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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.

July 8, 2014

Okay, what is it with frogs lately?

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 4:00 pm
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Day 19 of summer, driving home from the grocery store, *gasp*, what’s that? Right there on my windshield, while I’m driving!

Frog on a windshield

Yup, another frog, or perhaps toad this time. I’m honestly not sure how to tell the difference, but there it was looking in my windshield at me. The drive home from the grocery store is short, and I hoped it wouldn’t blow off and become frog pâté.  It briefly disappeared from view, but when I arrived home in the driveway, it appeared in this spot I’m showing you in the photos, unruffled, unperturbed.

 Amphibian on an automobile

*If you don’t know my previous frog story, please read this post.

I retired to the deck with a glass of peach herbal iced tea and my Kindle.
Iced tea and Kindle

I’m not sure where the frog went – hopefully not for a dip in the hot tub.