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?
Yes, I still exist. Thank you to those who sent concerned emails. Work has had me tied to my office desk for more than 12 hours a day, several days a week, in order to keep my head above water while working on big projects. Add to that the Haunted Barn, which opened the last… Read More The flavors of fall
I intend to talk about food in a moment, really. I want to say thank you with all my heart to those of you that left comments and sent emails over the past week. We have an empty space here at Just Not Dinner. For the most part, The Gidge and Baby have been normal,… Read More Empty space
[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5786310641620536351&hl=en[/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
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
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
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
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