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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Everyone who knows me knows I do not have kids.. They also have probably heard me giving my list of reasons why NOT to have them.. I think we are currently up to reason #374.

I DO however have my "tootsie". Her name is Maggie Sue Pieprzyca and she is my buddy.. This past week it got very cold and I decided that I was going to get her a dog sweater to wear outside to keep her furry little self warm.

So I packed up my stuff and went to the local "gettin' place" (Walmart) looking for a doggie sweater. Then I looked at the selection and came up with this:
  1. She's not wearing pink.
  2. She's not a Chi-weenie or a Shnitzer-doodle and wears a size large. (she's big boned!!)
  3. They wanted $18.65 for the only large in stock and it had a faux fur collar.
  4. This was a stupid idea!
  5. She's going to rip it off her body under 6 minutes flat.
  6. Why buy a "dog" sweater when I can buy a tee-shirt?
  7. Tee-shirts will be too cold.
  8. A sweater!!!
  9. This IS the best idea I think I've probably ever had.

She's BEGGING the man-friend to take it off...

Yes.... She's barking at me..

We were pretty beyond barking... She bit me right after...

She went bannana's when it came off and tossed it all over the place..

I think she hates me..

She's telling me how much she wishes that shirt was me..

Friday, February 4, 2011

I love animals

1 cup All-purpose Flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp sea salt
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
6 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt ( I used Yoplait Very Vanilla light)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 oz. light cream cheese, room temp.
1/3 cup raspberry jam or preserves (seedless and sugar free is best for this mixture)
3/4 cup fresh raspberries (used 1 1/2 of the small containers of fresh raspberries)
3 Tbsp sliced almonds (I used more, just sprinkling to suit my taste)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combaine flour, sugar, and salt in lg bowl: cut in butter with pastry blender or forks until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture for later use.

Add yogurt, vanilla and almond extracts, egg, baking powder, and baking soda to mixture. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed till blended.

Spray 8-inch round nonstick baking pan or pie plate with baking spray, pour mixture inside pan and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese with jam, mix on low till blended. Spread evenly over batter mixture.

Top with remaining flour and butter mix, then sprinkle fresh raspberries and sliced almonds.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until edges are browned, and center is set. Cool on wire rack, refridgerate 3 hours, or until well chilled, cut into 8 wedges.

250 calories, 5 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 12g fat, 1 g fiber.
He looked so old, tired, and his colors were beautiful..

His wings were very tattered and I think he was looking for a place to die..

I thought he would have had a great story if he could have talked..

My first trip to Colorado

Early last year I got to take a scouting trip to Colorado with Noah and got to see the most amazing mountains. It literally took my breath away...

Noah and I packed in 15 miles in the first day and it kicked my hiney! But it was beautiful and I am in loove!!!!! I cannot wait to go back.