Tuesday, February 20, 2024

T Stands For Teaching Assistants' Luncheon

Himself chose last Saturday to be the day he takes his teaching assistants out to lunch to thank them for all the work they do helping him in the chemistry lab.

Our friend, Elaine, owner of the UxLocale started a lunch service so that's where we decided to go. Elaine never disappoints.


We ordered some homemade potato chips with an onion dip as an appetizer. I ordered meatball sliders, and I had a glass of unsweetened ice tea with lemon.


Himself ordered The Mac Daddy: shredded mozzarella, ground beef, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed pizza. Did you sing the jingle? I did.

Usually at the lunches some of the students are shy and there are lots of awkward silences. I understand it's hard to talk to strangers who are old enough to be your grandparents. Not this time around.

The two students were bright and funny. We had lots of laughs and lively conversation besides a great lunch.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Do They See Ghosts?

 

Cats sometimes sit still just staring at the ceiling. Do they see ghosts? I quietly approached Calli so I could try to see what she was looking at. It was...





















Little fly upon the wall,
ain't you got no clothes at all?
Ain't you got no shimmy shake?
Little fly, ain't you cold?

From a Three Stooges Short recited by "Curly" Howard

Sunday, February 18, 2024

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The weather dudes began hyping the snowstorm last week. By last weekend, the storm was downgraded from 8 to 12 inches to 1 to 4 inches. I was happy dancing for the lower totals. 440 school districts across the Commonwealth had cancelled school the night before the storm


Heavy wet snow didn't keep the birds away from the feeder.



At noon, I went to clear snow from the walk, stairs, and to clear the snow off the car. The plow guy hadn't gotten to us yet, but temperatures were supposed to drop and everything would freeze making the clearing much harder.

This was supposed to be a nothing storm. I measured 7.5 inches (19.05 cm) on the walk and it was still snowing!


The gnomes measured a little less, but they are on higher ground.

Most of the state got next to nothing. The band of snow just blew through my area. Deep sigh.



A few days later, we got a dusting of snow. I went to clear the snow from the car and the sky facing West was so pretty. When I was little Himself's dad told me the name of this color was Sky Blue Pink

How does your garden grow?

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Friday Five Good Things

 

Five good things that happened this week.

1. Calli whines at the studio/office door. Lately, she's been flying down the hall to get into the room when the door opens.  I put a baby gate up. She can see in and see me. She's not sure what to make of my cage, but she's not crying at the door anymore while I work

2. Market32 had pastina!

3. I connected with my cousin's daughter (first cousin once removed). We had a nice chat. She's in her 40s now and I felt ancient 😺

4. Himself gave me a solar powered cat mobile and temple bells garden stake for Valentine's Day. though The garden stake  was not what he ordered. He had ordered a cat with a bell stake.

5. Teague and I went out to breakfast. We tried stopping at First Bite in Grafton, but there were people milling around outside as the place wasn't opened. We found another place called Star Donut though the donuts were wiped out. I had a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a croissant with home fries. Yummy and very reasonably priced.

How was your week?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Out to Lunch

 

Schedules haven't collided for two weeks so today I'm out to lunch with Teague. We're actually going out for breakfast, but may go out for lunch, too.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Whatcha Doin?

 

I'm cutting and chopping ingredients for crockpot freezer meals. Whatcha doin?