Veggie Central

The Electrician and I are working on a number of family goals right now. First, we are trying to watch our dollhouse budget closely since taking my new job required me starting over on the salary staircase. We are also trying to eat more vegetables and less restaurant food. To be honest, The Electrician isn’t…

Dinner Party

My best friend, Miss Sassy, and her fiancĂ© joined us for a little dinner at the dollhouse tonight. I love entertaining and don’t get to have people over as often as I’d like during the flurry of the school year. The Electrician and I have also wanted to invite Miss Sassy and Comic Book Fan…

Swamped

It’s Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada, and I am buried in stuff to do. Last night, we enjoyed the annual deep-fried turkey potluck with some of our friends on my husband’s side. I maintain deep-frying should be a criminal offense when it comes to turkeys, but The Electrician is getting better at it with…

Mammal Mondays: The Cruelest Munch

Everybody in the dollhouse is doing very well. We were out of town all weekend, with the exception of Mister Leroy, who held down the fort while The Electrician and I celebrated our recent wedding with family and a few friends back home on my folks’ farm. Sherman stayed at our kennel and enjoyed a…

Well Hellooo!

Apparently, I dropped off the face of the earth for a short time. It wasn’t necessarily intentional, beloved readers, for me to stop writing for more than a week. I missed you, actually. Over the last few days, I decided to spend time with people in person rather than people via the internet. The Electrician,…

Gravy Grief

We were invited to join The Electrician’s grandparents for Sunday night dinner this past weekend. As she often does, his grandmother went to town on the meal and made a fabulous roast with all the trimmings. I don’t know how she does it, but that little woman makes the best beef gravy I’ve ever had….

Party Treats

Last night’s housewarming for Miss Sassy and Comic Book Fan was a roaring success, despite the weather. Canadians like to barbeque in the snow. It makes a robust comment about our ability to brave any meteorological shift, to power through even the most ornery of weather in our drive to roast meat over flame. We’re…

A New Kind of Cake

As you know, my best friend Miss Sassy recently bought a house in Edmonton with her boyfriend, Comic Book Fan. Never mind that they purchased a place on the other end of the city from me, the trip takes less than a fifth of what it did to see her when she lived in Calgary….

Dining With the Locals

On Monday, we took an evening journey to The Heritage Souk (market). This area is the original shopping centre of Kuwait, and it’s a place you’re likely to find more locals than foreigners, not that many spots in this state are saturated with people from far away. Kuwait’s souks are not organized in the way…

Fancy Drinks

I didn’t know what to expect, after flying halfway around the world, in terms of beverages. Considering my slightly embarrassing addiction to Diet Pepsi, I was worried that my primary source of caffeine would be unavailable in the Middle East, leaving me a grumpy, jet-lagged bear with a searing headache until the withdrawal pangs passed….

Smooth Criminal

I thought coming to Kuwait meant giving up all things porcine for nine days, but I had some of the best ribs in recent memory tonight. To avoid potential problems with blogging about things that aren’t precisely legal here, let me say only that we attended a secret restaurant that serves the meat that rhymes…

Summer Lovin’

To all my friends out there in the blogiverse, please know I have not forgotten about you or turned into a virtual snob. I’m making an effort to cruise the internet less right now to help give my battered paws a chance to heal up and avoid more acupuncture. To make life even more fun,…