Mon mari has turned his attention to the details…. The little things that, in his opinion need to be done.
Like building a half wall on the landing to prevent people from walking into the stairwell in the middle of the night.
Well, he started it anyway…
He’s also doing a few things that, in my opinion, need to be … Continue reading.....
I know you’ve been on pins and needles waiting to find out how my bramble project is coming along…. (Or, as the Brit’s would say: at sixes and sevens).
Here it is.
We cleared out the big bramble patch in the main part of the woods.
On the far side of the woods, there were more brambles -about 30 feet … Continue reading.....
It’s going to be another quiet New Year’s Eve for us.
It’s simple enough….
We like champagne and wine with dinner.
One can’t drive after champagne and wine.
So we either find a ‘restaurant with rooms’ or stay in front of our own fire for the evening.
When we lived in the US we always found a little hotel (with … Continue reading.....
It has been a week of French challenges.
First – the funny…
We go to a conversation class every week. The idea is that the French speak English and the English / Americans speak French and the native speakers assist and correct the learners.
The other night one of the students was telling a story about her recent trek in … Continue reading.....
Back in the beginning of time, when the Blogosphere was young and one counted the number of food bloggers with an abacus, I started my website and blog.
I marked the 100th post with balloons and pats on the back.
I acknowledged my 250th post, albeit a bit late.
I passed the 800 post milestone awhile back and didn't even … Continue reading.....
I just discovered that I’ve become guilty of a behavior I detest…. And spent most of my working life trying to stamp out.
This particular behavior always seemed illogical, counter-intuitive, and well, somewhat childish to me, and I was convinced I was above it. I preached against it whenever possible.
And now, to my shame, I’ve discovered that I’m guilty.… Continue reading.....
I forgot about my wandering butternut squash….
I had three of them from the same plant.
In other harvest news….
I have one pomegranate.
I’d better start making plans…..
The weather has been gorgeous so we’ve been working outside, getting ready for winter.
I trimmed the laurel tree and uncovered these old stone stairs by the house.
Note … Continue reading.....
The other night, after the giant spider incident, I dreamed one was chasing me around the house. Smart woman that I am, I ran outside, hoping to lead it out.
It stopped at the door.
And waved good bye.
I’ve seen one each evening since that night.
Mon mari has dutifully dispatched them.
Mon mari has asked me to, please, … Continue reading.....