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January 26, 2021
It's Snow Problem from ... Cat Patches

When I see snow, I'm reminded of a bit Garrison Keillor did on A Prairie Home Companion once when he talked about folks in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Snow was piled so high and deep that folks just didn't want to talk about it any more. So, in conversation, he said, "It's no problem," but what the listener heard was "It's snow problem," and yelled "SNOW! Don't talk about it! Aaaarrrrgh!" Still makes me laugh. So, yeah, here one hour from the often-hottest spot in North America...with snow. So, it's snow ...

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It's Snow Problem from Cat Patches

When I see snow, I'm reminded of a bit Garrison Keillor did on A Prairie Home Companion once when he talked about folks in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Snow was piled so high and deep that folks just didn't want to talk about it any more. So, in conversation, he said, "It's no problem," but what the listener heard was "It's snow problem," and yelled "SNOW! Don't talk about it! Aaaarrrrgh!" Still makes me laugh. So, yeah, here one hour from the often-hottest spot in North America...with snow. So, it's snow ...

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January 24, 2021
Repeat After Me from ... Cat Patches

The weather was cooler yesterday, but no more rain. The sky looked threatening toward late afternoon, but then the storm clouds passed over without a drop. Fine with us. I know you folks in Southern California got some rain, and that has to be a good thing. We got off to a slow start. We were both tired in the morning for some reason, and so we ended up taking morning naps. It was nearly noon by the time I was dressed and ready to head out on my photography challenge walk.

Before that, though, we got Smitty out for ...

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Repeat After Me from Cat Patches

The weather was cooler yesterday, but no more rain. The sky looked threatening toward late afternoon, but then the storm clouds passed over without a drop. Fine with us. I know you folks in Southern California got some rain, and that has to be a good thing. We got off to a slow start. We were both tired in the morning for some reason, and so we ended up taking morning naps. It was nearly noon by the time I was dressed and ready to head out on my photography challenge walk.

Before that, though, we got Smitty out for ...

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January 23, 2021
Let Them Eat Cake from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's pretty sunrise was a portent of the crappy day of weather ahead of us. It was blustery and cloudy, and by day's end a big black cloud formed in the sky, dumping rain for most of the evening. Today, we're back to sunshine, although it is decidedly cooler than it has been. We still want to do some hiking, but I have a feeling we'll wait until the weekend is over. Maybe not...one never knows.

I took a break from slow stitching and photography yesterday in order to try a cake recipe I saw ...

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Let Them Eat Cake from Cat Patches

Yesterday's pretty sunrise was a portent of the crappy day of weather ahead of us. It was blustery and cloudy, and by day's end a big black cloud formed in the sky, dumping rain for most of the evening. Today, we're back to sunshine, although it is decidedly cooler than it has been. We still want to do some hiking, but I have a feeling we'll wait until the weekend is over. Maybe not...one never knows.

I took a break from slow stitching and photography yesterday in order to try a cake recipe I saw ...

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January 22, 2021
Shadowy from ... Cat Patches

Lucky me...I have a duo of furry friends who make sure I'm awake to see the first rays of sunrise each morning. We sit drinking our coffee (well, I'm drinking coffee...kitties prefer pawfee), and watch through these windows at the rear of the RV.


After a while, I have to get up and start taking pictures. 


Looking a little farther to my left, it looked like this.


There was an interesting lenticular cloud formation, hovering over the landscape like a flying saucer.


So that was this morning's sunrise. Backing up to yesterday morning, the park ...

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Shadowy from Cat Patches

Lucky me...I have a duo of furry friends who make sure I'm awake to see the first rays of sunrise each morning. We sit drinking our coffee (well, I'm drinking coffee...kitties prefer pawfee), and watch through these windows at the rear of the RV.


After a while, I have to get up and start taking pictures. 


Looking a little farther to my left, it looked like this.


There was an interesting lenticular cloud formation, hovering over the landscape like a flying saucer.


So that was this morning's sunrise. Backing up to yesterday morning, the park ...

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January 21, 2021
A Breath of Fresh Air from Cat Patches

What a dull news morning it was this morning. I read most everything with a light heart, and I don't believe a single gasp escaped my lips as I sipped my coffee. Yesterday morning was greeted in a similarly light-hearted way. We watched the swearing in ceremony, and then Mike made celebratory waffles for breakfast.


Waffles are Mike's signature dish. He makes them the way my mother taught us...with Bisquick, the way they do it on the box, only we substitute club soda for the milk. It makes them nice and light. Mike's been making waffles ...

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A Breath of Fresh Air from ... Cat Patches

What a dull news morning it was this morning. I read most everything with a light heart, and I don't believe a single gasp escaped my lips as I sipped my coffee. Yesterday morning was greeted in a similarly light-hearted way. We watched the swearing in ceremony, and then Mike made celebratory waffles for breakfast.


Waffles are Mike's signature dish. He makes them the way my mother taught us...with Bisquick, the way they do it on the box, only we substitute club soda for the milk. It makes them nice and light. Mike's been making waffles ...

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January 20, 2021
Something New from ... Cat Patches

Let's just get on with calling it a New Day. Stand up...dust yourselves off...things are going to start getting better. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling better already. Oh wait...did you think I was talking about something happening on the other side of the country? Well, yes, there is that. But I'm also talking about finishing up my slow-stitching piece yesterday.


As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a free pattern from Lynette Anderson. I purchased the button packet when I downloaded the pattern. The buttons don't seem ...

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Something New from Cat Patches

Let's just get on with calling it a New Day. Stand up...dust yourselves off...things are going to start getting better. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling better already. Oh wait...did you think I was talking about something happening on the other side of the country? Well, yes, there is that. But I'm also talking about finishing up my slow-stitching piece yesterday.


As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a free pattern from Lynette Anderson. I purchased the button packet when I downloaded the pattern. The buttons don't seem ...

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January 19, 2021
A Day for Slow Stitching from Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

You would be wise to accept this ...

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A Day for Slow Stitching from ... Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

You would be wise to accept this ...

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January 18, 2021
Scant Planning from ... Cat Patches

We're into intense relaxation mode here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. Sadie is giving the "relaxation" part of our mode a serious trial. She's figured out where the sun shines in the morning. When it shines on a quilt...even better.


When she isn't in relaxation mode, she's busy baffing at the birds. This bird situation is very mysterious. She can see the birds, but they can't see her through the tinted windows. And so her window baffing has been completely unproductive. This has always worked in the past, and so it's driving ...

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Scant Planning from Cat Patches

We're into intense relaxation mode here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. Sadie is giving the "relaxation" part of our mode a serious trial. She's figured out where the sun shines in the morning. When it shines on a quilt...even better.


When she isn't in relaxation mode, she's busy baffing at the birds. This bird situation is very mysterious. She can see the birds, but they can't see her through the tinted windows. And so her window baffing has been completely unproductive. This has always worked in the past, and so it's driving ...

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January 17, 2021
Settling In from Cat Patches

It was a welcome day of slow yesterday: slow getting up, slow getting dressed, slow getting around, slow stitching.... You get the idea. We'd planned a grocery shopping trip, but then realized that on a Saturday, the place would be extra busy. We just picked up a few items from the produce section for dinner last night, and decided to get the rest on a week day when there would be fewer customers inside the store. That's the theory anyway...and you'll have to admit, it's a genius way to get out of grocery shopping for ...

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Settling In from ... Cat Patches

It was a welcome day of slow yesterday: slow getting up, slow getting dressed, slow getting around, slow stitching.... You get the idea. We'd planned a grocery shopping trip, but then realized that on a Saturday, the place would be extra busy. We just picked up a few items from the produce section for dinner last night, and decided to get the rest on a week day when there would be fewer customers inside the store. That's the theory anyway...and you'll have to admit, it's a genius way to get out of grocery shopping for ...

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January 16, 2021
Warm and Dry from Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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Warm and Dry from ... Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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