Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I was thinking just this past Sunday that I hope I never forget how much I love sitting on my little porch. Especially after the pollen is gone and the peonies and foxgloves are posing in the sun.  I may not live there forever, but I will remember it as being the best room of the house. Of course if my little man was still hanging out with us, it would be all the better!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Birthday in New Mexico

Pictures to follow.  We had the most fun, John saw the west for the first time and was in awe, as most people are.  We went to a casino, I only lost 16.85, and we bought Champagne at Walgreen's.  Who knew! Betsy turned 50 with incredible grace and style, as only she can and on our last day there..my nemesis ...snow.... reared it's ugly head.  Out there it is much more tolerable and prettier.

Last night for family night, I made what is to be my first strawberry shortcake biscuit with freshly whipped cream.  They were edible but not sellable.  I know I am very critical about what I bake, but the biscuits were too dense in the middle, not light and fluffy.  That Cronut guy really has it going on!

Oh well, many more tries to come. Rome was not built in a day.  Neither were Oscar Bites.  If I can make a Blueberry Bite tasty and I do know this for a fact, I hope to make a biscuit the same way.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Party in Dixon!

Getting ready for my annual trip to New Mexico.  This time I am taking the box and my bestie John.  He has never been to Betsy's home and I can't wait to see how he likes it.  Vanessa doesn't get to join us this time, so the Breaking Bad tour will have to wait, but hanging out in the hot springs will make up for it. As always, excited to see Betsy and Mark.  Here's hoping they don't mind their little house guest invading their home yet again.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Web Master DT

I am so lucky to have a graphic web designer as a bestie!  He has always been the man.  He created Oscar Bites website and now I am going to work on updating it without having to bother him...hahaha..We will see how long it takes before I start texting sad faces to him!

Second Job

Miss Blanche is more than just a pretty face.  She is quite the gardener.  She hangs out on seeding days to make sure I don't put too many seeds in one cup. Maybe one day she will pull a weed or two.