Remember when we went to get our puppy and came home with two puppies?
Remember that it was mon mari who decided that we should have two puppies?
Remember how I just went along with it?
What the hell was I thinking!?!?!?
I should have … Continue reading.....
A long time ago, in a place far, far away, I was married for a very short time.
My first inkling that the union was doomed was when we had a fight about me putting rice in the meatballs (known as Porcupine Balls – very … Continue reading.....
I’m a ‘hands-on’ kind of cook.
My favorite kitchen appliance is a sharp knife.
As I may have mentioned one or fifty times, I don’t use a lot of electrical kitchen gadgets.
Oh I like them; I want them; I even own a few.
They … Continue reading.....
I love words.
I love the way one can string them together to reflect thoughts, conjure images and tell stories.
If you love words, or even remotely enjoy them, please read "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery.
I have not given my imagination … Continue reading.....
After such an intense, busy month it's hard to settle into normal life again.
Not that it will be normal any time soon…. As I sat down to type this, two 10lb puppies came racing down the hall to remind me that it's … Continue reading.....
We're wining and dining in Italy…. old, but appropriate, bit on timing… and a new recipe
Living in other countries has taught me that, while there in an underlying humanism that binds us all together, it's the little things that can be so befuddling, particularly … Continue reading.....
I’m sitting here, very quietly, at my desk, head down, trying to be be as inconspicuous as possible.
Today is plumbing day.
We hate plumbing day.
Mon mari hates it because he really truly hates plumbing.
We don’t know if he hates it because it’s … Continue reading.....
Today, after dropping mon mari off at the hospital for his check-up (they DO like to do a thorough job) I got 2 letters in the post.
The first, from our top-up carrier (for those who don’t know, the French medical system does not … Continue reading.....