101 thoughts on “Weekend Open Thread

  1. Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Ya-a-awwn, I think I’ll just crawl back into bed. Nighty night…….zzzzzzzzz

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 10:10 am

      I’m still drowsy. But relaxed.

  2. Birdcage May 14, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I’m feeling out of sorts. It’s rainy so I can’t work in the garden. I need things but can’t get together the energy to go out and shop. I’m bored but too lazy to do anything. MEH.

    • Duckie May 14, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Birdcage, unless you absolutely need the rain, could you send it to me? Please?

      • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 12:37 pm

        We’ve had a nice amount of rain in the Philly area but we’re still down about an inch from normal, which isn’t bad, but it’s nicer to be ahead of the game. Just got in from scaring the neighborhood children with my huge hat and my belt with my gardening tools on it – I look like the neighborhood ogre, or at the very least the local eccentric. Suits me! πŸ˜‰

        • Duckie May 14, 2016 / 1:17 pm

          You go, Murray!

    • allein May 14, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Me too. I was up really late and then I just woke up about an hour ago and I feel like crap. πŸ™

  3. AJ May 14, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I didn’t even see the babeh kitty when I first looked at the picture. I was wondering what NTMTOM was talking about with the hovertext and then I saw the mini-me. What a sweet picture.

    I have a feeling I’m not going to get anything done I need done today. Dog woke me up about 5 am and finally got me out of bed before 6 so he could get his walk. I swear he was a cat in a previous life with his pre-dawn antics. So I’m still half asleep at 7:30. Need to feed him and me. Was going to try and run errands before going with hubby to his MRI but not going to happen. Errands can wait til tomorrow, I’m relaxing this morning.

    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      Hope hubby is ok.

      • AJ May 14, 2016 / 7:40 pm

        Thx. We’ll find out on Tuesday. He’s always had some problems with his back (as a kid someone hit him in the lower back with a lead pipe) but it’s just been getting worse. So maybe surgery, maybe just some physical therapy. Hoping it’s PT.

  4. dubravkamcvmd May 14, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I’d like to join the kitten.

  5. Duckie May 14, 2016 / 11:08 am

    That little one is so adorable. I don’t know which one I’d prefer to be, mommy or baby.

    • Kar May 14, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Mama’s expression is pure: I will CUT you if you wake her up.

  6. SoccerSue May 14, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Well, I WAS going to head out to some garage sales, but now I think I’ll be sitting in front of my computer staring at this picture all day. πŸ˜›

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:21 pm


  7. Phred's Mom May 14, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Nice Caturday morn here in Bucks.
    Hit a barn sale, got a couple of small
    goodies, then hit the local farmer’s market; got
    mango salsa and cinnamon donuts, which
    latter we will have with Mr. Wonderful’s
    espresso macchiato when we get back home.
    Then some yard work to burn off the donuts.
    Will take the afternoon off and hope the Phils
    are not rained out tonight. Clouds are building
    for more rain. The river is finally looking normal.
    I love it here.

  8. amyliz May 14, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I slept in until 7:30 this morning…late for me! This sweet picture reminds me I need to buy cat food today. Sunny here but windy and cold! Can’t wait for it to be consistently warm!

  9. Mariana May 14, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Yawn… My little one (Julia the cat turned one year old Thursday, so not that little anymore) is fast asleep on my lap granting me with the perfect excuse not to do anything at all.
    I did catch up on some work today, worked out and had friends over for tea already, so I feel it’s a well deserved rest for both of us.
    Julia does not like to entertain btw.. Especially when little kids are involved.

    • Kar May 14, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Its amazing how heavy a 3lb cat can be. Woke up with mine across my thighs and of course, she was too heavy to move.

  10. Gigi_the cat lady May 14, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    This morning I went shopping for new running shoes but I came home with a pair of sandals instead. I guess I’ll have to wear the ones that I fixed with duct tape a little longer.

  11. Not That Mike The Other Mike May 14, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    I’m working on a “Dear Spambot” piece and trying a new recipe for a marinade that makes tofu taste like pepperoni. I just baked the marinated tofu for an hour and it’s cooling now. The marinade itself tasted uncannily like pepperoni, and in a moment I’ll see what effect it had on the tofu.

    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      How tantalizing! Am on tenterhooks awaiting the results on both counts.

    • dubravkamcvmd May 14, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      If the recipe works, if the tofu really does taste like pepperoni, please share the recipe. That sounds ideal.

    • Phred's Mom May 14, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      Could be the answer to a wannabe vegetarian’s prayer.
      Keep us advised, pls.

      • Phred's Mom May 14, 2016 / 4:30 pm

        Thanks. Must try it.

      • dubravkamcvmd May 14, 2016 / 4:34 pm


      • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:46 pm

        I always wanted to know how to bake tofu. I eat beef, pork and bacon. But I eat way less meat and way more vegetables and beans than I used to. The less meat I can eat the better for me and the planet. I go whole days without meat as a central focus of my meals. I will definitely try this. Thank you NTMTOM.

    • Kar May 14, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Personally I don’t see why people try to hide the flavor of tofu but for vegetarians I see the need.

      I’d be interested in the recipe once it’s perfected. There’s a bodega near me that has their own tofu laced with either chili or black mushrooms which are great for quick simple dishes or even a snack.

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 14, 2016 / 4:52 pm

        I’m not a strict vegetarian (I’m meatless at home, but not when dining out), I’m just intrigued by the cleverness of making tofu taste like whatever. But I like tofu plain in stir-fry too. And that snack from your bodega sounds dee-lish!

    • allein May 14, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      I never thought I’d say this, but Yay for spambots!

      I just got done reporting some guy who made a vulgar comment to me in reply to a six-month-old comment on a seven-month-old blog post. He made several similar comments to me on the same thread days and weeks after the original posts as well. What is wrong with people?

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 14, 2016 / 5:29 pm

        The age of both your comment and the original post are a clue that the posts are automated. When spambots leave comments on my blog, they never comment on recent posts, but pick ones weeks or months old. I think the idea here is to get content and links on my site so that Google can index them, but aren’t noticed (and thus deleted) by the website operator.

        • allein May 14, 2016 / 5:42 pm

          Maybe, but looking at his comment history it seems like there might actually be a real person behind it. Either way, the blog owner answered my email very quickly saying he banned the person. He does very little moderating of comments (and apparently rarely even reads them) but when you report being repeatedly called a word I won’t share here and told to shoot yourself and rot, he’s pretty quick to take care of it. Thankfully, there’s not a lot of that kind of thing in the comments there (or I would have stopped reading the blog a long time ago).

          • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 14, 2016 / 5:45 pm

            Ick, yeah! I don’t censor here (I’ve had to moderate exactly one exchange so far), but every comment from an unfamiliar user goes into moderated status until I’ve had a chance to read it. So far, that’s working out well.

            • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:48 pm

              Yes. And thank you NTMTOM. The tone here is perfect.

            • allein May 14, 2016 / 6:03 pm

              We appreciate that. I imagine a blog about atheism attracts a different kind of troll than cute animals.

          • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 5:49 pm

            My heavens, how can such people exist. It’s stunning to me how much vitriol there is in the world and how freely people spout off on the internet. I’ve gone to any number of sites that start off all very interesting and things shortly devolve into the nastiest sorts of comments. Thank goodness we have NTMTOM’s place to go to!😊

            • allein May 14, 2016 / 6:06 pm

              He seemed to interpret my original comment in the opposite way it was meant (how, I don’t know) and apparently that was enough to come back weeks and months later. I seem to be the only one, at least in the little of his history I read. Guess I’m special…

              • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 6:14 pm

                Ah, you are special!πŸ˜‰And his comments say more about himself than anything else and it’s a coward that spouts anonymously.

                • allein May 14, 2016 / 7:29 pm


    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 3:34 pm

      YAAAAAGHHHH! (thump – I fall)😍

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      Sweet!! The hand did a nice thing for kitty. Tiny cat earsies are killing me.

  12. Phred's Mom May 14, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Got homemade mozzarella and crusty bread and some tomatoes at
    a wonderful Italian market/deli/cafe here in town, to have with our
    own basil and a glass of wine. Delicious lunch. Taking the rest of the
    day off. This town has it all: good food, museums, pretty town center,
    with good shops, easy access to Philly, for all that’s there. Life is good.
    What there is left of it.

      • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 5:43 pm

        Cool – I live not far from KofP and will have to keep an eye out for it. We rarely eat out but you never know. Perhaps a good meeting a friend for lunch place.

        • allein May 14, 2016 / 5:48 pm

          Not cheap but sooo good. They even make all their bar flavorings in house. They had a special Prohibition-Era drink menu when we went. Very gin-heavy, which I don’t like, but my friend had one that she said was really good. I had their house-made lemonade. Just water, sugar and fresh lemons that you could really taste. Yummy.

          • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 9:45 am

            Sounds good. Used to live in Drexel Hill, back in
            the Stone Age, the other end of Philly,
            and don’t get out that way nowadays,
            but it sounds like a nice reason for a jaunt.
            Love me a nice jaunt.

            • allein May 15, 2016 / 9:48 am

              You need to wear a jaunty hat if you go.

              • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 12:00 pm

                Got that.
                The Amish bonnet will stay home.

              • Murray C. May 15, 2016 / 9:55 pm

                I’ve got hats! We could meet!πŸ˜„

  13. Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    So I had to take a nap after the second cup of coffee did not rouse me enough to be of any use to myself or anyone else on the planet.

    When I woke up after 2:00 pm I had three goals. Wash a sinkfull of dishes, read, shower. The dishes are done! I’m not going to physically overlap with other humans until tomorrow afternoon which means leisurely shower tmro! So I’m reading until a medium late bedtime.

    Reading Dream Interpretation: a comparative study by James L. Fosshage, Ph.D.
    If you want more than a “cookbook” level dream book for laypeople I highly recommend this academic work.

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      The clouds from PA are approaching Long Island, NY. It was too cool and windy to read on the porch. I caught up on the new episode of Orphan Black. Texted for half hour with a friend in need of support. A. Good. Day.

      • allein May 14, 2016 / 5:52 pm

        Not raining here but it’s looking rather ominous right now. Which is not helping my headache, I’m sure.

  14. Gigi_the cat lady May 14, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    OK you guys are making my mouth water with all that yummy food talk, thank goodness supper is almost ready.

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Fresh NY style Garlic bagel lightly toasted with sweet butter started my day. Smells so good first thing in the morning.

    • Ms Can Opener May 14, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Hi Gigi: Since you asked before, I report that my furry wide-load came through her lumpectomy fine. She now sports a cone of shame – blue with pink trim. When the Vet called on Thurs for a post surgery report, I told her that Tinker hated the color of her collar. As with all things medical, either human or otherwise, it’s hurry up and wait–for the pathology report to come back from a local univ. Of course, I have everything crossed in hope that it was not malignant. Her three roommates do not like the collar, and when she walks/staggers by them, they usually hiss at her. The funniest thing is when she walks by a fixed object and gets the edge of the collar stuck while trying to pass. She vigorously shakes the collar and it sounds like a paper bag exploding. Natch, she does that in the middle of the night next to one’s ear.
      That’s the latest. MCO

      • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 6:16 pm

        thanks for letting us know and wishing you the best with your dear one, collar and all!

        • Faye May 14, 2016 / 8:41 pm

          I will cross everything for your girl Tinker. Love the name.

      • Gigi_the cat lady May 14, 2016 / 9:04 pm

        Thanks for the update, I sure hope the test come back negative. Give Tinker a smooch from me. My fur ball Penny is pretty much back to her old self after her brush with feline viral rhinotracheitis and none of the others caught it. Which makes me think that maybe I was right and the vet was wrong and it was just allergies after all.

        • Ms Can Opener May 15, 2016 / 1:05 am

          Murray, Faye and Gigi – Thank you for your positive wishes. It never fails to amaze me the support one feels from a community like this where in spite of being anonymous(e), I am definitely comforted. MCO

          • Murray C. May 15, 2016 / 5:03 pm


          • Faye May 15, 2016 / 11:03 pm


  15. fkaWaldenPond May 14, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Hi Everyone,
    I am on DAY 9 OF THIS RIDICULOUS COLD and could use a group hug. Lost my voice completely last Wednesday and through Thursday to now switch about sounding liking at times either Brenda Vaccaro, Marge Simpson, or a sad old broken wheezy pump.

    As entertainment, listened to two Drake (my secret boyfriend) interviews last night and after errands today snoozed on the couch whilst watching ‘Edwardian Farm’ who features historian Ruth Goodman who I would luuuuvve to have as a guest at a dinner party.

    Ol’ Flappy-Yelly-Speckle-Lips is being relatively considerate so far and hasn’t been too yelly yet. πŸ˜€

    Pulling a devil-may-care and having a New York Strip with sliced tomato, basil bocconcini, olive oil side.

    I truly hope you dear folks don’t get this virus… πŸ™

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 14, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      For a moment there, I thought you typed “ridiculous cloud.” Anyway, feel better soon. You seem to have an appetite, which is probably a good thing.

      • fkaWaldenPond May 14, 2016 / 8:04 pm

        That is a poetic way of referring to a head cold. πŸ˜€ Yes, my ridiculous head cloud!

      • allein May 14, 2016 / 8:13 pm

        Ha, I like it! It’s been getting grayer and grayer here, and I have a migraine and it feels like that “ridiculous cloud” has been sitting on my head since I got up (which was, admittedly, insanely late because I stayed up really late last night for no good reason, which I’m sure does not help). Finally started raining a few minutes ago; hopefully that will lead to less pressure soon.

        To FKA- I hope you feel better soon! I was talking to a coworker yesterday (who lives in another state so I don’t see him much) and he was sounding a bit hoarse himself. Must be something going around.

        • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 9:52 am

          Allein, I used to get really violent, intense migraines.
          Disruption of sleep cycle, which you had, and lowering
          barometric pressure, also present, were guarantees of
          nastiness. Menopause kinda erased them, although I
          still get “fog-head” in those conditions. Hope you have
          something from the doctor to head the migraine off at
          the pass when you sense it starting. They are hideous.

    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Hi FKA, Sorry that you are having a tough time. Are you referring to Old Yelly? I read that when I was a kid. Lol.

      My go to special dinner is NY Strip steak and roasted garlic broccoli! At least you are eating well.

    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      I got something last August in England and it took quite a while to get over it – got bronchitis as a sort of finishing touch and that lasted even longer! I’ve heard about a lot of people getting a virus like this and they said to expect it to go at least a full two weeks, so you’re on the upswing at least. Wow, Brenda Vaccaro and Marge Simpson – maybe you could parlay this into something!!!πŸ€”
      Consider yourself hugged!

      • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 8:52 pm

        PS Allein, I hope the migraine goes soon. My mother got them so I can sympathize – I get the auras occasionally but don’t get the horrible achey head. They are a scourge! Feel better.

        • allein May 14, 2016 / 9:18 pm

          Thanks! It’s getting a little better. I thought I was going to throw up earlier but that passed (sometimes I think if I could just puke, it would help, but I never can). Had some tea and dry Cheerios, and Advil. The caffeine usually helps, too. Still some pain behind my eyes but I might actually be able to eat some real food, I think. (Now…if only I had some real food in here to eat…). Finally took a shower at 8:30pm.

          I used to get auras. I’d get super sensitive to light and noise. When I was younger some days I’d sit down to dinner and just the sound of a spoon hitting the side of the pot would make me flinch like someone was punching me in the face. That stuff seems to have subsided as I’ve gotten older and I haven’t had that in years now. These days I’m more likely to just wake up with the pain, or pressure that eventually turns to pain, but most of the time I can still function. Often happens on the weekends; it’s occurred to me recently that the fact that I get to work by 8:30 and drink at least two cups of tea before noon during the week and then sleep later on Saturday and Sunday and don’t usually drink tea miiight be a contributing factor. (Though staying up until 4 in the morning and sleeping all day like I did today is not a regular occurrence. That combined with the weather, I think, made this one worse. Last time I had a really bad one was the day of the blizzard in January.)

          • Gigi_the cat lady May 14, 2016 / 9:42 pm

            I had migraines all my life, I remember climbing on a kitchen chair to reach the adult aspirin when I was 6 years old. I had auras often and sometimes could not stand up because I would be too dizzy, I had all the classic symptoms. Many times I would have to be taken to the emergency room and they would give me a shot of demerol.

            But I haven’t had a migraine since I went through menopause 14 years ago!! I’ve had some bad headache and the heat flashes never went away but that’s a picnic compared to migraines!

            • allein May 14, 2016 / 9:48 pm

              I had my first one at 11. I remember I had stayed at a friend’s house the night before (so was likely overtired) and my parents picked me up in the late afternoon and we went out for dinner because our power was out and they couldn’t cook. By the time we got to the restaurant I was in so much pain I was sitting at the table in tears with my head resting on my arms. No way I was going to eat anything, so they ordered their food, and then my mom took me home and put me to bed, and went back to get her dinner and pick up my dad and brother. I fell asleep so fast I don’t think I even heard her leave the house. Apparently I get it from my dad, though. My mom and brother don’t get them, as far as I know, but my dad used to spend the day in bed on a semi-regular basis when I was younger.

            • Janice May 14, 2016 / 10:38 pm

              The only time I had migraines was when I took birth control pills. There seems to be a hormonal component for some of us.

            • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 10:44 pm

              My mother would be in bed for several days – often I’d come home from school and there was an ominous feeling in the house and poor Mom would be in bed, so sick Hers diminished with menopause, too, but never completely. What a horror.

          • Duckie May 14, 2016 / 9:52 pm

            Allein, I don’t know if this would work for you, but when I get a bad headache, I lie down, keep an open jar of Vic’s Vaporub near my nose, and I light a beeswax candle in an otherwise dark, quiet room.

            • allein May 14, 2016 / 9:57 pm

              Never tried vaporub…don’t think I have any but maybe I’ll pick up a small jar and try it next time. Thanks. πŸ™‚

          • SAA1451 May 15, 2016 / 12:08 am

            As far as the nausea issue is concerned, I usually rely on “baking soda surprise.” It is a very old recipe, but it really does work.

            Put a heaping spoonful of baking soda in a cup of warm water, stir well and chug it down.

            There are two possible outcomes:
            Either the baking soda will settle your stomach and you will feel better,
            Or the baking soda (and whatever else is in your stomach) will make a hasty exit — after which you will feel better.

            Which one will happen is the surprise.

            Other than that, some of the other items that can help are chew-able pills (the brand name I know is Nauzene) that quell stomach upset that antacids won’t touch (but that does not result in option 2 above so is generally good when you are out.)

            For the really, really, bad nausea there is an OTC bottle (the brand named version is Emitrol, but there are also store brands available –usually near the antacids or ask the pharmacist and they can point you in the right direction) that was the only thing that finally kicked 3 days straight of not even being able keep down even sips of lukewarm water.

            For the pain, what works best for me is a really hot bath (in the dark) with ice packs on the pulse points of my head — neck, temples, etc. ( The old fashioned ice packs that you put actual ice in are the only ones that get cold enough. Thankfully they are for sale in some stores again {and Amazon of course} now — for a while you couldn’t find them anywhere)

            I hope you feel better.

            • allein May 15, 2016 / 12:23 am

              Hmm…not sure if I want to find out the surprise, but I’ll keep it in mind. It’s rare that I actually feel the need to run to the bathroom just in case, but today I did (and it made me realize that I really need to clean my sink…). Once that passed I was able to drink my tea and later had some toast. Usually I keep some Coke and/or ginger ale in my fridge; I try not to drink soda but I keep a few small bottles around for medicinal use, but I don’t have any right now. I was actually planning to go to Target today but I decided there was nothing on my list that couldn’t wait. But I am feeling much better tonight. Thanks to everyone for your advice and commiserations. πŸ™‚

              Heading to bed soon. G’night all!

              • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 10:02 am

                Mine would cause my entire (yes, entire) digestive system to
                revolt, loo with bucket in lap sessions. Would lose 5-6 lbs
                in twelve hours. First signal was feeling like Wonder Woman
                the day before, then the crash. Air travel to overseas places
                frequently triggered them. Vivid memory: collapsed on the
                back seat of a taxi in Madrid, plastic bag at my chin, trying
                to speak enough Spanish to get us to a hotel, any hotel, so I
                could sleep that sucker off. Did it. Nice place actually. Driver
                was cool.

    • Gigi_the cat lady May 14, 2016 / 9:25 pm

      FKA my mom lived by the old saying, feed a cold / starve a fever, I hope you feel better soon.

      Edwardian Farm sound really interesting and I’ll see if I can catch it on youtube.

    • Duckie May 15, 2016 / 1:22 am

      Here is my part of the group hug.

      • allein May 15, 2016 / 1:44 am

        Here’s mine:

        • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 10:02 am

          . . and mine!

    • fkaWaldenPond May 15, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Awwww guys! Thank you for all the support! It is DAY 10 OF THIS RIDICULOUS CLOUD and I have come to begrudging realization that I will have to use antibiotics this week. I gave my body a chance but no…
      Allein, I am sorry about the migraines, they must be awful. Faye, no I have never read ‘Ol’ Yelly’–should I? :); I just call the damn cat that as he feels sitting in the middle of the living room belting out meows is a perfectly acceptable, reasonable way to communicate with me. *sigh*. Murray C. you crack me up as the neighbourhood ogre and ya, I am sure there is some cosplay people out there that would appreciate my voice now…;) Gigi, Edwardian Farm is fascinating– there is actually ‘Tudor Farm’ (my favourite time period) that aired on TVO here but my library doesn’t have it yet. And Duckie, Allein, Phred’s Mom, Murray C– thank you for the ‘air hugs’! Much appreciated. Be well folks!

      • Murray C. May 15, 2016 / 5:05 pm


      • Faye May 15, 2016 / 11:09 pm

        🐈 it’s not acceptable? No one told your cat.
        I always give my immune system a shot first. But it sounds like you need to ingest some legal pharmaceuticals.

  16. Patty May 14, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I spent all day helping my daughter with her yard sale, starting this morning at 7:30 in 40 degree weather and sleet, and ending at 6 at 75 degrees and sunny. One of my daughters is a breast cancer survivor and we do the relay for life. We always have a table at the yard sale with stuff we have made and sell separately for a fundraiser. I was surprised that not many people donated, we only made $17 for the relay for life, and one guy was mad that he just wanted some cookies (by donation) and all he had was a dollar bill. He rolled his eyes, slammed the dollar into the donation jar and glared at us. If he had asked, I’d have given him 4 quarters so he didn’t have to pay a buck for 2 cookies.

    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 10:46 pm

      It’s a fund raiser, f’heaven’s sake! After all your hard work it’s a pity you didn’t do better!

      • Patty May 14, 2016 / 11:06 pm

        I crocheted some things, and only sold one for a donation of 5 bucks. I think I’ll post them on my local buy/sell/trade facebook page, advertising them for fundraising for the American Cancer Society. If nothing else, there’s a silent auction at our relay event, someone will buy them. The main problem with the relay event, usually only survivors and their families attend, and we have already put in time, materials or money for donations.

    • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 10:03 am

      What a Grinch!

  17. murkle46 May 15, 2016 / 10:47 am

    random cat pic

    • allein May 15, 2016 / 11:33 am

      I want a swirly-coated kitty. So pretty.

    • Faye May 15, 2016 / 11:56 am

      I just woke up. My resistance is weak. Ded again. Ack! Clunk! I’ll just stay on the bed.

      • Phred's Mom May 15, 2016 / 12:46 pm

        Why not, it is Sunday, a day of rest.
        Even G-d needed down time.

        • Faye May 15, 2016 / 11:13 pm

          I took your advice. Totally lazy day. And it was in the 40s here. So under the covers with the cat on my hip was bliss.

  18. Murray C. May 15, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    They made a heart! Very artistic pusswams (that’s what we call our cat, a “pusswam” – no idea why, really.)

    • Faye May 15, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      Pusswam. Nice!

    • murkle46 May 15, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Perhaps it is from Ulysses in its beginning chapter where one of the characters refers to a cat as “pussuns”?Very similar.

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