Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday's Dinner

Taco night!!! So, in an effort to save some $$'s, I used my leftover frozen burger meat/spicy Italian sausage mix for the taco meat. A word of advice...Don't go messin' with Poppy's Taco Night. She and her family have been making tacos a certain way since, well, since the The Great Depression; you know, back when Poppy was born. I'm not even going to tell you how they make them cause every family has their way of making Taco Night.

I will tell you this and I'm sure I've mentioned it before...I like my tacos double-decker style so I get a soft corn tortilla and spread some refried beans on it then set the crunchy taco shell inside and then build my taco. No fuss, no muss. I made my own refried beans this time too.

Say, let's check in with another exciting episode of KEEPING UP WITH THE KECKY'S! We have Aurora Builder's coming on the 7th to put in some stairs from the deck down to the patio. So in anticipation of that, the Spider Trees (Junipers) needed to be trimmed back and then the Mini-Kasa Kecky needed to be taken down. Took me two days, but the job is done! Eric, the former owner of the New-Kasa-Kecky, is a contractor and built the Mini-Kasa Kecky as if he was building a real house. The guy does very good work, but it took me more than a day just to get the roof off!

Here are the trimmed Spider Trees:

See that bright green tree in the foreground? Peter Ehrlich, our forest guy, gave that to Poppy some years ago. It's a type of dwarf redwood tree that originates from Japan. What's really cool about it is the tree is deciduous. I'm not sure there are any other types of redwood trees that will lose their leaves. It's very happy here. It never liked the Presidio's weather.

Here's the Mini-Kasa Kecky:

Here's the patio without the Mini-Kasa Kecky:

So after I got it all apart there was still the foundation to deal with. It's very heavy. So I was able to lift it up only to find, among other creepy-crawly things, two very large Black Widow Spiders. That's when I called Poppy and told her to bring something to kill some really large spiders. Way I see it, better I get them before they get me! Poppy came out with a big rubber mallet. A job well done!

We got some new chairs for the deck too:

Poppy had a set of these chairs back in the 50's...after she survived The Great Depression.

A very productive weekend was had by the Kecky's!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday's Dinner

Was leftover lamb. Still NOM! Sure is hot here. Poppy didn't sleep well last night so she's working from home today. I was to ride my bike but I took Jax-The-Cheese-Connesewer to the beach for a walk this morning and sweat profusely, I decided I'd drive. I hear tell this heat-wave will break tomorrow.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday's Dinner

Was my new tasty-treat-sensation...Jook (aka Congee)!! INFINITY NOM!

Kecky’s Komfort Kongee


9 cups water
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 teaspoons salt
2 chicken legs, skin off
2 chicken wings
1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger (about 1/4 ounce)


Chopped green onions
Minced fresh parsley
Minced fresh ginger


½ cup soy sauce
¼ teaspoon fish sauce
½ teaspoon minced ginger


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 1 1/2 hours or until soup has a creamy consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Discard ginger piece. Remove chicken from soup; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cool 10 minutes. Remove skin from the wings; discard. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat and stir meat into soup.

Put sauce ingredients into a small pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour soup into bowls and garnish with green onions, parsley, minced ginger and sauce.

Note, I also boiled two chicken breasts and shredded the meat and added more to the bowl for extra chickeny goodness.

It's only 9:30am; I've been thinking of my leftover Kongee all morning!

By the way, there is a big round ball of fire in the sky. I'm melting...melting...melting.

See ya!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday's Dinner

Was UBER NOM...but before I get to that, check it out...we have sun!!!

Roger-The-Escape-Artist if very happy; Jax-The-Cheese-Connesewer is happy too, but a little on edge because she's waiting for Roger-The-Escape-Artist to scratch her eyeballs out.

Well, had Seester-Kathy and Dad for dinner last night. Bro-In-Law-Darryll would have stayed, but his nephew, Josh was in town so he wanted to spend some time with him. Figured I'm make a leg-o-lamby.

I got my leg-o-lamby (about 4lbs) that I rubbed with about 1/4 cup of lemon juice, then 8 or so cloves of minced garlic, 3 tablespoons of chopped rosemary, a little salt and some pepper. Stuck it in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, then reduced the heat to 350 degrees for about an hour. Pull it when the lamby reaches 145-150 degrees. Let it rest on a cutting board for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile (or do ahead), chop up a total of 1 cup of herbs (rosemary, chives and parsley). Dice 2 cups onions. You'll need 2 cups of chicken stock and 1 cup of red wine.

Now take that roasting pan with all the juice and Nom bits and stick it on the stove burner(s), add the herbs and onions to the pan, stir to combine with the juice and Nommy bits; add the stock and the wine to deglaze the pan. Make sure you scrap the bottom of the pan. Reduce the sauce over high heat until you like the consistency. Strain it and serve with he lamb.

I served this with Dutch Baby Yellow potatoes. I boiled them in chicken stock for about 15 minutes then drain. I melted a stick of butter and to that added about 2 tablespoons chopped parsley then tossed the potatoes in. NOM!

Also had roasted broccoli and cauliflower.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday's Dinner

As you've probably guessed by now all I think about is food. So when I woke up Friday morning, I was completely uninspired about dinner. I asked Poppy what she wanted and because she doesn't think about food 24/7, she wanted to mull it over during the day.

As luck would have it, we're having Kathy, Darryll and Dad for dinner tonight so I wanted to stop at the store on Friday night so I wouldn't have to get up this morning and do it. That just opened up all kinds of possibilities for the dinner last night. So, we settled on pork chops and corn-on-the-cobby. We had some cherries at the house so I had an idea that I would cook them in some red wine and maybe a little honey, chipotle salt and pepper and put over the chops.

I gave my love a cherry that had no stones...Gotta love the sweet heat with the pork. But then I thought that corn-on-the-cobby might make the meal too sweet so I consulted with Poppy and she suggested creamed spinach.

Creamed Spinach ala The Kecky's

2lbs fresh spinach
1/2 cup shallots, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of cream
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Kecky's Herb Salt)
1/2 pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Parmesan cheese

Get a big pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Add spinach and cook two minutes. Drain and get as much of the water out of the spinach as you can. Set aside. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, add garlic and shallots and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until water starts to release from the spinach. Add the cream and lemon juice. Cook until heated through. Top with grated parm. NOM!! This will serve two.

As for the cherry sauce, I have no measurements for you. I pitted a handful of the little red things and then put them in a little pan with the red wine and water; I simmered until the liquid reduced; probably about 20 minutes. Then, I added some balsamic vinegar and continued to simmer another 20 minutes. Then, per Poppy, I added some apricot preserves instead of honey, covered the pan and simmered for another 15 or so minutes. My goal was to get those cherries soft. Once that was done, I salt and peppered the pork chops and Poppy cooked them up.


You remember the Hershey/Horfing incident when MomJean was out for a visit...well, Poppy has come to the conclusion that it wasn't the crab in the soup. In each bowl of soup we ordered was one raw egg (yeah, you see where I'm going with this). Mind you the soup was piping hot. I stirred my egg up so it would cook but Poppy and MomJean did not. Yep, they were part the salmonella egg epidemic.

The incredible, edible egg bacteria...

Okay, have a great weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday's Dinner

Well, I had some of my basic tomato sauce and some of the leftover sauce that I doctored up for the lasagna (added freshly ground burger meat and hot Italian sausage) so we decided to turn it into a puttanesca. So I added some capers and Greek olives and put it over linguini. NOMMY!

Let's check in with A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DAD... So I mentioned earlier that he met the French lady down the street. Seester Kathy's not sure what her name is, but calls her Gazelle.

Anyhow, Dad kinda has this way of...well...ruminating about stuff and then things seem to get much bigger than they really are. Such is the case with Gazelle. Seester Kathy thinks he may have made too much of the conversation he had with her a few days back because when he saw her again and asked if they were having dinner this weekend, she said she was busy. :( So, back to the drawing board for Dad's search for a friend with benefits...


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday's Dinner

Awful...can't even talk about it.

So Poppy and I have new rules. We commute together. The rules are, the alarm is set for 7:00 and we're out the door by 8:00. This is a huge compromise for both of us since I'm an early bird and Poppy is a Johnny-Come-In-Later. We had a rough start but now it's working just fine. Today we rode our bikes together for the first time. We have matching safety vests. You know what they say "Safety First!"

Bye Bye...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday's Dinner

Who cares, let's talk about lunch! Poppy and I had some errands to run on Chestnut Street. So first we went to Dragon Well for lunch. I got the Chinese Chicken Salad and Poppy got the Chicken Jook. About halfway through lunch, Poppy and I traded. What a tasty treat sensation!

Jook, aka Congee, is a rice porridge for those of you who don't know. It's considered Chinese comfort food. I've never had it before just because it's milky white looking. But I've seen folks ordering it at the Dim Sum places in droves. Now I know why...All I can tell you is I woke up at 3:00am this morning thinking about it. I can't even explain it; it's warm, soupy, chickeny, slightly salty. I have had the taste before but I can't remember where. I made me feel all warm and toasty inside. I might have to go back today and get it again.

One of the errands we ran was to pay a visit to Pottery Barn to look at some window treatments. We've got these ugly shutter closet doors so we want to get rid of them, hang a curtain rod and curtains. We found what we wanted, but Depression-Raised-Poppy wants to go online and find a coupon or get them cheaper somewhere else. That girl can smell a bargain a mile away. So anyway, I get back to work to find this written on my note pad:

I love my Seester Kathy, she cracks me up!

Seester Kathy has also told me that Dad has been walking back and forth to the driveway looking for Ms. Frenchy. Talk about stalking. Can't wait to see what new developments have cropped up since yesterday!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Well that was a whirl-wind trip!

First I'll start off with last night's dinner. Decided that a lasagna would be good (Dad calls it labanya) so that's what I made. I didn't really follow a recipe but I used a mix of ricotta and cottage cheese. Poppy said that's how MomJean makes hers, but I think there was an egg involved. I also used spinach, basil and a little baby arugula. Pretty darn NOM!

I know you're all dying to know how our WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF DAD turned out. Well, let's start at the beginning. We arrived on Thursday afternoon. The plan was to assess, make a plan for the next day and then go check-in at the Carson Valley Inn. Well, our assessment turned out to be a work day. When we arrived the place looked like a bomb hit it. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Sister Missy took just about everything, but still it was very overwhelming to know that we had two days to get the place cleared out. So Seester Kathy started sorting stuff that was going to 1800-GOT-JUNK and I cleared out the cabinets, dishwasher and packed up the last of the dishes. Dad worked on the yard. We made a pretty good dent, but the worst was yet to come. By the way, Shirley was a little OCD about cleaning. I could fill at least 3 large boxes with all the cleaning supplies.

We checked in at the CVI and then headed to the casino for cocktails and then Dinner at CV Steaks. So we're sitting there at the bar playing poker and Kathy hits a royal flush for $1,764!!...not 5 minutes later, Dad hits a royal flush for $1,000!!!

Crazy! I know, you were waiting for me to say I won. I didn't. I'm the kiss of death when I sit down to any machine.

So off to dinner we go. Dad is a little camera shy, but check out the size of the mutant potato!

So right about mid-dinner I get a call from Sean from 1800-GOT-JUNK. He asks if it's okay if they come by a little earlier than the 3:00-5:00 window we had previously been quoted. He wanted to come by about 11:00. That was fine but we'd just have to get up much earlier to finish getting all the junk ready. So we did. We filled about two-thirds of the junk truck. The guys, Sean and Greg, were great and they swept out the entire garage when they were done!

So now we had to go get the U-Haul truck. Lucky for us, we got the very last truck in the entire towns of Minden and Gardnerville. Meanwhile, Seester Kathy has been cleaning the house using her choice of the many cleaning products mentioned earlier. She had a couple of fights with Dad's Million Dollar Kirby vacuum...she won!

Okay, now we pack the truck. Part of the contents of the truck are Shirley's beloved cactus'. One of which is about 7 foot tall and has lots of arms..with big spikes on them. It's in the background of this picture. Let's call this the "before" picture.

So Seester Kathy and I try to get it in the truck. After a bloody's the "after" picture...

I swear, it was like a murder scene. The cactus bled white sticky milk all over the place. Unlike Aloe, this stuff has some kind of poison in it judging from the rash I got on my arm. Anyhoo, we have high hopes of saving the arms and making new cactus babies.

By now, Seester Kathy and I are over this fun weekend. We're both tired and just want to be home. We worked until about 3:00 but we got it all done and that includes all the yard work that Dad was doing in the 90+ degree heat! So now it was time to go relax. So back to the casino we go...Dinner was awesome! Check out Wilma with her Flintstone lamb shank:

Well, that was that. We met with Jim-The-Real-Estate-Agent on Saturday morning and then hit the road. Got home around 3:00, unloaded stuff at the New-Overstuffed-Kasa-Kecky and then headed to McClellan Manor to unload the rest. Had a cheers and a hug with Seester Kathy and Poppy were on our merry way.

So glad that's over with and we can just about close this chapter.

I know you're probably wondering about Dad and the Bunnies...we'll, he decided he wanted a relationship and not just a bunny-hop. But the good news is, Seester Kathy told me this morning that Dad has been chatting it up with the French lady who lives down the street from them. Evidently, she's asked Dad out to dinner!

To be continued...

Au revoir, mon cheri!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Road Trip...

I know my communications have been few lately. We'll be heading up to Minden tomorrow for what Seester Kathy and I hope will be our last trip. After I get back, I'll be back in full force.

I will you with a segment of A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DAD... Since the house is about empty, I made a reservation at the Carson Valley Inn (aka CVI). This is the hotel/casino that Dad and Shirley liked to spend their life savings. Anyway, I ask for one room with two queen size beds. Seester Kathy tells me this morning that Dad wants his own room in case he gets lucky. So then Seester Kathy came up with a scathingly brilliant idea; let's take Dad to the Bunny Ranch! After all, he hasn't done the nasty in like 15 years and it's all he talks about. The Bunny Ranch would be a sure thing, right? Makes perfect sense to me. You'll have to wait a few days to see how the weekend goes...

There goes Jerry-Cottontail, running down the bunny trail...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday's Dinner

Look at our vicious Jax-The-Cheese-Connesewer! Okay, she's not vicious, just yawning...

Not much to report. I made a wrap with leftover steak and sauteed veggies.

MomJean made it home safe so that's good. Seester Kathy, Dad and I will be heading up to Minden on Thursday to get the last of the contents of the house and to either donate what's left or have it hauled away.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday's Dinner

First off, I made a salad appetizer of sliced English cucumber and red onion. To that I added seasoned rice vinegar, sesame oil, a few drops of chili-sesame oil, salt and pepper. Let it marinate for about an hour. For the entree we served Ribeyes with Roquefort butter, roasted potatoes, dry-fried green beans and sauteed sweet Vadalia onion and mushrooms. Of course, I neglected to take a picture of the final product, but here are some of the prep and cooking...

First, the shallots that go in the butter:

The prep and cooking of the Vadalia onion and shroomies. Note that it helps the cooking energy if you have something bubbly to drink. Also, I added some of the beef stock I made a few weeks back. I saute until just about all the liquid is gone. UBER NOM:

Roquefort Butter

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 shallots, sliced thin (about 2/3 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
4oz. Roquefort cheese, crumbled
1tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1Tbs. good quality red wine vinegar
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt 1 tabls. of the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until the shallots are soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, using a mixer or wooden spoon, beat the remaining butter until soft and creamy. Scrape the butter off the beaters or spoon. Add the cooled shallots and garlic, Roquefort, thyme and vinegar to the butter and mix together with a rubber spatula. Season with salt and pepper. Taste again for balance, adding a drop more vinegar or a dash more salt if necessary.

I usually find a nice shaped bowl, line it with plastic wrap, put some pretty flowers or herbs in the bottom and put the butter on top and gently smoosh it down. You can wrap any leftovers in wax paper and store it in the freezer.

The beans are pretty easy; first I blanch them for about 5 minutes and then run cold water over them. I very thinly sliced two cloves of garlic, then sauteed the beans and garlic in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The potatoe recipe comes from Seester Kathy. Cube up some taters (skin on), chop up some garlic, toss with salt, pepper and olive oil. In a roasting pan they go for an hour at 400. Voila!

Our little Jax-The-Cheese-Connesewer just loves her Typhoid-Gammy!

Why the name Typhoid-Gammy? Well after the HH episode was over, Typhoid-Gammy's allergies seem to get worse and have now turned into a full-blown (haha) cold! We're trying to talk her into staying until the worse is over. I think we can wear her down because of her weakened state.

Well, we tried but it's too cost-prohibitive to change her flight. Damn it!

So, today looks like an "in" day. Poppy and MomJean/Typhoid-Gammy are going through all the pictures they took and exchanging them. Looks like we'll have a little slide show later!

Have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday's Dinner...

Well, friend-Carrie came over and cracked a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the following:

Her birthday;
MomJean's visit; and
Prop 8 decision.

After the bubbly we headed to one of our new favorite eats in the hood, Tofu Village. They specialize in Korean tofu soups. I had the tofu and dumpling soup, Poppy and MomJean had the tofu and crab soup; I don't remember what Carrie had. Good time and good conversation.

This morning, I arose at 5:42am to get ready to fetch Boss-Karen for a Presidio presentation for the Marvelous Marin Men's Club at Marin Joe's in San Rafael. In a nutshell...a bunch of raucas guys who meet once a week to shoot the sh_t and I don't know what else. Boss-Karen was great and we're thinking we should take it on the road.

Now's where it gets good...the plan was after I got home from the presentation, Poppy, MomJean and me would jump in the truck and head up to the wine country ending the day with tapas at Sabor of Spain, our favorite tapas restaurant. I get home about 9:30 and find the house dark and quiet.

Yeah...I found Poppy in bed who told me MomJean had been up most of the night with the Horf-n-Hershey's (HH). Poppy said she wasn't feeling very well either and her stomach was making the rumbley-tumbley. A few minutes later guess where Poppy was hanging out:

As of right now, MomJean has had some water, two cups of peppermint tea and some white rice. Poppy had some water but she wants a Coke. It's like I'm looking at the living dead laying in the living room.

Looks like dinner will be chicken broth.

I'm thinking the ribeyes with Roquefort butter might not be happening tomorrow...

Lucky for us, the New Kasa Kecky has two bathrooms otherwise, I'm afraid of the HH mess I would have been cleaning up.

Nighty night!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I don't remember what night it was...

But Poppy made the best salmon I've ever had! She picked it up from Marina Meats. It was fresh. After it bathed in butter, lemon juice, dill and capers, Poppy grilled it on a cedar plank. Here's Poppy who is very happy with the New Kasa Kecky.

She's never been able to sit outside in shirt sleeves at the former Kasa Kecky's!

So yesterday was an all-day adventure at the California Academy of Sciences. Those Carpenter's sure like to look at exhibits. We went into the Extreme Mammal exhibit; it Zzzzz was Zzzzz pretty Zzzzz much Zzzzz a Zzzzz bunch Zzzzz of Zzzzz pictures Zzzzz and bones Zzzzz. Took me about 5 minutes to get through it. Once you exited the exhibit, you couldn't get back in. I stood outside for over a half-hour waiting for them. I watched tons of people walk in the exhibit and come out and those darn Carpenter's were still in there. Go figure. We were there from 9:30 until it pretty much closed at 5:00. Got to see Antone Le Blanc, the albino alligator. I love him. Nephew Lucas thinks he's an animatronic albino alligator cause he never moves. I've seen him move; I saw his eye blink and he pee'd. So there. The Planetarium show was pretty cool, if you're into nebula's, black holes and I can't remember what else cause I think I fell asleep.

Today I had to work a bunch of hours on the project from hell "TPFH". Poppy and MomJean left this afternoon to run some errands and see the Water Color exhibit at the Officer's Club at the Presidio. Friend, Carrie is coming over and then we're going for Korean fud.

That's about it...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday's Dinner


So things with the doggie door have been going pretty smooth...until this morning. It would seem we have a new pet Raccoon and he likes cat food! So much for the doggie door...


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday's Dinner

Baked Ziti and a green salad! Very NOM! MomJean liked it too!

But before I made the Ziti, I needed to make my tomato sauce:


2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup minced shallots
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 large cans peeled, whole tomatoes (I squeeze the tomatoes through my hand to break them up a bit)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 bay leaves
½ cup red wine
2 tablespoons honey
Kosher/sea salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When warm, add the shallots and cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes, add the garlic and cook another minute, until softened.

Add the tomatoes, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add the thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, wine and honey. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring from time to time until the sauce has thickened so much you can almost stand a wooden spoon upright in it, about 1-1/2 hours. You will hear the bubbling as it thickens, indicating it is almost ready.

To finish, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring until the desired thickness. Be careful not to burn the sauce.

Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired. Puree or leave chunky, which ever you prefer. Cool and store up to 5 days in the refrigerator or freeze.

Now for the Ziti:


1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound Italian sausage (I mix ½ lb spicy and ½ lb mild)
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce (or homemade)
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 cups sour cream
1 cup ricotta
2-3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

Mix the sour cream and ricotta cheese together until smooth.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: ½ of the ziti, ½ provolone cheese, ½ sour cream/ricotta mixture and ½ of the sauce mixture. Repeat. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheeses are melted.

The only thing I did different with this recipe was I sliced a zuchini very thin and added it as a layer to the ziti.

So yesterday was a rest day for the everyone at Kasa Kecky. After we took MomJean's rental car to the airport, we hit Mollie Stones for some fud and then drove into Pacifica and let Jax-The-Cheese-Connesewer run on the beach; then it was time for lunch. Friend and member of the family, Laurie had told me about El Toro Loco in Pacific Manor. It's a Peruvian/Mexican restaurant. She recommended the veggie burrito. NOM NOM NOM! Poppy had the Ceviche Mixto and MomJean had the Black Bean and Shrimp Burrito. We also shared a Peruvian Tamale that was to die for! We rolled out of there and headed back to Kasa Kecky.

Someone is very happy to have her Poppy home!

Let's talk about last night...I went to bed and left Poppy and MomJean watching Frida. After Poppy came to bed, our little Roger started running around the bedroom. At one point I think she tried to climb up the curtains. So I turned on the light to find her hunting a very large moth...yeah, Mothera! Poppy goes out to the living room and comes back with the current issue of Time Magazine. Yeah, this is the one with the Afghan girl with no nose on the front. Anyway, I'm thinking if Poppy hits Mothera, there's going to be a big dusty, bloody mess to clean up. We try with no luck to catch the elusive Mothera, give up and turn the light off. We do this two more times without success and now it's after 2:00am!!! Of course, Roger thinks this is the next best thing since cat nip! I got up this morning to find that bastard Mothera sitting on the curtain. I catch him but he's not moving. I take him outside and he flies out of my hand. Mothera lives another day!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.