Firsts, Real Life

If They Only Knew…

These boys are the best outside kitties ever!  They have taken out birds, snakes, squirrels and even a rat (ewww!). We got them when they were just kittens from friends with four kiddos and a farm.  They had been man-handled by the best and have been so good to let our littles (especially ACE) just… Read More If They Only Knew…

Real Life, Recipes

Purify This!

Have you ever had one of those sets of days that just stuck it to you? We’ve been healthy this year.  I am so very thankful.  Last year we were plagued with multiple strains of the flu as well as strep and bronchitis that probably morphed into pneumonia (are you supposed to make gurgling and… Read More Purify This!

Real Life

She Loves Lucy

ACE toddles towards the massive mastiff/Rhodie, arms outstretched. Lucy sits motionless as little arms wrap around her neck plump hands pat pat her back. Lucy lays on her side on the cool kitchen floor. ACE leans over and plants her forehead on Lucy’s side babbling affectionately. ACE waves from her high chair and drops morsels… Read More She Loves Lucy

Real Life, Thoughts

Death Sucks

A throwback blog post! How does the saying go?  Ah, yes, two things you can always be certain of — death and taxes. We, in the United States, all face the latter on a daily basis.  We, in our household, faced the former last week.  My Mima went “home.”  It wasn’t a long, drawn out process…in… Read More Death Sucks