A Few of My Favorite Things, Kitchen Edition, Part 3
Saturday, January 20, 2018      2 comments

I've had a few folks shake their heads when I tell them my favorite thing I put in my kitchen when we built the money pit - I mean - House, is my si... Read more
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      1 comments

Blog blog blog, blog blog. Blog blog blog blog bog blog, blog blog blog blog! Blog blog blog?... Read more
A Few of My Favorite Things, Kitchen Edition, Part 2
Monday, January 08, 2018      1 comments

What is that?! Why, it's a big slab of steel! Maybe you've heard about baking stones. Well, this is a baking steel. It holds heat better than a ston... Read more
A Few of My Favorite Things, Kitchen Edition, Part 1
Sunday, January 07, 2018      3 comments

Yep, that's duct tape on the handle. This chef's knife is so old... (how old is it?)...that the handle is made from wood! It's probably around 35 ye... Read more
Possum, Tank, and Ceiling
Saturday, January 06, 2018      3 comments

Bear "stalking" his possum stuffie. He loves all the toys he's gotten from Glad Dogs Nation! They have the best squeakers in them. But I had to take... Read more
Snow Past and Present
Friday, January 05, 2018      1 comments

Bear still is enjoying the snow. But I think his joy has become a bit subdued. Maybe the lack of snowfall is the reason. Or the wind may be causing ... Read more
Bliss, Ard You There?
Thursday, January 04, 2018      2 comments

The weather outside is frightful, but my dog finds it so delightful! Bear has been asking to go outside about every 15 minutes. More if he was just outside. The only bad thing? He wants me to out with him! Into a blizzard!Seriously, the snow is ... Read more
The Code Word Is .....Warm
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      2 comments

Emergency heat is-s-s-s-s not as-s-s-s-s warm as-s-s-s I ha-a-a-ad ho-o-oped! But at least it's been in double digits for most of today. And tomorrow we should have a new expansion tank and be able to get back to an internal home temp of greater... Read more
Cold Does Not Begin to Describe It. Wait, Yes It Does!
Monday, January 01, 2018      4 comments

It's co-o-o-o-old outside! And inside. But not as cold inside as outside. And it's the coldest day of the year so far. Ha! It's the first day of the year! I crack myself up sometimes. ... Read more
Recovering Aussie
Saturday, December 30, 2017      2 comments

They came. They stayed. They left. I am in recovery mode from adding three adults and two dogs to our household. It was grand and glorious while it lasted, but it messed with my food tracking and exercise. Or more to the point, I let it. But I d... Read more
Worried or Angry? I'll Use My Lifeline
Monday, December 18, 2017      4 comments

I enjoy tutoring young people. I really do. What I don't enjoy is getting a last minute cancellation. Or even worse, a no-show. Then I don't know if I should be worried (default mode) or angry (second default mode). Oh well. It's over until next... Read more
Let's Go Nuts!
Sunday, December 17, 2017      1 comments

Ahhhh! He's here! Ahhhhh! She's here! They made it in safe and sound. Bear dog went nuts when he saw hubby. You would've thought the man had been gone for months instead of two days! So Cookie had to prove she could outdo him and went nuts when ... Read more
Mold, Mold Go Away
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

Who knew that snapping my fingers would make my Bear boy stop whining?! Even with latex gloves on, it worked. The latex gloves were for handling the chlorine soaked rag that was being passed to my son as he learned how to bleach the bathroom cei... Read more
Squirrel Encounter
Friday, December 15, 2017      2 comments

I love watching my dogs chase squirrels! Such unbridled joy and enthusiasm! Such speed and grace! Such instinctive drive! I have no idea what they would do if they caught up to one. Squirrels seem like they could be nasty if cornered. It was a r... Read more
I Am Happy
Thursday, December 14, 2017      2 comments

She gets to come home this weekend! My wonderful husband is going to drive out and bring her back here. I'm praying he stays safe on the way there and the way back. And that the kamikaze deer in Ohio steer clear of him! My dog is a hoot in ... Read more

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