Much to my chagrin, I live in a family of carnivores. While my husband is busily slapping steaks on a grill, I’m thinking asparagus and Portobello mushrooms are a bit more inviting. However, I was absolutely joyful when I managed to get them to eat Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms the other day and I didn’t … Continue reading Vegetarianism Served From The Hearth
Rescuing animals is stressful and heartbreaking. It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you all that Trucker went over the Rainbow Bridge late this afternoon. On Monday we were concerned because Trucker had lost weight he couldn't afford to lose. We ran blood work on him to see where he stood … Continue reading The Rainbow Bridge
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir I’ve been in Washington State for the past week – it’s home for me. Every day, whether the clouds permit it or not, the draw of Mount Rainier is always there. I’m only 40 miles from the Majestic Goddess, so I’m compelled to make my … Continue reading Just Stop.
It's currently 90 degrees in Central TX, but I can honestly say that I am up in the Pacific Northwest enjoying the coming change of the seasons. WA State is my heart home, and I am so excited to be moving back there next year. So I'm currently sitting on my friend's porch, listening to … Continue reading Autumn Tea
Some days life is easier than others. We named our Dog With No Name Trucker because he was so sick and we were determined to give him a "bad ass" name to beat the odds. According to our vet team, Trucker is sick. No just a little sick --- but a lot of sick. Nine years … Continue reading Our Hospice Dog
"Power is the ability to do good things for others" ~ Brooke Astor I found this quote the other week, and I think it's so appropriate. Maybe not from the "power" point of view, but, for me, the "ability to do good things for others." Often times we think of doing things for others, … Continue reading Time To Think
My husband often jokes that my goal for world domination includes a herd of small white dogs, and he honestly isn’t far from the truth. I have a weakness for Maltese-cross dogs. We have 2 in the household alongside of our Lab mix. I am, however, always on the lookout for small white dogs at … Continue reading Expanding The Boundaries Of Service
I simply adore comfort food, and although it is still soundly in the 80's here in Central TX, my brain continues to rebel after 3 years and insist fall is on its way. That's okay -- only a year left here and then we will be returning to the Pacific Northwest. I'll be able to … Continue reading Scalloped Ham and Potatoes