RIP Fancy 6/26/200 – 2/21/2017


Hello new friend!


I love him! Francine Rose Beauty – why not? Ok, can we call him Fancy?


Always happy, always hungry, always ready to go


Last day, so sick. Best bud Teddy keeping him company. (and stealing his bed, of course)

We’ll miss you sweetie.



A Sweet Distraction

So I was going to write about the great writer’s weekend I just went on, but when I came home I saw my limes were ripe!


Now the reason this is so exciting is that I have been nurturing these limes for almost two years!

Seattle is not the ideal climate, of course, but I love the smell of citrus blossoming. So in May of 2015, I bought a baby lime tree. It blossomed indoors (ah, heaven), then a few teeny tiny bumps replaced the blossoms. I put it on the deck for the summer. It thrived, grew big, but those few limes were miniscule and hard. Back indoors for the winter. It bloomed again (swoon) and a few more baby limes popped out. Last year’s were growing still, but sloowwllyy. This summer they all got bigger but I hesitated to pick them. They still felt like rocks. Back inside two weekends ago when the hurricane was threatening. This morning I saw gorgeous, just turning yellow, perfectly ripe beauties. 2 years, $20, a couple of priceless fragrant days and 8 perfect limes.

Planning to make some limeade & vodka & sit near the new blossoms on my sweet distracting little tree.