Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Back To The Salt Mines



I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. I hate the phrase " Happy Memorial Day " because for so many it is not a happy time and seems completely disrespectful to those who sacrificed their lives for this country .

( Steps Off Soapbox )

Onward.

It was an oddly international weekend at Casa de Swamp this weekend..We went to a local Italian restaurant for a belated birthday dinner and as always it was wonderful. One of the things that I appreciate the most about it is that it is not an issue at all to order off the menu, they in fact encourage it . I was elated to be able to order my beloved mussels in white wine and garlic and an currently craving the grilled Brie they served. A quick serve gave me an idea or 3 but damn , it's hard to find one that does not have the jam/preserves on it. Sunday hubbs made French Onion soup from scratch from a recent recipe in the local paper and even tho he is not a soup eater unless he is ill, he said that he really liked it . Of course we had to run out and get some bowls and we all learned that the 16oz bowls only need to be partially filled...aka we got real full real fast. None the less....winner. We're going to keep this recipe in the Fall/Winter rotation.

And now that he is on vacation this week, of course it rains..sideways. It started yesterday mid afternoon and it was really nice to sit on the covered deck to watch it but the longer we were out the the more we saw it intensify..as in sideways rain. The thunder and lightening woke me up about 4 am and scared the whiskers off of Gracie Marie , poor baby. Of course it is supposed to rain more because we have lawn tickets for Jimmy Buffet this Thursday so we shall see. If it keeps on the way it's predicted, they will have no choice but to refund or reschedule.

LE SIGH.

Speaking of Madame, she is doing better and eating normally but I find it interesting that she now walks away from her bowl and later returns to resume the carnage. Previously, we really did call her Hoover because that's what she did in the multi cat household but with competition gone is is more confident and calmer.

Only 2 more days on the meds..thank you Jeebus.

I don't want to think about the process of trying to clean her up..she's a dribbler and prone to trying to spit out the liquids on her bib..

I wonder how much the groomer at the vet charges.


Have a great week.


Ciao,
Aunty Pol