Saturday, August 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Okay, now I understand what I've always been told: you will know when you're full... Listen to your body - it will tell you when to stop eating. Well, I heard my body, but I didn't listen and now I'm feeling bloated and stuffed. I should NOT have eaten that last piece of lamb. What was it Dad used to say? That my eyes are bigger than my stomach? Well, and I hate to admit this peoples - he was right.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
As the saying goes. Life goes that way y'know? Here it is April and once again I find that I haven't written an entry in my little blog for months! But hey, whatever.
As I sit here listening to the dishwasher and trying to keep Poli away from the candle on the desk I can hear the crickets and the peepers outside chirping. and I know that spring is definitely here. But it was a sad spring for me. My mother died in early February, just shy of her 94th birthday, which was March 21st. We had our troubles, we fought and that's how I wound up in beautiful upstate New York, but I miss her. She did her best and she raised the three of us well. We all grew to be good members of society. My parents divorced when I was 12 and it wasn't easy fr her. She worked 2 and 3 jobs to try and make ends meet. And, even toward the end, when it was too difficult for her to really enjoy our Sunday chats she was feisty.
So, in her honor this is one of my favorite photos of her - taken in San Francisco on a motorized trolley tour of the city that I love so much.
Rest well Mom....
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Troy on a Sunday afternoon is not an especially happening place - at least not in February...
In the summertime downtown Troy hops. The Farmer's Market is in full swing, most cafe's have outdoor seating and the galleries and shops stand with their doors open welcoming you in. In February, however it's cold, windy and raw - not great for walking around. But I still like it here...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I love good coffee and I have a favorite place, right in downtown Troy that I like to go: Spillin' the Beans. They have a small, focused menu - the food is good if a little expensive. But the coffee is the thing for me! Deep and rich - its perfection.