Aug 29, 2010

Snugglepiggy Photoshoot

My mother's dog Maggie is full of personality. She's constantly earning new nicknames, but 'Snugglepiggy' is a great way to describe her cuddling technique. My mom gave her that one. She's not actually allowed on the bed, but while I was staying on the farm, I had a roommate. And frequently woke up with no pillow or blanket, next to a fast asleep puppy face! Seriously though, who could resist?

Ramblings of the Sleepless

What a strange coincidink. I'm currently watching one of my fav movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and randomly just came across this while I was looking for links on arachnophobia. Hm, I was looking up arachnophobia because that fiance of mine is terrified of the eight legged. I won't let him kill any bugs or spiders in the place, I rescue them and put them outside.

Something else I just randomly came across. And now....sweet dreams!

Aug 28, 2010

Let's play "What's in my fridge?"

When you enjoy the satisfaction and health benefits of cooking your meals from scratch, prefer meat-free meals, and your man has a good appetite, you really have to stay on top of things in your kitchen. Before I left for Ohio in mid July, I took stock of my kitchen supplies trying to use everything up and with a couple of tweaks, made lentil soup. I know, soup in this heat?? But it's good cold too. And more importantly, it's cheap to make! That's basil from my wonderful indoor garden. With these ingredients, plus a small cooking onion, I basically follow this recipe, get creative with spices (I like to add a little finely chopped fresh ginger, cumin, coriander, and hot sauce), and have a simple filling soup that feeds us for several days. It's even better after the flavors develop in the fridge for a day or two. With brown rice, Irish soda bread, or grilled cheese, you can't go wrong or hungry!

Aug 17, 2010

Pigpen Emotes Next to a Jug of Beer


Sweet eyes.

Aug 15, 2010

Maybe It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia...

...but It's Always Bunny in Denver! I got Sadie a present. Do you think she likes it?

Dang, she's so cute and adorable, it's got to be fattening!

Aug 14, 2010

Staying with Sarah

Towards the end of this most recent trip to the east, I spent a couple of days with my little sister, up north. Love that girl, wish I saw more of her.

I finally got to meet my feline "niece"! This is Bronte. She's in that awkward teenage stage and totally lanky, big-eared, and growing. I think when she fills out, she's going to be big and panther shaped. She was friendly but aloof. But she snuggled with Sar on the couch several times. Sar rescued her through a friend at work, who saw Bronte being mistreated by neighbors.

This is Doogie, Sar's "wubby" feline. (Wubby is a word my sister invented. I believe it's supposed to mean a combination of adorable, huggable, with a lil muffin top.) The Doogs has quite the array of nicknames. I started calling him "Didgeridooglas". He's been around the block a few times and is pretty street smart. Sar can let him outside and doesn't have to worry that he's going far. She adopted him from our mom, who rescued him when a college student left him in the dorm. His left ear is pierced; at some point before adopting my family, he wore an earring. He likes his catnip and also drinking out of the upstairs sink. I learned he only likes to drink the water when it's dribbling out of the faucet. He was also a professional beggar and I didn't have a chance; he had a small piece of spinach alfredo pizza for dinner. Off my plate.

I loved the house! It was full of nook type rooms and spaces, with built in shelves with glass doors.

Sar and her housemates have interesting colors and artwork up all over too. I recognized a few pieces that are from our grandparents. Do you see the peacock in this bowl?

That's Dad's work over the fireplace.

It was great to see her and spend a nice, relaxing time. We spent a lot of time watching the first season of Legend of the Seeker, which she introduced me to. I got hooked and earlier today, I discovered the second season is playing on the cable network. Craig Horner can't act, but he's still dreamy!