Cozy

It is chilly out there, are you staying warm? The dogs are still enjoying going out and playing…or mostly Sonny is, but CoCo and Berrie are more concerned with trash cans, neighbors and neighboring dogs. Ah, the joys of dog kids!! They are so presh! Hope you all have a great weekend, and stay warm!!

Work Flow

My current work flow consists of this little beauty! Even though I literally look up to her, she is still my little Brooker. What are you working on?

Opportunity to help…

Well, not quite what Bill was looking for, but when you get in the floor to move the tree in to place, some view it as an opportunity. Opportunity for scratchins and praise… An opportunity to wrestle… An opportunity to claim your spot on dad’s rear end. A photo opportunity! And the opportunity to get loved on at the ground level! What great helpers!!…

Full Circle

I started this blog a few years ago, to capture stories with images, and while I did that for a while, I quickly let myself, my life, and my problems get in my way. Perhaps I should say that I allowed every barrier possible to get in my way, maybe to even provide me with excuses. The irony of me starting the blog with…

Unimpressed…

Today I took Sonny to the vet for a yearly check up, shots and his heart worm test. He cried the 6 minutes it took to get there, and when the tech came to get him, he tried to climb over me to get out the window to go with her, inside. A bit later, she returned him to the car, and she was…

Impish or admirable? Festivus?? Merry, Mary.

Belsnickel season is here!!! I can hardly contain myself for the excitement, much like Jim and Pam, and I am hoping Belsnickel finds me admirable this year! What do you think, will you be Impish or Admirable? I may have missed my mark, and perhaps you are celebrating Festivus, like the rest of us? Drop me a line, let me know what you are…

It’s kinda iffy…

I started my day with an icy walk in the cemetery with Bill. It was cold, but lovely! I love the silhouette this statue cuts in the frozen fog, so ethereal and beautiful. We ran to Rost for a Goldie Hawn & black coffee, then on to Sam’s, stopped at Whit’s to say hello to Brooke, came home and got cleaned up from our…

Leftovers, Sliders, Cleanup

Ah, Black Friday. I have been an online BF shopper for a decade or more, and while I have snagged some good deals this year, nothing beats the deals of great leftovers. Today I had a piece of pumpkin roll for breakfast, Brussels sprouts casserole for lunch, and we are having Turkey bacon ranch sliders on King Hawaiian rolls for dinner! Before I show…

Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, All!!! Our bird turned out beautifully, and super, super tasty today! The brine was the way to go, and will be a Thanksgiving staple from here on out! Looking back, this truly was a simple way to get an amazingly tasty turkey! We used all new recipes this year for everything we made, and I can honestly say, everything was beyond my…

Brine, not simmer pot aromatics!

Yes! As a matter of fact, these are the makings of the brine for our Turkey! Ironically, I do have some cross over items that I include in my simmer pots, so the brine will be up my alley for sure! There are LOTS of orange peels, no oranges though! I love that this includes rosemary, as it is one of my favorites, as…