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Turkey Tortellini Soup Recipe –

This soup was really easy to make and was good. I used chicken instead of turkey because that is what I had. Scott really liked it but I thought it was a little bland (it was still good), that just leaves room to experiment. That is even my photo that I submitted to

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Kitty Gets A Name

The last two weeks have been an adventure with our tiny little rescue kitty. We still aren’t sure if it is a boy or a girl. I think it is a boy and Scott is still on the fence. We’ve been wrong before (Bruno was Libby for a time) and I’m worried that if we are wrong again, the vet is going to make us take a biology class. Scott has given the little fluff ball a name anyway. He has been dubbed Ducati. Scott’s reasons are that he is fast and when he purrs, he sounds like a 2-stroke motor. When I asked Scott what we will call him if he is a she, he said, “Ducati, because they are sexy.” Ummmm…ok…lol.

He is a fast little booger though. It is hard to believe that when he entered our lives just a little over two weeks ago that he could barely walk at all and now he is like a little blur. He loves to play with the dogs’ tails, and run from Bruno who thinks he is in charge of kitten hygiene. His arch nemesis is the crinkle ball because it is always trying to get away from him when he is playing with it and he is a champion summersaulter.

We have been working on weaning him off formula for the last week and it has been a challenge but we are about there. He is down to one 3 Tablespoon bottle at bedtime. The rest of the day he is eating dry kitten chow. He eats it but he isn’t happy about it. This is the face I get when I tell him he has to eat the crunchies.

Everyone should have a desktop kitty!

Everyone should have a desktop kitty!

Little Ducati is growing so fast. He is at least twice as big as when Scott brought him home but he is still tiny. Jumping and climbing have been added to his repertoire so things just keep getting more interesting. When he gets tired, he comes to me to pick him up and snuggle him before I put him in his crate to sleep. Even though the circumstances of how he came to us still makes me mad, I am so glad to have this little monster in my life.

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We’ll soon have the entire Disney movie library at our fingertips, thanks to Netflix –

I am a huge Disney, Pixar and Marvel fan so this is awesome news.

Netflix + Disney = MAGIC

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My husband and I own a few rental houses and last week, we rented a dumpster to clean one of them out so we can get it ready for new renters. We had some old carpet to get rid of out of another rental and after work on Friday, my husband went by to put the carpet in the dumpster and found something a little surprising. Inside one of the Ziploc bags you get from the deli was a tiny little kitten. That’s right, someone had thrown away a kitten! I decided he should go back over there to make sure it was the only one. Once he got over there, he heard more and after about 45 minutes of digging, he pulled 2 more out of the dumpster. Some of the neighbors decided to take them.

It infuriates me that someone could be so cruel. If you don’t want to deal with kittens, then you need to get your cats spayed or neutered. It is NEVER acceptable to throw away an innocent creature like garbage!

We now have a new addition to our family. Friday, we estimated that the kitten was between 2 and 3 weeks old. He or she (we aren’t sure yet) is so tiny and has completely stolen our hearts. When I say we, I mean my husband and I. The rest of our critters are just trying to figure out how long this squeaking little hairball is going to be here. They will warm up to the baby eventually. I can’t wait until we know for sure whether or not it is a little boy or girl so we can give it a name. We have made that mistake before. Our cat Bruno used to be called Libby. 😀

It has been quite a few years since I was taking care of a baby but I will say right now, I think human babies are easier than taking care of kittens. Kitty has been here a week and I am exhausted. For the first 2 days, we couldn’t get it to eat. It’s now eating plenty about every 3 or 4 hours. I feel like I smell like sour formula constantly. Kittens that are being bottle fed, also have to be burped. You also have to help them pee and poop. And they don’t wear diapers so it goes everywhere. Usually on me. They are also very bitey and slicey. Their tiny little teeth and claws are like razors. We are hoping to start wet food in the next day or so and hopefully that will let me get a little more sleep.

With this addition, we are up to 3 dogs and 3 cats. Even teams. If we rescue anymore critters, we are going to have to buy a farm.

Just to give you an idea of how tiny this kitten is, he/she is sitting on a normal sized dish towel that is folded in half.

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Three Packet Slow Cooker Roast Recipe –

We tried this over the weekend and it was very good. I am all about easy and you can’t get much easier than this. Great flavor!


Nothing could be simpler than this easy, savory pot roast.

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