Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fiercesome Glop-- A recipe

Posted on/at 10:02 PM by The Goddess

Alice, the kitten, now has teeth, but isn't up to eating dry cat food yet. I started her out with meat flavored baby food, gradually mixing in canned cat food until I got her switched over to that, but the stuff is dreadfully expensive.

I decided to make her some homemade kitten food with odds and ends I had in the cupboards. The smell is appalling, just what she and her older brother like. Here's how to replicate my "Fiercesome Glop" as I fondly call the mixture. Be aware, this stuff is nasty. The smell is actually improved after it passes through her digestive tract.

Assemble in food processor the following;

1 can spam
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tuna (with its liquid)
3 eggs, scrambled
1 slice wheat bread

Process until pasty or until your stomach rebels at the sight of it. Hold breath while spooning it into an airtight container and store in fridge. Use within a week.

Bon apetite!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Posted on/at 1:43 PM by The Goddess

This is Alice. She came into my life a week ago Thursday. She's very tiny, but has a big, big voice when she puts her mind to it. As near as I can tell, she's about four weeks old, though small for her age. She likes to sleep on my nice warm laptop, insists on being swaddled while eating, and makes a grand production out of taking a bottle. She also has adorable burps.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Love Codes

Posted on/at 3:54 AM by The Goddess

I remember my mother telling me that when she and my dad were dating, they couldn't afford the price of a phone call, so they would call at a prearranged time and let the phone ring just once. It was their code for "good night and I love you".

In college, during summer break, my husband (then boyfriend) and I wrote often. Out code was to put the stamp on the envelope upside down. We never talked about it until later, and realized we were both doing the same thing. Guess that made it a top secret love code.

With my son, I used to flash the American Sign Language sign for "I love you" to him after he boarded the bus every morning on his way to kindergarten, and he'd flash it back from the window. We still use it on occasion these days, even though he'll be in fifth grade next month.

What love codes do you use?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lacy Ripples Scarf

Posted on/at 9:21 PM by The Goddess

Gauge: not critical



yo=yarn over



psso= pass slipped stitch over

Materials: This scarf used about 300 yards of my own light fingering weight lambswool/angora/cashmere (80%/10%/10%) hand-spun, hand-dyed, two-ply yarn

Needles: Size 9


Cast on 49 st (multiple of 16 +1)

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1, *yo, k6, sl1, k2tog, psso, k6, yo, k1*, repeat between *'s to end

Repeat these three rows until you are about to run out of yarn (scarf should measure about 48" long). Bind off in pattern after row 2.

Block the scarf tightly, pulling it and pinning it to the limit of its stretch, to best show off the lacy pattern, making sure to pin out the ripples at the ends.
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