Books

Place-Setting Categorization…A FunBook Every College Girl Should Enjoy

Forks, Knives and Spoons, by Leah DeCesare  is a great book for girls going off to college, and possibly enjoyable for young women in their 20s too.  A mother-daughter book club would enjoy discussing about this book, especially if the mom attended college in the 80's, the time that the novel was set.  The details… Continue reading Place-Setting Categorization…A FunBook Every College Girl Should Enjoy

Family History · Labradors and Friends

Dale Goes to Jail… But He thinks He’s at Camp and Makes Some Art

Dale, the big blind Labrador, had been a naughty boy. Very naughty.  The Dog Mom needed a break from Dale.  So, Dale went to Jail.  It wasn’t actually Jail.  It was more like a three-week playdate with his dog-cousin Ivy, at our daughter Sarah’s house.  “Dale goes to Jail” was a bit of a family… Continue reading Dale Goes to Jail… But He thinks He’s at Camp and Makes Some Art

Labradors and Friends

Dogs, Zucchini, and Getting Along! A Blast from the Past…

As I've been looking over the Dale and Maggie journal, I've been realizing how far we've come, from the huge blind dog who didn't know where he was, and was just learning our voices.  He liked Maggie pretty quickly, although she wasn't too crazy about him at first.  Here's a little blast from my journal… Continue reading Dogs, Zucchini, and Getting Along! A Blast from the Past…

Family History

Friends Before Furniture (every time!)

There's a furniture store chain with a new ad campaign which starts with a young couple standing in their dining room complaining, "We can't have our friends over with this outdated furniture!," although it's their turn to host.  The ad follows with enticing deals and colorful photos of modern dining, living and bedroom furniture, then… Continue reading Friends Before Furniture (every time!)