Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

I "dressed up" for Halloween today. I usually don't do anything, but this year I did. I fixed my hair up really nicely. Dressed in my best clothes, with a jacket. I even wore make-up. I hate the stuff but I did it tody. Eyeliner, mascara, lipstick...the works. I even wore fake pearls. So, as you can tell, I really dressed up for Halloween!

You would be surprised how many people I had to explain this to! I mean really explain, going as far as saying...I didn't wear jeans, t-shirt, and tennis shoes...I dressed-up.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Q-tips

My husband just called me at work and said, "I can't find the Q-Tips." Now I know we don't have any at the house and I know he knows we don't have any at the house. So I asked him where he was and he told me the pharmacy. I don't know why he would call me to tell me that instead of asking someone there. Men!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Tomato Sauce and Bull Riding

Yesterday my husband and I went to the county fair. I was disappointed with how little there was going on there. I wanted the $10 back that we paid to get in. We were able to leave and then come back later since they stamped our hand. We went and looked around then left for a little while until it was time for the bull riding at 7:30.

I needed to go to the hardware store for something and on the way there we saw on the road about 5 cans of Hunt's Tomato Sauce. I told Frankie, jokingly to stop and I would pick them up to take home. He did stop right at one and told me to open the car door, reach out and get it. I did....it was so funny. My short little arms could barely reach it. I had to even unbuckle to get it. I grabbed it and shut the door. The rest of them were behind us on the other side of the road. Frankie was willing to go back, but I said no that it was ok. So we have one perfectly good can of tomato sauce...I think I might make some kind of soup.

After we were done at the hardware store we headed back to the fair to watch the bull riding. There were a lot of people in the stands, which is great! I at least had a long sleeve shirt on thank goodness because it got rather chilly. We called the local weather information center and they said it was 60 degrees. A bit chilly when you are just sitting. The bull riding started off a little slow with only a couple of guys riding the whole 8 seconds. Then it picked up and thank goodness only one guy got hurt when he couldn't get his foot out of the stirrup. That was so scary. I am not sure, but I think he might have hit his head on the fence part as the bull drug him around the arena. He didn't break anything because later we saw him limping around.

The best ride was the last ride and it was also the guy who won the contest. He aslo had drawn the bull to ride that if he was able to stay on for the entire 8 seconds he would win extra money. I don't know the guy but I was very excited for him. I know those guys can have a really rough life going from rodeo to rodeo, paying out the entry fee to get bucked off after a minute ride. All the time and money invested down the drain. So it was good to see him get the extra money. So the bull riding got exciting and the rodeo clowns are always a riot despite the fact that they have a very serious job. I guess he fair was worth the money after all!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I Think My Cat Isn't Normal...As Far As Normal Goes For Cats!

Take this morning for instance. We had some bubble bath sitting on the edge of the tub, and every few days it would leak a few drops into the tub. Now, being a little bit lazy neither me nor my husband had clean it up for a few months. It smelled good (coconut and mango) when new drops fell, so I didn't mind it too much. Well today was all I could take of it so I put some water in the tub and stood in it to wash it away with my feet. Pan must have though this was a new game or something. He jumped on the side of the tub and kept walking around and around it staring at the bubbles, the water, and my feet. He thought about and almost did get in the tub once, but changed his mind. He had his back legs on the rim and kept moving his front legs down farther and farther into the tub. He was almost to the point of no return when he pulled back up to the rim. Then he would go around the tub again on the rim.

I got it all clean and steped out of the tub myself. Of course now it is all bubbly and not draining all the bubbles. So I had a cup I would fill water to pour on the remaining bubbles. Pan had finally got down and decided to put his front paws up on the tub rim while the rest of him stayed on the ground. Of course he decides to do this right under where I am standing. So it looks like I standing right behind him. This was not close enough to all the action for him so he puts his front paws down in the tub and hangs his head over...yes much like a drunk over the toilet...which by the way he does this this hanging over the rim thing with the toilet too. I have to tell my cat...MY CAT...to stop drinking the toilet water!

Anyways, Pan is hanging over the rim of the tub as I try to get all the bubbles down the drain. I finally give up and leave the rest and Pan gets down and heads straight for the toilet, gets yelled at, so then heads to the trash can. At the trash can he gets yelled out because he is constantly digging in it...and you will never guess for what. He is looking for balled up paper. His favorite is balled up paper towels, but he will also get balled up tissue.

Now what does a cat want with balled up paper you might ask. In this case with this crazy cat he wants to bring to me or my husband so that we can throw it for him. That is right our cat plays fetch. It is obessive compulsive fetch...much like a dog. Just so you know I do not throw the things he gets out of the trash...that is gross. But, I do have the distract Pan as I throw it back away or put in the trash can with a lid, other wise he will get it back out.

He really is funny about his paper towels. I will throw it, he will get it, and he will bring it right back to me. He will drop it in my hand if I have it out for him. If I am not paying attention to him he will drop it near my feet then go sit aways from me and just stare. My husband will call me at work to tell me that Pan is staring at him again and it is freaking him out. I tell him the throw the stupid "toy" then. If Pan is persitant in wanting to play and I am not paying any attention to him, he will drop his toy and then put his front legs up in my lap. He will fetch and retreive aggressively until he gets tired. Then he will go get it but not bring it back to me. Either he lays down half-way between where I threw it to and me or he will just come back to me without it. That is when all breath a sigh of relief and can go back to what it was we were doing before.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Head of the Household

When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Paradise, God appeared and said, "I want the men to make two lines. One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter."

Soon the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. The line of men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man.

God said, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves, I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him."

God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the only one in this
line?"

The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Kitty Litter Cake

This is for all you cooks out there looking for something a little different.........

There is a picture below. It doesn't look very nice, but I hear it's actually quite tasty. If you make this "treat" please let me know how it turns out!

CAKE INGREDIENTS:
1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
A few drops green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent

SERVING "DISHES AND UTENSILS"
1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper

1) Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

2) When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.
3) Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved points. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture, then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.

4) Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable and hang it over the edge of the box. Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper. Enjoy!