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  • greatgrannybee2008 6:14 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    My Playground Is Gone, Pfffssst………Kassey 

    I’ve worried Mom so much messing with
    these wires, but it’s the only way for me to get her off her favorite toy. At least I can sit on this table where I can see where
    my playground used to be . Well, I never….Pfffssst It’s so depressing.  What will I do now to get her attention? As you’ll see,in the following photo, she really blocked my way.So now, I’ll have to find other buttons to push.
    Well, I am a smart cat, so I’ll figure something out. I’ll close for now, wishing you sweet kitties fun.Cat faceWink
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    • Beth 7:57 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Poor Kassey!

    • Harmony 2:37 am on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well Kassey, you know your Mom worries that you might hurt yourself. I\’m sure you will find some more mischief to get into. Don\’t give your Mom too much trouble though.

    • Terry 1:11 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I\’ll bet it won\’t take you long at all to find something else to play with. Something that will be fun and won\’t be hurtful for you.

    • Joe 2:59 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Clever wire tampering prevention! I have no doubt other opportunities for play will arrive. Necessity is the mother of invention they say…

    • Patricia 10:54 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      ah, misery…I can see it, but I can\’t get to it…

  • greatgrannybee2008 3:24 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Pleasant Rainy Sunday,Kassey Proof….HAH 

                Yesterday, I uncluttered Kassey’s favorite corner, almost
                 made it ‘Kassey Proof’, wishful thinking. I now have the
                 ‘printer table’ hugging the wall.  And  filled boxes sur-
                 rounding the bottom of the table, blocking her com-
                 pletely to the battery  wire. I moved the TV and Antenna
                 to the opposite wall. I covered the Battery and my ‘puter
                 wires with those rubber covered wire thingys. Of course,
                 it’s been another battle with the surge protector and the
                 TV wire again. Now, it has a wire thingy over it. I also had
                 to cover the buttons on the printer. Before the re-arranging,
                 I made my early morning coffee and missed Kassey. She was
                 just sitting there by the printer table and looked at me when
                 I came back in the bedroom. I asked her if she was gonna
                 start that again….lol  Come on, I told her and she followed
                 me to the kitchen for her B’fast and  my coffee. She really
                 tickles me at times, such a good companion. 
                 So now, this is Sunday, my favorite day, and Kassey is watch-
                 ing this glorious rain, sure hope it rains all day, so relaxing.
                 I have to wonder what’s she’s plotting, cuz, I know she won’t
                 give up on all my efforts to keep her precious self away from
                 these wires.
                                             Blessings Always
                
     
    • Beth 4:18 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am glad you and Kassey are enjoying a lovely day. Blessings to you too.Hugs,Beth

    • Terry 11:20 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What nice relaxing day you and Kassey had.

    • Sue 11:49 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So hard to fool cats! Hope she stays away from them now that they\’re covered. You DON\’T need a fire.

    • Michiko's 10:07 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My friends have a cat for a many years and never heard fromthat chewing the wire etc.but I do know she does used the humans toilet :-)Enjoy relaxing day with Kassey,Michiko

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:06 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Friday Already? 

                      Time passes whether you’re having fun or not, can’t believe it’s

                       Friday already. All is quite around here and not a cloud in the 
                      sky. I’ve got my webcam watching the’ goings on’ here and saw
                      a neighbor moving. There’s always someone coming or going here
                      and I wouldn’t have known she had moved until a new neighbor came
                      in. At least I know she’s still alive, that’s always good news. I hope
                      she’ll be happy wherever she moves. Kassey and I are happy here, 
                      except for her wanting to explore outside. The hot weather is coming
                      back, the guesser said. Right now it’s quite pleasant, but I’d love to
                      see those changing colors and the cooler weather.
                      Wednesday, I went to my hometown Doc for my 4 month checkup and
                      don’t have the blood work back yet. I always get a copy, never taking 
                      their word for anything. The phrase’ it’s ok’ means nothing to me. I guess
                      it’s the nurse part of me. My friend , Bettye went with me and Tuesday 
                      I drove Bettye to her eye Doc, so two days in a row pretty much wore
                      us out. Yesterday, I was just lazy all day, getting my energy back. Part
                      of me wants to get that stuff from the closet and take it to the second
                      hand store, but I need to catch up here on the usual stuff. So, I’ll close 
                     for now, cuz I’m bored with this jibberish…lol   Just wanted to say 
                      ‘hello everyone’ and wish you all blessings.
                  
                      

     
    • Beth 5:21 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi GGB, I hope you and Kassey have a wonderful weekend and that the lab results are good.

    • Beth 5:22 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi GGB, I hope you and Kassey have a wonderful weekend and that the lab results are good. Be Blessed.

  • greatgrannybee2008 6:27 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Hard Headed Me….Kassey 

                She had the alarm set for early o’clock, said she was gonna take

                Bettye to the eye DOC again. We both woke before the alarm
                made that pretty sound. I started my usual thing with the cord.
                She sprayed me again with water and told me that she was gonna
                close the bedroom door before she left and I’d have to nap on
                the couch or recliner. After awhile, she got the bright idea to
                just unhook the wire to the TV. She did and laid it on the bed.
                I knew if I hid under the bed, she’d have to let me stay, which 
               is what she did. I did just fine with the TV wire on the bed, no
               fun for me without Mom here to manipulate. When she got home,
               I was curled up on the blanket, and she snapped that thing that
               flashes. She then watched her soap while I napped in the cool 
               bedroom. It got too cool so I got up under the blanket and she’s
               wondering how I got the blanket maneuvered like it was. We cats 
               just know how to work it, don’t we furriends. So now she tells me 
               she has to go to her DOC tomorrow in her hometown and Bettye
               will go with her. They always enjoy eating out too. Now this is 
               getting to be a habit, so I’ll hide under the bed again so I can
               sleep on our bed. I’m always a good girl anyhow when I’m alone, 
               mostly from boredom and nobody to manipulate.
               I’ll close for now, wishing everyone blessings,  Kassey
               
               
               

     
    • Beth 10:53 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go Kassey! You have mom totally under your paws.

    • Arlene 6:12 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LOL when I started reading this I wasn\’t aware Kassey was a cat, I just thought GGB is losing her marbles, sorrrry, Oh well now that I know the truth all is revelaed and you were doing exactly what cats are good at, being themselves. LOve it

    • Rambling 10:04 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey, you run a tight ship and have your mom right between your velvet paws.

    • Rambling 10:05 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh and I, Miss Catt also get under the bed. Works EFURRY time.

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:34 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Sweet Kassey 

    When she started her manipulations again this AM, I sprayed her with water when she was under
    the end table. She then went under the bed, her new hiding place. After her B’fast, she gingerly got
    on my blanket. I couldn’t resist how sweet and innocent she looks here. And the colors of the blanket
    and her coat blending so well.
    Now she’s up and meowing sweetly, so I’ll see what she needs. 
    Blessings Always, AnnSun
     
     
    • Beth 5:42 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey looks so adorable and innocent.Blessings to you too.

    • GreatGranny 11:05 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who\’da thunk it, I actually got a photo on my blog after trying over and over.

    • Patricia 11:22 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      such a peaceful pose…pretty kitty…

    • Harmony 3:10 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aww, Kassey looks so pretty on the blanket and she does look innocent doesn\’t she? One would never know that it was necessary to spray her with some water earlier. lol

    • Harmony 3:10 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aww, Kassey looks so pretty on the blanket and she does look innocent doesn\’t she? One would never know that it was necessary to spray her with some water earlier. lol

    • Sheila 6:31 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty little Kitty xx

  • greatgrannybee2008 10:07 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Power Struggle Today 

                             This cat has been incorrigable today  LOL She
                              is now locked out of the bedroom. Before this,
                              she was confinded to ‘her’bathroom for a time
                              out. As shown in her recent photos, her newest
                              passion is the wires in the corner. I finally was
                              able to block her way behind the end table with
                              the wireless keyboard box, making a piece of clut-
                              ter useful. I do plan to use the wireless keyboard
                              again when Andy can do it. So no need to put it away,
                              well that’s a good excuse…lol  I must admit, I haven’t
                              paid Kassey enough attention today. So I’ll get off here
                              and she and I will watch a little TV.
                              Blessed day/night to allRed roseSleeping half-moonCat face
     
     
    • Rambling 11:15 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh when they\’re naughty like that…it\’s a real pain. Give her some love and keep that corner blocked. been there..still have to do that. And Miss Catt\’s 12!

    • Angel eyes 1:59 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      ooh mommy you wouldm\’t believe that stuff my pets have done someimes still love them

    • Here I Am 4:01 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like she needs some loving. Mine are so lazy in the house they never play with anything. Well it just cooled down a bit outside and suddenly they don\’t want to even go outside. They only like it toasty warm. Have a blessed week to you. Hugs Carrie

    • R U Serious 4:22 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If there\’s a power struggle between you and Kassey, you know who will win. LOL! My struggle with Bonnie continues as she still loves sleeping on my head! But it\’s OK. She gets her stitches removed Tuesday! YAY!!!!!

    • GreatGranny 11:22 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Now she won\’t go into her Bathroom when I\’m in there filling her water dish. I finally sprayed her with water and she went under the bed.

    • Sue 11:37 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoy your dear pet while you can…their life spans are too short. Love and discipline are the keys…oh, and outsmarting their antics!

  • greatgrannybee2008 11:37 am on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    SATURDAY RANT 

                  ‘They’ must be at it again. I wonder why are they
                  always changing stuff. I’ve tried in vane to change
                  my theme like always before. But only solid colors
                  seem to be available and I can’t use my own photos
                  anymore. Am I missing something? I guess I need
                  a ‘Dummy Book’. Even my blogs are so off center
                  and look nothing like when I published them. I did
                  find the ‘Blogger for Dummies’ site on Rambling’s.
                  Maybe I’ll figure it out sometime.I had to upgrade
                  my Flash Player, so maybe this will help. And I’m
                  wondering if it matters what Browser you use. Oh
                  well, I know the world won’t end because of the
                  frustration that drives so many to Blog elsewhere.
                  I miss all the friends I had before and it seems
                  that with all the changes, I have to re-invite some
                  who are still here. I’m thankful for those. God-
                  willing, I’ll continue to blog here and paste to
                  Blogger. Kassey and I will see you on Blogspot,
                  greatgranny-greatgranny.blogspot.com, I hope.
                  Blessings AlwaysRed roseCat face
                  .
                 
     
    • Beth 11:45 am on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I haven\’t tried to change my background for awhile. I will have to check this out.Blessings to you too!

    • Arlene 2:02 pm on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for comment on my blog GG, about my poota probs, I\’m off to check out this background problem, I can\’t believe they\’d take this away from us.

    • GreatGranny 2:47 pm on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I finally got a theme, but ,can\’t get rid of a half-way photo from months ago. It keeps coming back, so irritating. Thank you too, Arlene.

    • Michiko's 11:13 pm on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have had a lots problems to change around that why I haven\’t change for a long timeslol!Your profile pictures is so cute:-)Take care,Michiko

    • Patricia 1:11 am on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It\’s confusing and frustrating trying to navigate now…I haven\’t tried to change themes yet…

    • Rambling 6:40 pm on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I give up on themes pretty much. Thank you for the idea about lavender essential oil as I DO have some. I will try it.

    • Angel eyes 1:46 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      they always screw with things

    • R U Serious 4:15 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I know what you mean about the themes. I\’m keeping my same one until they take it away from me! lol. Some folks have had more success with Chrome but I don\’t know. I may have to try Live Writer again. Who knows when it comes to Windows. See you on Blogger!!Bob~

  • greatgrannybee2008 7:49 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Honey Almond Tea Cakes Recipe 

                                   Someone requested the entire recipe. The original full recipe is as follows:

              
             3/4  C. Oil
                  1 C. Sugar or Equal amount of Honey (no water added)
                  2 Eggs
                   2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
              2-1/2 C. Self Rising Flour
               Finely Ground Almonds
                                   I cut the recipe in half and added 3/4 C. Finely Ground Almonds and I added Dried 
                                   Cranberries,( any amount you want or other Dried berries.. )
                                   I used 1 Tsp. Almond Extract and 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract.

           This recipe can become your own concoction, always good and so simple to make. The batter is sticky, but
           the cookies can be shaped with your hand and spoon. It is quite oily and easy to work with. I prefer
           even now to use Olive Oil and Honey instead of Sugar. ( Honey makes a different texture, softer cookie.)
           No way can you eat just one or two…lol
           I mixed the flour and Ground Almonds together. Next time, I’ll try what Sue Lehman said and use the 
           Ground Almonds as Flour. Thank you, Sue.
           Parchment paper makes the job easier too. Let’em cool on the paper before removing.
                                               Bake 350  10-15 min.

           
           






     
     
  • greatgrannybee2008 4:30 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Honey Almond Tea Cakes 

                     I ground some almonds and added 3/4 cups to my usual
                     amount of flour. I intended to use it as a substitute for
                     flour, but the batter was too thin. I still only used 1/2
                     recipe. I also added 1 tsp.almond and 1 tsp. vanilla.This
                     really made them delish. My thanks to Sue Lehman for
                     the idea of ground almonds.
                     Waiting for rain again, still only getting a short shower
                     but, I’m not complaining, love it.
                     Blessings Always, GGB
               
                    
                  
                
     
    • Beth 11:49 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful idea and so healthy too.

    • Sue 11:58 am on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Don\’t worry about the batter being too thin–the almond meal will expand with any liquid! Glad you like the idea—and a great way to add protein to things too! Sounds delish!

    • Shimona from the Palace 6:20 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This sounds delicious! Would it be possible to have the complete recipe?

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:56 pm on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    LazyHazy Monday 

                             Not much going on here in Dixie. Kassey’s having
                           a snooze or just resting.I’m on my new HP waiting
                        for the elusive rain. We got a good shower Saturday and
                     Sunday with thunder and lightning.Saturday, my car windows were
                   slightly open, but,it was so hot, it dried quickly.Friday, I got into the
                 hall closet and rearranged crap.I never know when we’ll have to use it in
                a storm. I just love prowling through my closets and it’s about time to haul
               unneeded stuff that can be used by someone else.I have a hankering to bake
               my tea cakes in my new convection oven, which has only baked biscuits and toast
               and a 12"pizza, did a good job. It’s lunch time, so I’ll close for now and bid you
               all a blessed day or night wherever you are.
               Blessings Always, GGB
              
     
               
     
     
    • Joe 4:54 pm on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Our weather is about perfect but Lovely had to go work today meaning no car. Sadly I have to run for medications for hopefully the last time once I do have access to a vehicle…sigh.

    • Beth 6:34 pm on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Tea cakes, oh my that sounds good. I will be along shortly so save some for me.Not quite so hot here today and I am thankful for that.

    • Harmony 10:04 pm on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just love a good thunder and lightening storm, we don\’t get many of them here so they\’re quite the novelty. I guess you get some good ones there though.Tea cakes sound good.I\’ve got to go through my closets too it\’s to the point where if I pull one thing off the shelf the whole lot comes with it. LOL

    • Flo 9:17 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Rains on and off here, but still so hot it\’s like an oven outside. Need to clean out a closet or two here. Maybe tomorrow. Or the next day.

    • Sheila 11:32 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love teacakes my favourite with my afternoon cuppa. Dull today here but warm , if it rains tomorrow I may just give the larder a tidy well I\’m thinking about it anyhow. Have a lovely day hugs Sheila .

    • R U Serious 5:29 pm on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Convection ovens are great! Glad you like yours. Enjoy your rain…wish we had some here. But when the rains do arrived here, I\’ll be looking forward to this weather. The grass is always greener…, I guess!Take care and cool.Bob~

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