Thursday, November 24, 2011

Peanut Butter on a BLT? Absolutely!

We're kicking off Thanksgiving with parade watching and PB-BLTs. The taste of childhood and school vacation, I don't know where or why Mom made BLTs with peanut butter, but I'm looking forward to hearing the story this afternoon. I thought everyone ate them that way until I discovered otherwise as a teen. Find a recipe for a fancy one at Papawow.  Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with love and family stories.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Lessons from Lilly

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."  -Milan Kundero

Yesterday we put Lilly to sleep. Hip displaysia, organs failing, she was hurting. It was time. This past summer when Lilly first got sick I wrote out some lessons she'd taught me. You can read that post, Lessons from Lilly here.  She's a dog. I know. She's not my child or my mother or my husband or my brother--but in many ways she was a best friend. Even in death she was teaching me how to love.