Thursday, August 4, 2011

What I Did Wednesday #5

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  1. Sat on the porch swing
  2. Listened to the wind chimes
  3. Ate a bowl of sweet, juicy peaches
  4. Took Alex with me to the grocery.
  5. Drove by a beautiful old barn.
  6. Stopped at our favorite sweet corn farm.
  7. Waiting for geese to cross the road.
  8. Made chocolate zucchini bread. Recipe will post on Saturday.
  9. Sampled chocolate zucchini bread. Mmmm!
  10. Picked some veggies in the rain.
  11. Watched kittens chase my wet footprints.
  12. Dusted pictures hanging along the staircase.
  13. Found Nugget keeping cool on the air conditioning vent in our bedroom.
  14. Laughed with Harry who tried to say "A-choo!" It was more like "A-boo!"
  15. Filled up the parakeets' seed jar.
  16. Did a few loads of laundry.
  17. Counted 5 sleeping cats.
  18. Found green beans hidden in a kitchen drawer.
It was a busy, beautiful day!
Hope your day went well, too!


  1. I liked the green beans in the drawer. One time I found a waffle inside a picture album. It was a little green and fuzzy, but still recognizable. :) Thankfully it was one I gave our son without syrup. :)

  2. ummm so the percentage of pics featuring food means nothing right? smiles. i would probably have hid limas any where i could but my mouth...

  3. Tons of food
    How rude..lol
    Have to admit I was off on 15 and 16 though
    As I thought that was cereal and some ancient computer from war games, but what do I know...lol
    Nugget had to cool down
    As he's seeing kitties all over town
    The geese stood and looked pretty for you too
    All the cats seem to be right at home in your backyard zoo
    And yes sounds like he's hooked on the cute little girlfriend
    Flying to see her around the bend

  4. Rebecca ~ waffle? OH that is just TOO funny!

  5. Bria~ it was just a food kind of day...grocery, garden, baking. ha. I know...sometimes I really do act like a housewife! Was even barefoot! :)

  6. Pat ~ tried to even out the food with animals just for you
    As I knew with food you wouldn't know what to do!
    So, cats, bunny and geese, too
    OH, and I bought catnip today for you know who! :)

  7. And....only 6 out of 18 are food, guys. lol.... unless you count the goose and rabbit. hahaha

  8. Yesterday was my day to get things done. (Ironing, potting plants, washing and grooming the dog, cleaning the fridge...) Today brought unforeseen middle-of-the-night challenges and a knot in the pit of my stomach throughout the day. I'll be glad when it's time to go upstairs to bed and start over tomorrow. God is gracious, the worst of it is over, and I pray we never have to do something like that again.

    I like your list. Maybe tomorrow I'll make some zucchini bread. :)

  9. It's always fun to match the pictures to your captions!

  10. rain ???? i want rain !!!

    hey betsy...happy to see you today, my friend

    pizza making would be PERFECT heading into Fall....


    let me know if you try it !!!!

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  11. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of your staircase photo gallery... I love it!

    I always enjoy these Wednesday posts. Green beans in the drawer????

  12. haha funny catnip story I had today
    As I woke up and some how they both had the full bag rolling around with it at play
    Orlin managed to actually open a drawer, an actual wooden drawer, none of that flimsy crap
    And took the bag for a lap
    No idea how he pulled it off though
    But he rolled in it letting everything show..lol

  13. What fun surprises you always find! Green beans in the kitchen drawer is priceless. My dog, Star, lays on the AC vent to keep cool too. :)

  14. Pat ~

    If Orlin is the one that got himself closed in the refrigerator
    then I get a dresser drawer wouldn't be much of a detour

    Sounds like he had his thrill
    laying in a catnip hill

    Having given mine to the kittens yet
    But tomorrow they will have fun, I bet!

  15. Oh I can't wait for the Zuccini Chocolate bread...My friend just gave me a couple big ones from her garden.

    Love you lists on Wed. Make my day!

  16. Wanda ~ you'll love it...really moist, too. I froze most of it. :)
    I'm trying to keep up with the zucchini! haha...I'm so glad I only have one plant!

  17. Always enjoy Wednesday's.
    One reason is your mosaics and trying to figure out what I'm looking at.
    (I'll save my other reasons for another day.)

  18. Re. 7 : Why did the geese cross the road?

  19. Bless you and your camera and wit. This post makes me look forward to Wednesdays. :)

  20. if we had floor AC vents, I would be laying on one too :)

  21. Rhonda ~ oh, that cracked me up first thing in the morning....

  22. Alan ~ oh gosh, do you think they were following those imfamous chickens? ha.

  23. Hi Betsy,

    The zucchini cake looks yummy and the sleeping kittens are so cute.

    You always seem to have such a full day of things to do. And the nice thing is that you share it with us.

    God bless.

  24. I am so captivated by barns lately. I like that shot of the barn you passed on your way to the store. Also, I read about your horrible experience with the raccoons. I had no idea they are so mean to their young. Poor things...

  25. This all looks like fun, and chocolate zucchini bread has me drooling!

  26. Such simple lovely things!! Looking forward to your recipie!

  27. I always look forward to your "What I Did Wednesday"! It's a beautiful slice of your life. And I think you inspired me to run photos up my stairs:)

  28. Good day for sure. Oh dear...cannot remember WHEN I have dusted stair well frames (put on to-do list) and my mouth watered just LOOKING at your bowl of peaches...I love them SO much!

    Chocolate zucchini bread? OH YES!

  29. I look forward now to sharing your Wednesdays. You never have what I'd consider an ordinary day... green beans in a drawer, oh my! Glad you found them sooner rather than later.

  30. I love to read your daily "doings"--you always make mundane things seem interesting and fun. Chocolate zucchini bread sounds great and there certainly is an abundance of zucchini in the summertime. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

  31. Ha! I'm sure you coudl figure out who hid the beans, right? wonderful photos. What a day. I see you chose to focus on all the funny and/or good stuff? so you.


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