Tuesday, February 8, 2011


After my Heart and Grandlove leave, this little, sweet guy gets up in my lap for some one-on-one cuddling.  He faces me and I can read that expression, so well, "Hey, you guys, I love you!" 

We've left his winter coat grow out and once Spring is here, he'll get his fancy grooming and this rag-mop look will be gone.  I trim around his black-button eyes and a few other "personal" places, but daily brushing keeps the tangles at bay.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Our little guy had polished off a great dinner of homemade, whole grain pasta and so a little dessert was in order.  He had never had a cupcake, so his mom introduced him to the delight of French Vanilla cupcakes created by Nana.  A little bite was all it took to motivate him to continue exploring one of life's delicious delights.

You can tell by the look on his face that he now understood his Nana's love of cupcakes.  He was given the whole cupcake, because a bite just wasn't enough.  Notice that we didn't even waste time washing off the pasta sauce before he got dessert.  Who can be bothered with clean faces when eating dessert is involved?

This is the face of one happy, well-fed little guy.  His sparkling eyes tell the whole story, don't they?  A house of love, whole grain pasta with tomato sauce and dessert of cupcakes are the simple gifts that we give our Grandlove.  He gives us so much more.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Last year around this time, Mz. Understood (pictured here) was banned from posting on the local newspaper's website.  I had forgotten about the demise of this stylish, intelligent poster, until Chris Cobler reminded me of this today. 

He must have had a slow day in the newsroom, because he stumbled upon this blog and it made him uncomfortable.  Nothing in this blog was untrue, sources were quoted, and nothing was taken out of context. 

Chris Cobler
February 5, 2011 at 1:14pm

Subject: request

I would like to request that you remove your blog post attacking me in relation to Aprill Brandon's column. Perhaps I'm too sensitive to such attacks, but I'm trying to focus on what's happening here in my new home rather than in the past. I appreciate your consideration and hope you're having a good weekend.


This is the same Chris that wields a mean zapper when comments are not to his liking and posters are banned so quickly that it could make one dizzy.  So, let me be clear, I have corrected mistakes when I have written blogs and I have found I was reporting rumors and not facts, but when I have researched and written the facts, such as the February blog about Mz. Understood, then my words stay. 

Blogspot has been my writing home for over a year and this is the first request that I remove any blogs.  Interesting?!

I have a dear friend who is fond of an expression concerning kicking a dog on a porch and being bitten. Be careful, this ole dog has been kicked one too many times by the people who work at the local newspaper and yes, my words do bite.