animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


This was a typical action/comedy type film. It had a couple of laughs; the plot was ok. Casting Helen Mirren as a hit-woman was an inspired choice, though. I approve.

catching up

I tried planting a couple more things in my “fall” garden last week: carrots, spinach, peas, and more radishes. Of course, we got a couple of inches of rain right after I planted the seeds, so who knows if they will sprout? I hope some of what I planted works …

infrequent occurrences

So, the earthquake yesterday was pretty exciting. Who would have ever thought we’d have an earthquake in Pennsylvania? I was sitting at my desk and heard Brian get up and walk down the hall. My first thought was that he was walking rather heavily to be shaking the walls like …

the mechanic

This movie was ok for what it was–full on action–but certainly not the best of the genre. Still, I liked it better than last weekend’s movie, The Fighter.

kentuck knob

Ever since we visited Fallingwater a few years ago, I’ve been wanting to see Kentuck Knob (not to mention a number of other Frank Lloyd Wright creations). I actually liked this place better than Fallingwater, if you can believe that. I felt it was more practical in nature. Plus, it …