […]

Pardon Me While I Post Pictures of My Cats

But they’re really so damned cute at this age… One pulls on the string tied around the tower, the other pulls on the end of the string in the ring. You just sit back and enjoy the show. A lull in the action… This is the usual playtime scenario…Oliver on top, BITING, and Hermes yowling […]

La Commedia della Garden

After ten hours on the road yesterday, today’s agenda holds nothing whatsoever resembling actual exertion.  We were so tired last night that I forgot to take a picture of the first San Marzano tomato before I ate it.  But, trust me, it was tasty. Another thing that is so very delightful about the rainy season […]

Mildew, Mold and Kittehs

Ye gods, things have been busy around here. Between getting the kids ready to go off to Nana’s house in Pensacola for three weeks (followed by our one week vacation). and dealing with TWO new kittens, the past week has left little time for actual outdoor things. Which is convenient because the Rainy Season has […]

Animal Tales

“The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon kittens.” ~Robert Heinlein My kitten rescuing history begins with the lovely (and sadly departed, but only after 13 excellent years) Hero here: A neighbor who lived across a very busy street from me found her while walking her dog. She was keeping her on […]

Say Hello to Oliver

Yes, another cat.       No, I don’t know what we were thinking.

Tropics Schmopics

Curse it. *^#&^%$^$& and other “colorful metaphors.” Apparently we moved the pickling cucumber into the enclosure just a tad too late, as the two I picked tonight had neat little holes bored into them. A quick knife confirmed that the bastard pickleworms had take up residence, and were nomming their way through my damned cukes. […]