I have been hugely busy
working on the site so not had much time to do anything else.
However the younger members of the extended family came around last night
to invite me out to play in all the snow we've had in the last 24 hours.
I admit to declining the invitation but did pop out to take a few pictures
of their antics...
You can see from these pictures it was quite a
heavy fall of snow we had
Even the cats were out enjoying it!
But one cat (Dip) decided it was far too cold
Danielle and Laura came visiting with giant
snowballs then Zack made an appearance
And then Jonathan turned up!
And a special pose for the special
A picture of the Gauntlet game they are
playing on the TV and A special plea for some Hot Chocolate PLEASE!!!
And Deb kindly agrees to make the Hot
They've collapsed in exhaustion? Oh no
A special pose from Jonathan...Hollywood is
Spot the cats... Err the real ones I mean! :-)
Top Left - Dip, Middle - Lou Lou, Right - Bandito and Bottom - Tiger
And while this was all going on Steve and Dev
are playing a marathon computer game. It's now Steve's turn while Deb
takes a wee nap on the couch :-) And of course as usual I was
And in the morning it was all sunshine and
looking real pretty!
We had a couple of giant 14" pizzas last night. Needless to say I only
managed a couple of slices so plenty left for today (10th). When I
got up Deb kindly made eggs, ham and French toast for breakfast and I got
to put maple syrup on my French toast which is something I'd never do in
Scotland. I admit to still having problems eating with just a fork
and in my lap so I usually compromise and lift my keyboard off my wee desk
and eat on that. I still think the Americans need a special fork
with one side a bit sharper to cut through everything and a larger handle
so you can apply more pressure. Guess I'll just have to try and
educate them into using a knife and fork! :-)
Deb has volunteered to give me her special
recipe for Egg Nog to share with our extended family. I do warn you
that if you have high cholesterol you should avoid it like the plague!!!
So if you are ready here it is...
4 cups of French vanilla ice cream
1 cup of crushed ice
7 raw eggs
Tablespoon of cinnamon
Tablespoon of sugar
Quarter cup of Vanilla flavouring
Half teaspoon of Nutmeg
1 cup of milk
Half cup to full cup of Rum (optional as without it Kids could enjoy it as
The just put it
all in a blender and get blending.
Note that these are not totally exact
measurements as Deb says she just knows how much to put in of what and she
also notes that if using fresh nutmeg you might want to use less.
We all seem to be sneezing
a lot right now... it started with the cats then we all got on the band
wagon and started sneezing as well. Mind you everyone has had the
flu apart from myself that is. Obviously all that good Scottish air
has given me protection as well as my hardy Highland upbringing [grin].
I've been giving Deb a row lately for the mess
in her Truck! Just a few days ago I cleaned out all the empty cans
and bottles and last night had to go down for some milk and it's all full
Deb and Steve have taken a
couple of days out to play a computer game and they seem to be going at it
non stop. When Steve has to rest Deb takes over and on thy go.
It's a Play station game called "Gauntlet" and they do seem to be hooked
on it. I remember one night Deb played through to 8am in the
On the cat side... Dip has
been in the dog house (or should that be the cat house?). She's
decided to poop on the floor instead of the littler box so has been
chucked outside as a punishment. I would add that she's taken to
meet me outside the bathroom door when I get up in the morning and I did
wonder where she was this morning so now I know! :-)
The one male cat (Fats) is also in trouble as
he decided to "Spray" his territory and that being inside the house it was
a touch smelly for a while. Bandito is not feeling too well and
looks a wee bit off balanced when she's walking. Tiger has decided
she needs more food and when she finds an extra snack is hissing away at
the others to keep them clear. Lou Lou looks to be pregnant and is
deciding where to build her nest so is exploring all over the house.
So.. lots happening in the world of the cats :-)