Puppy Life Lessons

This morning we were greeted by a thin blanket of snow on the ground. 12 week-old puppy Chloe has seen and walked on snow before. I worried about slipping on the icy steps. She sniffed and pounced on tree roots and dug under the snow to find dried leaves. My intent was to see sheContinue reading “Puppy Life Lessons”

Puppy 101

My new puppy Chloe is now 12 weeks old and she is growing quickly. What a chow hound. As soon as she sees her food bowl coming, she starts jumping frantically in anticipation. While I know it is good training practice to reinforce the concept that a dog should settle down and “stay” before startingContinue reading “Puppy 101”

New Puppy & New Magazine!

2012 got off to a wonderful start with the arrival of Chloe a beautiful Labradoodle puppy (now 10 weeks old). While I did have every intention of adopting a Golden Retriever rescue, fate had other plans. And perhaps with all our strong memories of our beloved Grace of Naptown, it better that we have switchedContinue reading “New Puppy & New Magazine!”

New Location for Rotary 2012 barBayque

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is coming back to town, Naptown that is, known by some as Annapolis, Maryland. Mark May 4th and 5th on your calendar, if you love barbeque. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Parole Rotary breakfast. The club meets at the Doubletree Inn on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. IContinue reading “New Location for Rotary 2012 barBayque”

Blue Skies Today in Annapolis

Another beautiful unseasonably warm day in Annapolis and a Sunday morning means plenty of time for a long walk. First to pick up a cup of coffee and then down to the end of the dock to gaze at the water and look across to Eastport and the U.S.Naval Academy. Fortunately, this morning I rememberedContinue reading “Blue Skies Today in Annapolis”

Bluebird of Happiness/Blue Bra

Yesterday the springlike weather started to arrive and I couldn’t resist the urge to make a new wreath to place on my front door to welcome the new year. It looks so bare without the Christmas wreath. The next big holiday is Valentine’s Day, so of I opted for a pink bow and red flowersContinue reading “Bluebird of Happiness/Blue Bra”

Another Coffee Shop in Downtown Annapolis?

There are over 10.000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants around the world. (They recently opened one in Xi’An, China.) This month one of their newest locations is here in downtown Annapolis, in the former location of Pad Thai. I’m not a fan. While I admit to stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts while on road trips, lured by theirContinue reading “Another Coffee Shop in Downtown Annapolis?”

Happy 2012 Wishes to Good Friends Far & Near

The start of a New Year gives me the opportunity to once again thank everyone who offered words of encouragement, cards, flowers, home cooked meals, and just plain spent time with me taking walks and helping to accomplish what were previously small tasks around the house. My family and I are so thankful that IContinue reading “Happy 2012 Wishes to Good Friends Far & Near”