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 . . .