Lucky Dawg gets a new bed

lucky's new bed

Lucky Dawg rules my house. I adopted her one cold rainy February evening when someone put her out on the highway and told her to sink or swim. I came along and picked her up – flea bag that she was – riddled with heart worms and hungry.

I spent $400 to get rid of the heart worms and told her she had to eat Wal-Mart or generic dog food for the rest of her life. She knew better. I now buy hot dogs and toast them in the microwave for her daily treats. Continue reading

Time out for ‘Maintenance Day’


I’m going to have some signs printed up for my door that say “Temporarily Closed for Maintenance.”

On Saturday, the most delightful rain set in to replenish the thirsty soil in my garden. There was nothing much else to do but catch up on some seriously overdue interior maintenance. If you’re envisioning a bunch of dusting, polishing and vacuuming, fahgeddaboudit! I wouldn’t spend such a delicious day doing such menial tasks. Continue reading

Care for a spot of tea? Make it three.

Polly put the kettle on,
We’ll all have tea.
— Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge (1841)

My resolution for August is to drink more tea – particularly the green variety. Frankly, I don’t like the taste of green tea – or any hot tea in general – but I once developed a taste for tequila which is the vilest form of beverage known to man. Certainly I can develop a love of green tea in the interest of better health. Continue reading

Twinkie Love Potion #75

I stumbled across this recipe while searching for something novel to serve a friend who is celebrating a birthday this week.
By novel, that’s another way of saying I wanted a dish that doesn’t take more than five minutes, doesn’t require turning on the oven and something guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of my guests.
I was searching for a recipe similar to the Ding Dong cake my friends served me for my birthday back in May. Any ideas?

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