seth, breakfast, cats


GUESS who got his wrestling metals back after giving them away to a kid on the bus?


Seth and Caleb knew just where the boy lived so Rich went with them for a quick visit.    They don’t live on our street exactly, but just a few minutes and simple turns away from us.  The dad answered the door and once the situation became clear, he let his wife deal with it while he promptly disappeared for the rest of the visit.  The mom was friendly and apologetic and confessed that they have also had some problems with their kids giving things away (pokemon cards are being stolen from them, too).  The boy gave back the metals and all was well.

What’s the deal with Pokemon cards?  Seth says everyone’s collecting them and trading them.  He himself has ended up with a small stack and because I know for a fact he doesn’t have any to trade, I say, “DON’T take anymore pokemon cards from your friends!”  At Caleb’s school they are collecting football and baseball cards.


Rich and I both do Caleb’s homework with him, common core math is a killer!



Davy drew this 3D optical illusion and took the picture.  cool, right?


Breakfast #1 — plain greek yogurt topped with half frozen blueberries, unsweetened organic coconut, 1 sliced strawberry, cinnamon, and ginger.


Breakfast #2 — stir fried veggies, sliced ham, 2 fried eggs, piece of toast.



Breakfast #3 “Balboa Brunch” from the cookbook The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook Volume 2


3 Tablespoons Butter
3 cups sliced leeks, white part only

12 slices white bread
1 pound cooked small shrimp
1 pound Swiss cheese, grated
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste

Butter a 9 by 13 glass (or, fiestaware) casserole dish.  In a medium skillet melt the butter and sauté the leeks until they are tender.  Remove the crusts from the bread and arrange half in the prepared dish.  Top with half of the sautéed leeks, half of the shrimp, half of the cheese, and half of the dill.  Repeat the layers.  In a medium bowl beat together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.  Pour the eggs over the casserole, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Bake in a 350 oven for 50-60 minutes, uncovered.
Serves 8


I’ve been making breakfasts because Rich has worked from home the last three days.


We had this for breakfast this morning and he said he will also have it for lunch.  YUM!


Billy Cat and I watched the birds.


When I saw I was not alone, I opened the door and made him come in.  I can’t abide bird-killers.



I came in and sat next to dozing Sherlock.


He has an ongoing problem with Billy and became tense as soon as he sensed Billy’s presense in the room.


SO sad.