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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kathi's Bible Study

My sister-in-law, Kathi, leads women's Bible studies at her church. I've attended most of them in the last few years and they are always good. She's done all of the Beth Moore studies and a few more. This Winter we are doing Beth Moore's newest study on "Esther". Each class has increased in size and now we are bursting at the seams.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Visited Brett

Peggy, Angie, Stan and I went to see baby Brett. I finally got around to downloading and editing some of the MANY photos I took! Here they are:

Great Grandma, Peggy with Brett

Stan and Brett

Here, Angie and I are doing what Aunts do! Kiss!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wayne County, NC Puppy Mill Bust

Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show

We love to go to the Charlotte Spring Home & Garden Show every year. But it's a big show and is always very crowded. We like to go the first day because the weekend is unbearably crowded. But I don't know if I can go this year. It's a long trip and a lot of standing. But I hope I can go because it's so much fun.

It's Wednesday, March 4 through Sunday, March 8. If you can, go for it. It's well worth it!

Monday, February 09, 2009


Tangerine Curd
(makes 1 cup)

1/2 cup tangerine juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tangerines; grated zest only
1/4 lb butter
4 oz sugar
8 egg yolks

1. Combine the juices, zest, sugar and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
2. Beat the yolks in a bowl until liquid. Beat 1/4 of the boiling liquid into the yolks and return the remaining liquid to a boil over low heat.

3. Beat the yolk mixture into the boiling liquid and continue beating until it thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.

3. Do not allow the curd to boil or it will scramble.

4. Pour into a clean bowl, cover surface with plastic wrap and chill.

Source: Seasonalchef.com

Tangerine Tea

2 cups water
1 1/2 cups fresh tangerine or orange juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tea bags (black, orange pekoe)

Heat water to boiling in large saucepan. Stir in tangerine juice, sugar,cinnamon and cloves. Heat to boiling. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let steep 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: cooksrecipe.com

Tangerine Marmalade

4 pounds tangerines
4 pounds granulated sugar

Peel the skin from the tangerines in large pieces. Set aside. Squeeze the juice from the pulp and discard pulp. Set juice aside. Simmer peel in water to cover for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and cover peel with cold water. Soak overnight.

Drain peel and chop medium fine. In a heavy saucepan, combine peel, reserved juice and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 25 to 30 minutes or until thick. Spoon into sterilized jars and store in a cool place.

Source: Razzledazzlerecipes.com

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Humane Society

We have been invited to come every week and take photos and videos of dogs awaiting adoption. We used to do this for our local humane society and we loved it! So we are very excited to have the chance to do this. When we showed up this past Friday, they had the Spartanburg Herald Journal and Gaffney Ledger there to get the story and photos of us. So I guess we will be in the newspaper! How 'bout that!?! I wasn't really dressed for it. I mean, you don't wear your pearls and mink coat to wrangle dogs so I'm just in my jeans and t-shirt and sweater. Thankfully it was a warm day.

This poor Cocker Spaniel came in in this condition. His fur so matted that one of his back legs had become matted to his tummy and he was walking 3 legged. His eyes so gummy. He is really young according to his teeth but he looks old because he is in such bad shape. They did get someone to groom him and they got all those matts off and washed him, but his back leg has atrophied and he still isn't using it. He will need some medical attention and rehabilitation.
Here is Rags before:

And here he is now:

He could make a great comeback and be a beautiful parti colored Cocker Spaniel!
**Update** 2/16/09 A Cocker rescue took him so he is safe!

We think Sugar is a Labrador Retriever/Doberman mix. She has the body of a Lab but the coloring of a chocolate Doberman. She was such a happy girl!

**Update** 2/16/09 No longer available.

This is Reilly.

**Update** 2/16/09 A rescue took Reilly and he is safe!

Here is Pike. He responded to love but was showing signs of deep submission like he's had to be afraid around other dogs. Sort of cowered. But, when we gave him attention and love, he blossomed.

**Update** 2/27/09 This dog was rescued.

I think they said they got in about 17 puppies the day before we came. There were a passle of Lab mix puppies. This healthy looking sweetheart was just one of them.

This is Dottie. She's a Labrador Retriever/Dachshund mix. She has the little body and short legs with sharp nose of the Doxie but the coloring and eyes of a Lab. She has had puppies recently but they didn't come in with her.

**Update** 2/16/09 Dottie was taken by a rescue organization and is safe!

A pretty Boxer female came in with her puppies.

**Update** 2/19/09 This pretty Boxer was taken by a Boxer rescue organization and is safe!

A sweet little Beagle came in. And he is aaaallllll Beagle! When we brought him out he wanted to sniff around like Beagles do and that tail was straight up in the air with that white tip flying just like it's suppose to. You have to be able to see these little guys in brush and tall grass so the white tipped tail is important! But then he settled down for some treats. Look at his stance! And his face with those melting eyes! He was so soft too!

**Update** 2/19/09 Rescued by a dog rescue organization so he is safe!

Violet, the Boxer

Violet is a rescued Boxer found on the side of the road. One of our rescue friends has Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue and got Violet. Violet had a mass growing on her spinal cord and they had it surgically removed and she is in rehabilitation now. It's an inspiring story and great to share with your children. Here is a link to her page:
Here is a video of Violet re-learning how to walk:

She's a beautiful girl! And you can help Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue at:

I Found Something!

I found a way to keep up with any TV shows that I miss. Maybe it's not news to you but it was to me! I don't have to TIVO or tape or anything. Check it out!
http://www.cbs.com/ (At the top click on video and choose which show you want to see. You can watch the entire show or just clips.)

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