Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is Chloe, my precious kitty whom I love.I adopted her from the shelter about three years ago. Chloe needs a new home as I can't take her to Niger with me. She is a very good kitty. She is about 8 years old. She is an indoor/outdoor kitty and will sometimes bring you home a mouse or a bird. Even though she doesn't always like to cuddle, she loves to be petted. Sometimes she will stretch out like Superman so you can rub her belly.
This picture makes her look a little fat, but she's not, she's just fluffy. She does need to be brushed sometimes to keep her mats and hairballs under control. Once, I shaved her, and she looked really funny; sadly, I don't have any pictures of that. She is also allergic to fleas so she needs to be treated. She likes Salsa Verde Dorritos, Oreos, and cantaloupe...and kitty treats, of course. She doesn't get along super well with other cats (or dogs) so she really would prefer to be an only child.
Can anyone give her a home?

My secret is out...

I really can cook.
Stevie P. stayed with us for a few nights last week. I made eggplant parmigiana. Donnie said it was good, but I noticed he didn't eat any leftovers, which was fine by me--it made a nice lunch for my work week. After dinner Steve pulled out some apples he'd picked that day during his nomadic wanderings and suggested that we make some apple pie. The boys mixed up the apples and I made the pie crust. We all agreed that it was one of the best pie crusts ever.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One Step Closer

You can imagine my dismay when I realized that not only was I due for my tetanus shot, but also Yellow Fever, and meningitis, and typhoid, AND polio. I hate shots. I don't mind giving them, in fact, I'm quite good at it, but God forbid someone should come after me with one! Luckily, though, I found out that I can take the typhoid orally, and my polio shot was good for life, so that saved me two sticks. So, between the two of us--5oo bucks and seven shots..."We really better be going to Niger now," says Donnie.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Here We Are!

Welcome to our blog! I must say, I really had no intention of ever starting one of these as I don't like to write, and I don't fancy myself a great communicator. But after much cajoling from April and Tracy, I thought, well, maybe I'll give it a try. But of course I didn't. It wasn't until just a few weeks ago when we decided that we were going to head back to Niger that I thought, well, it might be a great way to keep in touch with people...and I guess it wouldn't hurt to start working on those communication skills! So look out bloggers, here I come!