Sweetie Pie’s Surprise #Caturday

Sweetie PieSweetie Pie Turner here.

It’s the first of the month, so it’s no surprise that MomGoth has a new Hot Flash on her Hot Flashes page.

No, here’s the surprise:

Surprise !Cats! MomGoth has adopted two of them! Amidala is a tortoiseshell (like me, but without my beautiful white patches) and is 15 years old. Munchkin is a marmalade, like my late brother, Ozzie, and is way older than 15, but they don’t know how much older. Amidala was adopted as a kitten by a kind-hearted man; the man recently let Munchkin in off the street. Then the kind man passed away, leaving eight cats without their Forever Person.

When MomGoth saw these two oldies, she thought, “Nobody is going to want to adopt those geezers.” So now she has two cats.

Amidala, she tells me, is a lot like Katya — snuggly to MomGoth, nasty to the other cat! And mouthy, MomGoth says.

AmidalaSnoozeMunchkin is only a skelington covered in skin. A trip to the vet told them that he has almost no teeth, so he hasn’t had a lot of food in a household with eight hungry cats.

munchskinnyBelieve it or not, he’s even thinner than the picture makes him look, MomGoth assures me.

MomGoth is as happy as a pig in gravy.

And yes, the new kitties will be taking over for me on Caturday, although I won’t give up posting entirely. I’m more than happy to share the duties, though.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: If your Forever Person left, would you rather get adopted by somebody else, run away and live in the wild, or fade into nothing?


Gluten-Free Chocolate Hippopotamus

Yes, it’s Friday again. I’ve been busy with Sweetie Pie’s surprise, so I haven’t been playing researching on the internet as much as I usually do. Still, here are some interesting places.

Gluten-FreeIf you or someone you cook for needs or wants to go gluten-free, there’s a cookbook you might want to consider. It’s COFFEE, TEA, AND GLUTEN-FREE by April Brown, she of Uncovered Myths: A Journey Through Societal Mythology. I plan to look into it, just because the recipes sound interesting. Here are the buy links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O6UMWQA

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482391

Apple I books https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/coffee-tea-gluten-free-cookbook/id926537764?mt=11

Barnes Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/april-brown

Do you know the Chocolate Cult? No? Well, allow me to introduce you. Everything you wanted to know about chocolate, like which pricey stuff is worth the expenditure. You’re welcome. WARNING: extreme graphic chocolate-porm. Porm is like that other word, which I’m not using because I don’t want to attract any more naughty spam-attempters than I already do.

My new detective boyfriend is Inspector Kubu, the creation of The Writing Team Known As Michael Stanley. I met half of the team at Magna cum Murder this year and had the pleasure of telling him how much I love the Kubu books and stories. Kubu isn’t the detective’s actual name; it’s his nickname. It means hippopotamus. He loves food and wine and opera as much as I do, although I don’t weigh quite 300 pounds. YET!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a chocolate hippopotamus.


Skinny Me #ThrowbackThursday

Skinny me? Skinny? Me?

Yes, jolly plump MomGoth was once skinny. Twice, in fact. About 11 years ago, I did a lifestyle reboot with the magic formula eat less, move more and I lost about 30 pounds. I stopped moving and gained most of it back. It’s probably about time I moved again, eh?

Skinny Me

skinny meI might just do that li’l ol’ thang.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a character losing weight.


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