animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

house project

Now that we have things relatively under control at the office, it’s time to start working on the house again. First up is addressing the peeling paint on our side porch. We are in the midst of covering most of it up with vinyl fascia. The rest we will paint …


This movie had some spectacular special effects, but not much substance. The plot was acceptable enough, but the way it was executed just left me feeling indifferent about the whole thing. If you’re in the mood for some mindless entertainment, this might fit the bill, but I don’t recommend it.

dinner with the laws

We went to dinner at Brian’s parent’s place tonight and had a delicious meal of manicotti, salad, bread, and a chocolatey dessert. We took some homemade wine for the meal and Brian’s dad provided some port to go along with the dessert. He generously sent the remainder of the bottle …

gone baby gone

I thought this movie was pretty good. It started off straightforward enough, but in the last hour, there were more twists and turns than a James Patterson novel. But, in the end, it was a movie about the moral choices we make and the effect of these choices on others.