We like broccoli.
We like ground sausage and beef.
2 cups chicken stock
2 broccoli crowns
3/4 lbs ground sausage
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion
Garlic and basil
This weather has made us hermits.
Even the dog is getting antsy. She is eating everything that she shouldn't be: Sharpie Paint Marker, Valentine list for school, lid for our pretzels and most heartbreaking, Tom's wool hat he has had since he was 13 years old.
We went for a walk tonight. She is very protective of her yard. Barking incessantly. On our walk, a neighbor dog was barking at us. Millie couldn't understand what the noise was about. Quite funny. Although my legs were frozen within three minutes of the start of our walk, we forged on.
A warm-up is on the way. 31 degrees. Sounds like short sleeve weather.
Its a beautiful, crisp, and cool morning here in Buffalo.
This is Millie's favorite spot. She gets very excited when she spots a squirrel. We have to slide the screen incredibly fast or else she will run right through the screen.
I love how she never gives up. She chases multiple times a day, she gets close, but never succeeds. Frankly, I'd be afraid if she ever succeeded.
The first weekend in December is the Artist's in Buffalo Holiday Showcase. My location is the Red Cross Building on Delaware. I am excited, and nervous. Not nervous to be there, but nervous that I won't have enough items made to show. I have had a few dreams where I show up and have only a few items on the table. Not very reassuring.
I'm going to take a lesson from my dog.
I'll keep chasing the squirrel until December.
Now, back to my squirrel (yarn).
"Here lies Neil. He slipped on a banana peel and kicked the bucket. "
Lines like this were abundant this morning. My mom and I participated in a Fairy Garden workshop at Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses.
The instructor was kind, creative, encouraging and funny. He also happens to be my talented father.
For $20 you get the pot, the dirt, three plants, sticks, rocks, mulch, and moss along with a fairy. You may also purchase from the cute Fairy Nook, any other trinkets to go into your garden. I went with a Halloween theme and took advantage of a root turned upside down that looks like an old spooky tree.
My favorite parts are the spider hanging from the root and the black cat peeking from behind the plant. I chose one succulent and two house plants (probably not the best idea based on water consumption, but I can make it work).
I understand there may be two spots left for tomorrow morning, Saturday September 28th at 10 a.m. It's totally worth it you should try.
You'll be hooked.
We have only had Millie for four months, but she has taught me so much.
Millie is my first dog. I grew up with golden retrievers, but was never responsible for their daily care. I can't imagine this family without Millie.
Millie has showed me the importance of napping. Who doesn't benefit from a nap?
Fetch is ok, but playing with your toy without someone throwing it 20 feet away each time is better.
Surely there are all the lessons on unconditional love and forgiveness, but the best lesson is: You don't need to see where you are going to enjoy the ride.