christmas 2016

Christmas has come and gone once again. We did Christmas Eve at my in-laws’ and Christmas Day at our house with my family. We had Monday off work, but did not do anything of consequence. Though, we did have a visit from my in-laws that night. Yesterday, Jake had a …

without mercy

This was definitely not one of the better books I’ve read this year. I think I’m going to have to become more selective with my reading. The story was about some murders that happened at a remote boarding school. And of course, a big winter storm rolled in at the …

beer

Brian and I made my raspberry lambic for the 2nd time today. I would not have guessed that we first made it 4 years ago. But, here we are. We were waiting for a “nicer” day to do it. Today wasn’t terribly cold, so we seized the day. The only …

hillary

Sylvia the cat earned herself a new nickname today, Hillary. She has a penchant for walking all over my keyboard when I leave the room. Today, when she did that, she deleted all of the emails from my inbox. Of course, they just went to my trash folder, so it’s …

thanksgiving

Another year, another Thanksgiving. It was looking a bit touchy this year, with Jake’s surgery. But, he felt well enough to travel (mostly, I think he didn’t want to miss out on dinner), so we went to my in-laws’ house for dinner on Thursday. It was a doggy kind of …