Even though we have just come through a month that had the hottest Thanksgiving on record my natural gas consumption for my one room heating stove doubled in November.  I’ve had the gas turned up a little and spend a lot of time standing in front of the heater but to double in one month is quite a jump.  The month of December should triple in usage as we are having cold weather for our neck of the woods.


My kind of recipe. ~~dru~~

Well its Saturday and my last day of pet sitting for 3 dogs and 2 cats and a yard full of plants.  Can’t say that I’ll miss it.  For sure I won’t miss cleaning up after this big guy Linus.  He is a moose, almost as big as me.  The other two are smaller dogs but just as much work and the cats give me the fidgets cuz they wan’t to stay out.  It has been a long week with twice daily trips to my sister’s house to check in on the gang.  The things we do for love and money.


Pablo the fat old cat just kept wanting food this morning.  He went through almost a whole small can of food as well as some bitties.  That punk cat Max came into eat but ran back out again but I left Pablo comfortably inside with his food.

The three dogs all had some bitties and some treats and went back out as good as lambs but the very back is a mess as they pulled apart a chew toy and made it snow on the very back patio.  I cleaned some up along with the poop but there is still quite a lot of white stuffing on the ground.

The fish seemed glad for their every three day feeding but then it is hard to tell what a fish is thinking.

Now there is just dinner tonight to get through.  Three more days of pet sitting and my life will go back to normal.  Saturday I water all the plants again


That punk kitten Max staid out all night on my cat sitting gig and wouldn’t come in this morning.  He ate a few bitties that I put out on top of the dog house and wondered around in the yard but he won’t come it.  He is not getting caught inside today and must have slept some last night cause he doesn’t want to come it to sleep.  It worries me and so I’m anxious  all day just because of a punk cat.  Maybe he’ll be ready to come in tonight.


I just got back from the morning run to my sister’s house.  I fed the cats, gave treats to the dogs and watered the 30 odd plants on the front porch because I couldn’t find the hose.  That’s a lot of glasses of water to carry out of the condo.  I left my phone at home so I couldn’t call about the hose but I’ve called now and next time I will use a different hose from before but be able to water all those plants much more easily.  The hose will make everything go faster next time.


Prompt: Strong & Heart

I fainted last night

and now I wonder if my

heart is not so strong