Thursday, July 31, 2008

Anyone need a nice dog?

I had my first board meeting with the Humane Society yesterday. It was such a nice time and seems to be a great group of people to work with. Their enthusiasm was contagious and you could tell that they had their heart invested in this as well as their time and energy! The first fundraiser that I will be participating in will be Paws On Parade which is going to be in September. I don't have a dog so will have to borrow one for the walk but that won't be any problem, I have lots of friends with dogs.

We had 20 Pekingese dogs come in the day before from a home that had 30 of them. The other ten went to another shelter. They are just adorable now that they have been bathed and the fleas are gone. This was a surrender. The people just couldn't take care of them any more. I'm sure they will go quickly as they are so cute. They look like Gizmo in that movie The Gremlins.

I need to get busy making some small blankets out of all the fleece that I have in my sewing room. I just haven't gotten to it yet this summer. Also I need to ask my neighbors and friends for old pillowcases as they use them in case of a fire to put the cats in, tie it but yet the cats can breathe and be moved without hurting them. Hopefully they will never need to use them but they have to have everything in place in case they do.

We're headed to Boston this weekend to meet up with Hubby's sister and family. We are going to go down Rt. 1 which is the coastal route and hit The Lobster Pound for some lobster stew for lunch OF COURSE. I love taking that route and seeing all the little coastal towns along the way. On Sunday all the men are going to a Red Sox game but SIL and I are doing what every red blooded American woman likes to do, we're going SHOPPING! Yeah!! They have so much more to offer then here in my little corner of the world so I am really looking forward to it!

Funsize is going to stay here while we are gone and take care of the horses and cats. She's here every morning doing chores anyhow so it won't be much of a change for her except she'll have Noodles sleeping with her each night! I must remember to tell her about little stray kitty too and to feed him/her. I still haven't been able to touch him/her yet but it takes time.

Well this is going to be the bionic knees home pretty soon. Hubby had his check up this morning in Boston and needs a partial knee replacement and Mom had her check up here in town and she needs a complete knee replacement! I guess she is going to have hers done in September and Hubby is going to wait till after all our obligations (and vacation!) in October and have his done in November. I D.R.E.A.D driving in Boston, it has to be one of the worst places to get around especially for this country girl! Sigh.......

I made the pumpkin whoopee pies that I talked about in my last post. ( I will post the recipe soon, they are that good!) I was going to take a picture of the finished product but the are ALL GONE! If you like pumpkin you will love these and they have a cream cheese/ confectionery sugar/ butter filling that is just scrumptious! No calories of course........Ahem........ Anyhow, my two favorite little ankle biters came over and noticed the left over filling on the counter and wanted to finish it off. I said that would be fine. Here's what happened before all was said and done..........

They decided they wanted to go over and show their great-grandmother too! Let's just say that none of the filling went to waste!

I won't be able to check in with you all over the weekend but I will get caught up when we get home! Have a wonderful weekend!


CrackerJacks said...

Have fun and be careful!

Mrs Mom said...

Ooooooo... Yummmm..... Oh that sounds too yummy.

Can not WAIT to get THAT recipe!!!

Be safe on your trip!!

China Pattern said...

Have a nice trip and that recipe is making me hungry. It is also making me wish our pumpkins would ripen a bit sooner. Looks like the kids had a GREAT time!!

zzop357 said...

Wow, Just like all kids they get into licking the bowl!!!LOL
I want the recipe too!!!I love to try new deserts.
I hope you all have a safe trip.I too hate driving in big city's.It makes my butt draw up on the seat, and I could tear the steering wheel right off.It just gives me the willies.
Have a safe and fun trip.See you when you get back.Sorry about Mom's and hubby's knees.You better not be next in line!!!!
God bless, Donna

Mikey said...

Wow, 30 Pekes???! Whoa! I bet they'll go fast though :)
Have a good safe trip and take pics for us!

Needled Mom said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the shopping and the lobster stew for me.

Looks like there was more filling on the face than in the mouth. I am sure they enjoyed each taste of it.

Would you like me to send you my nursing cap for all the care you will be giving soon? Does this mean that your folks will be sticking around a bit longer than normal this fall? How dare our bodies fail us?????

Looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you return. Hugs.

Pattie said...

I can’t wait for the recipe (you had me at pumpkin and cream cheese!) T they sound yummy, and the kids obviously loved the filling!

I hope your weekend away was fun and fruitful (in the shopping department!) Was the lobster stew as good as it sounds??

I think I shared with you before that I once worked for a humane society? I've got a couple of successful fundraising ideas I'd be happy to pass along, if you're interested. Email me and I'll gladly share.

Callie said...

Woopie pies! Very east coast! Yum!

Dawn said...

I really enjoyed my one quick trip to Boston (when Kev was at Teen Challenge in Brockton), but am with you on driving around there - nutso!!

The pix of the kiddoes are hilarious.

Linds said...

Have a great time and enjoy those shops! Not to mention the lobster....and the coastal road.... and the sea....

Mike S said...

I posted a piece featuring Amy Bouchard of Wicked Woopies and her pumpkin whoopies awhile back if you need a convenient recipe to cut & paste. Just make your changes and give the typing digits a rest:)

Linda said...

Have a good trip. I need that recipe too, especially if it won't go to my hips:)

zzop357 said...

The blueberry cake is good.It has to be doubled for our bunch.Yes it only has 1 cup of flour(2 if you double it).It's supposed to be a single layer cake, if I made a single layer cake my bunch would shoot me.LOL
I use blueberries from my bushes out back.When I add them to the mix it is so thick I have to scrape it from the bowl.
Are you going to double the recipe? Maybe I should do that and repost it....Regular salt will work just fine.
If I can help just let me know.
God bless, Donna

Carroll Farm said...

love the pictures! the kids are sure cute. be safe driving. we feel the same way when we drive into California for anything... my butt cheeks are all clenched!

CrackerJacks said...

Okay, A Haiku is a form of Japanese Poetry.

It's made up of three lines.

Line one has 5 syllables,
Line two has 7 syllables and
Line three has 5 syllables.

The poem can be phrases or just a string of words.

Why don't you play next Friday? Give it a go and see what you think.

Thanks for visiting before your little trip.

kdwhorses said...

Yummy! I want a lick of the leftovers! That is always the best part!
Have a safe trip!

Pony Girl said...

Oh goodness, you've been busy! The HUS board sounds like such a great experience! That walk sounds fun, always wanted to do that, too! I'd have to borrow a dog too, don't think they'd let me borrow My Boy, LOL!

My grandmother just had knee replacement, she is recovering well. My dad needs TWO knee replacements and after seeing my grandma, he's thinking of booking his surgery sooner than later!

Have a fun safe trip!

Kerri said...

I can see those little 'ankle biters' love coming to Grandma's house :) These photos tell a lovely story. Your mom and dad must love being close to the family during the summer.
Boston is a fun place, but I wouldn't want to have to do the driving there either.
I hope you're having a wonderful trip.
That lobster looked so good in one of the previous posts!
It's been fun catching up with you! I've been too busy in the gardens, and too tired at night to blog :)

Renie Burghardt said...

What a wonderful cause to be involved in! And the little Pekinese are adorable, I'm sure.

Ah, shopping in Boston should be fun. I never had lobster stew, but love lobster, so I know I'd love it. It sounds delicious.

I look forward to the recipe of the pumpkin whoopee. It looks delicious. LOL.

Your weekend sounds wonderful. Can't wait to hear more about it.



Tonya said...

Mmmmm the lobster stew sounds delish! I hope you have lots of pics to post from your coastal towns and hope you've had a great trip.

Can't wait to see the recipe for the Pumpkin goodies! The kids sure look like they enjoyed it.

It's great you have Funsize around to help with things. We have a neighbor teen boy who helps us when we have a need. I think he is pretty responsible but he doesn't know a lot about horses so I can't help but worry sometimes!

Have a great day!

palmtreefanatic said...

oh yes! That recip I want;)
the kids look so funny! having a great time I see!

palmtreefanatic said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Frazzled Farm Wife said... those last photos!