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Runs for Cookies: Friday Evening Images!



It has been two weeks since I posted a Friday Evening Images, so I hope it isn’t too overwhelming. We’ll begin with Joey, since he is by no means within the highlight. He was so glad to be up on the sofa with Jerry and me. I really like this image of Jerry and Joey! It is uncommon that Jerry smiles with out doing a “Jerry face” and whereas I really like the Jerry face, a real smile is good, too. And Joey completely seems like he is smiling.

After I wrote yesterday’s put up, I ended up taking footage of images to be able to have copies of about 550 footage from after I was a child. It took such a very long time! It is so onerous to search out the precise lighting and angle the image in order that it would not have a glare or reflection (particularly of my telephone that’s taking the image).

I spent a while excited about methods to stop that after which I made my very own little jig out of cardboard, Mod Podge, and white paper. I mainly glued the white paper to the cardboard, making one aspect of the cardboard white. Then I poked a gap within the middle, simply sufficiently big for my digicam lens to point out by means of. I used double-stick tape to stay my telephone onto the aspect of the cardboard reverse the white aspect, in order that the one factor you can see on the white aspect was my digicam lens. This fashion, after I held up my telephone to take an image (of one other image), the reflection and glare wasn’t there (a lot of the time–it was actually onerous to search out good angles when the solar was out from behind clouds).

I had Noah take these footage as a result of I clearly could not do it with my telephone:

It labored fairly good–I did this for over 550 footage!! It took me a number of hours, however now I’ve uploaded all of them and I am glad to have the “digitals”. 

I simply completed this e book known as ‘False Witness’ by Karin Slaughter. It is a suspense/thriller and it is actually good! It is would take eternally to get into all the small print of what it is about, however should you usually like the identical books as I, then test this one out for positive. It would not transfer tremendous shortly, so it took me longer to learn it, however I actually preferred it. And there have been a number of twists that had been a enjoyable addition. (And no, I used to be not studying whereas driving on this image!)

That is only a image of Eli at his baseball recreation (he is batting). I can not recover from how a lot he is grown. 

Possibly that is one thing that is already throughout Pinterest, however I used to be fairly excited to provide you with this concept. My favourite vegan meals are mainly a grain of some type (brown rice, barley, quinoa) together with beans (my favourite are chickpeas in most of these recipes), greens (no matter I’ve on hand–usually broccoli or cauliflower) and a sauce. I regarded up a number of recipes for sauces after which I took out all of the substances for the sauces and began prepping them into Mason jars. 

I made 4 totally different types–orange sauce, Chinese language garlic sauce, teriyaki sauce, and normal tso’s sauce (sure, I like Asian flavors!). After mixing the substances in mason jars, I poured the sauces into silicone cupcake molds and put them within the freezer. As soon as frozen I transferred them to plastic luggage after which again into the freezer.

Now, to make dinner, I seize half a can of chickpeas and one of many little cups of sauce and put them in a sauce pan. I allow them to prepare dinner (lined) over low warmth till the sauce is melted and thickens. Then I warmth up a cup of no matter grain I have already got cooked within the fridge, and I pour the chickpeas onto it. (You possibly can clearly add greens as well–on this explicit day, I used to be ravenous and in a rush, and simply ate it like this):

It makes dinnertime really easy! (For sauce concepts, you may try my Pinterest board the place I’ve all of them saved.) If any of them have a non-vegan ingredient (like rooster broth) I simply swapped it with a vegan various. However that did not come up greater than a couple of times.

Okay, the remainder of these footage are cat pictures. I take approach too a lot of them, I do know! 

As I discussed, I labored some extra on the little cat “bubble hut” factor that I used to be making out of the kitchen desk I milled down into useable oak. (The highest and backside components are comprised of pine, solely as a result of I had items that had been giant sufficient.) I made a reusable jig for my router to chop holes of any dimension and it was SO straightforward to chop the opening out of this. The plastic piece has little holes in it so you may nail it to the middle of the hexagon. Then you definitely simply rotate the router round that time, reducing out the opening. The slit down the center of the wooden was simply because it was a scrap piece and it was already there. I’ve since stuffed it in.

I screwed within the plastic bubble and connected that to the highest/entrance. (I initially made this in order that I may hold it on the wall with the bubble in entrance and holes within the sides for the cats to crawl into. However Phoebe loves it with the bubble on high and he or she’s been sleeping in there a lot for the previous week.

The primary image exhibits how it will be if I connect it to the wall (larger up, clearly). I just like the second image as a result of you may see Duck’s face peeking out by means of the bubble. (I nonetheless have to sand it; you may see the place I stuffed within the nail holes) and end it in some way, in all probability with paint since I did not use oak for the entire thing.

That is how Duck and I play sometimes–he performs with me the identical approach he performs with Chick. I take advantage of my hand to seize at him, particularly his neck, and he grabs my hand to chunk me and “rabbit kick” me together with his hind legs. When he and Chick do it, it seems like they’re preventing to the demise, however they adore it. When considered one of them is drained, they lie limp after which the opposite one stops the biting. It is actually cool how they try this. And Duck does the identical to me–he’ll be “preventing” with my hand, biting and kicking, after which if I let my hand go limp, he instantly stops till I am prepared once more. He sees me as a fellow cat! 😉

That is Duck and Chick after I spray their toys with catnip spray (it is known as Meowijuana). They LOVE it and it makes them play and wrestle for half-hour afterward.

Then they simply chillax with a nap within the solar 🙂

Jerry was taking some comparability footage of me in all-black operating garments (I took the identical ones in January 2021). Duck stored getting in the best way, so I needed to put him on the mattress. However I like this image Jerry took:

I will put up the side-by-side pictures this weekend. There may be fairly a giant distinction!

And eventually, an replace on Phoebe. I don’t know why Jerry is making a peace signal, however Phoebe was fortunately sleeping on his lap for a few hours. 

I really like this image of Phoebe and me. That is when she was smelling the Burt’s Bees lip balm on me, nevertheless it seems like we’re kindred spirits, no? hahaha. My nostril was all crimson from crying. This was what we thought was going to be her final day.

And that is the change in her in just some days of fluids and consuming. She’s nonetheless skinny, however positively not like that first image. She’s consuming proper now, however she needs nothing to do along with her particular kidney weight loss program meals. I am simply going to feed her what makes her glad till we all know it is time to let go of her. When I’m tremendous previous, I simply need to eat ice cream and cookies all day lengthy. I am simply so glad she’s wanting so significantly better!

Have an important weekend! xo


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