Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some tidbits...

Lil' Emmy called her Grammy tonight to tell me about her breakfast with Santa experience yesterday. Oh me oh's what I got out of our conversation..."ummmmmmmmm, Santa, Dora, purple, red, potty, cheesy broccoli soup, Santa, Cinderella, ice, ummmmmmmm." She hit the highlights....Disney on Ice Show, lunch, what color Santa's suit was, and that she was a big girl on the potty! She'll be three on February 7th, so as you can imagine, her thoughts go faster than her words can come out. Oh what fun this time of year is for the short ones, huh?

Jim spent four full days at home, enjoying some much needed, and overdue, R&R. He left today and should be home in time for Christmas Eve and Christmas. The corgi kids were happy to have him around to rub their tummies; nobody does it like their Daddy!

Our daughter in law has a new Christmas CD out. If you'd like to go visit their site and listen to samples Click here.

Want to make some dog treats for the pup's stocking?
Canine Cookies
3 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup bacon grease
2 teaspoons cod-liver oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups instant beef or chicken bouillon, or chicken stock
Combine all the ingredients into a sticky dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes. Cool on rack and store in plastic bag. Makes about 30 cookies.

Some interesting and scary info:
Cities with the best water:

Arlington, TX
Providence, RI
Fort Worth, TX
Charleston, SC
Boston, MA
Honolulu, HI
Austin, TX
Fairfax County, VA
St. Louis, MO
Minneapolis, MN

Cities with the worst water:

Pensacola, FL
Riverside, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Riverside County, CA
Reno, NV
Houston, TX
Omaha, NE
North Las Vegas, NV
San Diego, CA
Jacksonville, FL

Hope that you're keeping warm, enjoying the season, and doing your best to boost the economy!


Chatty Crone said...

Atlanta is not the worst or the best water.

So you understood everything Emmy had to say - she is so cute.

Glad you hubby got some R&R. I know he wants to be home for Christmas.


ocmist said...

Praise God for answered prayers... So happy for you and Jim that he made it home safely and had the chance to rest up a bit. Hope his cold is over, too, and I'll bet the pups were dancing on their toes to see him!

Isn't it fun to try to interpret the babble of the littlest ones? One of my phone callers is 13 months and another is almost 3. Just love to hear those little voices!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Yer water list is ALL WRONG!!! Midland Texas has got to have the worst danged water on the planet. It's so bad it can't be worse. It eats thru pipes...puts a white powder on everything it smells...they send letters constantly warning us not to drink's filled with petroleum products...ARGH...every drop we drink is from special filtering stores...

pshew, I got kind of wild there...the water is just SO bad...

Glad Jim was home for a bit! The road is a tough and lonely place...hard way to make a living...hard times...

Freya's Human said...

Well, I'm glad that Georgia doesn't have the best or the worst water. That's good to know!

Those cookies sounded good though I don't know if I'll ever have the time to make it.

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!