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Get a Great Dane, They Said . . .

Just a little over two months ago, after we lost our Thor, we reached out to the Great Dane rescue and became the grateful parents of a 2-year-old rescue named Storm.  (Now also known as Storm Bob Naughty Pants.) Do you know what a 2-year-old Great Dane is?  It’s still […]

What are you saving it for?

Have you ever heard those heartbreaking stories about the old lady who dies, and her daughter finds the fancy nighties and gorgeous dresses – with tags still on them – unworn because Mom was saving them? Or maybe it’s a set of beautiful china that was just too special to […]

I’ve got a guy

About a million years ago, shortly after I moved to Rochester, and long before I met Husband, I dated this guy.  One weekend, when someone was visiting from out of town, the whole family congregated in Buffalo for Sunday dinner.  The entire family had been, in essence, born and raised […]

Candied Grapefruit

When my mother-in-law, Jane, was a girl, her mother would make candied grapefruit peel every Christmas.  I’ve heard, for years now, about how wonderful that was, and how much she loved it, and how you just can’t buy it anymore. I had never had any candied grapefruit, though I’ve heard […]

A Long, Strange Trip

Here it is, March already.  No, wait, it’s April! And by “already” what I really mean is “FINALLY.” Isn’t it funny how, the older you get, the faster the time seems to fly by? Life events that you could swear were just a few years ago were actually decades ago.  […]

Dilettante

Last weekend, Husband and I went to a coffee-roasting demonstration.  It was really very interesting. We learned about the two basic types of coffee beans (robusto have more caffeine, but arabica have better flavor).  We watched as the raw beans went from army green to tan to deep, roasty brown, […]

Taking a Break

I’d really like to say it’s not you, that it’s me. But that’s not even true – I think it is you. At first, things were great – we’d get together every week, I did my part, and you told me what I wanted to hear. Gosh, how I enjoyed […]

Fledgling

We have a pair of cardinals in our yard; I’m pretty sure they’ve been with us for several years now.  I love seeing them – Mr. Cardinal in his brilliant scarlet, and the quieter, rosy-hued Mrs. Cardinal, with the striking dark accents on her face. We’ve been feeding them, off […]

Father’s Day

Doesn’t it seem like Father’s Day kind of gets the short end of the stick?  I mean, just a month ago, on Mother’s Day, people were falling all over themselves to take Mom out for a nice brunch or a fancy dinner, or at the very least, to present her […]