Wednesday, November 28, 2007

...bits....and "edited" bits...














Found this picture somewhere on the 'net... awww... animals at the festive season! Such a little sweetie.
Nope, it is not one of the many cats that I have had in the past. Actually this little one looks so cute sitting in there; not damaging anything. Mine were not bad really...just ... well... sometimes, overly playful.. and one was far too "large" to be launching himself at trees. He grew to be 22 lbs. (his name was Tyke of all things). Some fool named him that when she saw him as a 4 week old kitten. He used to dive into the tree about 4 or so feet up it... and knock it flat. Then, just climb out and wander away...as if it was his duty or something. At least several times a season...Merry Ho Ho HO.... We tried a special spray that was supposed to keep cats off trees... what a waste of money. They didn't even notice... all they knew was... it was something different..something from outside, something to play with or ..IN...










This is Tyke, still not full grown... you can see he already knows how to read. Here he is checking the gift tag on a rather large gift .. just seems to think the biggest is reserved for him or something.










Oh, I'm sorry..... .. guess it was... looks like he is just going to sit on things 'til morning though .. oh, sure ... look all angelic for the camera lens you two; I know you better than that! Just wait til I turn my back. Brother....... you two get the cat Oscars. Honestly!!........

These are pictures I took of old photos so are not that good quality wise..but definitely give you the idea.....yep... you can definitely see through their ruse alright..... That is Tyke's sidekick, Button. A little stray that somebody found and brought to the dental office to give away to somebody...anybody... but I took him home. He is a whole other story.... what a character. You can see he had some Siamese in him... and he had the most beautiful blue eyes even though they are not discernible here.

I happened to see some of Martha today while doing my 40 minutes on the treadmill... ...Yes!! happily I am back to being able to work out! foot is all better!.. Anyway... where was I? ... Oh, yeh.... sidetracked... as usual... ahem..... to keep pets from drinking the water in your tree stand.. get ..or make of course, if you are Martha... a large enough tree skirt to come to where you can see it but .... put it OVER the tree stand to cover the water .... simple yet clever.

Today we had a great Shepherd's Pie with ground turkey instead of beef. A lovely thick topping of whipped potatoes mounded onto a variety of nice veggies...












Bake it and take it .... directly to the freezer. Okay....well, at least half of it. A great way not to eat it all...out of sight out of mind.. sort of. Cranberry Orange Loaf. I really enjoy a slice of loaf with tea, and love the flavour of this one. You can make a drizzle of orange if you like or just leave it plain. Either way it is very tasty.
I like to double wrap each slice and then put them all into a second freezer bag or tin. When I make up lunches... there they are... or for a day when I don't feel like baking or don't have time... all ready and waiting. It makes me feel so clever.... so, I keep baking and stashing...

3 comments:

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

What a lovely meal and such a sweet, adorable picture of your kitty.
Alexandra

Vee said...

oops...sorry Alexandra....I better edit a few things in the post..

I WISH that was my cute,tiny, little kitten.

Mine was a lot bigger than that dainty little one.

bj said...

Yum..that bread looks so delicious!!
bj