BS, Hairdroppers

Dear Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature, Please stop.  Momma put a hundred thousand layers of clothes on me and I.  Don't.  Like.  It. Love, The Gidge A slighly blurred view from just inside the garage       Looks cool with the flash on, eh?   I don't like you right now, Momma.



It seems to be the day for the hairdroppers to do cute stuff when the camera is close by. This time, it’s The Gidge, who often sits in this same spot, in this same position, for 15 minutes at a time.  Stone still.  No wobbling. She likes squirrels.  She wants to play with them.  This… Read More Patience



While making the filling for some truffles I am trying, I hear a faint rustling sound.  My head tilts toward the left…toward the living room.  I hear the noise again, just barely. Stealthy, I creep on tiptoe into the living room and stare at the tree.  It wobbles ever so gently as I quietly pick… Read More Naptime?

BS, Hairdroppers

Broken heart

[googlevideo][/googlevideo] No more pain, Sweet Pea.   Momma loves you forever & knows that Nana J is taking good care of you. But oh, the pain for me. Thanks to Dr. Buchanan, Dr. Mullan, and the staff at Mallard Point Veterinary Clinic in Minooka and the Animal Care Center in Plainfield for making Sylvester’s last days… Read More Broken heart


Little man 2

Sylvester took a turn for the worse last night.  I was up all night again, making sure he was going to make it until I could get him to the vet this morning.  The vet is going to run more blood work, do an x-ray, and give him iv fluids for the day, but he… Read More Little man 2


Little man

My little sweet pea, Sylvester, is currently ensconced in a cage at the local vet. He’s been a little off the last couple of days, but that’s not unusual with the recent heat. He tends to lay around when it’s really hot. Every other day of his existence in our home, he has run up… Read More Little man


Mama took too long

Sometimes, I get home from work and all I want to do is vegetate on the couch for an hour or two before starting dinner.  Today was one of those days. I sat down with a book and The Gidge and slowly began to decompress from a trying day at the office.  By the time… Read More Mama took too long

BS, Hairdroppers, Main Dishes, Quick and Easy


I firmly believe that things happen when they happen for a reason. For example, something very exciting for me happened a couple of weeks ago. After years of searching (apparently in the wrong damn places), I found someone that was instrumental to my childhood years. I lost track of this person after my freshman year… Read More Happenings