We have a new visitor. Stephanierj lives in Pennsylvania and has an adorable little boy who likes to climb furniture, especially rocking chairs.
She and I are frequent visitors to Sweet Juniper and she dropped in tonight. I hope she'll be back. I enjoy her blog; it's funny and smart. You can find her at:
CaliGirl dropped in earlier as well. I've lurked around her blog a few times but I'm not sure if I ever de-lurked. I'll have to fix that. Thanks and welcome to her as well as the other visitors Andrea sent my way. Some are new, some have been visiting for a while.
She is a California girl with a daughter and living on Prince Edward Island.
Midori has a son and lives In Japan. She's already on the blog roll.
kuri and ping
They travel. A lot. I'm envious.
If I missed someone new, I apologize. If you're not new and I've forgotten, oops. Another senior moment.
Ray is still doing well. We made it to church today, all except Elcie, who still has a scratchy throat but I'm sure it's not strep - just a little hoarseness. She learned to make instant butterscotch pudding this morning (for breakfast?). At least it contains milk and she didn't pig on it.
Rochelle was "outstanding Reader" for the month. She read her Award to me.
Rebecca has gone out of her way to be agreeable and helpful. We're still cooking together. I have taught her how to "fold" instead of stir. And how to do it without half of the ingredients landing on the wall. She's a little enthusiastic at times but she's a quick study when it's something she wants to do.
We've had unseasonably warm weather which means the girls can spend more time outside. I have some environmental concerns because it's really outside the norm for this time of year. I should be scraping ice off the windshield and I haven't had to do it yet. Nights have been a little chilly but not that bad. From what I've read, I'm not the only one thinking about global warming.
I've been catching up with my blogging friends today and doing some posting on the other blog. Lots of stuff going on these days, especially the Supreme Court nomination. Of course, we have the usual around the house. We're almost back to what passes for normal around here. The worst seems to be behind us.
We're down to two cats. We finally took four of the kittens to the shelter but kept one (Fidget), at least for now. We'll see how he adjusts. On Monday, we'll try to find the momma cat who keeps bringing us her litters and take her as well. I don't know what else to do. The kittens will either find homes or have a safe place but I'm not sure the no-kill shelter will take her. I can't keep having her show up to give birth and I can't catch her in time to have her spayed. She's already pregnant and these kittens are three months old at most. She must be worn out and she's homeless.
Tim called a little while ago. He has the tickets for Brokeback Mountain and he, Jim, Melissa, and I are going to the matinee tomorrow. Friday and Saturday were sellouts. After shooting off my mouth the way I did, I don't dare wait for the dvd. It will be the first walk-in film I've seen in years.
No recipes today unless you want to know all about tuna glop which is what we had for dinner tonight. It's one of the girls' favorites and involves opening cans, cooking pasta, and mixing them together. If I'm feeling really energetic, I put it all in a large casserole dish, put bread crumbs and cheese on top, and bake it. Otherwise, we dish it up from the top of the stove.
It's almost midnight and I should be sensible. Girls are long since asleep and for once there's no cat on my pillow - yet.
There have been so many kind words since Ray was taken ill last week. I've tried to reply to as many as possible but I know I didn't get to everyone. Please believe how much it meant to have all of you who are old friends as well as people I hadn't met before thinking about us and wishing us well.