Monday, August 30, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

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Below:  Looking for a renegade frog that was in the catnip plant

Below:  Which bookbag do I want?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

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Below:  The blood brothers Thumper and Humpty Dumpty

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

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Minnie did not approve of Thumper sleeping in Mother's spot.

Below:  This comforter was clean before Lovey found it.

Below:  I recently got rid of my 4 story ferret cage.  Here is Humpty Dumpty trying it out before the man came to buy it. (My last of 2 ferrets died over 3 or 4 years ago, and this had been in the garage.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meal Plan

This week we are both back in school full force.  It will be important for me to follow my plan.  Here it is:
  1. Monday:  Pizza
  2. Tuesday:  Leftover Tacos
  3. Wednesday:  Spaghetti
  4. Thursday:  Roasted chicken thighs/broccoli rice
  5. Friday:  Eating Out

Friday, August 13, 2010

Frugal Friday

It's Frugal Friday over at

If we are frugal, we probably all wash and resuse plastic baggies. 
Very simply, I wash and reuse straws that I buy and those from drinks we may get at fast food restaurants.  This cuts down considerably on how often I have to buy them.  (We simply prefer to drink from straws.)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

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Will the real kitty please raise a paw?

I did not know Minnie was musically-inclined until she reclined in my son's guitar case:

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I am a teacher in a high-maintenance job; i.e., stressful and demanding.  My son doesn't like to eat breakfast, and he won't eat at school.  I have to force him to eat something in the morning on the way to school.  My school is one mile or less from his, so I drop him off first.  One thing he likes are the breakfast burritos from Sonic Drive-In.  I decided I could save money and do better.

Here are some pictures of the process: 

Here is what I used, but you can make them however you like:

1.  Large burrito size tortillas
2.  Jimmy Dean sausage
3.  Sharp cheddar cheese
4.  Organic eggs and red peppers from my freezer for scrambled eggs

I scrambled eggs with red peppers from my freezer.

I cooked the sausage.

I put some eggs, sausage, and cheese in the center of the tortillas and rolled them up.  All done--I underestimated how many one pack of sausage would make, so I only have 8, but if son likes them, I will know to make more next time.

Ready for the freezer bags

Friday, August 6, 2010

Freezer Cooking Plan

I start back to work on Monday, so I need some meals in the freezer to help me keep my sanity on my long days.  Here is what I plan to make:

  1. Breakfast burritos for my son
  2. Pumpkin muffins for my breakfast
  3. Taco-seasoned beef
On Monday I'll post my pics and recipes for the Breakfast Burritos and Pumpkin Muffins.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

Gattina hosts Cats on Tuesday every Tuesday.  Hop on over to see more cat tales.

Below:  If you saw my Sunday post, you saw how Lovey loved this same box.  It must be a new trend.  I love that cats are so easy to please.  If you are new here, this is Minnie and miles.

Below:  From the top:  Thumper, Lovey (on the far left; he's gray so hard to see), Minnie-in-the-box, Miles, and Humpty Dumpty.  Only one missing is Miss Snowflake.


Below:  Lovey and Snowflake like the DOG BED.  I never had a cat who was fearful of my dog(s).

Sunday, August 1, 2010


A shoebox makes a comfy bed--who knew?