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Posted on 09/30/2008 10:21:35 PM PDT by JustAmy
I hope their house had no damage. Must have been a nice visit but not good circumstances. And what fun having 9 Cats at one time! I’d love that. :) Enjoy your sweet kittens!
St. Francis of Assisi, lover of all creation, champion of justice, patron saint of animals and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order. His feast day is October 4th.
Pomegranate Key Lime Vodka Cocktail
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup club soda
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup vodka
tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (about 3 limes)
Key lime slices (optional)
Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.
Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.
Meg, I had no idea you had THAT many kittens staying with you. That had to be non-stop zaniness:o). Fun for a while, but then.....
2 sounds just right:) Beautiful greeting from you today.
You live in a lovely area..That is why the tourists come!
I’m glad you liked another of my fantasy gardens..Pictures with mums are hard for me to find so I was really happy to find them in this lovely setting..
Let’s have tea there...when you can take a break!
Wow .... that would be great.
Beautiful graphic you found for St. Francis of Assisi today. I imagine he is well-known at Rainbow Bridge:o).
Hi, (((GeeBee)))... glad you’re up and about.
Well, our weather has flipped again, it’s cool and drizzly.
I picked that one because it was colorful and I loved that the animals were included.
I will do the graphic sometime tomorrow. think about words you might like on it
can be very personal .. like Missy hearts Piper etc
I can email you drafts & you can look & you *& m decide on what words
will be sending final copy of big file, lotsa pixels as it will give you a better transfer.
If you have never done them prior, you can buy them at office max for a pkg of 25 for about 25 dollars. Cannot use Laser color printer.. must use ink jet
Marissa never gets a flu shot but doc said hubby and I should get ours early November. The flu usually hits California in December, January and February. Also said if we wait that it would still be effective in the spring.
We are planning to go the first week of November.
Hope you make it to the beach. Have fun.
** smile **
Thank you, Dita.
Only these two are kittens..the rest are adults. It got interesting when they all first got here as pecking order adjustments were made.. Luckily these are adult cats I know and love..so it was like a reunion.
The last of my three hummingbird feeders was destroyed last week..It was time for them to go anyway..I will miss them but plan on getting raccoon proof hangers for next year. It was the younger raccoon that did the deed..My others have never bothered my feeders.
The raccoons and a tom turkey helped entertain the cats ..Kittens are too busy to stop and stare for long.
That is wonderful.. could work pix around it
I’ve never done them so I will go by Office Max next week. I have an ink jet so that should work fine.
Sounds like fun.
How about “Piper gets my vote!” (too many words?) or
“I’d vote for Piper.”
**Lets have tea there**
Yes, I do live in a beautiful area, and you’re right—that’s exactly why the tourists come. At least they used to go home in the winter—now they stay all the time! LOL The last couple of days have been pretty close to perfect. Blue skies, nice temps, no humidity. We’ve actually had a fall this year for the first time in a long time.
Raccoons are high entertainment. I know from your stories, and guess what?! There is a resident rampaging rascally raccoon in the neighborhood to which I moved. She is a big mama... I saw her once... maybe 15-20 pounds. She dunked one of my towels in the pool twice and finally got the clog shoe that she coveted, ripped out the insole, and sent it to a watery death...:o) She has a lot of fun in our back yard, and even though I am usually a light sleeper, I can never catch her at it. Haha. The neighbors say she has at least one baby, seen about 2-1/2 months ago. She will probably teach them these tricks too.
I love this, Lady J. Thank you!
Maybe you could do something with “Pistol Packin’ Palin:)”
Hey, Bob ...... that is great! Thank you!
Toe still hurts a lot. Someone told me to tape it to the next toe; will do.... been getting advice through FRmail:o).
HUGZ allaround to the GBU family. Any chance you all can see the final presidential debate in person? I just saw it will be in your “neck of the woods.”
We are having cool nights and warm days..plenty of blue skies..Only my pink dogwood has my area looking like fall at all, though.
Last year we had good fall color for Central Texas in November..some years it’s very hard to find real autumn foliage here.
yeah, usually it’s too warm here and the leaves just go from dusty green to olive to gradually gone. The yellow daisies—not black eyed susan’s—are going nuts and the wild grasses are too. Goldenrod, etc.
I need to take a drive and see if we have any wildflowers..
They are clever..and destructive..I love to watch them, though.
My favorite came last night..first visit in a while.
I stopped and picked some on the way to work this am for a friend’s bday. Almost got in trouble—the ditch had more water in it than I thought! I could jsut see me going in looking like the creature from the black lagoon! LOL
Interesting idea!! I will look into going to the debate.
I miss ya! I hope taping the toes up helps. Feel better!
VP Cheney went quail hunting and shot a lawyer.
VP Candidate Palin is a higher caliber shooter ... with better aim.
And that's all I have to say about that.
LOL..I used to pick wildflowers with my grandsons at my mother’s. There were ditches and fields nearby that were terrific in the spring.
So many are illegal to pick nowadays!
Laughing - Yes Bob, very nice poem. Pardon my faux paus.
Here’s the deal - I love anything with rather dark-foreboding coloring - which Billie’s graphic is - and
I think I’m poem-challenged. But I DID read it and smile, so there ya go! I liked it.
This one is a do-it-yourself image poem, but that doesn't mean that Billie and the others can't rise to the challenge of creating an image to fit it.
(We usually do things the other way around. They create the image, and then I write a poem. They'll just have to make do, though. I don't have time to do things that way these days.)
The flowers were for a surprise bday party. I added a few things from work, some lorapetalum and some juniper type stuff for greenery and others for color.
After I’d given them to him, one of the partygoers told the bday boy that it was illegal to pick those/have those—it’s not—they’re jsut weeds. :)
I laughed and reminded him “possession id 9/10 of the law!”
Oh, 'Dita, that is So Neat!! You are Blessed; it would be So Fun to have them there Year Around! : )
I haven’t caught up with you, but think I saw in another of your posts that you now do a lot of travelling during the week and the business is still afloat. God bless you and your family as you make these adjustments.
Thank you, my Sweet FRiend, and God Bless you for your Kindness!
Goodnight, Dear Amy and All FRiends. Thank you for the Neat Posts, and God Bless.
Beautiful, Luv. Thank you.
Really beautiful song;really beautiful vid!!
Prayer for Autumn Days
God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.
God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.
God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.
God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.
God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.
God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.
God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.
God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.
~From Parish of Saint Agnes Cathedral, New York~
Apple Brown Betty
Ingredients: (serves 4)
2 cups soft brown breadcrumbs
50g unsalted butter, melted
3-4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
40ml (2 tbs) lemon juice
1 lemon, rind grated
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Combine breadcrumbs and butter. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice and rind, sugar and cinnamon.
Layer half the apples in 4 ovenproof ramekins and cover with half the crumb mixture. Repeat.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with cream or ice-cream.
Beautiful graphic by M.B. and lovely ‘autumn prayer’, Amy!
Another lovely day ahead that God has given us.
Terrific celebrations today, Amy! Will try to be here a bit today. Going to church and then don’t know for sure what!
May go to lunch with friends. See ya’ll later. You had a very nice day at Amy’s yesterday. Sorry I couldn’t join you but I did scan throught it. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Great pic Dolly!
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