This bead is dyed mountain jade. Its color is a dark blue…almost purple in some light. I love these Bali ear wires! The earrings are available at Miss Val's Creations.
Spoiling The Cats!
I had accrued some credit card points and decided to spend them on my feline friends. Since they are only indoor cats I try to ensure they stay entertained and get their exercise! So it was a fun week for them!
They have a couple of new wand toys which Emmett loves.
I got some funny colorful things for Alice which are what she is into. She is still apprehensive like she is with anything new in her life but I am sure she will warm up to her new toys.
This toy is cool which they have had. It is filled with balls and mice (artificial). They are challenged by trying to remove them from the holes. This is funny to watch as a human.
Quick Soup Idea!
With this I chopped up 1 sweet potato and 1 baking potato and covered them with a can and vegetable broth and water (to keep the sodium count low). I brought that to a boil with some spices like crushed red pepper and bay leaf. I added a can of crushes tomatoes and left the soup to simmer.
When the potatoes were in an edible state of being I added a bag of frozen pea. Once the peas were ready I topped off the soup with a can of cannellini beans. So easy, healthy and tasty! Onions would be great in this but my stomach does not like onions!
Friday morning I went down to the basement and discovered a bit of water surrounding my ancient furnace! Yikes! I had a plumber temporarily take care of the problem but it is definitely time for a new unit. The house was built in 1960 and it is believed this is the original. Talk about long lasting!
It costs thousands of dollars for a new one but with the costs of heating oil these days it should pay for itself within a handful of years with today’s efficiency. When I bought the house 3 years ago I knew this day would come! In retrospect I should have been more proactive and taken care of this in the summer before a problem occurred!!!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful week!