The Bee Hive

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Thursday, July 12, 2007


This is my bride and groom collection - or most of it, anyway. When I unearthed them yesterday, two had their heads broken off - one bride and one groom from different sets. I glued the headless bride back together, but couldn't find the groom's missing head. I think these are going to go the way of my salt and pepper set collection. I am going to package them safely away until I can get things more decluttered around here.
I feel kind of yucky today. I don't know why. Not enough sleep for one thing. I am meeting Lydia for lunch at Papa's in about an hour and a half. I don't know if that will be an satisfying alternative to The Chisholm Trail or not. Chisholm closed and is for sale again. It such a popular place and has such good food, I don't know why it keeps being closed and put up for sale so regularly. Probably not adequate profit for the overhead and labor required to operate it. Anyway, I called Papa's and asked what the lunch menu was for today and it was Southwest Chicken, so that sounds promising. Yesterday, Lydia and I went to lunch at Taqueria Jalisco in Beeville, but when we got back to town, the sign on Papa's said that day's lunch was 'Milagro Meatloaf'. Now THAT sounded intriguing. Although I guess you could take it either of two ways. My mother once advised me, "NEVER order meatloaf in a cafe!". But I love meatloaf, so if they ever have Milagro Meatloaf again when I am looking for a lunch idea, it will be a miracle if I don't stop in and order it.
I made an appointment at the veterinary hospital this morning to get two more cats spayed. Honestly, we have only ONE elderly (spayed) cat that is actually 'ours' - who we accepted from someone who offered her to us. Nissa came as a tiny kitten who was the last one remaining from a litter that had lost their mother. But with all the strays or volunteers or 'dumpees' who have found their way here, usually pregnant, we have a backyard full of felines. I keep getting them spayed, but never can get ahead of the 'herd' for long. After these two, there are two more females needing to be spayed, I think, but they are super-wild, so I don't know if I will be able to capture them or not. After that we have 2 female kittens who will be spayed as soon as they are old enough. THEN we will be done with the baby kitty factory...for a while, until new cats move in.
I have got to go to Beeville today. I have put off grocery shopping as long as I can. It's reached the emergency stage - I am out of Diet Cokes and green tea, and the dogs are out of pork neckbones, chicken necks or any semblance of real meat for their breakfast. I am almost out of regular dog food, too, and cat food is not far behind. Chicken and pork bones can safely be fed to dogs as long as they are RAW, not cooked.
I've been forgetting about my Question of the day. So I'll make up for it with several:
What do you collect?
How many dogs (what kind?), cats or other pets do you have?
Do you feed your dogs any particular foods?

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At 7/12/2007 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three are in the current household. Phredd, the bearded collie dog. Lily, the long-haired Siamese Manx cat, and Elvis, the parakeet.
They're fed nothing in particular, just good brands of pet food. Phredd, however, gets the few leftovers from our plates. The only people-food Lily wants is the water from the tuna can, and she only gets that when I use tuna.


At 7/12/2007 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you may remember, Mommie started a collection of demitasse sets for me and Glenda when we were young.
When we lived in Louisiana, I fell in love with the "handkerchief dolls" (they have other names also which I can't remember). Before we moved back, I had a small collection of them. Both collections have been packed away for a long time but I hope to set them free soon.
The only collecting around here these days are dust and pet fur "tumbleweeds".


At 7/13/2007 9:00 AM, Blogger The Cookbook Junkie said...

Cookbooks of course. That's really getting out of hand too.

We have one 'stray' that shows up for breakfast, dinner and cuddles everyday. Unfortunately DH seems to be especially allergic to him or we would have adopted him by now.

At 7/13/2007 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, what Jan!


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