I promised all would be revealed in the fullness of time.That is taking too long, so let's make it TODAY. This will not be revealed publicly until Dec. 1, so please do act appropriately surprised (you know who you are!) On Dec. 24 I leave Tampa to live with DH2B in San Jose. He's working for a big . . .
Withum-Brady Group. . . .
I was having a discussion with a friend recently, in a "What would you do?" way: Hey, just step this way and there's a chance all your dreams can come true. You need to be willing to leave your current life and plans behind... If you take this gamble, you could come closer than you thought possible . . .
From time to time, we all have reason to consider the concept of honesty. Is it always the best policy?The other day, someone prefaced a discussion with, "I have to be honest with you..." So-- is honesty not their ususal policy? What makes this discussion so different?Think about the pain that's . . .
He looks like fun, doesn't he? The forces of evil come in many disguises. Some are easily recognized. Like Dick Cheney. Or Bill O'Reilly. Or Hitler. Others appear in your life as tempations to leave your good sense or values behind. Like when you decide to represent . . .
Riley made a few attempts to play with her, but he was way to into trouble-making to pay her much attention. I think he buys into the "play hard to get" angle.She, on the other hand, was a sweet as she is cute. Calm, quiet, adorable. And she gravitated to all the dog people in the office.Which . . .
Weekend pleasures lie ahead.Riley & I have a coffee and play date with Auntie Helen and Little Dude Saturday morning. Then a walk planned with Auntie Joanne at 2:30pm. On Saturday night, my friends Sheila & Danny were going to have a date, but they decided we all needed to do some strategizing on . . .
An airline crew used duct tape to keep a passenger in her seat because they say she became unruly, fighting flight attendants and grabbing other passengers, forcing the flight to land in North Carolina. Maria Esther Castillo of Oswego, N.Y., is due in court Thursday, charged with resisting arrest . . .
Back in the day, an Ugly American wore bermuda shorts, ankle socks and had a Kodak Instamatic slung around his neck.But today's talk radio hosts have given Ugly American a whole new meaning.Last night in the car I caught a few minutes of that very vile hot-talk host, Michael Savage. He's the one who . . .
Well, the American people have finally awakened from their 8-year slumber, yanked off the wool George Bush had pulled over their eyes and have elected a president that could change things. I guess I just never understood how we let them steal the first election and then, the American people . . .
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 . . .