First, in a failed effort to sync her fitbit to her iPad and upgrade her iPhone, tech savey Janet lost ALL the photos on her iPhone. When she explained this to Phil, he said.."no, no..remember, I removed all the photos for 2015". He didn't understand it was every single photo. This was devastating! Second, Janet has been in varying degrees of cold/flu almost since they arrived home from Spain.
However, today marks four full weeks without an update on our rich and diverse lives, so we decided it was about time!
One of the first things Janet did after they arrived home was to make some chicken stock and in turn, make the stock into homemade Wor Won Ton Soup. The stock was easy - a recipe from Smitten Kitchen that was done in Janet's fancy pants slow cooker. The stock was super.
The won tons, not so much. Janet is very familiar with Gyoza, which are Japanese dumplings. Gyoza skins are fairly thick, so easy to fold. Won Ton skins are much thinner, thus more difficult.
End result, after hours of work and using every bad word she knows, the Won Ton Soup was only marginally better than a restaurant version.
|She loved the way I touched her leg with my paw.|
First Miss Bean from next door came to stay overnight. I spent three weeks with Miss Bean while Janet and Phil
|See the home made chicken broth on the stove top?|
When it was nighty night time, I forced her to sleep on my sub-standard lumpy bed whilst I sawed logs and counted dog cookies on hers.
|Unfortunately, I made a tactical error and got off Bean's bed briefly in the middle of the night. She reclaimed it in a heart beat, which only strengthens my argument as to why Mr. and Mrs. Tightwad can't buy me a new one!!|
Next up was Lola! She was only here for the day and we engaged with each other from opposite ends of the Manor.
|Lola is super cute and super little.|