Archive for the 'Domestic Life' Category

It took two hours to get from LaGuardia to the Hilton.  Yeah, yeah, traffic, other tourists going to other hotels, whatever.  It certainly did not help that the shuttle driver stopped for gas along the way and also asked us, the tourists, for directions to our hotels.  (Between that and the fact my return shuttle [...]

Dear internets, As Rachel is off in New York City for some blogging conference, I am stuck here at home with that man.  That man who insists on calling me “Poopsie” and holding me against my will, what a dorkbutt.  Since I’m busy hiding from him (and camera-shy today), I asked my pals K.C. (human [...]

A few years back, I visited the Grand Canyon for the first time.  I wasn’t all that interested in that part of the trip, thinking, “oh gee, a big hole, whoop-di-do”.  Compared to Santa Fe and Las Vegas, the other destinations on our road trip, this was one for the husband to enjoy even though [...]

Presenting… Colorado Star Cats!

For the first thirty-two years of my life, I knew nothing of where I came from on my father’s side.  Oh, I knew that his adoptive father was the favored and fun Grandpa of my siblings, though I was too young to know him like they did.  And I’d seen movies of a family trip [...]

Perfect Moment Monday: Still the one.


Fourteen years ago today, G. became more than just text on a screen or a voice on a telephone.  We met face to face for the very first time, not knowing that this far down the road, we would still be together.   Not always an easy ride, two fiercely independent and fairly emotional beings [...]

Friday cat blogging.


I kind of like this picture of Kahlua, taken outside our front door looking in on her in the living room.  It reminds me of double exposure photos from film-based point-and-shoots…

Answer me this at 12:10 in the morning.


Why is it that I can toss and turn, toss and turn, toss and turn, with no cats to be found to soothe me to sleep…yet when I finally give up and walk away from the bed to clear my mind, a couple of them immediately settle down to cuddle with me? And just in [...]

Perfect Moment Monday: No Ordinary Yard


I made the moment of taking random photographs of ordinary scenes around our yard on Independence Day. I didn’t know what I’d find, however.  Like how we shall yield peaches again this year… Or how these flowers stand out against a plain backyard full of green… Or how cats love having just the screen door [...]