Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A little mug and a recipe

 Just look at this mug. I get nothing done when he is around.
It's all about pats on the head and tummy rubs.
And when he drops and rolls I lose it. :)

He follows me around like a baby duck. He loves to visit and we love him; he just can't go near Simon's den. That's the rule and he knows it.
Yes, he's that smart.
So that is my excuse for still having one more garden to put to bed.

And as promised to a few new followers: 

Pecan Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
1 3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp powdered cloves
1 c applesauce (unsweetened)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 c rolled oats
3/4 c pecans or walnuts if desired (small pieces)

Measure together first five ingr.
In another bowl, mix together butter, sugar and egg
In another bowl combine sauce and soda
Blend into creamed mixture alternating with dry mixture
Fold in nuts

Spoon onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets
Bake 20 min at 350 degrees

The trees are finally at their best these beautiful fall days. Here is one that I thought looked 'outstanding in it's field' when I was on my walk last week. A maple surrounded by cedars.
 I have a few photos that I wanted to add to this post of the construction but for some reason I can't upload them so I will be back soon with those.
There is still a lot of waiting as the fall puts a rush on every roofer and construction crew in the area to finish their projects at each and every site. We have the membrane being installed on the roof on Friday and windows going in on Tues. The patio doors are in and the floor is done in the basement.  Still...lots of waiting.
Onwards and upwards.

And, of course, Annie will have nothing to do with David stealing the show here so here she is having a stare-down with the cactus today. 
"Just one bite"...she thinks. 

 Don't worry...she's too smart for that.
hugs, Deb


  1. David really is a big boy! And a glutton for attention.

  2. You are so lucky to have a visiting cat like David! Love Annie and the cactus!

  3. I always love your sweet kitty pics! They make me smile.

  4. I'm in love with his mug, too! What a gorgeous boy he is!

  5. That picture of you and David is really something. It's perfect! What a big old boy he is. Looks like he belongs there with you.

  6. David is such a handsome boy! I sure understand how you feel when he drops and rolls. My big boy Zeus does that knowing that I can never resist rubbing his cute belly!

  7. How can anyone expect to do any work with a cute kitty mug like that hanging around ♥ (I have a feeling he has you wrapped around his paws)
    Hello, Annie ♥

  8. wow what a big boy David is! yeh it's just too hard to go past a big soft belly to rub, i end up on the floor/bed too sometimes
    can't wait to see more of the house progress & i'm so glad you're keep the mouse house as part of the new house at least it won't get lonely :))
    thanx for sharing

  9. Athena is the same with me. I can't do anything and she's always following me around. I wouldn't have it any other way, though!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  10. Oh yes David is a very handsome boy & I would also spend all my time giving him tummy rubs & pats. I find it amazing at what mischief my fur girls will do to get my attention should it wander away from them to things like housework or meal prep (unless it's their breakfast).

  11. I think I have all the ingredients for that! And it's a cold, gloomy day. And I feel like baking! Could be trouble!

  12. David's a BIG boy!!! Thanks for posting the cookie recipe, I'm excited!!

  13. He's a charmer, that's for sure. Those big boys just melt your heart.

  14. David is a sweetie :)
    What kitty would not love pats and scritches!
    The Fall is a beautiful time and worth enjoying.
    We hope good weather lasts until the house is watertight ;)
    Nancy and the kitties

  15. That maple looks like it's giggling, standing out among the cedars like that.

    And though David's a beautiful fellow, Annie is a worthy rival.

  16. He's a gorgeous tabby, he reminds me of my Sydney, so photogenic.
    Sounds like your house building is moving along nicely, I hope you'll be undercover soon.
    Delicious cookie recipe, thank you for sharing.

  17. David is HUGE and Annie is adorable! Thanks so much for the kind words for our Mr. Buffy. You're right, he had a very tough life before being rescued and put up for adoption. Despite all he's been through he is such a sweet boy! Have a great weekend!

  18. cookies sounds really good! Actually I love oatmeal, so I would probably love these cookies too! I have to try to make it!

  19. I had a cat like that years ago. Wouldn't get off my lap for hours and hours, and I never got anything done. He'd follow me around anywhere. If he was sleeping and I left the room, he'd wake up in a minute and follow. He'd stare at me non-stop. He was like a baby.

    That picture of the Collie on the right is amazing. I love all dogs, but Collies are definitely my favorites, that and retrievers.