Tuesday, September 2, 2014

THINGS I NEED TO DO BEFORE RETIRING


Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.... I should be done with this long section of my life story at the end of January.
THINGS I NEED TO DO BEFORE RETIRING?
  1. Get rid of Phone/Pay Channels/ and perhaps Cable TV.... I can lower my monthy bill to Xfinifty by a hefty sum. And I need to see if a HDTV Antenna set up will satisfy my TV cravings... As far as Network and Cable offerings I can catch them on netflix, amazon prime, etc.
  2. Install "No Duct" Heat pump. Seattle City Light Guarantees my bills will go down, so maybe this is the last expensive house thing I need to do before retiring!
  3. Set up my home business.
  4. Sit down and explain to Romeo and Buddy Bucko that we are living to high on the hog and soem expenses will need to be cut. And start learning to groom them myself, rather than shelling out $500 a year for their grooming.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Repost: Adopting Shelter Dogs Works For Me! From 4/10/13



I have two dogs whom I adopted from less than Ideal situations. First, Romeo, a “Cocka-Poo” (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle). He is my calming influence. A good natured happy guy with good manners. Always ready for a game of “ball” or “stick”, plays well with others, as long as they don’t do much “Biting” (he hates that). I adopted Romeo when a gal at work, who owns a boarding kennel, put an ad in our Intra Net classifieds. It appeared Romeo was boarded at the kennel, and the owner, skipped out on paying and skipped out on Romeo. Well first look at Romeo and I was in love. I recognized his calmness, and his love of riding in the truck almost immediately (His favorite place to sit in the Truck is right on the back of the seat- I am thinking so he can look out both front and rear windows. Anyway He is a good dog, one of the best I have ever had!

   
 Buddy, my little “Cocka-Tsu” (Cocker Spaniel/Shi Tsu) on the other hand, well if Romeo is my calming influence, Buddy is my “Let’s go out and ride that damn roller coaster” influence. He is my little comedian. And a great source of entertainment. And when I say “adopted from less than Ideal situations, he wasn’t abused or anything. He was a foster dog at A.A.R.F. and waited a long time for a forever home. People that would try him out, I’m afraid were not patient, expecting a perfectly mannered canine. And get sent back. And while his “foster parents” are all great people, that has got to mess up a dog’s confidence.  Buddy likes to bark and play. And if he is hurting will bite (nip) when you touch him. I can’t blame him for that – I am the same way. So I let him bark when he is hungry until it is dinner time. And it is fine. So with Buddy you have to practice patience.
  

 My adopted pets work for me. Maybe it’s because they have such opposite personalities. Maybe it’s because I think of them as children. All I know is adopted dogs that others have work for them. Sometimes you just have to wait it out!

Monday, July 28, 2014

More Pin Heads

Some more ideas to help solve some of life's little problems!





Monday, May 5, 2014

Bacon Butty


pronounced bacon "bought-y"in Onslow speak, is a simple Bacon sandwich. I first heard about it watching "Keeping Up Appearances", a britcom. Hyacinth's slovenly brother-in-law Onslow and her sister, Daisy, were eating Bacon Butty's in one episode. You simply fry up a few slices, put on slightly toasted bread or a crusty bread or roll, top with catsup or "brown sauce" (which I have yet to find- I am thinking it is similar to steak or BBQ sauce) and there you have it- a sandwich which Onslow would utter Oh Nice to!
LIFE LESSONS FROM ONSLOW:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seahawk Duct Tape Bow!!!

I needed a bow for one of the baskets for our upcoming Silent Auction, one that themed the basket to the contents, but couldn't find what I wanted. So I turned to my collection of Duct Tape- picked out the Seahawks tape and put it together like so...

Cut or tear an 8" strip. Place it face down. Take a plain piece of Duct Tape match it up to your nice piece of tape and place sticky side down to your nice tape, making a two sided duct tape strip. Make 2 or 3 more strips. THen make two strips at about 7" long. Place them together in an X formation and attache them to the first. Then take a Piece about 4" long and make a loop for the center. Attach it to the center of the bow. You can use these directions from Jenny at How about Orange.com for more detailed instructions. I found using duct tape requires fewer loops.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Raspberry Ginger Snaps

Easiest. Dessert. Recipe. Ever.
Amaze your family and friends with your Culinary talents.

I discovered this at Trader Joe's, with the Demo-Diva's. So easy to make

1 box of Ginger Snaps
1 pint of fresh raspberries
1 container of Creme Fraiche

lay out some ginger snaps. Top with 1 teaspoon of Creme Fraiche. Top with a raspberry.
So Simple! So delicious.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Whatever...

We at B-Town DOG are getting ready for our annual Silent Auction. This year we are having a party with an 80's theme, The Whatever... at local Burien Restaurant of the Year, Black Zia Cantina! This year we will feature a local band, The Auqa-Nets who promise a totally Awesome performance. Also this year we will feature a quilt raffle.It is on Sunday June 1st, 7pm - 9pm, at Black Zia Cantina, 15212 6 Ave SW, Burien, WA