The Girls love the glorious sunshine and heat, but spending too much time frolicking outside can take its toll. . . . [“Oh, Mum, I just adore summer–especially getting sprayed by the garden hose!”] [“Really, Chaser, how puerile. Personally, I prefer to keep my distance from the hose and hang here by Dad’s foot.”] [“Ooooh. . . maybe I […]
I can hardly believe that my Grain Drain detox week is already at an end (that, and the fact I’ve posted a measly TWO food-related blog entries about it!). The dearth of recipes this past week was due, in part, to an incredibly hectic schedule–there was a multitude of student assignments to mark (strange how the mountain of […]
For those of you who celebrated (and enjoyed a day off work), hope you all had a great Victoria Day weekend! Our little Chaser Doodle, unfortunately, did not enjoy the fireworks. . . . [NB: WE didn’t set off any of the offending missiles. . . this was the reaction to the noise outside]. [“Mum, […]
Having lost my own mother over 15 years ago (yes, far too young, for both of us) and never having personally enjoyed the tangle of emotions that is motherhood, I tend to overlook today’s particular holiday, celebrated by the bulk of the Western world. While catching up on my ever-expanding list of blogs on Google […]
Tonight I start my course, Total Health, and I can hardly wait. I am truly hoping that a holistic, well-rounded approach to diet and lifestyle will put me back on the right track to improved health. This is one area where the HH has a hard time comprehending the Herculean effort it takes to avoid […]
Ar mum is dung doo doo ng duing fine shes werking hard. she mises th blog and hoeps to bee back sune. we mis it to. x o Elsie + Chaser PS pls give us fud.
It’s so great to hear from people who enjoy seeing (and hearing!) The Girls in the blog. But I have to tell you, folks, what with all this attention, and then with the Oscar buzz happening yesterday (yay Daniel Day-Lewis!), they suddenly think they’re celebrities or something. They’ve even begun to re-enact famous movies. For instance, […]
*Or, How Our Puppy Got Her Name Once, several years ago, I read in a women’s magazine that the best time to discuss “serious” issues with your male partner is when you’re in the car, preferably going for a long drive. That way, you are in close contact with each other, it’s quiet and private, […]
On one episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s post-Seinfeld exploration of our modern cultural zeitgeist, he explains why he got rid of his dog by saying “It’s like having a bum living in your house.” As much as I adore Mr. David’s show and can understand how he might feel that way (Larry’s character has had his […]
Unretouched photo of an aerial view of mysteriously placed Nylabones–AND a single rawhide (to the left) in a geometrically significant arrangement around an ottoman in our TV room. How did they get there? What do they mean? The mystery remains unsolved. . . .