last day of summer

When life throws you a curveball, duck.  Or better yet, get out of the way.  But if you can’t and the ball hits you right where it counts, I try to remember the good days, to help get through the hard ones.  One of the good days was the last day of summer with Pinot and…

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5 years ago today, on a glorious fall day, I got to put on a fancy white dress and marry my fireman. Okay, well, it wasn’t a glorious fall day.  In fact, it thundered and rained cats and dogs, so hard that many guests were late.  And kind of put a damper on our outdoor…

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Dachshund Underground Railroad

Early one Sunday, on a beautiful fall day, our two weary travellers opened their eyes and gave a great big stretch.  After giving them good morning kisses and head rubs, their host let them outside to use the bathroom.  Don’t worry, our travellers are dachshunds.  They have been riding on the Dachshund Underground Railroad since yesterday and…

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obsession with sewing

Since you know about Pinot’s obsession with bags and Lokie’s obsession with Jim, it’s only fair I tell you about my own obsession with sewing. I took my first sewing class in 2008 and from the first stitch, was hooked.  My mom is an expert seamstress (she worked as a tailor for Macy’s for years), and I’ve always wanted…

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