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Archive for the month “January, 2013”

Perfect Paw Print

Petey left a perfect paw print in the snow.

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I think he’s napping

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Lilly on the other hand was on full alert and wanted to snack on the napping cardinal.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker

I seriously need to put up some bird feeders.  Imagine all the cool looking birds I could get then!  Anyway, this one made an appearance without being baited.

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You’d think it was winter or something

It snowed again.

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I didn’t mind though.  It snowed on my weekend off, and it was my birthday weekend.  So it promoted exactly what I wanted to do, which was nothing.

Manhunt

Well, yesterday started out very interesting and unusual.  I was snoozing soundly when my sweetie, Glen called and woke me up.  I don’t remember the entire conversation, which is not unusual for me after being awakened.  What I do remember is Glen saying the neighbor called and said there is an armed subject that the police are looking for on the back of our property.   That will definitely wake a girl up!  So I got out of bed and made my way to the living room.  I looked outside and sure enough there was a state patrol car in our driveway.  CRAP!  I called work, (yeah, I work for the state), and inquired why there was a trooper in my driveway.  Turns out they had a vehicle pursuit with suspects from a copper theft and the passenger of the vehicle, who was all whacked out on meth, was still at large……somewhere in the vicinity of my house.  They wanted this guy pretty bad because they sent the helicopter equipped with FLIR from Jefferson City when Kansas City wouldn’t fly because of the weather.  The helicopter buzzed my house so many times I lost count, and in all that time it never occurred to me to take a picture.  I.am.dumb! 

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This picture is courtesy of the Missouri Highway Patrol website.  I can’t believe I didn’t grab my camera!  The only “bird” I did take of a picture of was Eva as she was watching all of this go down.

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I think the only thing she was thinking was “why are you standing outside in the cold and rain?”  Anyway, after watching intently out my windows for three hours, the search was called off with negative contact.  Meaning the fool could still be out here wandering around.  Sure hoping he either got a ride or he walks/runs himself far far away. 

 

Round Red Birdie

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Play Date

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Lilly:  All the fun kids are outside.  Can I go out and play?

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Squirrel:  Uh oh….

Dare to Dream

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Lilly:  I bet evil red birds taste wonderful

Lila:  If I close my eyes maybe the cat will go away

Brunch

Glen and I seem to be on a brunch kick here lately, which isn’t a bad thing at all really.  The other day we stumbled on a recipe for mini quinoa frittatas that we got off of another blog called 52 Kitchen Adventures.  I would never have thought to put these ingredients together on my own.  It turned out very yummy.

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Of course we had to slightly alter the recipe…..we did bacon, green onion and mushrooms.  Glen of course put hot sauce on his.  He made it look so happy!  I ended up topping mine with salsa. 

Mini Quinoa Frittatas

Adapted from So Very Blessed

Makes 10-12 muffin sized frittatas

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 4 eggs (I’ve also done this with 2 eggs + 2 egg whites)
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with liners (I used foil ones) or coat with non-stick spray.

Place quinoa and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until grain is slightly translucent and water is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, zucchini, cheese and onion together. Add in cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon frittata mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup almost full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked through.

She Looks Guilty

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Lilly:  Whatever it was….I didn’t do it!

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