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RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Monster Mash
Wanderlost 12/12/19 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Home ALONE Main Title (Somewhere In My Memory) - John Williams
Wanderlost 12/12/19 11:00am Around the Campfire
Pumpkin Mousse

Since I can't have sugar anymore, I adapted an old pumpkin chiffon pie recipe into a lovely rich mousse. If you want to go all normal, just change the sugar substitute back to sugar. It's been a huge hit around here for years now. Pumpkin Mousse 1 15 oz can cooked pumpkin 6 eggs 2 cups powdered monk fruit/erythritol blend 2 cups heavy cream 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp cinnamon 4 Tbsp melted butter 2 Tbsp unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup cold water Bring eggs and cream to room temperature. Separate eggs. Mix the pumpkin, beaten egg yolks, 1 cup monk fruit/erythritol, and cream in a microwave safe 3 quart container. Microwave, stirring occasionally, about ten minutes. Add the salt, spices and butter, and continue to microwave, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is of custard consistency. While microwaving, dissolve the gelatin in cold water. When pumpkin mix reaches early custard consistency, add the gelatin, stirring it in thoroughly, then set aside to cool. Beat the egg whites until frothy, then add remaining cup of sweetener and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into the lukewarm pumpkin custard. Place in serving bowl and top with fresh grated nutmeg. Let cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Optional: Make a ginger snap crust and pile mousse into the cooked crust, then refrigerate. Makes a very tall pie. Note: If you don't need to limit the glucose spike, you can use Splenda or Swerve powdered blend, both of which are more easily available than having to order the Lakanto monk fruit blend.
Wanderlost 12/12/19 10:46am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Rudy took off yesterday morning and did not come home until after dark. Silly cat. As soon as I walked into the house after working at the library, the stench hit me hard. Smelled like old skunk meets old tires. I thought it was hot plastic at first, and checked every electric connection in the great room, where the stench was concentrated. WLToo can't smell like he used to, so he didn't realize there was a serious problem. It took several hours before I finally located the source: Rudy. No idea what he rubbed against, but it was all over him. Was much too late at night to try cleaning him off, so we just made sure he could not crawl under the covers with us. I put Mentholatum in my nostrils so I could sleep without smelling him, and it worked enough to get a fair amount of sleep. Then this morning, I put him in the shower and bathed him. He cried a lot, occasionally tried to climb the glass doors, but mostly just sat and shook while I cleaned as much off him as I could before my back said "enough!" Used four towels to get him dry enough that he could finish the job, and then went around the house sniffing wherever he'd been, so I could clean the smelly residue off that spot. He just joined me for a few minutes of serious petting, and he still smells a bit, but it's not so horrible now that we can't tolerate it. We have a serious pile of stinky laundry to clean out before the place is finally clean of that odor. Dang! With a party scheduled on Tuesday, we did NOT need this level of cleaning to get through. Sigh. Anyway, break's over, back to cleaning. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 12/12/19 10:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Fencer came to visit for Thanksgiving. For some reason, Rudy did not like him. I guess Rudy could smell Fencer's three cats on him. Anyway, he peed on Fencer's clothes twice, which were on the guest bed. Luckily, we had a waterproof mattress pad on it, so the mattress is fine. The cats have now lost guest bedroom privileges. While we were at the Ren Faire, Rudy apparently didn't like being kept inside for 3 days, so he peed on the love seat, too. Four gallons of Nature's Miracle so far, and I'll check tomorrow to see if I finally got the smell out, then we'll steam clean it. Little t3rd... Sister's dog bit Short Friend for the third time, so Sister had to move back to her house. She took it off the market until January so she wouldn't have the added stress through the holidays. We can't figure out why Yoda took such a dislike to Short Friend, who's never done anything to the dog. Part of the problem is that Sister is not the alpha in Yoda's pack, so he feels like he can get away with being the alpha. The faire visit resulted in a bunch of interesting stuff to give for Christmas. The place is just too large to see everything and all the shows in one day, so we'll have to go for two days next year. Hopefully, Rudy will have gotten over whatever his problem was, so we don't come home to another peed on seat. Sigh. WLToo is calling. Having some issue with the timer on the Christmas lights he put up around the new deck. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 12/06/19 07:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

scenic express
Wanderlost 11/20/19 10:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

MAYBE You Should Have Been Listening - Jessi Colter
Wanderlost 11/20/19 09:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Gettin' a mite lively around here. Fencer is coming for Thanksgiving, so we'll all be going to the Texas Renaissance Festival -- all three of us like to dress appropriately. Tall and Short Friend don't want to drive that far, so they'll stay here and take care of the cats. Meanwhile, the same realtor that gave Sister two previous and insulting offers put down an acceptable offer, on an "as is" basis. He then had 10 days to back out. So yesterday, the 10th day, he backed out, claiming issues from the inspection. Never mind that the offer was "as is." The only issues in the inspection were age related, so I see this as just another ploy, and would not be at all surprised if the home inspector they hired was already in the realtor's pocket, as I saw some things in the "inspection" that were not present in her house at all. That realtor owns lots of houses in that development and is looking for more. But he nickel and dimes down the prices beyond ridiculous. So I see this as just another in his quiver of sleazy actions, where the house is listed as "pending" for ten days, so that other interested folks pass it by, then he rejects it to mentally mess with Sister's mind. He's trying to make her desperate, so she'll do anything to sell. Well, that just ain't gonna happen. Her realtor and I explained exactly what the offering slime bag is trying to do, and what he will do next (wait a few weeks, then make another **** offer and think she'll accept it that time). Meanwhile, everything her realtor has said will happen and when has happened exactly as he said, so the next surge of interest is coming up. One of her son's friends' mom is a local realtor in the same development. Sister will call her to find out if the slime bag realtor has been spreading ugly rumors about Sister's house, in an attempt to sabotage anyone else from buying it. If so, several complaints will get processed toot sweet. On the wildlife front, we believe the 8-point buck is illegal to hunt, as his antlers don't extend past his ears. Not that it will make the slightest difference to the poachers around here. Still, as long as he likes hanging around in our meadow, he's safe. Hope he'll continue to do so. My dermatologist cut off a lump on my leg earlier this month. It came back as skin cancer. Will see him next week to determine what, if anything, needs to be further done. It was either basal-cell or squamous-cell, not sure which, as the caller used both terms and talked really fast. Since it's not melanoma, I'm not losing any sleep. Just a little weirded out that my first skin cancer would show up on my leg, when my face and arms have spent far more time exposed to the sun. Meanwhile, all the every six months bloodwork at my GP came back completely normal, except for glucose and A1C, and they continue to go down as I lose weight. But the GP really wants me on a diabetes medication, and since I can't take metformin (nasty reaction with a heartbeat space regulator medication) or Invokana (makes me dizzy), I now give myself a weekly shot to stimulate more natural insulin production. I have no way to measure that, but it's also an appetite suppressor, which I have noticed in a big way. Have lost almost 3 pounds in a week and a half. Hopefully, it won't go quite so fast as I adjust to the medication -- I have no desire to look like a Shar Pei... It's a gloriously beautiful autumn day, high to be 76, so I'm heading outside. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 11/20/19 09:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Rudy's not deaf. He's just a cat, a male cat...
Wanderlost 11/17/19 12:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keto French Toast Bake

I developed a problem with Invokana, so now I'm on Ozempic. Within three days of the first injection, I lost 2 pounds. Much to my surprise, it's also a known appetite suppressor, which is why the weight is coming off so easily. Hope it's not just an early on the meds thing... Meanwhile, here's another great Keto recipe for us breakfast casserole fans: Keto Breakfast Casserole
Wanderlost 11/17/19 12:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Since red is my favorite color, I think that old Pace Arrow's color scheme is great and would look fabulous on yours. I like the convertible sofas, too. They look very lightweight, which might be helpful in your overall weight. The Travasack sleep system is still available, or systems like it. If you do a search for it, one that immediately comes up is RV Superbag.
Wanderlost 11/17/19 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat Shelter

DougE, where do you find straw in New Braunfels? I've found all kinds of stuff, but not straw. Good work on that shelter. Now set it on the sunniest side of your place, out of the north wind, and they'll do nicely.
Wanderlost 11/17/19 11:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Camping Cat

Great job! Are you sure that TCIT isn't already in his forever home? Bug seems to be okay with him now. I look forward to their adventures.
Wanderlost 11/17/19 11:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Rudy's not the sharpest nail in the box. Last Friday, he took off and did not show up before we headed off to Tall Friend's birthday dinner at his favorite restaurant. He still wasn't around when we returned a few hours later, although he did finally show up after about 10 minutes of me calling. No treats, though. He failed to respond when he was supposed to. He showed no interest in going outside yesterday, not that I would have allowed him outside. Then this morning, they both went out as usual. Czarny was back and ready to stay inside within a couple of hours. Rudy stayed out another hour, but is now safely inside. The eight-point buck is certainly a mellow guy. I believe he's been fed by at least one neighbor since he was a fawn. He sure likes hanging around in our meadow now, whether the does are around or not. Meanwhile, one of this year's fawns is so bold as to come alone to the porch for the deer chow. It stands right by the pan until WLToo or I fill it up, doesn't even back away from us. If this continues, it might get a name. Sister got another offer on the house, again from the same folks who'd made insulting offers two times before. This couple are realtors who have been buying up properties in that development for some time, then renting them out. But they also have a reputation for making low ball offers, then finally coming up to near or at asking price, then trying to nickel and dime the price back down through outrageous demands and their pet "inspector". So Sister's realtor told them flat out this would be an "as is" at an acceptable price or they could go away. If/when the deal does go through, she'll be shut of that place before year end. Yesterday, she and realtor went house hunting and she did find one she's very interested in. Meanwhile, the Independent Living place under construction near me isn't under construction yet. They're still cutting away most of the hill. The opening is postponed to next fall. Maybe. So we looked at general apartments for rent around here, but all of them have one huge problem: no walk-in showers. Mom will not even try to climb into a bathtub/shower combo. She'll be staying where she is a while longer. Short Friend and I are about to have a spa day, while the guys go to Cabela's. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 11/17/19 11:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Well, Rudy scared the snot out of me. Day before yesterday, he went out in the morning and did not come back with Czarny. In the afternoon, we walked the entire acreage, looking up in each tree and along the ground, looking for a live cat or body parts. Nothing. About an hour later, WLToo saw something stalking around the feline graveyard, but couldn't tell what it was without his glasses. By the time he'd put on his glasses and gone outside to look, Rudy strolled up on the porch all calm and collected. We kept him inside all day yesterday, and Czarny wasn't much interested in going outside. Today, they dashed out the door, then Rudy immediately dashed right back inside. I guess 44 degrees was too chilly for him. Czarny stayed outside about 10 minutes longer, then was happy to come inside. We now have does coming up to the south porch in the morning, and a second set in the evening. Both sets allow this year's fawns to eat first, then the does clean up the deer feed that's left. Of course, Leoghaire still marches over to the garage if she thinks WLToo is in there, and kicks the access door. It's so funny to watch, but we can never get a video before she notices and moves away. Meanwhile, the 10-point buck and a spike are hanging around the meadow and across the road. I hope they're smart enough to never go back toward the properties where I know the poachers live. We got over 4" of much needed rain earlier this week, so there's more for the deer to eat. Still doesn't end the drought, but it's at least better. The lake itself is only 2' under full, as most of this year's rains have been to the west and upriver. WLToo said a pair of roadrunners inspected the pool deck this morning. They, the mockingbirds, and the resident black-headed vultures are about the only birds left around here. I really miss the barn swallows... Czarny wants to play with me. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 11/02/19 08:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Peach Cobbler

Here's my great grandmother's recipe: Mama Shaw's Peach Cobbler Melt 1 stick butter in a 2-quart casserole dish. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Pour over melted butter, but do not stir. Pour 2 cups sliced fresh peaches over the top. Bake at 375 to 400 for about 40 minutes. Personally, I add a little ginger powder for added flavor.
Wanderlost 10/21/19 02:13pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Feeling much better, but the Eustachian tubes are not yet fully open. Sigh. Short Friend sent video and photos from Buddy's internment. It was both incredibly beautiful and totally sucked at the same time. We will miss him so much. Sister is screwing herself into more drama, thinking she should take the house off the market and move back into it until after Christmas. Now she's all worried that Nephew One's two dogs will be an issue for Short and Tall Friend, while he's here over the holidays. I asked if they are a behavior issue and she said no, so I asked then what's the big deal, considering Short and Tall Friend don't have an issue with her two cats and dog as it is. She's still pondering that. I just might have to sit her down for a reality check -- the number of showings has increased, as predicted, but she's all agitated because she isn't getting offers. The realtor already told her what's going to happen, and it's right on schedule, yet she's not listening. Sigh. A ten-point buck came into our meadow on Friday morning. I do hope he survives hunting season, what with all the poachers around here. The county just voted to make discharging a firearm over .177 (BB size), including air powered, illegal on any property under 10 acres. It was illegal already, but didn't include air rifles, etc., so they updated it. Not going to stop the poachers, as we already know -- they'll just move to bows. WLToo found some deer chow, and we put it out just as the does walked up. Everyone gave it a good taste, then walked away. The fawn ate a lot of it. We refilled the next day, and Leoghaire acted like we were trying to poison her. Someone ate it that night, though. OK, fine. We'll feed whichever deer likes it, in hopes that somebody will survive the winter and the poaching, so we'll have at least a couple deer on the place next year. Rudy took his time responding to my call this morning. As I walked around outside, Czarny was right on my heels. "I'm right here, why are you still calling 'Kitty! Kitty!'?" They did answer, though, so both got their treats, and are zonked somewhere. Time to go do something useful. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/21/19 01:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

We can't go to Buddy's internment. We're both sick with that crud WLToo brought home. As long as our Eustachian tubes are blocked, there's no way we'll get on a plane. Buddy's wife understands. Short and Tall Friend will be there and will take pictures for us, and Fencer will perform Taps on his violin. Czarny stayed outside most of the day a few days ago. WLToo believes something treed him. I tend to agree, because now he does not go far away and responds within a minute of me calling, at a full out run. When the cold front arrived Friday, they dashed out the door and came to a screeching halt, then whirled around and came right back inside. The wind was howling, with cold gusts over 40mph. They did not care for that. That night, they both tried to sleep ON me, which made for a very uncomfortable night's almost sleep. We never turned off the air conditioner, knowing it was just gonna warm right back up, so I guess they felt chilled. During the day, they crawl under the covers for a nap -- just won't do it at night when the humans are under the covers. Cats... We're trying to find some deer feed without corn, since that's really bad for deer, but especially when natural food is scarce, as the drought has created. All the available feed around us has been bought, in preparation for deer season opening on 2 Nov. We'll look in adjoining community feed stores next. I don't want to do more than supplement Leoghaire, the other doe and fawn's natural grazing, but we need to find something so we can do even that. If no deer feed is available, we'll look for goat chow. Sister got another offer on her place, almost as insulting as the first one, and from the same people. At least they did come a mite closer to her asking price, but the realtor knows this group and recommends she say no. The group lowballs, then comes up to an acceptable offer, then tried to nickel and dime the sale right back down to the lowball offer. And they are downright rude about it, too. So Sister's not gonna bother with them. There's an actual family out there who will want that house. Short and Tall Friend told Sister she can stay in their house until hers sells, and they'll move back into our driveway in their Fifth Wheel. We are totally happy with that. Time to get moving again. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/13/19 02:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Song Post - Part Three

MIDNIGHT Special -- Lead Belly
Wanderlost 10/01/19 09:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

self sustaining
Wanderlost 10/01/19 09:41am Around the Campfire
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