KJ, I’ve got my bird ID expert working on your question. I’ll let you know if he gets an answer.
I love the idea of playing tennis…would love to take lessons. I took them as a six year old, then one lesson in college. I was told I was a natural…but then I was paying the guy…lol.
This morning I taught my geography class by myself.…[Read more]
Good morning! Ha…sophisticated cat always cracks me up. Maybe because I like sitting with my coffee reading my paper (okay, iPad) and might just have a random thought or two.
Just looked over Sunday’s cafe…now I’m craving wine. I enjoy the occasional glass of red. Hope everyone has a happy Monday!
ecbrown replied to the topic Sunday Café – 11/2/2018 – it's get out your Guitar Day in the forum TDK Cafe 2 months, 1 week ago
Ha! These are great. Older son is learning guitar. We never thought of plugging the guitar hole….hmmm.
Good morning! I’ve been looking forward to visiting the cafe today. I knew I’d have time since I was planning a leisurely breakfast today. I made biscotti yesterday for our special (aka sugary) breakfast. This morning I whipped up a frittata to go with and of course…coffee! The biscotti is toasted almond, coconut and chocolate chip, a…[Read more]
Good morning! Cake! Love the stuff. Just had coffee cake, in fact. I’ve made the same recipe the last two Saturdays. It has great potential to be “the one”…the perfect recipe I’ve been looking for. I just have to keep fiddling with the topping to get it just the way I want it. Maybe next weekend. :).
Safe travels to you, PG!
Salad for…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Tuesday 23-01-2018 – Paws Up on National Handwriting Day in the forum TDK Cafe 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Yep, cursive isn’t taught because it isn’t on the standardized tests. Same reason there really isn’t much beyond reading, writing and math taught in Elementary school. Can’t really blame the teachers. They have to prioritize the subjects and skills their performance is judged by.
I’ve noticed a trend toward people having positive views tow…[Read more]
Mmm….popcorn…like it with butter and salt. It’s not something I make often though…just never think of it.
KJ, the neighborhood store you discovered sounds awesome. Your bag sounds cool. I’m not quite as big a shopper as you, but I do really enjoy getting out to a few stores I like to see what’s new (mostly housewares stores). I also…[Read more]
“What kind of dinosaur is a thesaurus?” Lol…love that. I guess it’s “the” dinosaur of all dinosaurs.
Today I’ll spend some time getting ready for the geography class I help teach on Fridays. I feel bad that I always wait until Thursday to prepare, but oh well, it’s a good day for me…no house to clean and that routine is working. The mom…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Wednesday – 17/01/2018 – Today’s the Day to Ditch those New Year's Resolutions! in the forum TDK Cafe 3 months ago
Good morning! No resolutions…not a habit of mine. But I did use the new year as a good starting point for using a budgeting app I’ve been wanting to try. I’ve been tracking our spending…can’t really know if you’re sticking to a budget without tracking. Let’s see…I went over our grocery budget by the 15th of the month…oops! Either my…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Tuesday – 16/01/2018 – The Kits Celebrate Appreciate A Dragon Day in the forum TDK Cafe 3 months ago
Lol…reptiles on a cat tree is a funny image. And I love when the cats seem to have found an lsd pill…chasing imaginary dragons or bugs or whatever they’re chasing.
I was just thinking yesterday how charming the “walk to the store” city lifestyle is…and very different from here. Here people think you’re vagrant if you walk anywhere. So…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Monday – 15/01/2018 – TDK Café Honours Martin Luther King Jr. in the forum TDK Cafe 3 months ago
Good morning! Happy MLK day.
PG, I thought of you last night. I’ve shared before that we’re big college football fans, but don’t really watch NFL football. Well, the Jaguars being in the playoffs is a huge deal around here, so we have tuned in to the second half of the last two games. We were glad, of course, that they won yesterday. But…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Thursday – 4/1/2018 – It's Trivia Day – How Much Do We Know About our Kits? in the forum TDK Cafe 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Good morning! I love the cat tail chart. Cats are such fascinating creatures…love them! Leo has the craziest raccoon puffed tail you’ll ever see…made more amazing by the fact that his fur normally lays very flat to his skin. Would try to get a photo of it, but we’re usually busy trying to prevent him from killing Eko when he gets puffy…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Thursday – 21/12/2017 – Look on the Bright Side Day – it's Winter Solstice! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 months ago
Good morning! Yeah, this early darkness doesn’t really agree with me. I’m no good for anything after the sun goes down. Older son was asking me to help him figure put one of his guitar songs last night. I finally told him we’d have to figure it out the next day when there’s sun in the sky.
Finished my last house before Christmas yesterday.…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Thursday 14/12/2017 – Soup's On for National Bouilliabaisse Day in the forum TDK Cafe 4 months ago
Good afternoon. I’m not a seafood fan, so no soup for me, thanks! Lagatta, I have a black cat and a very blonde cat (not white, but palest orange). I often sing “Ebony and Ivory” when I see them snuggled up together. Once I even got a picture of them together on the piano keyboard…perfect…lol.
Cute pics today! The soup mustache made me…[Read more]
Good morning! KJ, you probably looked perfectly cool, 80’s style, with that tie on your uniform. I’m steeped in 80’s nostalgia these days because I’m watching Stranger Things on Netflix.
Nice to see handsome Buttons this morning.
Off to clean my tough house today. Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!
ecbrown replied to the topic Tuesday – 12/12/2017 – It's Poinsettia Day – But Be On Alert! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 months, 1 week ago
Happy Chanukah, KJ and all who celebrate!
This year I got a pretty and very realistic looking silk poinsettia to put in the cat window seat. It needed some holiday cheer.
Tuesdays we rush out the door pretty early, so leaving soon. Not looking forward to the cold….brrr. But I know most of you have it much worse.
ecbrown replied to the topic Monday – 11/12/2017 – It's National Noodle Ring Day! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 months, 1 week ago
Good morning! I had to show the noodle pics to younger son. He’s a big ramen noodle fan. I limit how often he can eat them since they’re not the most nutritious food, but they make an easy lunch that he can fix for himself….ready for college…lol.
I hope you all are doing well. This fall is just flying by for us…can’t believe it. I’d…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Friday 10/11/2017 – Forget-Me-Not Day in the TDK Café in the forum TDK Cafe 5 months, 1 week ago
Forget me not day… I picked the perfect day to stop in to say hi. I think about you all every day and hope you’re doing well. Life’s been stressful, but nothing major to complain about.
AV, both your son’s and daughter’s cats are staying with you? Cattery indeed!
KZ, we also have big open litter boxes with high sides. Eko is a high…[Read more]
ecbrown replied to the topic Monday 02-10-2017 – TDK Celebrates Name Your Car Day in the forum TDK Cafe 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Good Morning! PG, while I was MIA it sounds like you had your surgery. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Sad to wake up and see news of a mass shooting overnight…prayers for those victims and their families.
I have unexpected down time this morning. Older son had a short orthodontist appt scheduled for them to just peek in and confirm his…[Read more]