Thursday, August 29, 2013

If that cat sneezes one more time...

I have a big grey cat, a Russian Blue. 

He has allergies. Or SOMETHING.  And he sneezes continually when he's in the house. Nasty sneezes. Snotty hurling sneezes.  It's disgusting. And the stuff is stronger than Liquid Nails once it dries, and you can't get it off.  I can hear him sneezing in the other room...ggrrrrrrrr...

 But he's a sweet guy, other than that. The only male in a house full of female pets. And this morning, he knocked the bejeezus out of the Jack Russell Terrorist.  Because he could. She was racing around after her ball, and got a little too close to HIS coffee table that he was lounging on. BOOM !  Nailed her.  She jumped and yelped and cut a wide swath around him for the rest of the day.  He knows how to get results, that cat.


  I am winding down from a long day of accomplishing nothing. I had a list--such a beautiful list !!  It had about 14 things on it, and I got about 2 of them done. I made hummus. I picked grape leaves to stuff for the vegetarian potluck we went to tonight.  It took me the better part of the day to make that stuff. And the dolma was not that good. The grape leaves were bitter. The filling, though chock full of exotic spices like, fennel and cardamom and coriander, tasted bland to me.  The hummus, on the other hand, was stellar.

  You win some, you lose some.

  Tomorrow I have laundry to wash and hang outside. I have tomatoes and okra to dehydrate. I have edamame to harvest. I have spinach and chard to plant. (I planted beets yesterday).  I have a husband with 4 days off  IN A ROW.  It should be interesting.

  I have had another little round of gastric distress this morning after eating a steak yesterday. I think red meat is back off the docket for me. This has been yucky...nothing like the food poisoning, but uncomfortable enough to make me say--I don't need that.  Blech.


  I learned about something today in discussion group, (we're reading the fall issue of YES! magazine).  Something I had never heard of that is apparently going on behind closed's called TPP  Trans pacific partnership   Word needs to get out about this travesty before it gets signed into law. It will be the downfall of American Industry, particularly manufacturing.  It's been described as NAFTA on steroids.  This is one of those things that needs to be brought to the attention of the people in our country. Please check it out....


  Have you ever read YES! magazine ?? It's remarkable.  Here's a link to check it out:       I'm in love with this publication.  One of those once in a lifetime publications that makes you sit up and take notice, and start paying attention.


  Okay--it's after midnight and I need to be in bed.  I wanted to stop in and say hey before it got to be 2 weeks since I posted again, lol.  I really do have lots to tell you, but I'm awfully tired tonight.

 I'll be back....



DJan said...

YOu need to rest, too. I'm glad you finally got yourself off to bed. I am usually asleep by 9:00pm and cannot imagine staying up until midnight when I didn't need to! You are definitely a night owl, Annie. :-)

Beth said...

I hope you have a good day Annie. Take time for some rest.

Anonymous said...

So much harvesting Annie!

That TPP is at core destruction of your country's manufacturing base and labour skills, and it opens the door not just for an offshore-dependent economy in the US but gross exploitation of Australasia and Third World countries.