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Old 12-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #7581
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It's 10pm and I'm eating a bowl off ice cold barely set pomegranate jello. Delicious! I don't usually eat at this time of night but since this can hardly be called a meal I guess it's ok lol!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #7582
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I am waiting for the holly leaves to set and harden. I am making them a wee bit thicker than I usually do. Last time I made them too fragile. Hard to handle. Then I have to make the trees for the top of the cake. I need twelve holly leaves and sixteen trees. I will take a pic when it is all done. In the meantime I have some Christmas music playing on the computer and the TV turned down really low. I am also waiting for Spike to come with Teddy so I can take his picture.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #7583
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I am waiting for the holly leaves to set and harden. I am making them a wee bit thicker than I usually do. Last time I made them too fragile. Hard to handle. Then I have to make the trees for the top of the cake. I need twelve holly leaves and sixteen trees. I will take a pic when it is all done. In the meantime I have some Christmas music playing on the computer and the TV turned down really low. I am also waiting for Spike to come with Teddy so I can take his picture.
Sounds really pretty Addie. Would love to see the pics

I'm getting a break this year. Going to my mom for Christmas. She's making leg of lamb. She started working at a B&B a few months ago so we'll be staying for free and the B&B will be closed so we have the place to ourselves.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #7584
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My sister's family had a greyhound, Tippa. She chased a lot of rabbits while sleeping. I never saw her catch any though. She was also a good mouser. The only problem, when she would catch a field mouse, she would deposit it as a gift on the porch right in front of the door. A very thoughtful dog.


my last tortoise cat, toby, was an expert and tireless mouser. coming upon a dead mouse on the welcome mat at our back door had become an almost daily routine. she would wait expectantly for the exclamations of praise and appreciation that she considered her due, for the skills she employed in mousing. only when that little bit of theater was concluded would she reclaim the mouse and go off somewhere private to enjoy her mousy-meal.

over time, toby must have noticed that she was no longer getting all the attention and flattery she had come to expect for her mousing feats. mother was really the only one in the family able and willing to work up the kind of enthusiasm and spectacle toby craved.

one evening, we were watching tv, not paying much attention to toby. she was darting here and there behind two chairs, 'playing' and in the process of running down her latest mouse victim. she finally came around the corner, mouse in her mouth, trotted over to my dad, and plopped the mouse into the snack plate he was holding. there followed a commotion of shouts and laughter, and toby was once more proudly in her element. she had finally figured out that we humans, with our habits and peculiar preferences, needed to have our 'gifts' from her served on a plate, in order to ellicit the desired response....
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #7585
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ROFL!!!!!!

I find "dead" play mice in my purse all the time. I usually find them when I'm looking for something in front of the line in the grocery store.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #7586
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Just got out last Christmas party, for this week, delivered. Feels good to sit & relax for awhile before going back to pick up the pans & trays.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #7587
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Sounds really pretty Addie. Would love to see the pics

I'm getting a break this year. Going to my mom for Christmas. She's making leg of lamb. She started working at a B&B a few months ago so we'll be staying for free and the B&B will be closed so we have the place to ourselves.
I will take the pics before I deliver it to my daughter's house.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #7588
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ROFL!!!!!!

I find "dead" play mice in my purse all the time. I usually find them when I'm looking for something in front of the line in the grocery store.
Is that "play mice" as in mousey toys or as in the kitties played with the mouse?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:38 PM   #7589
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I have been out doing some shopping and getting a few bits and pieces

When to visit mum, was there for about 2 hours chatting away

Now relaxing, going to head outside in the garden and have a coffee
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I just finished assembling one Ikea chair. The rest should be quicker. Tomorrow I intend to pick up the other four. The seat covers are washable, but you have to unscrew the seat to get them off. I think I better pick up some Scotch Guard.
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