Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Can't wait to try this Strawberry Ice Box Cake! http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/dessert/summer-recipe-nobake-strawberry-icebox-cake-117900
All kinds of good looking recipes this week from The Kitchn and I could not resist this one! It's about 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the full recipe but that will be more than plenty for Lyra and me. There should be leftovers for Bill when he gets home tomorrow. I hope hope hope this is a "make again" because it was really easy and it looks like it would be a good pot luck dish.Cathleenwww.givingfullcircle.org
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Perhaps due to the humidity, we've found a few very creepy crawlies recently. Am I crazy for posting in public that I found a bug in my house? I think in this weather that everyone has something! Under the green cup is a house centipede and supposedly they are beneficial for eating other insects (EEK? Does that mean we have other insects here? I've not seen any but maybe this is why...) and supposedly house cats are good for keeping the centipedes at bay. Our cats CLEARLY are falling down on the job. Noelle is only interested in things that fly and KC is only interested in his food bowl.It is getting expensive to pay Lyra her $1 "finder's fee" to spot these and Will his $5 fee to execute the hit. Fortunately for my pocketbook, I found this one myself. I called Bill at work but he did not come home so I resorted to the age-old housewive's solution to "save" the bug for him. Bill did come home eventually and dispatch it (we were thinking catfish might eat it but no way was I going to be the server). To my eyes, this this thing was gigantic but Bill said it wasn't really. Here is the most hilarious and, I believe, accurate description of these creepy crawlies....don't you agree? I found it on Wikipedia
Now I am going to take a shower....It may often be seen darting across floors with very great speed, occasionally stopping suddenly and remaining absolutely motionless, presently to resume its rapid movements, often darting directly at inmates of the house, particularly women, evidently with a desire to conceal itself beneath their dresses, and thus creating much consternation.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This fish generated all kinds of amusing discussion on our neighborhood listserv when I posted an inquiry about what catfish eat (we have no more tadpoles) and whether anyone wanted to adopt him. The crazy "Jaws Cat" photo and "catfish platter" are from that listserv discussion. I made this video to show off the fish and didn't think it would be complete without those photos. Thank you, Wayne!
So can anyone tell what kind of catfish this is? I don't want to release him into the wild unless he's a native species. Anyone want to adopt him? Please? I know catfish can be yummy but I don't want to eat him. I mean, look at him! EEEEEWWW! I don't even want my cat to eat him.
Sunday, July 10, 2011