March 27, 2009

Grandma's Lye Soap

Annie on Garden Web posted the recipe for Lye Soap and I remembered this 1952 song from a parody called 'It's in the Book.'

March 18, 2009

Power of the Delete Button

I went through my list of feeds. Some I wondered why I ever thought I would wish to follow.

  • Too 'Green' -- advocates 'green' as they spend big bucks on trivial trash and urge us to do the same.
  • Flaunts wealth. Need I say more?
  • Politically incorrect -- disagrees with me. LOL
  • One blogger who had too many photos to load, wondered why she was posting so many at once, 'So you'll have something to look at.'
  • There are whole blogs made up of somebody else's pictures, somebody else's words.

    I deleted some with too many side bar photos and gadgets and 'awards'? Loading time was just too long.

    I faithfully read certain blogs because I like them. Those bloggers have no need to impress; they just write about whatever comes to mind, or crosses their path.
  • March 16, 2009

    Spring! Just About Here

    Buffy's growing, everything's blooming whose time has come: azaleas, loropetalum, dogwood, wisteria; the first California poppies are just starting.

    March 09, 2009

    The Pet Park

    Buffie and Ike play in the Pet Park, which is a piece of PVC irrigation pipe. Buffie is too big to crawl through now, but Ikey loves to hide from her.
    Pet Park Slideshow

    March 08, 2009

    Thoughtful Buffie

    I thought yesterday that Buffie had tried to drown Teddy, when I found him face down in her water bowl. Not so. Thoughtful Buffie, realizing that Teddy might be as thirsty as she, in 80 degree weather, helped him get a good drink of water. Unfortunately, she left him to get out on his own.

    See them keeping hydrated and playing football here:

    Buffie and Teddy

    March 03, 2009


    Miss Celie's Blues. I love this song. I don't like it sung in a high falsetto voice as is usually the case, I love it belted out. This is the best rendition I've heard, with a really bizarre stage stage routine to accompany.

    March 01, 2009

    Ruby Buby

    From Buffie and Ikey

    She can look so innocent, lying on top of where she was just digging furiously next to where I just planted a new rose, or after being scolded for biting.

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