Friday, May 22, 2015

Fly on the Wall- May 2015

It's that time again! Time for Fly on the Wall!

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 17 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

I was really hoping that my orange day lily would have bloomed before now so that I could include the pic with this installment of Fly on the Wall. Maybe next month. None of my day lilies are blooming quite yet.

I was so excited to start my flower potting project/experiment, but then I remembered that I don't know which plant is what color. I can't move anything until I know what colors I have. I know I have a whole bunch of orange tiger lilies and I don't plan to pot them. I'm going to stick them somewhere in the ground and let them roam free, since they're doing that in my flower bed anyway. I know Bob is kind of frustrated with me over this since I bought 10 bags of soil and 6 pots already. They're all sitting there waiting to be used. 


We started fostering dogs for our local SPCA back at the end of March. The first dog we had, Ginger, was a sweetie, but only stayed about a week. She was adopted quickly, which is great. Then they brought me Lonna. Oh my word! What a sweetie! Who wouldn't want this dog who loves to give hugs? I've been tempted to adopt her, but then we really wouldn't have the space to foster more dogs. I love fostering, honestly.

We briefly had a puppy, Louise. Milo, our black lab, will not tolerate other dogs in the house (as mentioned here), so we had to play musical dogs while Louise stayed with us, which was about a week. She was a nice reminder that I don't want a puppy for ourselves, no matter how darn cute they are. 

I played around with a cookie recipe. I found some cherry chips on clearance at Walmart after Christmas last year and put them in the freezer. In my opinion, cherry is a good flavor for the warmer weather. They turned out really good!

1 Package of sugar cookie mix (dry, like Betty Crocker).
Ingredients necessary for package of cookie mix (egg, butter)
1 Tsp. Almond Extract (optional)
1 Pack of Black Cherry Kool-Aid (dry without sugar)
1 (10 oz.) bag cherry chips (I haven't tried to find these since Christmas; I hope they can be found somewhere)

Put dry cookie mix into a bowl and add Kool-aid and mix.
Mix together wet ingredients (egg, butter, almond extract)
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, blending well. 
Stir in cherry chips.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 9 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a minute or so then transfer to paper towels or paper bags (what my grandmother used to use) and allow to cool. 
They taste better when you eat them cold than warm for some reason.


  1. I think it's great that you foster dogs, what a wonderful thing to do.
    And your cookie recipe looks easy and delicious.

    1. It was so simple and I think I may be addicted to them. I found another bag of the cherry chips in the freezer and I was so happy I still had one left, lol!

  2. what a beautiful thing to do, fostering dogs. I can imagine it must be so hard to give them away,even to a forever home.

    1. If Lonna remains with us much longer, it will be hard. I keep reminding myself that she deserves to be in a home where she'll get lots more attention than she does here.

  3. How cute is that pup? I nee to plant up some pots for my garden, it's all looking a little bare right now. Those cookies look delicious!

  4. AWWWW!!! Love the doggie pics!!!!
    Ummm.. Is it me or does Clone of Bob need to shave??? When did THAT happen????
    Those cookies look YUMMY!!!

  5. On the hunt for cherry chips~
    We rescued a puppy a couple of years ago. Sadly our Duke didn't handle it well.

  6. You foster dogs? You are my hero! What lucky pups!
    I'm going to look for those cherry chips. Cherry chip cake is one of my favorites!

  7. I love that you foster dogs. We adopted two rescue dogs several years ago---pugs, and they're my sweet little fur babies now!

  8. Apparently I'm the minority here - I don't really like cherry flavoring. Cherries, yes. Flavoring, not so much.

    It's such a wonderful thing, fostering dogs.

    Hope you get your flowers planted soon so your hubs can chillax. ;)

  9. How sweet to foster doggies, I'd do that if I had room. I love animals, of course I have 3 kitties now. Maybe the flowers will bloom soon and yummy cookies.

  10. I don't know how you foster dogs. We have rescued 26 or more and keep them all. Three right now. I have thought about fostering but don't think I could. What a blessing you are to people like me who got the last two rescues from a foster home. They were so kind to our new little waifs.