So Jones is in bed and I should be studying, there were a number of things on my to-do list, but I gave the DLB another new look to add to this season of rejuvenation.  I was thinking today that perhaps I should dress my blog seasonally -- light colors for spring and summer, darker … Continue reading Seasons



I've temporarily occupied Jones with tupperware, a cup, and a spoon right now so I can write this post. I'm drinking a Toddy latte, from the first Toddy we've brewed since our arrival in Japan.  Iced Toddy will make a nice treat in the hot, hot, HOT Shizuoka summer.  Brook over at "So I was … Continue reading Tidbits


It's been raining all day, and it finally stopped, so I'm letting Jones play in our extremely muddy, messy yard while I watch from the window. I usually do not have the patience to let him roam free outside, due to the fact that he could get into who-knows-what, eat who-knows-what, and bring who-knows-what back … Continue reading Survival


Yesterday was a rough day, if you can't tell by the previous post.  Today is much better.  I have bread, I have coffee, I have rain, and I have a nap-time all alone in the house.  Mmmm.. The start was a little shaky, however, with Jones, et al, taking a trip to the doctor due … Continue reading Today