“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
the Dalai Lama
Hi, how are you today?
I just returned to the cottage from my plein-air painting group
I’m really not an artist like the others…
however I enjoy the opportunity to paint outside and socialize a bit
This week we went to Couquille village by the river.
There are many charming home sites sitting along the river’s edge…perhaps one day I’ll share more about this area or even about the delightful plein-air painting group I participate in.
at the moment I have a very pressing matter that has been creating a three-ring circus around this very sweet cottage.
It all began a few weeks ago as I was standing by one of the hydrangea bushes watering…clipping…and most likely admiring
I looked down and noticed a very skinny b/w cat…at first I thought it was our cat Darjeeling
except she is NOT skinny
I finished up the watering and was heading back inside when that very skinny b/w cat…
beat me to the entrance
mysteriously but not surprisingly…
has found a home nest here
(I’ve learned the true meaning of co-existing)
Darjeeling hangs out by the back door while…
the very skinny b/w cat guards the front.
I’m not sure when it was decided that the very skinny b/w cat should be given a name…other than one evening I mentioned to Joe that the very skinny b/w cat has probably had a very difficult life and because of that we should give her a very cute name. We started throwing out suggestions for names and then I said…
OREO Crunch Parfait
The perfect pairing of strawberries, OREO cookies and whipped topping to make this delightfully simple dessert. Serves 2
1 cup Sliced fresh strawberries about 8 ( I also used a few fresh blueberries)
1/2 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
4 OREO cookies (I used 16 mini’s)
Layer half each of the ingredients in two 8 ounce glasses. (I purchased 2 margarita glasses from the Dollar Tree💋)
Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Below are two videos…the first is from when I first decided to feed MacKenzie💕