Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Weather in Brighton

Either: Partly cloudy with sunny periods and a possiblity of rain, later.

OR: Partly sunny with cloudy periods and a possibility of rain, later.

And: Daffodils

The Weather in Massachusetts

And there has been another 12 or 18 inches since this was taken.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Morning After

Have you ever noticed that the morning after a big storm the sky is blue, the air is clear and the sun shines? There's a metaphor there somewhere.

Taken from my car, on Heartbreak Road after the last big storm.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow and Meatballs

We've had a lovely snowstorm - 18 inches caused by two storms that joined up in MA. One storm came up the Atlantic coast and one swept in from the Midwest and they met here. The COG has exhausted himself with a truly heroic amount of snowblowing and shovelling.

I, on the other hand, made meatballs. That is, I made meatballs and tomato sauce and pasta, all from scratch. And bread. I spent about 4 hours cooking. Quite satisfying. And they were good. Though, I must admit I'm not sure it's worth it as far as the food goes. Those Trader Joes Turkey Meatballs are pretty darn good. And pasta is pretty much pasta. But it's a pleasant thing to do on a snowy day.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Doggie biscuits for Miss T

I've made some doggie biscuits for Miss T., who answers to Doggie T. much of the time. Most recently, her parents are introducing her to her 'big girl bed' because of little Rosebud who will arrive in April. She refers to her big girl bed as her 'kennel.'

I wanted the biscuits not to be fragile, so I found a recipe for gingerbread Christmas ornaments. I bought the bone-shaped cookie cutters at

Some are frosted. Some are not frosted. Some are frosted and sprinkled with red and green sugar. It was a big recipe and there must be 8 dozen of them - too many for a little doggie - so I'm depending on the COG and Son of COG to finish them all.