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July 17, 2014

“What, Again?” and “Happy Birthday”

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 3:03 pm
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Yesterday, day 27 of summer, was one of those one-day-blends-into-the-others kind of days.  Errands, dishes, laundry, exercise etc.  Went outside to sit and read for a bit and cranked up the umbrella on my deck so I could use my Kindle.  Take a wild guess what fell out of the umbrella!  I bet you know!

Really? This again?
Seriously?  Really, frogs and toads don’t bother me but I’m starting to wonder…

Did I ever tell you that story of my 3- or 4-year-old self with the little toad? Probably not, it’s kind of gross.  My parents moved out of the city and into the suburbs when I was about 3 years old.  I remember being delighted with my new bedroom, all my own, and my yard and all the wonderful things it contained.  Apparently one day in my excitement to show my mother the little toad I’d just found, I squeezed it just a little too hard.  Poor thing’s guts squeezed right out of its mouth in my grip.  Maybe “frog karma” is finding its way around to me!


Today, day 28 of summer – 4 weeks out of school and hubby’s birthday.  Bought this fabulous looking cake at our local Big Y supermarket:

Birthday cake
This is for dessert tonight and we are having slow-cooked brisket (this link will take you to a guest post I did about our recipe over at my sister’s old blog) and “loaded” baked potato salad for dinner. I used ranch dressing to mix up with the potatoes and added in red onions, bacon, chives, and shredded cheese for the “loaded” part.

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with what I am blogging about today, but here it is anyway:
Would you like my coffee too?
Cedric took my spot here at the computer this morning when I got up to let the dogs in. Looks like he’d like my cup of coffee as well.


  1. Love the suction cups on the Frog’s feet. I’m assuming it’s a Tree Frog. That sad “hug the froggy” story reminded me of a teacher friend who had that happen with the class Hamster. The teacher said he was “sleeping” and took him from the child …

    Comment by sybil — July 17, 2014 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

    • I’d agree with it probably being a tree frog, we have lots of them around here. How very sad about the hamster! That’s a hell of a squeeze, yikes.

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2014 @ 7:33 am | Reply

  2. “What did you do with the frog? I could have batted it around for a few hours.

    And did you say brisket?”

    Comment by aubrey — July 17, 2014 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

    • Hi there Aubrey. My 19-year-old daughter played with the frog and took pictures with it for a while and then set it free in the yard.

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2014 @ 7:36 am | Reply

  3. And what time did you say we should be therefor dinner? I promise to bring no frogs.

    Comment by Carol — July 17, 2014 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • Dinner was delicious – I bet you had something lovely with Gep and Kat. 🙂 Yes, we have our fill of frogs here, no extras needed.

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2014 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  4. LOL! Looks like Cedric NEEDED your cup of coffee. I look a little like that before I’ve had my caffeine. lol! I managed to squish a toad or two with my bare feet when I was a child. Not intentionally. They were everywhere, especially in my parents basement. Mom would sometimes send me down there to get something out of the freezer, and I couldn’t stand it because the lighting was poor and if you didn’t walk lightly and carefully, toad guts would squish through your toes. I still shudder at the thought. According to Ted Andrews in his book “Animal Speak,” the call of the frog is the call of the waters. If frog keeps showing up in your life, you might ask yourself if you are becoming too mundane and need to dive into some fresh creative water? Or, if it were me, I’d take the “call of the waters” as an excuse to go for a swim in the pool, go to the beach, or soak in the hot tub. 😉

    Comment by Robin — July 18, 2014 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

    • Oh my goodness, a basement full of toads? I don’t mind the things OUTSIDE but in the house squishing through your toes – EEEEEEK!!!!!
      “Call of the waters” eh? I like that interpretation. I do have plans to visit my mom on Cape Cod at the end of the month, and my vacation to Maine is 3 weeks away. The water is definitely calling me!

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2014 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  5. Hey, your hubby has a birthday near mine. Hope he had a good day. The cake looks yummy.

    Comment by Kathy — July 21, 2014 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

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