Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kitties last day

The kitties have to go home to Robert's today.....

Last photos - they're both being naughty.  They know they're not supposed to be on the counter.  Robert has not trained them well!  Ches about to get swatted off....so innocent looking.

And an equally guilt-less looking Alice, also about to get shooed off the table!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Kitty pictures

Nothing much happening!  Just being lazy and avoiding the snow as much as possible....

Kitty pictures - these were taken on two different days.....they were lazy too!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Forgot to mention

I forgot to mention earlier - we have Robert's cats for the weekend because he flew out last night "on the last flight before the storm"  to Nashville with some music friends.  Didn't want you thinkin' we'd gone soft or anything.....we're just "baby-sitting"....

Adzuki Soup for a Soupy Day

Since we're stuck at home for the duration of this winter storm, I decided to whip up a nice hearty soup.  I had some adzuki beans in the pantry - so I looked up a recipe (and followed it, sortof).

Here are the basics -

Other ingredients were spices, soy sauce and strangely - lemon juice!  I added some red potatoes and a can of soy beans when the adzuki beans didn't plump up and add alot of texture.  

The recipe indicated that you could serve as-is or puree it.  I decided to do some of both. 

 So I blended about 1/2 of it and added the smooth soup back to the pot.

Finished soup and yummy cornbread.

Ready to eat!

More kitty pictures!!

And a shot of the front yard - no snow to speak of - just about an inch of sleet!  The reports are that the roads are a mess, so we'll stay home!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Guess who's visiting us for the long weekend?

Sunday, January 17, 2016


We had just a tiny bit of excitement this morning....woke up to a "spitting" snow.  Not really cold enough for a "proper" snow. 

That's all that's happening.  Otherwise it's a cocoa and book kind of day!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Star Wars

We finally got around to going to see Star Wars.  We went with Dick and Lindy - and strangely, we had the theater almost entirely to ourselves!  Photo at the end of the "previews".  Not a soul in front of us!

And you'll notice that we got Senior tickets again.....this time the teenager must have just pushed the Senior button because we were chatting with  Dick and Lindy at the window and they asked for the Senior price.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sister visit

My sister had a day off - and she decided to spend it with lucky me!!

I didn't take many photos - so you can jump over to her blog and see our fun day. 


Friday, January 08, 2016

Happy New Year!

Yes, we're still alive and well!

Just haven't been doing anything worth taking a picture of lately - just chores around the house mostly and suffering through all this chilly, dreary weather!!

I did do some major "purging" at the airport.  In the business, I have kept every invoice, receipt, bill, daily report, employee time card,  customer credit card receipt, etc......for 20 years!  It has gotten a little out-of-hand.  So, I read that the IRS actually recommends that you keep certain items for 3 years and some for 6 years.  (Real estate documents, etc. you keep forever).

I started looking through stuff....but eventually dumped entire boxes in the dumpsters.

I had boxes stuffed in every spot available.   I filled 3 of the green dumpsters you see on the right.

See - every check I ever wrote was stuffed in boxes like this - actually 19 of them!

By the end of the day, this is what it looked like.  I'm saving everything from 2009 up.....and every year now, I'll just dump the appropriate box to keep it under control!