We recently had a BBQ with friends. Usually, we buy a jar of pickles for this BBQ (it’s an annual get together), two people eat them, and then the jar sits in our fridge, pushed to the back, until the following year, when we buy a new jar and toss the old. …

This blog post comes to you straight from the park district pool deck.  So, please excuse any typos I may have missed due to fat fingering the on-screen keyboard. After five days of fever, coughing up a lung, and general misery, I dragged myself to the doctor. Yep, by all …

California Wine Country Trip – Day 5 – July 25, 2016 We woke up on our last morning, kind of ready to go home, but kind of not. It had been such a lovely, relaxing, romantic trip. Reality will be harsh. Still, we made breakfast, packed up, cleaned up after ourselves, …

California Wine Country Trip – Day 4 – July 24, 2016 Once again, I slept so well that I woke up BEFORE my alarm. When I went outside to have my tea on the deck, Esmerelda was still there, waiting for her us to come out and play. But, I found …