THIS little song has been running through my head for the last half hour.... Cest le schtroumpf, schtroumpf, schtroumpf Qui fait schtroumpf, schtroumpf, schtroumpf Un ptit schtroumpf, deux ptits schtroumpfs, trois ptits schtroumpfs Schtroumpf, schtroumpf, schtroumpf La la la la schtroumpf La la schtroumpf, schtroumpf, schtroumpf La la la la la la la la schtroumpf,… Continue reading I’m All Schtroumpf-ed Out
If I could get a refund on this weekend, I would. Let's recap, shall we? Sunday- the STBExH takes (almost) the last of his stuff; and Angharad's truck gives up the ghost. Monday - the only decent day Chez Maeve - I move furniture in the living room and see potential. Also I come up with… Continue reading TGIF and All That Jazz
They're actually "grotesques"; in order to be "gargoyles" they must be part of the cathedral's drainage system. Their names are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and they came to our house about five years ago. We were hosting a Halloween party and I forgot to take them down from their perch. Months later, while we were putting… Continue reading Why There are Gargoyles in my Living Room
I thought I would take a last look at our living room. He's taking it today and I suppose I'm glad because it will be done and I won't have to fear it. I had wished he would do it on a weekday when the girls were not here, but things are what they are.… Continue reading His & Hers (Part Deux)
Sometimes it's nice to make an adult-version of kid-fare - and this is a simple and very nicely grown up version of everyone's favorite gelatin dessert. I was first turned on to this by The Food Librarian - and have made it a number of times during the summer. It's creamy and sweet and highly… Continue reading Cool Grown Up Treats for a Hot Weekend
Isn't she lovely? She smelled of Arpège and wore "Fire and Ice" lipstick. She baked the best apple pie and blueberry muffins and she cooked the worst hamburgers. She was fiercely devoted to her family and she loved my father with everything she had (her words, not mine). She was the wisest, most compassionate woman… Continue reading With Love to my Mother
Three days!!! Just three days! She's almost 15, for crying out loud!