Monday, November 24, 2014

Leftover lunch

Leftover fried chicken dinner! Crunchy fried chicken, garlic green beans and 'white' potato salad.  I make a horrible mess frying chicken. It's worth it! Trust me! 

I love good leftovers.  Leftover chili for dinner.  Charles made chili on the smoker. Sooo good!

Look out for pics of dinner later.


Sunday, November 23, 2014


I have told you often of my brothers dogs, Trixie and Lady.  I think I will tell you more about Lady today.

Lady came to us about 6 years ago. Charles rescued her from a local no kill shelter. We think she was abused at one point. She recoiled from anything that may be coming at her from above and still does.  As if someone used to throw things at her.

Later in the first year of her life she was either abandoned or she ran away.  When Lady joined the family she was still a little on the wild side.  ALMOST house broken the new girl took a lot of our time and attention. Our reigning monarch was not amused!

Lady warmed up to me and Charles very quickly.  Queen Trixie, Lady thought needed to be banished from the kingdom!

So our days were punctuated with growls, snarls and spats. Eventually they made a fragile peace.  Trixie still our queen and Lady her reluctant maiden in waiting.

Over the years Lady has become quite a cuddler.  She LOVES to wiggle under the covers.  Once there Lady will clamp down on one of your legs with her front paws. Making sure her people don't leave her.


Even our little Trixie has decided Lady is an excellent cuddle buddy.  Lol! This is a recent occurrence. Trixie still complains occasionally that Lady is too much of  a  cuddler! Our Queen resents sharing her bed with the interloper!  LOL

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dinner tonight

To nights dinner is one of the brothers faves.  Crispy fried chicken, tater salad, green beans and collard greens.

Now I hate collards.  HATE collards! But I love my brother so I cook them. You have heard that the brother considers my fave, mushrooms, 'food of the pagans'.  So he puts up with my shooms and i put up with collards!

We both like dessert!  Walnut apple coffee cake!  Mmmmm! Oh so good!

Gotta love it!


Walmart was perfect! Row upon row of items calling to me. . . 'We've missed you Mercy!'  Well we can't have that!

So I lingered in my favorite isles. The deli, the bakery, and the baking isle! The warm rich aroma of corned beef.  The inspiration of the bakery leading to the inspiration fulfilled on the baking isle. Mmmm. . .home made rye bread, freshly carved corned beef slathered with creamy, tangy cole slaw.

No, I don't mean saurcrout. This is not a ruben. This is a Rubenetta. From a more southerly branch of the family, the ruben and the rubenetta are cousins. Cousins born in the Walmart.

Gotta love it! Walmart!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

So sad!

I have already picked out my outfit for tomorrow. Right down to the new earrings my sister made me and the pin my aunts sent me. All set!

What is the occasion, you ask?  Wait for it. . . We are going tooooooo. . .Walmart!

Walmart! Walmart! Walmart! I know it's sad.  Most months it is the only place I get to go that isn't a hospital or a doctor. Lol!

Seriously, the Walmart is my big trip each month.  I look forward to it for days. The day before I may rewrite my list several times. That night I may not sleep at all!

Tomorrow is my Walmart day.  YEEEHAW!

Like I said. . So sad! Lol

Monday, November 17, 2014

Queen Trixie!

Our reigning monarch, Queen Trixie, is waiting for me to turn on her favorite appliance. The fireplace!

I was getting up that morning, slowly.  I had just had my medicines but not my coffee so her highnesses fireplace was the last thing on my mind. 

Q.T. was an unusually patient.  It turns out she had found an alternate heat source. . 

Oh to be a beloved doggie in her own personal sunbeam!  Long live Queen Trixie!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Luv it when the Brother cooks.

Thursday was a smoked chicken night.  Oh so good!  Whenever Charles cooks I know it will be an easy night for me.

I stirred up a sweet pea salad and a few baked french fries.  Charles smoked Italian chicken. All this means is I have an easy night in the kitchen. Yee haw!

An easy evening AND a great dinner!  Kitchen clean, legs up and tv on! Who could ask for more!