Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brain Puke XVI - Now With Updates!

Look out boyfriends, I'mma gonna hurl!

Cripes, I have not done one of these since April!  Time to empty the load pan!

Please keep The Cajun in your thoughts; he is so seriously ill right now. 

Also please keep David J. in your thoughts; he too is ailing and has been in the hospital for what seems like forever.

Yesterday I had the extreme (and naughty) pleasure of meeting Mistress Maddie for cock-a-tails and lunch (a three-hour affair).  Boyfriends, she is such a sweetheart!  And she sure smelled good too (now now, no smutty thoughts please)!

 
She brought me this wonderful basket full of handmade goodies; shall we see what's here?


Holiday tree ornaments handknit by women in Peru.  I think Jim would like the sock monkey, yes?  So cute!

Maddie made these raisin tea biscuits from scratch; you toast them, then top them with butter or
 
Canadian honey (eh, Buddybear?).  These are a good breakfast treat; spouse and I had them this morning, along with cawfee and


Maddie's made from scratch pumpkin whoopie pies.  I LOVE YOU, MADDIE; your baking skills rival mine!  Please to be posting the recipies!  And we MUST get together again soon!

I wore my hand-knitted (artwork) sweaters yesterday; for those of you that want to admire them (sorry the pix suck so bad, but I had to copy them from another website):


my inner sweater


my outer sweater

Then Sluggy sent me a goodie box from a giveaway contest she held.  I received it on Thursday; thanks Sluggy! :)


One of the treats in this box is some brandied peaches; can't wait to try these!

Baseball season is over (for me, anyway); now political season kicks in.  STFU already, assholes; that means ALL OF YOU!

The trees are beginning to change colors; my fave season is here!  Of course, we didn't have much of a summer.

Guess it's time to make the first batch of spo hot cocoa for those chilly mornings!


As you can all see, Miss Nyla is very busy today.  


So is Miss Oreo.  No, Nyla and Oreo were NOT in the same room at the same time.


And a rear view of Miss Gigi.  We will be needing the wood for the fireplace in a couple of months.


My current knitting project.


And a finished project, a spring/summer shawl for the 2015 season.

WHERE the hell has 2014 gone?

32 comments:

  1. I met Mistress Maddie in NYC back in 2009 and found her to be delightful! How sweet of her to bring you a goodie basket. The Mistress occasionally slums it here in my neck of the woods, but we have as yet to meet up here.

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    1. were your ears burning, cause we talked about you! you have GOT to meet her next time she is in DE!

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    2. More good people Mark!!!! I loved you and Joe! Unfortunately, with other vacations, the last two years I only made it down once in the summers. I would love to see the Legends show sometime.

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    3. mark has a GREAT voice, and the boyz at the blue moon really love him!

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  2. For us football season has started! There is Youngest's school (also formerly ours), Eldest follows his school and pro team in Seattle. And Nephew-in-law coaches for one of the UC - insert city (hint it is the capital). So I'm either watching, or following on twitter, them all. btw - I hates games that start at 7.30pm - we are early birds around here.

    Goodies look great!!! Kitties look even better (do not tell Abby I said that...)

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    1. what is this "football" of which you speak? I am in hibernation til mid-february, until the equipment truck leaves philly for clearwater FLA!

      what is said between us is not for abby's ears (or the gnomes either)!

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  3. I just read MM's post about your lunch.It sounds like a great [hic] time was had by all!

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    1. she had 3 and I had 2 G&Ts along with our food. I don't often drink like that before dinner, but what the hell, I WAS WITH MADDIE! cock-a-tails all around!

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  4. Oh darling, again, I too had a great time!!!!! I am still thinking about the soup. I may have to stop and pick up some take out one night on my way home. The goodies box is so nice, some interesting stuff in there. Just DON'T GET THE Summer Eve mixed up with your baking goods. YIKES!

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    1. I KNOW, I have been thinking about that damn dee-lish soup all day! and the drugstore products stay in their box; no co-habitating with your FABU baked goods!

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  5. I love the little sock monkey!!

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  6. Oh I just love these posts !

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    1. thank you, dear spo! MWAH! now go over and check out maddie's blog!

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  7. The gift basket looks fabulous! Lucky you!

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    1. I DO have the most wonderful boyfriends! and since the bear has canadian honey therein, I thought of you (miss ya around blogland, BTW).

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  8. Hello Anne Marie, I'm afraid I've been rather recalcitrant lately and not keeping up on my blogging or commentating on others blogs. I try to read yours and other ones every day. I just don't seem to have enough hours in day for every thing. But I too am loving the gift basket you received from MM. I was hoping to meet her at Bloggerpalooza last March, it didn't happen, so sad:-(. I like your latest knitting project, very nice! Also very cute cats you have, please give your little pussies a kiss goodnight from me. LOL I said pussies!

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    1. heh heh heh, my pussy (and the cats) are just fine! perhaps we could get maddie to make an appearance at meetup 2015!

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  9. I was getting SO jealous at your talk about all these friends who seem to have dropped in from Heaven itself, either in person or through blogs. But I'd hardly started seething at my being crowded out when I scrolled down.....and melted.....and now all is 'forgiven'. (No further explanation required).

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    1. I know how you need your "periodic pussie pix"! :)

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  10. I wish the politicians here would listen to you and STFU.

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    1. but they won't cause obamasuxblahblahblah...

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  11. The Cajun has not posted in days which is very unlike him. Do you know his current condition and whether or not he is in the hospital?

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    1. he is in the hospital; that is all I know.

      I wish you could go home too; barry must be getting lonely. any word on when this may happen?

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    2. Hopefully very soon ��. I will post it on my blog when I know something definitive.

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    3. like the equality rulings today, let it be SOON!

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  12. Keep having fun and telling us about it

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    1. you KNOW it, honey! I do so love to run my mouth! ;-)

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  13. Finally catching up on my blogs. You had a lunch with Mistress Maddie... I'm sure it was a blast.

    HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!

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    1. oh, we talked about YOU, honey! two catty diva bitches out drinking and noshing and dishing!

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    1. thank you, lovey! the pattern design is from finland. took 2 months for me to knit it up.

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