Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Whoo-hoo! Broken curb is gone baby gone.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

RIP Two Buck Chuck

Yes inflation is real. Chuck is up to $3 now.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Where’s Steve Carrell?

Weird but true. Space Force is real. 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Peach Week 2021

Busy Boy

Harry was such a busy boy, working hard to find the best lap situation. 

Like Goldilocks, some places just weren’t quite right  

Hey buddy, can you just scootch over a bit?


Friday, August 13, 2021

No Parking

There’s supposed to be road work in the neighborhood, but all that’s happened so far was a noisy morning of the asphalt being cut. Tree roots have cracked and lifted a section of the gutter just past the telephone pole, which stops the flow of water when it rains and then we get a giant pool of water in front of our mailbox. So it will be nice if that gets fixed. Someday. And maybe someday it will rain again. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Family Fun Month

I haven’t gotten to do any window projects this year until now. The store moved from collaborative efforts to assigning each month’s window to a specific person. I drew August. After some Googling I found that August is Family Fun Month. So the window encompasses a bit of everything: games, puzzles, cooking, picnics, outdoors, activities, arts and crafts. 

And googly eyes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gingerbread Store

For the store's open house and 50th anniversary last fall, they had a beautiful gingerbread version made.

But there were no pigeons!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Saga of the duck

We had duck for new year's eve dinner. Yes, I told you I had a lot of old draft posts hanging around.

I wondered what was the best method for cooking it. Every cookbook had a different method! As you can see, I checked out quite a few. Yes, I have a lot of cookbooks.

I finally went with the tried-and-true Joy of Cooking, as I had tried it before (see check mark).

It was good.

Monday, August 09, 2021


Just some things I spotted walking around town some months ago, when it was still cool enough to walk around or walk to and from work. Now it is too hot, I would be a pile of slush if I walked back and forth.  Longing for cooler days!

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Old School

This old picture appeared on Facebook some time ago and I don't want to lose track of it, so I am posting it here. This was the neighborhood fort, and the Handy Husband is right in the middle of it.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

The Bacon Butty Does the Trick

Speaking of breakfast...

Many (3 is many in a small store) of us at the bookstore are fans of Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway mystery series. In the newest installment, The Night Hawks, Chief Inspector Nelson has had a long night but a “bacon butty” is restorative.  

Well, yes. I found an illustration. Probably the bacon quantity is exaggerated. 

My husband is on a breakfast sausage kick 3 weeks running. Tasty, but I miss bacon.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Breakfast Companions

I am finding all sorts of draft posts here in old blogger land. One morning I was having a lovely breakfast of egg in a nest or toad in the hole, whatever you prefer to call it. Mine was california style, to use up some guacamole before it went bad.

It was pretty interesting, as I had a lot of company. Very alert company. Sorry kitty, there is no bacon.

Are you sure??????

Monday, August 02, 2021

Le Miau

Warner Bros retconned the cat’s name to be “Penelope” but see I have proof it was “Fifi.” Our Fifi certainly has the mannerisms of this cartoon cat  

Looks like Pepé was skulking around outside looking for her.

Sunday, August 01, 2021

His Good Side?

This is the floofiest butt I have seen…since the last tine he posed like this. He was a little disappointed to find me sitting in his daddy’s chair. He is such a daddy’s boy. 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Gifts from Cats

I am ever so lucky to live in a home with generous cats who share their toys. We are always finding treats in our shoes. Epiphany. 

Some cat worked really hard to get this jolly mouse almost all the way up the stairs. No shoes up there, though. 

Thank you kitties.