Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Stuffing Strut

I'll be doing the 5k Thanksgiving run, formerly known as the Turkey Trot but this year it is the Stuffing Strut. Next year I predict a Cranberry Cakewalk. I am doing it with Jasmine's dad, who has been running all season, so I am hoping to keep up. We are hoping to come in first and second, since everyone else will be scared away by the snow, right?

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. We are going to Aunt Karen's house, and maybe Sam's later on. I will be working part of Thanskgiving but will be done in time for dinner! Family dinners are always fun.

Gobble Gobble Gobble!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007


We've had a lot of people ask about our cats they can look so different and be littermates, and about their amazing personalities, so here are a couple of links so you can see for yourselves.

for some information about the breed:

A page about the various color patterns

And for those of you who still don't believe that they can be from the same litter, here is a picture I found where the mom is very light colored, but she has brown marbled and spotted babies.

We adopted ours from a lady who was getting divorced and couldn't keep them anymore, and instantly fell in love with their beauty and personalities. If anyone is thinking about getting a cat that is both playful and cuddly, and so unique and beautiful, a bengal is definitely the way to go. As much as I'm a believer in adopting cats that need homes, I really think I'm sold on bengals.

What's for dinner?

You're still checking my recipe blog, right? There is a link to it on the right side of this page. We've been making some yummy meals!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More easy charity

Aunt Chris reminded me of another great site where just clicking can help a lot.

Clicking Sites

There are 6 sites in one on this link, you can see them in tabs at the top. By clicking the button on:
The Hunger Site, you donate 1.1 cups of food to the hungry
The Breast Cancer Site, you help a woman in need get a free mammogram
The Child Health Site, you help a child in need get health care
The Literacy Site, you help a child in need attain literacy
The Rainforest Site, you help preserve 11.4 square feet of rainforest
The Animal Rescue Site, you donate .6 bowls of food to rescued animals.

Besides all of the easy clicking, there are a bunch of other ways to help. They have a store, (its the same store in each tab, but depending on the tab you are in, the money will go to different things) where you can buy cute gifts and stuff, and part of the money goes to the charity. There are even things you can buy that were actually made by people in specific countries. I especially like these Bazura Bags, which are reusable grocery bags (good for the earth) that are made of recycled juice boxes (also good for the earth) by women in the Philippines to send their children to school (good for the kids). There are also things like fair trade coffee, and my favorite, Gifts That Give More. On this page, there are different needs from around the world with set dollar amounts, from $14.00 for a pair of school shoes for a girl in rural Africa, to $100 to heat a school in Afghanistan for the winter.

We did it for a couple of Christmas gifts last year, and it was great. You get a certificate that you can print out that explains where the money went that you can give to someone.

You could really spend hours on this site looking around, but I tried to put some good shortcuts into this entry. Check it out!