Rookie Mistake

The General and I are having a Mexican stand-off over grocery shopping.  I am sure he has no idea, that is how these things work out for me usually. We once had a stand-off over a vacuum cleaner on the stairwell.  I just wanted to see how many weeks it would take him to put it away.  I would use the thing and put it back on the landing and.. Read More

I know I am late to the party on this one…but I read a really great book

During the famous party killing hurricane we suffered many indignities.  We had no electronics for three whole days.  We had to light the house by candle and flashlight and worst of all we had no hot water.  Of course we had no heat or working refrigerator, but that is when fireplaces and take-out food  come in handy. My children whined and complained.  I whined and complained.  The General whined and.. Read More

A Typical Seattle Day

After listening to the Rainy Day mix and talking to my dear friend from Washington this afternoon, I was feeling a little homesick for the West Coast.  I thought I would show everyone proof that it really does rain, well a steady mist actually- ALL THE TIME – but Pacific NW folks are hearty.  They can take it.  A little rain doesn’t hold them back and they rally. They suffer.. Read More

The Preppy Pampered Poochie

This puppy here – she healed my heart. The General let me get this little girl about four years ago after my heart was broken when we had to put down my first baby (please note, the actual baby in the picture below was not put down). Ranger was this huge chocolate lab, with obviously terrible table manners.  We loved him.  I loved him the most.  He stood watch over.. Read More

Starbucks and the Skinny Chicks

I will be the first to admit there is some extra plumage (ok..a whole lot of extra) on this chick.  I like to eat and need to exercise and it’s on my to do list…I swear.  I am telling you this to be honest… I am NOT a skinny chick.  Where I live, there are a LOT of skinny chicks.  There are so many skinny chicks that the closest Lane.. Read More

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