Thursday, October 13, 2011


Good Morning Everyone,

Well, not too much going on here, except the bills.   D and I have been just working around the house to try to get things done before we get caught with our pants down from surprise blizzards and other weather that may pop up around here.  One minute its warm then next minute, you have a raging snow storm.  We also discovered a water leak of some sort in the S room, on the carpet, so today we have to do recon to find what and where the water is before it gets cold.  I hate leaks, especially in modular homes, so I am going to start working this morning clearing out and while I'm doing this, I will start throwing away stuff that is of no use or a pile for the thrift shop. Then, we have to cut out the carpet in there, and dry things out and then when we get it fixed, I will paint the floor with some floor paint until I can afford to lay vinyl down in the spring.

Today is my birthday.  I don't usually do much on birthdays.  This one will be spent working on the house, and then maybe if I'm not too tired, I will bake an angel food cake for tonight with dinner.  Not sure what's for dinner either.
Last weekend, I bought beef shanks at the grocery.  I was quite shocked that they carried shanks in the first place.  I bought about 12 of some nice sized shanks with a lot of meat on them, and then Saturday, I popped them in the oven and slowly roasted them for the day.  They turned out so nice and so very flavorful.  I made homemade beef and noodles on Sunday.  Very tasty and filling.  I had enough left over of the shank meat to fill two freezer containers for two more meals.   I am going this weekend to see if the butcher at the market has more and I am going to purchase more to freeze with my vacuum sealer and have these for the winter.  Belle got some large bones to chew on also.
I am also posting a photo of the wild kittens we caught this August with Chester, the ICU cat from last December.  He was the one that was caught in the fence and lost a his right leg and part of his tail.. He has fallen in love with these kittens and takes care of them and watches over them like a hawk.  A good uncle.

Anyway, this will be a short post.  I will post more later this week, but until then, I had better get dressed in my cruddy work clothes and start the the hunt for the water leak.

Have a great week everyone