Thursday, November 27, 2008

Something To Sing About

(La La La) 'One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things is kinda the same....' (La La La)


I've been kinda industrious this week. I got 4 more Connor Caps done, for a total of 8 and a 6# square for his blanket crocheted. (I gave one of the hats to Chocolate Sheep on Friday night so it didn't get it's picture taken...) And I'm working on a Christmas gift that I can't post a picture of and have that half way to done.

I've also been experimenting with breakfast cookie recipes. I've been seeing them around in stores lately and though...'Huh, cookies for breakfast. Now there's an idea who's time has come'! So I poked around the net a bit and found a few I'd like to try. These are the best so far. I'll put the recipe on my recipe website if you're interested. I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning so this is the perfect pick up and go breakfast for me; no fat, lots of fiber and if you substitute Splenda blend and sugar-free pudding, pretty low sugar as well.



(A' La Devo)
If you see a ball, you must whip it...
Any ball at all, you must whip it....
Whip it! Whip it far!
That's right...over thar!
Whip it! Whip it good

Ben and I got up just as the sun was creeping over the frost covered trees this fine Thanksgiving morning. We went over to the prairie preserve across the street to get a little exercise in. Whipping the tennis ball is good for both of us. I throw it, Ben goes to get it and brings it right back to me.....and then right by me, thus prompting me to run after him to retrieve it so that I can throw it again. We played until we got frosty toes and then we came back home. The Hannibal Lector head gear is his Halti collar. It's kind of like a Gentle Leader. Both are designed to prevent dogs from pulling on the leash. Both fail miserably in Mr. Ben's case. I keep putting it on him in case there is some kind of miracle some day and it's magic powers finally kick in.

I went to the West Side Club with friends for Thanksgiving dinner. It was fabulous! Both the food and the conversation. I haven't felt like eating much lately but all of the comfort foods really appealed to me today and I ate more than I probably should have. The zipper on my pants didn't give way but you know how it is with buffets. Once you try a spoonful of this and a spoonful of that....before you know it you're in way over your head!

After dinner, we trundled off to see my secret boyfriend (not so secret now huh? Well, only from HIM!) Vince Vaughn in 'Four Christmases'. I was a little concerned about the family theme but it had my boy in it so I HAD to go. It was awesome! The only crying I did was when I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath. Vince Vaughn as Joseph in the Nativity is a sight to behold!

Anyway, what could have been an ugly day, turned out pretty terrific with very little effort in the 'psyching up' department on my part. For that I'm thankful. Hope you all had a great Turkey Day too. Now I'm off to watch the news and see how many people set their garages on fire deep frying their turkey this year!

10 comments:

Mo said...

Happy Thanksgiving Molly Bee and Ben with many more to come!!!

YarnThrower said...

You are amazing!

Now I want to see that movie...

I'm busy knitting said...

Ben looks very handsome, as good as those dogs on the tv today after the parade.

peaknits said...

What a great picture of Bentley - his majesty! I'm glad to hear you had a good day and enjoyed the movie! We saw Madagascar 2 - so would've preferred a little Vince action - heehee!

DPUTiger said...

Way to go, Tigger! ;-) I love playing "fetch" with Syd, the neighbor puppy. Unfortunately, she'll only go get something about three times, then she just looks at you like "you want me to do what?" Oh, and she doesn't like to let go of whatever she brought back to you. Still, she's cute and furry and she doesn't shed or chew things in my house. Bonus!

Glad you had an awesome Turkey Day! :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you had a great day!

I did hear several rounds of sirens late in the afternoon yesterday... Now you have me wondering.

Lisa said...

We had a dog once that we used a "no pull harness" on... he was a husky mutt, who then learned to push w/ his back legs. Do you love that chucker? I got one, but since dh doesn't use it, it got buried and perhaps thrown away... about which I still grumble, because I cannot throw the ball as far as he can and the poor doggies miss out on a better run. Glad you had a good thanksgiving!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Um, is it the top left hat? I have been advocating for the breakfast cookie my whole life! I didn't know it had finally become mainstream. Yay!

dale-harriet said...

That picture of Bentley should be stuck in every dictionary under "anticipation" -- you can practically feel him trembling! I think the harness makes him look Big and Tough and Dangerous (read that part to him out loud). I heard a lot of sirens too - I bet that was it! And I'll tell you - your Thanksgiving sounds quite pleasant. Ours is....well, it's always....{sigh} well, the food's good.
You have the BEST verification words! Mine is "TANTRUTS". No idea what they are, but I'm writing that down!!

Cindy G said...

So glad you had a good time on Thanksgiving! (Every time I drive by the West Side Club I think "I'd like to try that place.")

Great relief to hear that the Ben contraption was not to keep him from biting. Tripping people up is one thing.....

Hope you're curled up cozy indoors today, just watching the snowflakes fall.