Archive for October, 2011

Full Size Bars

Today is Halloween.  John took it upon himself to buy the candy bars for the trick or treaters that will come to our house tonight. John said he is not a “fun size” candy bar kind of guy.  Full size bars are more his speed.  Go big or go home, I guess.  Here is John [...]

Halloween Party

Yes, that is John and me in our Halloween costumes.  We went to a party dressed as hippies.  If you look at the picture below, that was our Christmas card, you may see a few similarities.   Okay, so we did get our costumes out of our closet, with the exception of the wig.  We [...]

A veritable winter wonderland.

  Joe, in front of a pin oak.  Of course, wearing purple. It is early on a Saturday morning.  John whispered to me, “Look outside.”  I slid the curtain back, while still laying in my bed.  Snow. I love snow.  Always did.  Living high on a hill, Mt. Crumpit as we call it, has it’s [...]

Friday morning flurry in the kitchen

It is 6:15 on Friday morning.  From the noise level in the kitchen, you would think it was 6:15 pm.  Sarah and her friends are enjoying the Friday morning breakfast club.  We are celebrating the Cardinal win last night, go Cards! John, or should I say, Papa K.,  is busy at the griddle.  Blueberry, chocolate [...]

300th day

Today, October 27th, is the 300th day of the year.  This year has been my hardest yet.  John and I rang in the new year at home.  We usually enjoy spending new year’s eve with friends, but on  December 26th I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.  The cure — take it easy.  So, January was a month [...]

Mad World

For those of you who really know me, you know that I had a slightly unhealthy obsession with Adam Lambert while he was on American Idol.  He moved me.  You will be happy to know that I have moved on from my obsession, but still love this song and this video very much.  I thought [...]


Last night Sadie and Tori made cupcakes.  Tori is Sadie’s girlfriend and she is spending a few nights with us while her dad is out of town.  I love her energy and she is always welcome here. They laughed, were creative, made a mess, then cleaned it up.  I loved it.  Laughter in my kitchen. [...]

Washer, dryer and Joe.

John called me while I was out on Thursday, to tell me the dryer stopped.  I have had the dryer fixed a few time.  The last time the “dryer guy” told me that if it broke again, we needed a new dryer.  Here’s the problem, our washer and dryer are one stackable unit.  So, when [...]

A HomeGoods Mob

Well, I took my life in my hands for this pillow and wreath.  To say it was a mob scene at the “Family and Friends” opening of the new Pittsburgh HomeGoods store would be putting it mildly.  I arrived at 3:45 on Friday.  I had already done a stroll through TJ’s and the Kirkland store.  [...]

Words from a friend

I love when I read something that makes me feel.  Even better, I love when someone I know writes it.  The following is a poem written by Becky Colson.  I am pleased to call her my friend.  She is one of the smartest people I know.  What it is about her that I love, other than her [...]