Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Five Years

 How can it be five years already, Mitch♥

We sure do miss you - lots and lots and lots♥

 Molly and Mom

Friday, April 16, 2021

Nature Friday

 We are joining Sunny this week for Nature Friday~

We sure did miss lots of pretty spring flowers on a week of no-walkies and it sure feel good to be back in action!

Miss Dotty has lots of Hyacinths in bloom!
The beautiful Star Magnolia is in full bloom!   These same peeps had a gorgeous hedge of forsythia but we discovered that while we were "gone" they cut them all down.   How sad is that. 
Who knew that Pachysandra could have such a beautiful flower!
The Violets are blooming~
Landlord Bob's Quince is in bloom~
The flowers on his tree are so pretty!

The Magnolia in our backyard is just glorious with flowers!

Happy Friday, everybuddy!   I'm a twinsie!

Love ya lots♥


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mom's Christmas Gift

 My sissy gave mom a Christmas gift that she had to put away and wait for a later date to enjoy.

On Saturday, mom opened the box and got the directions out.   The first thing she had to do was to soak all of the seeds in warm water overnight.  The booklet said that soaking the seeds would increase their chances of germination.
The next morning, she had to "make soil".   The kit comes with 9 soil discs and you soak them in warm water until they expand and basically turn into a workable dirt.   Squeeze excess water out and fill the pots to the top.
Most of the seed packets directed her to sow the seeds 1/4" deep.  The Basil was the only one that didn't get covered with dirt.  The seeds were just scattered on the soil surface.
The directions never said to cover the seed pots but mom did anyway.  She clamped clothespins on the sides of the pots to keep the plastic bags off the seeds.  The plastic bags are open at the end so air can circulate inside. 
And we have germination after only one day!  The pot is still inside the plastic tent.
And the next day, it's on the window sill!

We can't wait till more seeds germinate!  

Love ya lots♥


Monday, April 12, 2021

Molly Monday

 Back to walkies☺

Have a marvelous Monday!

Love ya lots♥


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Sweet-Scented Saturday


Have a sweet Saturday, everybuddy~

Love ya lots♥


Friday, April 9, 2021

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for a very special Nature Friday~

First of all, we need to thank each and every one of you for all the the wonderful thoughts and POTP and healing vibes for my ankle and paw.  I feel great and the limpies are history!  My vet called yesterday and the test did come back Lyme positive.  He told mom that I must rest for 7-10 days and sadly for me, mom is a rule follower so no walkies yet and mom won't walk without me so these flowers are in our yard.

The Periwinkle is coming into bloom~
The Magnolia blossoms are beginning to open☺

And bestest of all is that more gorgeous Daffies are blooming and this bunch is for a very special lady.    Happy Birthday, Marg!   We hope you have the most wonderful day♥

Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In Purrsuit of Flavours

 We are joining Phenny and Nelly again for In Purrsuit of Flavors.  The month of April will feature youthful yummies.

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year for baking special treats that my Nonna used to make.   One of her specialties at Easter was her ham pie also known as Pizzagaina, but I don't ever remember hearing Nonna call it that.  

The ingredients are 2 fully cooked ham slices, a deli-package of salami, one entire "basket" of basket cheese, one pound of ricotta, 5 eggs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and this year, mom added a small amount of sharp provolone because she had it on hand. 

Mix the ricotta and eggs together and add the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper~
The ham and salami and basket cheese needs to be diced smallish.
Fold the meats and cheeses into the ricotta-egg mixture.
Mom has made her own crust in the past but she didn't this time.    Spoon all of the ingredients into the 9 1/2" crust and top with a lattice crust.  
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approx 1 hour and 20 minutes.   It may need to go longer so test it with a knife and make sure the knife comes out clean. 
For years, my family and I made the trip from our home in Ellicott City, Maryland, to Nonni and Nonni's house in Hamden, Connecticut.  It was a six hour drive and not the most fun drive for young kids but it was sure fun once we got there.   Easter dinner with Nonna and Nonni and my aunts and uncles and cousins was always fun and always SuperYummy. 
Nonna also made her rice pie for Easter which I dearly love also.

Yes, of course, Molly got a small taste☺

Thank you for choosing yummy treats, Phenny and Nelly.   Mom has wonderful memories of spending time with her grandparents on her dad's side.   How we wish we could have another Easter with all of them squished around Nonna's dining room table with literally no elbow room.   It was the most wonderful time of my life♥

Love ya lots♥

Sue with Molly

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Lyme Flair-Up

 Saturday, mom and I went for our morning walk and the day went downhill from there.  She was puzzling and I was chewing at my foot, which she didn't know anything about until she caught me limping moving from the bedroom to our living room.   I have been known to chew my foot raw too many times before and mom puffs an antibiotic powder that was prescribed by the vet into the foot and she puts a sock on me and in a few days, I'm good to go.    This time was not the same.   My raw foot got better but the limping did not.  It actually got worse and more painful to the point that I could barely walk.  

First thing yesterday, mom called the vet to see if they could fit me in and luckily, they had an opening at 2:30 pm.    This is the first time I'm wearing Maggie's pretty pink harness.  It's not a harness for a strong dog, which I am.  It has a handle at the top so mom could do her best to help me not put so much weight on my sore foot.  
The diagnosis is Lyme.   I've had it before and it decided to flair up again.  It's amazing how quickly an injection can work for pain and inflammation and we came home with prescriptions that I will take until they're all gone.    Dr. A retired at the start of this year so I got to meet a new vet.  We really like him.  He's friendly and very thorough and he liked me.
For the past two days, I have had no interest in my tennis ball, which is not like me at all.    Mom knew when I grabbed my ball this morning that I was on the road to recovery.   I can't go for walkies for a few days until the swelling is gone.   If you bigify the photos, you can see that my foot is still very swollen and my ankle area is also very swollen.

Mom and I are both so thankful that I am feeling so much more like myself.  

Love ya lots♥


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter


Happy Easter to all of our friends.  We hope you have the most wonderful day!

Love ya lots♥


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Caturday Art


Happy Easter Saturday!

Love ya lots♥


Friday, April 2, 2021

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and her brothers and sister this week for Nature Friday~

And we're off!

The mini-daffies are finally in full bloom☺
The Andromeda has come alive with new flowers~
Landlord Bob's Muscovy ducks are on the fence again as we walked by them.  Many times we see them on his roof or our roof or on top of the chimneys.   It's sure funny to see ducks up there!
Mom had to prop this Lenten Rose up to get a picture of the beautiful blossom.   You were right, Yam Auntie.  Lent wasn't over yet. 
More Hyacinths.   We had heavy rain and gusty breezes earlier in the week and mom cut the flowers and brought them inside to enjoy their wonderfully fragrant scent♥
Mom's latest puzzle.   This one was a blast for her because she has been to so many of these places in Massachusetts.  We actually learned from this puzzle!

Happy Good Friday!

 Love ya lots♥