Patty's ponderings. . .

Patty’s Ponderings: Twelve and Counting!
There we are sitting around the dinner table for another one of our extended family 'Sunday suppers', eating, talking and laughing. We're now on our third celebration of my niece's 30th birthday, when the subject of my birthday comes up.
For most of my adult life, whenever that da…
Patty’s Ponderings: One Secret to Happiness?
Gretchen Rubin is the author of a New York Times bestseller titled, 'The Happiness Project'. She talks to people all the time about what brings happiness into their lives and she says that one thing comes up more than any other. Believe it or not, it is making the bed everyday.
Meow–Woof!!
This kitty thinks it is a puppy! Actually my mom had a cat that would play fetch for hours. I have a tortoise shell cat named Cece Pea who used to do this before I acquired  two giant monster German Shepherds. Enjoy!
OCD in DOG…OMG!
According to a new study on canine behavior, tail chasing is very similar to obsessive-compulsive behavior in humans. This study indicated that dogs who are separated from their mothers too soon may suffer from this problem and that supplementing their diets with vitamins and minerals may help...
Cat Huggy Bear!
I don't know if its 'cause its a Monday, 'cause I love my own critters so much, or 'cause I'm such a pushover for cute animals, but here's another cute video for you.
Boy am I in trouble!!!
A new study from Australia says that watching TV can be as dangerous as smoking or obesity, with each hour we spend in front of the boob tube shortening our lives by 22 minutes. If you watch 6 hours of TV a day that amounts to five years of less living...
Holy Cakes, Batman!!
If you hate snakes as much as I do, you wouldn't ordinarily even look at this thing! But unbelievably- - -this is a cake! It is an amazingly intricate work created by some incredibly talented baking artist! Ben and I have judged several  cake decorating contests for Children's Miracle…
The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg!
Okay, okay, so the perfect hard-boiled egg may not be important to everyone, but as a person who loves to cook and has mastered many very complicated cuisines, it is the one thing that always eludes me!!! They either come out rubbery, with that weird, alien-looking green ring, or they're imposs…