2 months old and as adorable as ever. Happy National Black Cat Day to my little Luna!
I bought this “Cheese Chase” toy yesterday for Leo, our new kitten, and he LOVES it. Unfortunately, I bought it at Petco, and paid $24.99, and just found it on Amazon for half that price. Ah well. He’s been playing with it constantly, so it was worth every penny. But if you want one forRead more about Best Cat Toy Ever[…]
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, I want to tell you about my Dad. He wasn’t an Apollo 11 astronaut, and he wasn’t famous, but he was there with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins when they arrived on the Moon 50 years ago today. My dad was an electricalRead more about Moon Landing 50th Anniversary — Thinking of My Dad[…]
Mittens Cupcake Yakomin, a.k.a. “Boy-Boy” passed away peacefully today at the impressive age of 19. He leaves behind his loving mother, Amy, his doting aunts Christina and Cathy, his grandparents Lisa & Rich, and a large extended family that adored him. Mittens lived a long and happy life, filled with countless kisses, cuddles, and scratchesRead more about Rest in Peace, Mittens[…]
Yes, even our birds are allies!
My youngest daughter left today for a Summer semester of Study Abroad in France. This is the first time she has ever traveled so far alone, without a family member, and I am equal parts proud, excited, envious, and despondent. I know she will have a wonderful time, and that she deserves this adventure. IRead more about Gifting our children with roots AND wings[…]
I never go barefoot outside, but my neighbor’s dog got loose and decided to run around in my backyard, so I ventured out just this once without shoes or socks on. I managed to wrangle Miss Daisy and get her back home safe and sound, but as I headed back inside, I came awfully closeRead more about Meet Mr. Snakey[…]
We had a great time tonight, enjoying dinner with good friends who were in NYC for a visit. The last few times they’ve been in town, we always end up at Aquagrill at 210 Spring Street for dinner, and it never disappoints. We arrived a bit early and I had a cocktail that was crazy-good:Read more about Aquagrill in NYC[…]
Peeps marshmallow candies have been around longer than I have–according to Wikipedia, the chick-shaped sugar-coated confections first debuted in 1953, produced in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As a child, no Easter holiday was truly complete unless you had one of these bright yellow, sticky, marshmallow chicks waiting for you in your Easter Basket. Eventually, the Just Born companyRead more about Flavored Peeps: The Latest “Limited Edition Flavor ” Abomination[…]
Is there such a thing as being too “woke”? It’s a provocative question, and one that I’ve been mulling for a couple of months now. (An excellent article on this topic that appeared last year in The Grio: Five Signs You May Be Taking Woke Too Far.) I fully support the right of Free Speech, andRead more about Keyboard Warriors: Log Out and Tune In[…]