Monday, July 27, 2009


You all really are the best. I can't thank you enough for all of your kind words regarding our dear sweet dog. If I could, I'd give each and every one of you a big hug!

In the near future, I'll be back to my usual blogging about this and that. I do have kitchen details to share with you. I've made a decision about countertops. Any body want to guess what I'm going to do?

Thank you again for your kindness and sympathy. It truly means so much to me.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Noble Beast

Have you ever had to say good bye to one of your closest friends? I had to this last week.

Our precious chocolate labrador passed on. He was just shy of thirteen years old. Do you remember my discussing him before? I give thanks for his long life.

The final week of his life was agonizing for all of us. We struggled with the many decisions that needed to be made for his care, and ultimately his passing.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to any of you who are dealing with or have dealt with the death of a pet.

It is so very strange to not have that constant presence in my life anymore.

Two things that helped me in dealing with all of this were:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
2 Corinthians 5:8

I hope he is bounding through the Heavenly fields now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Do Tell

I'm listening.
Do you use Twitter?
If so, do you Twit primarily from your cell phone or your computer?
Leave me a comment with your Twitter name if you do!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Countertop Conundrum

(This Old House)

Time for a new discussion--or debate: Countertops.
Marble, granite, butcher block, teak, walnut, soapstone...

(Southern Accents)

I have made pro/con list. I've done my research.
Granite seems to be the most indestructible.
(I've got honed granite now. I couldn't hurt it if I tried.)
Marble seems to be the most luxurious, but it scratches, stains and pits--boo.
Soapstone has to be oiled, wood has to be oiled.

(Cottage Living)

(Austin, TX)

(unsure of source)

If you could have the countertop of your dreams, what would it be?