Dear Readers, it’s Tuesday, a day of the week that is worth celebrating. Because if you are like me and see no reason to celebrate End-of-Weekend Sunday or Back-To-The-Grind Monday, then you know how very ready you are to praise the Wine Gods by Tuesday.
Dang. I forgot to put the bubbly in the fridge last […]
If it’s January 17, it must be left-over birthday cake:
As you Dear Readers may know, every January 16 I make a blue cake, which I wrote about last year in the post called
Blue in a Good Way:
This is my winning entry in the Ugly Cake Contest of 2013.
And I wrote about in […]
It is December, 1966. I am ten years old and in sixth grade at North Willow Grove Elementary School. In a parallel universe there is a girl my age with perfect hair walking to school with her little sister:
In this parallel universe this girl’s name is Elizabeth Terry (although it appears that we use the […]
Date night, July, Manhattan:
Last Friday evening Top Cat swept me off to the Big City.
Fun Time Wedding Shower Takes to the Streets: The Bachelorette-of-Honor posing with New York’s Finest.
It was a beautiful time of day to be in the East Village.
I remember when I had a boyfriend who in the East Village it was […]
My June travels included a trip to Brooklyn, to the Museum of Art in that fair borough. Imagine my surprise when a tour bus pulled up to the entrance…Brooklyn? A tourist attraction? I’m so 1980s in my thinking, when I kew Brooklyn as an outer borough, home to the dreaded bridge and tunnel crowd. Now […]
So, here I am in Giverny. I can give you some quick peeks at what I’m up to here before I return you to the blog post I pre-loaded before I left the USA (I knew that blogging from The Road would be more technologically spiffy than I could handle).
So far, I know that […]
Some days, nothing works out the way you planed. But……if at first you don’t succeed, or if at second, third, and fourth you don’t succeed (see above) then pour yourself a nice big gin and tonic and sit around listening to sad songs (I prefer old Motown, the Temptations Since I Lost My Baby and […]
Yes, that’s me, trying to paint New Orleans. It was not a happy experience.
But first — Cat News!! There has been a recent appearance of a possible new member of our herd of backyard cats:
This handsome fella has shown up on the back patio for breakfast a few days this past week in spite of […]
If you love the fleur-de-lis you’ll love New Orleans:
I don’t know if they put fleur-de-lis ornaments on their Christmas trees in France but I’m sure they do in New Orleans…
…because in New Orleans they put the fleur-de-lis on everything:
Neither the fleur-de-lis nor the famed New Orleans frame of mind (Laissez les bon temps […]
I’ll get to the part where I paint with a toothbrush in a moment, but first we have to discuss GUMNUT BABIES:
Thanks to our dear Australian readers Bev, Megan, Karen, and Marguerite, who kindly answered my question in last week’s post, we all now know what a Gumnut Baby is:
A gumnut is the […]