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I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good Eatin'

Wow, I haven't blogged in what seems like ages.

Our yard sale was kind of a flop last weekend. I think Sara made around $20... Brian and I made around $9. Nothing to get excited about. We still have a full garage of stuff. I couldn't believe how much baby stuff Sara has. So many things that Natilee never even wore.

Work has been busy, though. It's so hard to think that Brian and I have been married for almost two months... And that we've been back to work for about a month and a half since the honeymoon. Our house is still a mess... But with both of us working 40 hours a week and doing copious amounts of laundry and other house chores, it's a little difficult to get some things put away. I still have wedding stuff lying around. And I have so many ideas for some of the things that I don't want to put it in a box somewhere and never get around to making something. I have a huge wedding shadowbox mapped out in my head that I can't wait to make.

Tonight for dinner I made meat balls and garlic mashed potatoes with green beans, greek pasta (store bought) and cottage cheese as side dishes. My meat balls came together beautifully. I used ground beef, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian bread crumbs, organic tomato paste and sauce, a little bit of salt and a little bit of ground pepper and Tony's creole seasoning. It was so good. I have this thing about me where at times I eat my foods separately... Which is what I mainly did tonight... And by the time I got to my meat balls, I could barely finish the first one... Oh well... That just means I'll have lunch tomorrow. ;)


Bella's been doing well. She pretty much only hides behind the couch when we have company over... Stranger danger? Cognac feels the need to randomly goose her, too. It makes no sense considering he didn't really do anything like that when Bella first came here. So... Bella in front of couch + Brian on couch wearing shorts + Cognac running up and goosing Bella = Bella freaking out and Brian with freshly made scratches on his aforementioned bare legs. Sigh...

Anyway, here are some pictures!


Isn't she gorgeous?


Remember that spider from my last post? Brian and I think we know what it is... We think it's a Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) Also, in that last picture our spider, lets call him Manny, had a missing leg. Manny has moved out of the tailgate to one of the rear wheels... And he has grown an eighth leg that is all one color. I'll need to get some pictures as soon as the rain lets up...

Now I'm off to watch some Monk.


  1. Maybe I should just come over and "nest" your house up a bit. I've been in this cleaning/organizing zone for the last month. I'll get your house whipped into shape.