Pretty, aren't they? It's the Baur B&B, owned and run by my talented friend, Diana, and her husband in the Piedmont part of Italy. In the north. They're living their dream and I so admire them. DH2B and I are trying to work out flights to spend a week or more there in October. He thought it . . .
I love it when he looks cute. But he has his Damien side, too. He bared his little teeth at me last night. He was on my side of the bed next to DH2B and I wanted to be there. So I moved him. He definitely needs the Dog Whisperer. DH2B says it'll be different when we are all . . .
but it is a scenario that is repeated in my household regularly, if I leave the roll on the dispenser.Or if I leave it too close to the edge of the vanity, so that my little jumper can bounce up and knock it onto the floor to have his way with it.It's hard to believe that an 8lb dog can jump so . . .
Chicken with sauteed onions, garlic, dried apricots and dates. Cumin. Cinnamon. Couscous. Brussels sprouts and green beans. Cooked for 6 hours in the Crockpot. YUM. And so was my weekend with DH2B. I love the Crockpot and covet one that's even larger. Maybe 7 quarts. I'll be looking . . .
The maids have scrubbed and cleaned. Fresh sheets are on the bed. Riley has been bathed & groomed. The larder has been stocked with healthy food. The Crockpot is on the counter. Three Netflix are sitting on the TV stand. DH2B is finishing his day's work in California, . . .
Until she died, my Uncle Joe referred to Aunt Barbara as "his bride." In his 80s, he seems so lost without her. Great love can do that to you. Sometimes, someone will ask, "tell me about DH2B"." or "I thought you said you'd never get married again?" I never know how to answer those questions. . . .
In last week’s Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria makes convincing case for Obama. He’s a great writer and I like how he thinks.http://www.newsweek.com/id/164498/page/1But his last paragraph made me sad:I have a 9-year-old son named Omar. I firmly believe that he will be able to do absolutely anything he . . .
A friend's wife passed away last night, way too soon and after way too much suffering. I am reminded that life is a gift and we don't know how our story will play out.... it is so important to appreciate and make the most out of every day. To celebrate life every day. -Tell people you love that . . .
I just added a new blog to the list posted on the right-hand side of my page. Creative Structures is the blog of my friend, Diana, who now lives in northern Italy, and together with her husband, runs a small B&B. They renovated the buildings into some beautiful spaces. I haven't been there . . .
With a little cooler weather in Florida and someone for Riley and me to snuggle with this weekend, I thought I'd break out the Crockpot and make a hearty stew. Dinner could cook while the three of us lounge. When I got to Publix, I realized that my recipe called for parsnips. Although I rarely cook . . .
Oct. 28, 2008 -- A new study shows the color red may make women more attractive to men.Researchers at the University of Rochester, led by Andrew J. Elliot, PhD, carried out five experiments to see if what they call the "red-sex link" was for real. In the first experiment, photos of women with . . .
1. Is Nancy Grace being on the air and more popular than ever an indication that the end times are near? 2. Is there anything more ridiculous than the idea that Sarah Palin will or even could lead the Republican party? 3. Who in their right mind would let an 8-year-old shoot an Uzi? . . .
I'm tired and sleep deprived. That always makes me want another dog. Someone for Riley to play with. Another warm fuzzy furbaby. This dog looks a lot like Riley, except Riley has shorter hair and it's a different color. But that same happy maltipoo strut. But I'd take a rescue dog. Little . . .
I must admit that I am just a little bit mystified by "social media".Facebook, for example. Except for voyeuristic curiosity, why would we care what other people are doing right this minute? And for those people who use Facebook for work, do we really care that you are writing a speech or visiting a . . .
I spent the weekend organizing instead of having fun. But only 4 nights and DH2B will be here. He's on a red-eye from SFO Friday night. Since he'll probably be a bit of a zombie when he arrives at 9am Saturday, it'll be a lounging weekend. DH2B loves to sleep and lounge. Lounging is something we do . . .
The great thing about sport is that it enables us to care passionately about something that really doesn't matter. -Shane Murphy The Rays lost last night. Me? I was asleep. . . .
A friend told me the other day that we were past mid-life. So I looked it up. Mid-life: occurring in the middle point of one's life, about aged 40. 40???? Holy crap. Something I don't want to think about too long. . . .
Said DH2B about my entry, Naked Before God: Faith without fear is just belief.Faith without works is dead. Ipso facto it seems clear that love without vulnerability is just masturbation with someone else. This is the same guy who once told me We're supposed to be together, I keep trying to . . .
Said DH2B about Naked Before God: . . .
Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters“I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention? To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the . . .