Love & Loathe — 02/04/2010


* The smell of freshly cooked broccoli. My mom made some today, I made her wait until at least the afternoon, she was gonna make it first thing in the morning. The only thought in my head as I told her to wait was, I want to enjoy my cup of coffee without THAT smell chasing me out of my own house. Ask Tony about his version of the broccoli story. Go on, ask him! *laughing*

* Despite the broccoli, I can honestly say, the time of our visit has gone way too fast.

* Worrying about stuff. Why can’t I stop worrying about stuff?


* Everything about our local mountains. If I were rich, I think I would move there. Or somewhere like that. And then buy a generator so I wouldn’t have to worry about power outages.

* Seeing my friend Grace, and her daughter, Mia. I lured them over with my blog tales of baby guppies. Mia is a sucker for fish and, let’s face it, we have fish here in this house.

* All the baby guppies are alive and doing well. Despite a major rookie mistake on my part last week, which I’m still too embarrassed to talk about… I mean, all’s well that ends well, and they’re all alive, so let’s just not talk about it!

One Last Thing:

I’ll leave you with two, no three, adorable images that I managed to capture this week…

Cats on the couch…

New puppy in the neighborhood, 11 week old great dane, I think(?), look at the size of those puppy paws…

Birdy in the pocket…



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20 responses to “Love & Loathe — 02/04/2010

  1. tony

    broccoli BAD!!!! Sweetie good!!! Yes we need to move to the local mountains or some nice countryside place, but we need to get rich first so all we need is a part-time job.

  2. grrrace

    it was SOOOO good to see you! thanks so much for letting us come over and look at the fish. πŸ™‚ mia was VERY pleased. she sure loves those fish! and the cats, too. too bad she’s allergic to them. 😦 her eyes cleared up within half an hour or so after i washed her hands and face. and changed her clothes. man. it totally sucks. i’m hoping she builds up an immunity to it. hehe.


    • I’m so glad you were able to come over… I’m so sad that she’s allergic to kitties. Poor girl and she loves them so much! I’m glad the allergy cleared up quickly. xoxo

  3. Brocolli does have a not-very-nice smell when it is cooking…ugh! Love those three pictures, my dear.

    • Why do such tasty things have such nasty smells. I think homes should come equipped with outside stoves for just such foods!

      Thanks. My critters make me happy. πŸ™‚

  4. But brocolli does taste good, either with just butter or some good cheddar cheese grated.
    Go on, tell us what you did.

    • I know, broccoli does taste good, but the smell. Tony said he thought something had died in the house. πŸ˜†

      Rookie mistake, the important part is they’re all alive and growing. πŸ™‚

  5. I don’t mind the smell of cooking broccoli, but then it’s a vast improvement on the smells hubby produces after eating the stuff…. need I say more?

    So sad Mia is lergic to kitties, I wish I had that magic wand.

    • You can get your husband to eat broccoli? Really? πŸ˜†

      I know, Mia loves the kitties so much, but she touches something and then touches her eyes and then they swell and it’s really sad. 😦

  6. I suppose you’re just a worrier. Worry about little things, if you must.

    I like the mountains as well. I’d love to move up to one of the small towns in the Adirondaks.

    • Yes, I’m a worrier. Thing is, it seems there’s always something to worry about. (sigh)

      There’s something about the mountains that are so peaceful to me…

  7. grrrace

    it IS sad… especially because she loves animals!!! 😦

    *muwah* i just adore you. lemme know when you have time to get together. πŸ™‚ xoxox

    • Hopefully it’s something she’ll grow out of as she gets older. Are you or Steve allergic?

      I will let you know… xoxo… and I adore you, too. πŸ™‚

  8. grrrace

    i used to be allergic. i outgrew mine just a few years ago…

    steve is slightly allergic. not too bad, though. πŸ™‚

    yay! can’t wait.

    • Huh, interesting, I didn’t know that about you… or Steve for that matter. Did you know that Tony used to be allergic, too, and is allergic to long haired cats?


  9. daydreambetty

    Ack!! Birdie in pocket is probably the cutest thing I’ve seen this year! πŸ˜€

    I like the smell of cooked broccoli much better than the smell of un-cooked broccoli. Yuck!

    I had a dream the other day that I brought two new goldfish home. I named them Desmond and Molly Jones. I miss having fish in my place. Wish I could come over to yours so I can just watch fish all day.

    • That little bird makes me laugh so much… for someone so tiny, she’s something else.

      Ummm, what’s wrong with the smell of uncooked broccoli?

      I wish you could come over to my house and watch my fish, too. You have no idea. xo

  10. grrrace

    I think I read/heard something about sometimes people being allergic to cats because of some protein in their saliva and cats grooming themselves… Okay, I can’t remember the specifics, but it was something weird like that…

    So basically, if your cat doesn’t groom itself (like, it’s wearing a cone or something, hehe) you should be fine with cats…