Friday, September 16, 2011


When we spoke last, it was of my Siamese cat, Clyde. A final note on him, he definitely believes he is human, and above is a picture to prove it!

The next picture is of Thai (pornounced Ty). She's 8 years old, spayed dilute tortie, short hair. However, she has the undercoat of a long hair cat. Her temperment is very, very sweet, hence her nickname, Sweetie Pie.

What stands out about her is she's a genuine "cat burgler" (an expensive one at that - to the tune of $15,000). You might ask, how this is possible? First, if you done't keep your purse closed, she will go through it. Then, if she finds something interestng she will take it out and drop it on the floor. This particular time, there was a $15,000 check in my purse as part of a downpayment toward a mortgage. I am at the mortgage company, and I am going through my purse (several times) looking for the check - it is not there. Now, the entire contents of my purse is on the table - and still no check! Long story Short: I knew this was Thai's habit, my purse was not closed; called back home and asked my daughter-in-law to check under the table where purse was last. Sure enough, on the floor was the check!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Let me begin, by saying, "Cats are like potatoe chips - you can't have just one"! Having said that, I will introduce to my FOUR cats!! And NO I am not an animal hoarder. It is not fair to the animals to be a hoarder of them. In the wild, all animals are territorial!! There is just enough space for 4 cats and 2 adults in my house - that's it period!!

The cat today is Clyde, a 3 year old nutered male, Lynx Point Siamese. He definitely has the true Siamese temperment. Very sweet, when things are going his way. Very demanding, when they are not going his way! An example of the latter, if he wants to sit or lay in a particular spot, and there is something in the way, he'll just push it out of the way, and if it lands on the floor, oh well so what!! Herewith are 3 pictures of him:

The 1st:He is on his very, very best behavior. The 2nd, Clyde being Clyde. The last, Old Mr. Blue Eyes, aka Frank!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


You may wonder what a plate of food has to do with "Life With Me"??? Well, as the saying goes, ... "It's not about me"! Every year on the anniversary of 9/11 I have done something to show my appreciation for our firefighters. This year it is a plate of homemade, oatmeal raisin cookies. The recipe is from I have altered or substitued a few things for better health. The recipe calls for real sugar, and I use the same amount of Splenda; it also calls for butter or margerine, and I use SMart Balance Buttery Spread (again in the same amounts).

Tips: I ran out of time, when I started making the batter yesterday. So, I covered the bowl with foil wrap, hoping when I got it from the refridge this morning it would not be to dry. Unfortunately, it was but, I added 2 or 3 teaspoons of water and that made the batter perfect.