Category Archives: Life

This is the world we live in

When you think about plagues and pandemics you think of the dark ages; of times when they didn’t know much of anything about medicine and thought that illness was brought about by vapors and immoral living. And so it is … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Leave a comment

A whole new world

When we bought our house, back in 2007, it had a huge second-story deck off the back that was in really bad shape (massive dry rot in some places, wobbly railings, etc.). Over the years, it slowly went from bad … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Life | Leave a comment

The dark of night

This has been one hell of a week. There have been multiple visits to hospitals (both people and animal variety) for various emergencies, several expensive repairs (plumbing, electrical, and automotive), and the discovery that our credit card had been hacked … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Life | Leave a comment


We put up the tree today. In years past, it’s been quite the production, with us having to remove cats from the box and from the tree as it’s being assembled. But Rupert is now ten years old, and more … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 3 Comments

Channeling my inner Katy Perry

This morning I eyed the remains of the first batch of Black Friday Bread I had made. It was starting to get a little stale, plus there are two more loaves waiting to be eaten, so I needed to use … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 1 Comment


Last night we looked in the fridge and pondered what remained of the Thanksgiving leftovers. Mostly, with the exception of one lone turkey leg, it was veggies – garlic thyme sweet potatoes, garlic butter green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Leave a comment

But wait, there’s more!

So how’s that Cheese Advent calendar going? Why, thank you for asking! It’s great so far! Yesterday’s cheese was a lovely Applewood with a smokey undertone. and today’s is a Red Leicester, with a nice sharp flavor. I know there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 4 Comments

This is why I need coffee

2 AM Cat: Hey. I want under the covers. Me: Tries to ignore cat, knowing full well that this never works, but holding out hope anyway. Cat: Hey. Hey! Covers! Lift the covers! Me: You manage to get under the … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Life | 1 Comment

Daily cheese

Yesterday morning my friend texted. Could she swing by on the way home? She had something that needed to be stashed in my fridge. Sure, I replied, a little confused. It wasn’t until an hour or so later that it … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 3 Comments


Tonight, for my very last lemon-thing-a-day, I made a lemon upside down cake. I had bookmarked several cake possibilities (which I will definitely have to try at some point in the future), but this one won out primarily due to … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Leave a comment