Thursday, December 7

oh, deer

Brian went hunting on the first day of buck and snagged his first non-vehicular deer. Some people around here were surprised to hear it was his first. But, unlike most people, he hasn't been hunting since he was a teen--he just started a few years ago.

Anyway, he picked up the meat this week and now our freezer is officially full. Between that and the side of beef I split with my mom this fall, there is plenty for carnivores to eat at our house. Not sure what I'm going to do with all of it. But, I think it's going to involve a smoker.

Wednesday, December 6

the big bad city

I didn't even think I was in the mood for an Ed McBain book, but it turns out I'm always in the mood for an Ed McBain book. This one was from his Carella series, which is my favorite. Nothing special going on just some good crime fiction.

My rating: 3.5/5

Monday, December 4


Today is Buster's 10th birthday! That's a lot of barking. The old guy isn't slowing down, though (ok, so he might sleep a little more than he used to). So, I guess this means we have two really old dogs (Lizzy turns 16 next month).

Friday, November 24

the holiday

I have a nice stretch off over Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday), so I've been getting my store ramped up for the the Christmas shopping season--making some new items, remaking some old ones.

This was my year to host Thanksgiving, so I scheduled Wednesday off, but my mom wanted to swap Christmas Eve (which she usually hosts) for Thanksgiving. So, I got a free day to do whatever because I didn't have to do any cooking (besides the rolls I took to dinner yesterday).

I have been getting a lot done Christmas-wise--my Christmas cards will be ready to mail as of today, I have most of my holiday shopping figured out (and plan to complete it this weekend), and a dog cookie baking frenzy is scheduled for Sunday. Ahh, time off. If I was retired, I still wouldn't have enough time to accomplish everything.

Sunday, November 19

strange weather

This was Joe Hill's latest. It was comprised of four short stories. Three of the four had supernatural undertones. My favorite was the first story, Snapshot. It was suitably creepy. I only wish he was a more prolific writer.

My rating: 4/5