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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tis the season...

for easy one-pot dinners.  Start with a large bag of yellow rice mix (I use the Publix brand) and four cups of boiling water.
Reduce the heat to medium after you add the rice.
Add some peas - even if they do taste a little bit like dirt.
I don't know why, do you?
Slice up some sausage and add to the mix.
Add a can of diced tomatoes, liquid and all.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for about twenty minutes.
That's dinner - one pot, no mess and perfect for eating in front of the computer while you catch up on Jethro Gibbs and the gang at NCIS at cbs.com.  Enjoy!


  1. This looks good and easy Dawn. I'm making homemade soup--Chesseburger Soup--tonight. Something about freezing rain ALL day just calls out for some comfort food.

  2. Answer me this why has Abby worn her hair in pigtails now for what...seven years? What's up with that? I know she gets it cut because the length never changes. Why is she not evolving?