Year: <span>2014</span>
Year: 2014

From Santa Hubby: 2 New DIY Books!

For Christmas, hubby gave me [amongst other awesome things like a new Kindle *happy squeak*] 2 of the DIY books I wanted most in the world: Black & Decker’s The Complete Guide to Wiring [6th Addition], and Jackson Galaxy’s Catification. These books will definitely help me fumble my way through a new year of DIY! Thank you, hubby!!!

Meet Birdie!

Birdie is our 3rd rescue cat. Our first girl. She’s very… well, hard to describe. She’s small, black, inquisitive & friendly, yet standoffish. She doesn’t like to be picked up, although once she’s picked up [at least with Jim], she’ll relax and start to purr. She doesn’t like to be patted, although she loves her chin scratched. She loves stuffed catnip toys [like her banana] but not loose catnip like the boys

Winter Creativity!

This is going to be a winter of creativity – I just know it! Every day the urge to create pervades all my senses, giving me flashes and ideas. I love it! There’s going to be stained-glassing. There’s going to be painting. And who knows what else!

Our Heat Was Broken… Or Was It?

We traveled to Florida the day after Thanksgiving and spent a week in the summer sunshine. We came home to a very cold house [low to mid 50’s] and a very swollen river. Yay. Our house has 3 heating zones: the living room, the master bedroom, and the dining room/girl cave [which makes no sense since they’re on different floors – the girl cave is directly above the dining room].

Home for the Holidays

For the first time, like, ever, I’m not traveling for Christmas. Hubby and I are going to spend the day in our pajamas, sprawled on the couch, watching Christmas specials and gorging ourselves on vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner [it was so good at Thanksgiving I’m making it again!]. We usually fly to Florida to spend the holidays with our families [who live about 10 minutes apart in SW Florida]. But this year we flew to Florida early

Downstairs Cat Platforms – Part 5

A couple of weeks ago, I extended the downstairs cat platforms [which I’d built in October] around the corner into the living room so Birdie could access the TV cupboard and the couch. This afternoon, despite being sick, I got out of bed long enough to extend the platform in the other direction, around the corner into the laundry room.

Roasted Butternut Squash

Hubby and I are doing Thanksgiving in Ipswich this year. Β When I was talking to my mom this morning, she asked if I had started cooking yet. Β I said no, since I’m cooking a Tofurkey, not a turkey, soΒ theΒ cooking time is drastically reduced.