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  • greatgrannybee2008 1:26 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Unwelcome Guests , etc. 

    I still cannot use windows live writer for GGB.
    It’s still in bamacatlover’s name. Maybe I’ll
    figure it out. I don’t blog there anymore and
    I plan to copy to blogspot. I believe rain is
    headed our way. Some close by got it yester-
    day. A service station got a lot of damage
    from wind, no tornado reported, odd weather.
    I have my webcam in the window watching the
    sky. The clouds were darkening, but now I see
    blue, sure thought we’d get it…lol oh well.
    Bettye and I are planning on our usual steak
    dinner out, weather permitting….lol
    I’m real short on minutes, so I’ll see if I can
    upgrade my plan, shoulda done it in the first
    place, instead of 500 minutes. I always ask
    where they are and how their weather is.
    As you see in the photo, I have a wasp nest on
    my back light and they paid no attention when I
    eased the door open and snapped, sure glad.
    Blessings Always
      
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    • Rambling 1:30 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Man alive. I remember having one heckuva wasp next hanging on the eave of the house 15 years ago, I called pest control folks. That was a scary one.Enjoy that steak dinner, girl friend and bring a microscopic piece home for the boss..Kassey.

    • Beth 3:05 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoy your steak dinner!!

    • Joe 5:14 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I use Live Writer to publish to BlogSpot and it works very well thus far. We had clouds come in as we went to bed last night and I heard that a terrible tornado touched down in the Northeast that lasted a half an hour…woa! I hate wasps…some years they\’re worse than others. Blessings to you.

    • Terry 6:11 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Have only used Live Writer a couple times but it has worked then. I usually forget it\’s there. Just has a wasp nest removed from the ac on our camper.

    • Sheila 7:42 am on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoy your lovely dinner , are you going to get rid of that nest I think they do get bigger, take care.

    • -Grumps- 9:19 am on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You can open a new account in WLW by clicking on “tools”, then “accounts” in the dropdown. A window will open showing your current accounts, and to the right, click on the “Add” button. Follow it along, and you should have no problems. I’ve two accounts on mine, and can switch back ‘n forth at any time.A can of “Konk”. wait til evening comes along, and give ‘em a squirt from about ten feet away. End of wasps problem. Ciao Fer Now Granny …

    • Michelle 12:04 pm on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I use live write sometimes…and have not had any problems with it. We have had more rain in Houston than I can remember…have a great week…grace to you shell

    • GreatGranny 1:38 pm on August 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yippee ! "Bugman" zapped the wasp nest.

    • Michiko's 11:34 pm on August 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I hope you better get rid of the wasps..but you have nice dinner out with your friend :-)Enjoy your day,Michiko

  • greatgrannybee2008 7:27 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Nothing Important, Just Stuff 

    It’s too hot for humans or pets to be outside. It’s the same

    old thing 90’s and high index of 105 expected. And of course
    the wanted rain is nowhere around here. The last time I went
    to buy food, I felt the sun on my scalp, not a good thing. I’ll
    wear my cap next time, don’t know why I didn’t that time.
    I’ve been catching up on washing linens and blankets, getting
    ready for my son and Grands to return in about two weeks,
    looking forward.
    I used my new Shark Steamer yesterday and I loved it and 
    recommend it to anyone. I got the one with the carpet attach-
    ment, have not used it yet.
    I could not get on spaces earlier and had to blog this on blogspot.
    I tried to copy from blogger but could not.
    A mundane announcement, lol, I cracked a frozen egg in the frying
    pan and with a slice of bologna, made a sandwich. I seldom eat the
    stuff but Son left some, not bad. It just isn’t the same as it was way 
    back when. This blog was expanded somewhat from blogspot’s
    A good day here so far and hope it is for you all.
    Blessings Always, GGB.
     
    • Beth 9:44 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh GGB, it does seem as if the heat is never ending and for us it is the constant thunderstorm too. I wish I could share some of the rain with you.Hugs,Beth

    • Rambling 10:18 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You have the same weather that me, Beth and Miss Catt (The Admiral) have! LOVE fried bologna sammiches!

    • Joe 11:44 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We just got home from the mountains and though it\’s warmer here in the city it\’s still not that bad outside…only 82 so I can certainly handle it…cold comes all too soon in these parts! Blessings to you my friend.

    • Terry 11:46 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have wondered about those steamers. Thought they looked good but afraid to try one. Temps, dropped tonight and it feels pretty good.

    • Michiko's 3:22 am on July 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It is hard to talks about weathers as you know we having a middle of winters then you said TOO HOT!!but one things good about our weather is mild winters time:-)I understand that how you feel about hot weather too. we have had in our summer that without rains for years and everyday around 90-100Hopefully I can send to you a cold wind to you,Michiko

    • Sheila 8:56 am on July 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      THATS a good thing when the weather is warm and dry get loads of washing done , dry in a day. I usually do heavy things then , enjoy your weekend and stay cool.xx

    • Angel eyes 12:47 pm on July 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      finally herer a slightly cooler more bearable week ahead

    • Sue 1:27 pm on July 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You need to download Live Writer and then do your blog and it will post it to both blogs with only the push of a button! Sounds too hot for me there. Cooler weather here for next week.

  • greatgrannybee2008 10:40 am on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Way Too Quite Today 

     Tn Son and children left for home yesterday afternoon.

    There’s always an emptiness when children leave. And
    the quite is way too loud. Before they left, Son checked
    out one air mattress that I thought didn’t work. It’s
    the kind you have to charge a battery and attach. A
    few years ago we tried after the battery had charged,
    attached it…nothing. Anyhow, I’m happy to know that we
    will have an extra bed when they return. He took the bad
    ones home and said he could use the motors on them, don’t
    know how, but men just know these things.
    The children start back to school in early Aug., forget the
    day. Back in the day, it was after Labor Day.
    I have to head to the kitchen cuz those dishes have to be
    done. Oh yeah, my Kassey slept on my bed and it was such
    an honor…LOL
    Be blessed on this hot day, GGB
     
     
    • Sue 11:27 am on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Gee, they must start really early back to school. We still start the day after Labor Day in early Sept, but soccer practice is in mid-August. Boy, has this summer flown by!

    • Sheila 11:28 am on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Know what you mean when my family have left here, there is a very quiet sound about the place. Bless Kassey little cutie hugs Sheila x

    • GreatGranny 3:20 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My Grands live in Middle TN, a good long drive for me.

    • Terry 3:36 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh you have it so right. After the "staycation" here with the kids and the party Sat. it has been so quiet all week I can hardly stand it.

    • Here I Am 11:11 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love the peace and quiet when everyone leaves. But I am so used to it being quiet here all the time its hard to take people around for too many days. Yes I also noticed kids will be going back before labour day weekend. Well have a great weekend hugs Carrie

    • Michiko's 9:48 pm on July 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It is nice to have them( family member) but it almost having a storms and gone that after they left ….a bit mix feeling …peaceful …a lonely …I think you know that all we love them:-)Thank you for visit,Have a great weekend,Michiko

    • Marj 7:11 pm on July 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You are right. The same happens to me. Mathius, my nephew , who lives with us here , went to spend the weekend to my sister\’s. Wow. I know I will enjoy my own space. this weekend But , I have to recognize I wouls start missing him on Monday if he wasn\’t here.Regards from Chile

  • greatgrannybee2008 12:52 pm on July 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Pork Chop Night….Kassey 

    Mom thought I was asleep when Son left for

    the store. I heard him come home and I went
    to meet him. I still have high hopes of more
    liver. Oh well, I had to settle for pork chops 
    that Son fried. He’s a good cook and he chop-
    ped up small pieces for me and petted me too.
    I like for him to pay attention to me. Mom 
    snapped that lighted box again. She thinks it’s
    cute when I beg, but it’s not fun when I don’t 
    get what I want. This morning I got Mom up
    and she fed me the dry stuff again….it was OK.
    It’s a cloudy lazy morning here so I’ll do what
    cats do, get my catnap until lunchtime.
    Wishing you kitties a good cool blessed day, Kassey
     
    • Beth 2:43 pm on July 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey, I think Son is a pretty nice guy to feed you pork chops and pet you too.

    • Rambling 11:27 pm on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      No liver for my sweet Kassey. But Kassey, you need the dry food more. ♥♥

  • greatgrannybee2008 5:23 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    No More Liver?…pfsst…..Kassey 

            I still want Liver, but they won’t give
         me any. I watch for Son to go to the
         kitchen. And I meow so sweet cuz I
         just know he’ll give me some more liver.
         He says, ‘Sorry, Kassey, I don’t have
         any more liver.’ So, I have to eat that dry
         stuff. Mom gave me some Butter Pecan Ice
         Cream. Well, it was better than nothing. Son
         told Mom that Fancy Feast had canned food
         and maybe in Liver Flavor. Son is going to the
         store and I’ll be watching for him as I always
         do. When he gets home, I just know he’ll have
         some liver and I’ll meow sweet again. Right now
         I need a cat nap.
        Kitties, be sweet and cool, Kassey
        
        
        
     
    • maillady 5:35 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You sure know how to get your humans to do what you want! LOL

    • GreatGranny 5:40 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mom copied this to greatgranny-greatgranny.blogspot.com

    • Beth 5:55 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Have a nice cat nap Kassey.

  • greatgrannybee2008 11:28 pm on July 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Tn Son And I Are Friends…Kassey 

    Mom went to Walmart to get a chicken and stuff for

    Son’s soup. His son, Kell helped him by peeling potatoes.
    He removed all the skin and bones and after it was all
    cooked , he gave me some liver. Mom was surprised when
    I , like any cat,took it to the carpet to eat. I didn’t have 
    another dish and didn’t want to mix it with my dry food.
    Mom didn’t fuss though. I enjoyed it so much and maybe
    I won’t hiss at him again….maybe. I think I like Son. I 
    don’t mind sharing Mom with him now.
    Stay cool and be blessed. Your Friend, Kassey
     
    • Angel eyes 5:06 am on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      well ANY self respecting cat knows you never mix treats with your regular menu Chloe

    • Beth 10:21 am on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good job Kassey. Always like the hand that feeds you. 🙂

    • Sheila 11:22 am on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Awww Well done Kassey good you enjoyed your new meal to.

  • greatgrannybee2008 12:05 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Mom’s Frat House….smile ………Kassey 

        Yesterday, we got unexpected company from TN. Son 

        from TN came in with children in tow. They brought
        milk and cereal and junk foods for the next day.
        Mom took a roast out of the freezer and I might just
        eat some of that. She said she had to go to buy some
        potatoes and TN son’s favorite green beans. They love
        those things, but I’m sure I won’t touch’em.
        She has photos of the sleeping arrangements, real 
        different this time. I slept alone on her naked bed as
        you’ll see in the photo. She slept on the sofa in the
        L-Room. I did not want to sleep in there. I DO NOT
        like change. Son brought the mattress from our new bed
       in there and Kellen and Devon slept on it. Kendra slept
       on the recliner. Son slept in the ‘junk’ room on the new
       memory foam. 
       I am now on my pillow just needing some R&R as you
       humans say. Kellen came in and reached to pet me, but
       I hissed and he left me alone.My long teeth look so 
       scary, I’m sure, but a cat’s gotta do what a cat’s
       gotta do. Meow for now…..
       Blessings Always, Kassey
       

     
    • Joe 3:12 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LOL! Poor, poor thing! Change, bad! Bad change!

    • Beth 3:19 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      None of us like change Kassey. things will soon be normal for you again.

    • Dana 5:30 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh my poor Kassey! I have my new addition (little kitten) that I added to my doggy household. Wished I could comment on Rambling\’s post (can\’t) cuz boy has this kitten been teaching us cat-swagger! She\’s a gem for sureand most of the time my dogs look at her very puzzled. "why is she tumbling all over the place with that thread?"It\’s very comical. Boy do I LOVE when family is sleeping all over the house! It brings great memories!!!

    • Michiko's 4:34 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Only short time things Kassey, need to be patience and don\’t give hard time to your mum:-)

    • Here I Am 5:25 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh poor Kassey, my Wildflower and Siriun hate when we have company. They completely disappear till they are gone. Have a great week and enjoy your new bed. Hugs Carrie

    • GreatGranny 11:13 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey smells of her \’potty\’, looking for signs, I think, of \’boy use.\’…lol

    • GreatGranny 11:19 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      MOM doesn\’t know where I slept last night. I wouldn\’t sleep in the L-Room with her, after all she\’s done to me, moving my bed…..hissing, Kassey

    • R U Serious 2:28 am on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      All will be back to normal soon. You are a good kitty to put up with all that. I hope Mom gives you some of that roast.Arf, Arf,Bonnie

  • greatgrannybee2008 7:42 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Sunday Afternoon Delight 

               While Kassey got her nap, I went to the kitchen
               to whip up some Blueberry pancakes, a delight
               to eat. I followed the recipe some, but as usual,
                I did my own thing. In stead of sugar, I used 
                Honey. I didn’t have Buttermilk, so I used what
                Sweet Milk I had and added a dollop (guestament)
                amount to the Sweet Milk to equal the amount call-
                ed for. The mixture was quite thick even before I
                added the Blueberries. The Yogurt I added was
                Strawberry Activia. 
                 This is the Waffle Recipe that I use, but did them
                 in my frying pan instead of the Waffle iron.

       1 C. Plain Flour                                 1-1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
      1/2 C. Yellow Cornmeal                         1/4 tsp. Soda
       1/4 C. Sugar                                     1/4 tsp Salt
    Mix all dry stuff
    In another bowl mix ___________1-1/4 Buttermilk
                                                              4 Tblsp. Butter(melted)
                                                               2 Large Eggs
                                                               1 C. Blueberries, more or less.
    Mix all together and get cookin’.        Vanilla Extract, bout 1 Tsp.
       This has been my Sunday Afternoon Delight or good any day.

    Kassey came to the kitchen to see what I was doing. I’m guessing 
    she enjoyed her nap.
    Blessings Always, GGB
     
    • GreatGranny 8:18 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is also on Blog.spot. It looks better there than here.

    • Beth 8:37 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds delicious!

    • Terry 8:47 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, that sounds gooooood.

    • Rambling 8:53 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh that sounds so GOOD! I hope Kassey didn\’t do you out of any. 🙂

    • Sue 11:49 am on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting! I often add Almond Meal that I get from Trader Joe\’s as it adds protein and a nice flavor—it looksand acts like flour! Those pancakes must be the thick fluffy ones which I like, but my family prefers the thinkones. Happy eating!

    • Joe 3:16 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It really sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • GreatGranny 11:16 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sue, thanks for the tip on Almond Flour, love almonds. I can grind some in my \’vita mix\’.

    • R U Serious 2:16 am on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      YUM!! Looking forward to making a batch myself! Thanks….

  • greatgrannybee2008 6:33 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Mom’s Lumpy New Bed….Kassey 

          Mom missed me as she didn’t see me on my 
        pillow. She had to look close to find me as
        I was so comfy on her pillow, covered by a
        blanket. She doesn’t want me using her 
        pillow ’cause I lose hair. She tries to brush
        me, but I walk away. Now, I don’t mind walk-
        ing under the brush. It’s a soft, purple
        thing that I don’t mind too much. I will not 
        stand still, so I just walk away and come back.
        You see, I have to be in charge at all times. OK,
        she pulled the blanket back and flashed that
        thing at me again. It’s so hard to have privacy
        here and it’s so bright in here with the shades
        up. OK, I know I’m in charge of the shades, but
        I just speak ‘cat’ and can’t tell her I need dark.
        So, after she found me,she let the shade down.
        I got on with my nap and she did her thing, what-
        ever that was. I’m not telling.
        As Always, Kassey
        

        
        

     
    • Rambling 6:56 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey, it is hard as a diamond to get our mom\’s to understand what we are plainly trying to tell them. You would think they could pick up on our language by NOW, my goodness. And that flashy box thing..mom annoys me with that often!!I like to be brushed and I will actually come to her when she says the word "Brush"!

    • Beth 8:36 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey, mom is just trying to do what is right for you when she does her thing.

    • Terry 8:50 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mom was just making sure you were comfy and that you were okay. She does love you so, you know.

  • greatgrannybee2008 1:10 pm on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Saturday Thoughts, Yesterday’s Blessings And Days Before 

              When my Grand-Sons took the sectional out the door,

               it took the  glass door lock off, smooth as silk, just break-
               ing the long screws. Well, we were so relieved that the glass 
               was intact, I especially. Anything broken, would cost me
               $"s  to replace.  The maintenance man had to come yester-
               day to change the AC filter. I just waited to show him the 
               lock instead of telling the manager. Now, this is just a-
               nother example of God’s handywork. He already had it 
               worked out for me. I’ll explain.  Filter man said he had 
               an extra lock in his shop here . He said that someone here
               had a shattered front door and this is where my lock came 
               from. He asked them what happened and they said they 
               heard a ‘pop’ and saw the  shattered glass. With all this 
               heat and the sun directly on that glass door, I can see 
                how this could happen.  Bettye’s front door gets that heat
               and it’s so hot to the touch. When he told  me this, I said,
               "God works in mysterious ways."

               With the worry about Andy, I can see that God is still with
                me and has spared Andy’s life thus far, even such a small
                Blessing in a door lock, I know He still thinks about me
                and is concerned about the little things I need. I don’t
                believe this was a  co-incidence  as some may think. As the 
                heat may have been responsible or even a rock from grass
                mowing that caused my neighbor the loss of a glass door,
                it wouldn’t have cost my neighbor anything, so glad for
                that. HE always knows what’s gonna happen and I guess
                my name was on that door lock..lol    Yes, HE IS GREAT.

                I’m really thankful for this memory foam pad. Kassey 
                is still on her contour pillow on my bed. She walked on 
                 it to get to  her TV and walked back to her pillow. The
                 funny part was that after she walked on it, it still felt like
                she was still walking on it, but wasn’t. It was the foam’s 
                ‘memory ‘ at work, just love it, Rambling. I had the most
                restful night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time.

                We got rain yesterday, so needed and wanted. My flowers
                are looking parched and I may have to just let them get
                indirect sun. My TN son brought them to me for Mother’s 
                Day. They are setting on Kassey’s cube, but she doesn’t
                mind, I’m sure. 
                Blessings Always, GGB…ps. The BEE’ is ’cause my hubby 
                 raised bees and if anyone had a swarm, they’d call
                him to get them.

                 
             












                 
     
    • Beth 1:45 pm on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      God does work in mysterious ways. I am very glad it all worked out for you.

    • Joe 1:45 pm on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Many little things can feel like a big thing when it comes to God showing He\’s looking out for us for sure. It\’s been very cool for us this year so I still have to pinch myself to believe summer is about half over now. Have a great day my friend.

    • Michiko's 9:30 pm on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That was luckliy to made a small problems for you. I myself slept very well after i have had bad times:-)God looking after you, Please take care,michiko

    • Sue 2:10 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      A good sleeping surface makes all the difference, doesn\’t it?! I know we sleep better since we put in the extra mattress pad and got the new contour pillows. Wow, what a difference!

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