Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday


Frank, coming home last summer.


Yesterday, our local animal shelter, to sweeten the deal, started offering black cat adoptions for only $13.00 per (to honor Friday the 13th and to dispel any phobias about black cats). I love my black and tuxie cats. They are without peer in the realm.

I was reading this Mary Oliver poem the other day; click to read it yourself, if you wish:


I do eat Marmite; here is my jar.


What D and I bustled around doing this afternoon. The outside looks pretty good, no? Baguettes are pretty pricey around here, so we thought we'd use our pizza stone and sweat equity to try our hand at homemade. Tempeh bar b cue in the pot.


i think my blogging deflation may be over; i've been working on a v. downbeat nursing manual, and it will be done tomorrow. yea. plus I received an award from E!

23 comments:

Squirrel said...

and they follow closely the good children...

kmkat said...

I love the animal shelter special! Gonna forward that to several black-cat-owning friends.

JGH said...

That Mary Oliver poem is very special. We were looking at turtles in the pet store today, wondering how much water they need. I would love to have more pets!

Barbara said...

I have a brown Le Creuset pot exactly like your orange one. Probably from the same era. Don't you just love that pot?

DineometerDeb said...

Marmite. I hear that stuff is good for you but an aquired taste. Kudos on the adventure dining!

Your baguettes look professionally done. Well done!

I hate seeing Frank in a cage, so sad but I know it is an old photo.

Betty C. said...

Thanks for your faithful commenting, tut-tut. I'm listening to Bob Dylan right now, BTW... Blonde on Blonde. My favorite.

e said...

Tempeh Barbeque??? If it is indeed meatless, may I have the recipe???

How did the baguettes taste??? They look wonderful, too!

Shammickite said...

A non-British person and you eat Marmite??? Unheard of!
I love the stuff.
And did you know that in the UK, black cats are LUCKY!!!

Shammickite said...

I have an orange Le Creuset pot like that but it has lost it's lid.
I bought it for $1 at a farm auction when olderson was 5... he is now 38! I think someone had changed tractor oil in it, but after a good scrubbing it's been a faithful kitchen companion ever since.

subtorp77 said...

The animal shelter thing is pretty neat, tut-tut. Nothing wrong with black cats. It's the Siamese ones I'm a little wary of...

poppy fields said...

Those look like very good baguettes...you could get a job here.

Linda said...

I have a tuxedo cat. He's a sweetie.

PG said...

You get a special award for being the first American I've known who a) knows what Marmite is and b) likes it! (I love it)

Sweet little Frank...and a lovely poem, how nice to read it directly from the book.

Megan said...

Frank looks a lot better these days...

citizen of the world said...

I can't do marmite but the bread and tempeh barbecue I'd be all over.

And black black/white cats are generally friendly. I'm a believer in getting pets from the shelter.

Baino said...

You're not popping up in my reader this week! Home made baguettes? I can smell them from here . .love Marmite and lashings of butter (don't tell Vegemite!)

Merisi said...

So, you are in the Southeast but not "from" - hence the Marmite pot?

How have I ever managed to get through life without Marmite? *giggle*

Betty C. said...

I got your Twitter invitation but I'm sorry to say I don't really use it anymore. Actually, am I sorry? I guess I don't really see the point. What do you get out of it?

Katie Alender said...

My sister always has a tuxedo cat! She loves them.

That poem is lovely.

carolyn said...

We've always had black or black & white cats until Oliver that is but he did turn up on his own.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

darn I should have picked you up some squeezable marmite from the market I went to in nyc!! next time!!

yum .....marmite, think it's time to go make some toast!!

hugs.

congrats with finishing the downbeat nursing manual. onwards and up!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

p.s. thanks for sharing the mary oliver poem....I love her....

herhimnbryn said...

Home made bread and Marmite? Yum!