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So my dog loves me..and she sux!

The other night there was crazy rain.  My dogs were out using the bathroom and when I went to the door to let them in, I noticed Sally brought a dead rat on the patio.  WHY DID SHE DO THAT? She's not even a cat! Usually the cats bring me dead rats. The worst part is Stevie went out to pick it up and she grabbed it and tried to run off.  I was so grossed out and now Sally won't be getting kisses for a long long LONG time. LOL

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Detroit Annie Hitchhiking

I heard this poem by Judy Grahn recited by Ani DIfranco a while ago.  Ever since then it's been my favorite poem ever.

Detroit Annie, Hitchhiking

Her words pour out as if her throat were a broken artery
and her mind were cut-glass, carelessly handled.
You imagine her in a huge velvet hat with great
dangling black feathers,but she shaves her head instead
and goes for three-day midnight walks.

Sometimes she goes down to the dock and dances
off the end of it,
simply to prove her belief
that people who cannot walk on water are phonies,
or dead.

When she is cruel, she is very, very cool
and when she is kind she is lavish.
Fisherman think perhaps she’s a fish,
but they’re all fools.
She figured out that the only way
to keep from being frozen was to
stay in motion, and long ago converted
most of her flesh into liquid.

Now when she smells danger,
she spills herself all over,
like gasoline, and lights it.

She leaves the taste of salt and iron
under your tongue, but you don't mind.
The common woman is as common as the reddest wine.
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My girls

My girls are my life! I find myself looking at pics of them nonstop and loving them more and more.

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Crazy Cat Lady Car

So you know how there's a clown car?  Well, my vehicle is the Crazy Cat Lady Car.  Bingo is my black/white tuxedo on the hood and the black cat sitting on the roof is my outdoor stray I feed daily.  Her name is Ms. Phipps and she'sso sweet.
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It's Kitty Kat Friday

Screw casual fridays, it's KITTY KAT FRIDAY!!! I think every Friday I should post a pic of one of my cats.  Maybe one day I might even post one of my dogs LOL

Oh wait, does that mean I should change the name to "Tpot's Animals Friday?" Nah! I like Kitty Kat Friday.

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Christmas Creations

I tried my hand at making a wreath.  I got the inspiration from Pinterest.  It's not exactly like the ones on Pinterest.  I put my own little spin on the burlap wreath.  I'm so excited  cuz it's the first time I made a wreath.  I'm sure the next time I make one for spring or winter I will get better at it.

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Beautiful Sunset

Yesterday Stevie, Natty, Chloe, and I took a trip to the Northshore.  It was fun even though the store we went to visit was closed.  On the ride back I saw this lovely sunset.  I like when I see something so beautiful and so natural. I made Stevie take a pic and I think he did a great job of capturing it's beauty. 

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Everything Wrong With Every Movie

If you love laughing at movie mistakes but are too lazy to find them yourself, well have I got the YouTube channel for you!

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3 weeks away

My due date is about 19 days away and I am so exctied.  Everyday I think of different reasons why I love being a mom.  Since I only have one kid, the reasons revolve around Natty. 

Whenever I go through the pictures on my phone I always find random pics of her doing things.  It makes me laugh every time.  She is 5 and knows how to get in my phone and use the camera, play games, or whatever she feels like.  She doesn't send text yet because she can't read.

There will come a day when she sends text to my friends though.  I bet that will be funny to me, but annoying to them. But in the meantime, seeing her random pictures makes my day.

She took this one last weekend after we came back from Disney on Ice. 
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The truth about the strawberry lemonade at Jazzfest

There has been a shakeup with the strawberry lemonade at Jazzfest!!!  I saw this article on nola.com. It turns out, it's not made by the same person who made it famous in the first place.  I don't know how I feel about this.  I don't know if I could ever tell the difference. 

I was kinda bummed out that I can't go to Jazzfest this year since I'm at the end of my pregnancy.  I was looking forward to the strawberry lemonade, and some of my other favorites.  I guess I will have to follow an internet recipe and make it myself at home.
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