Hello dear readers, I hope you aren't champing at the bit to see Querido in a brand new sweater, because that's nowhere close to happening yet. Last Saturday was an outrageously SPRING day, with the lilacs and ornamental cherries and trees with white flowers and trees with tiny mauve flowers going crazy, and I decided … Continue reading Lilacs

Tabby cat sitting on striped fabric

Hello Again

Goodness, where have I been? Since I posted last, spring came to Kansas. After the first day, which burst with chuckling robins, frolicking squirrels, cheery daffodils, and exuberant green buds, we have moved through fog, a heatwave, thunderstorms, and dreary dampness, which means it's spring in the Midwest for sure. What else? The cats and … Continue reading Hello Again

Stash Begone

Happy Tuesday, dear readers! Today's posting will be sadly brief--I have to make my apartment acceptable to be seen by company, and I don't expect that to be an easy task. But Arizona's low desert permitted rain glorious rain to fall on her soil, so I am snuggled up with Melba on the couch and … Continue reading Stash Begone

Death Pollen

While the rest of the country gets snowed on, Phoenix is being blanketed in drifts of big yellow pollen from the mesquite trees. Sure, it looks pretty, but everyone is terribly allergic to it. I am terribly allergic to it: today my head feels like it's going to explode, my throat is scratchy, and my … Continue reading Death Pollen

Just No

It is getting hot in Phoenix. We hardly had any winter, and now the skies are bright, birds are chirping, and temperatures are rising to 90 F. At this rate, we will be staring down summer before March arrives. Come, everyone. Come and bring your cold, your dark, your sleet and snow. We haven't done … Continue reading Just No