animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

angel time

This book was written by Anne Rice. It was about a contract killer that turned into a helper to guardian angels. Uh huh. I think she should stick to vampire stories. My rating: 2/5


We sold our rental house as of Monday. Finally. I had a love/hate relationship with that place. It was nice to have the income (though once you figure in taxes, upkeep, insurance, etc., it didn’t amount to that much), but I always hated dealing with potential renters. And, it seemed …

only the brave

This movie was based on the true story of a group of wildfire firefighters. It had one bummer of an ending, so if you’re not into that sort of thing, you’ll want to skip this one. On the plus side, it had firefighters. My rating: 3.5/5


It’s hard to believe, but Jake turned 18 yesterday. He has turned out to be a fine young man. Like usual, we went to Rey Azteca (on Friday) to celebrate and then we had the family over on Sunday for a Mother’s Day/birthday party. It was a good time, but …

jingle bells

We learned this trick a few dogs ago, where you hang a bell on the doorknob and ring it when you let the dog out. Eventually they learn to ring the bell whenever they have to go out. It is a great house training tool. Not so with Esme. We’ve …