Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Floor Time, Couch Time

7:04pm ... Stella has never layed on the rug by my feet. She's usually further away.

9:30pm ... Time to get comfy on the couch!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Blanket Boy

Google was under the blanket on the couch & when he jumped off, he brought it with him.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Ruth's Chris Happy Hour

Happy Hour Steak Sandwich ... sliced Filet Mignon on garlic bread with fries.

Since it's National Chocolate Cake Day, we had to try the Chocolate Sin Cake ... rich flourless cake, ganache & raspberry sauce.

I might have to get a fascinator if I come here for dinner.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Puzzles with Evanne ... Again!

I think next time I should give Evanne her own puzzle! Stella & Google love doing puzzles with her.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Company After School

Charlie & Maddie came over after school. They helped put down some mulch in the backyard.

Google played tug-o-war with Charlie ...

... then Google & Stella did puzzles time with Charlie & Maddie.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Lunch at Trasca

Mary & I had lunch at Trasca. Nice light shining through water cup!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Farmer's Dog & Puzzles

We received our first shipment of The Farmer's Dog. I think Stella & Google are gonna go bonkers when they taste the fresh turkey, beef & pork dishes!

Afternoon puzzles!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Origami Sighting

Origami birds on a beautiful blue sky day.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Backyard Selfie & Lambchop

The light was so beautiful that I couldn't resist taking a selfie with Stella.

Google LOVES Lambchop!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Lattes & Puzzles with Evanne & the Pups

As soon as Evanne sat on the couch with her latte, Google was in her lap with his Benebone ...

... then Stella joined them.

I can't believe Stella is chin resting on Evanne

Puzzle time after coffee.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Hudson Yards

Andrea got us this dark chocolate bar from Hudson Yards. We couldn't eat it until I photographed it. The skyline looked so cool when we pressed the foil around it.

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Carolina JAX

I'm not really a big burger fan but I can't get enough of Carolina JAX. Best burgers EVER!

Friday, January 06, 2023


 Stella loves the Lambchop toy Kim gave her.

Thursday, January 05, 2023

RIP Pastina ... After 108 Years!

On December 30th, I got a link in a group text thread from my cousins about Ronzoni Pastina being discontinued. Needless to say, I'm devastated. It's been my comfort food since I was a baby. Chicken broth with Pastina always made me feel better. It cured every cold & sore throat. When I got home I checked the garage refrigerator & saw I have 3 full boxes. What used to be $1.79 a box at Publix, is now going for $25/box on Amazon & even more on eBay! Apparently Barilla makes Pastina but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. My cousin bought some in NJ.

There are some links below the pix about this news.

These are the 3 boxes I found in my garage refrigerator.

 It's been around for 108 years!!!

The shelves at Publix are empty!

Never Forget!!!

It's been in the news a lot ... click on the 6 links below for both funny & sad quotes ...

bonappetit.com BonAppetit ... Pastina was even mentioned on The Sopranos! Since I'm a Pastina expert, I have to say the lead photo shows boxes of Ronzoni Pastina, but the background is actually Barilla Stelline. The stars are much larger & nowhere near as good as Pastina.

nj.com “Pastina has become the toilet paper of 2023.”

huffpost.com Twitter is abuzz ... Discontinuing Pastina is a hate crime ... (The lead photo is Barilla Stelline, not Pastina.)

today.com "I'm calling the police," commented one person on Instagram! Pastina has been trending on TikTok where #pastina has over 78 million views. (The background photo is Barilla Stelline, not Pastina.)

youtube.com Even Al Roker grew up eating it!

delish.com A petition on change.org has over 3,000 signatures!

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Life is Good

I got some new Life is Good t-shirts. Love their stuff!

Monday, January 02, 2023

Back at Mary & Google's House

We drove back to Mary & Google's house today. Google had to be a watchdog after vacation ...

...but then he settled back into relax.

Sunday, January 01, 2023

New Year's Day at the Cabin

Selfie with Stella

We're not getting out of bed!

Google wanted to pose on the stone wall next to Mary.