Saturday, December 26

The Random Rocky Picture of the Day*

Emma is our special guest star tonight standing in for Rocky who is out on holiday vacation. Emma is dressed in a stunning holiday ensemble. She's quite the Ingenue don't you think? (sans the drool).
Christmas Day with Emma is a standing custom here at C&C. She is a consumate hostess who provided us with delicious Food & Drink all day - (rawhide chews optional).
Special Kudos to Sandy & Helena,... the little people behind our Guest Star.

*Not a Daily Feature

Thursday, December 24

New Traditions

Christmas Eve Morning I was advised that the C&C household will be making the "Traditional Christmas Eve Stew".

Traditional?? Seeing as we are living in a new house, I inquired as to where/how this Tradition started..... I didn't recieve a clear cut answer.

Shutting my bazoo, I browned the beef while reflecting on Tradition. I suppose somewhere in between E-mail, Text Messages, Iphones, Bluetooth Devices, Facebook, etc... there are small, seemingly meaningless, events that get imprinted on the fabric of our lives. Great thing tho, is that these unassuming little occasions and customs ground us. They bring us back from the kinetic and frenetic.

So this Christmas, whether you are Near or Far... Tele-conferencing, Texting, Tweeting, picking up the phone...,etc, remember that it's all about the Family and Friends you're sharing these sneaky little Traditions with,.... New & Old.

Much Love and Best Wishes to you all this Christmas.

PS- I'm looking forward to many more "Christmas Eve Stews".

Sunday, December 20


Some nice, delicious cookies to help keep you warm
It's what's good for breakfast with your morning coffee. Enjoy

Saturday, December 12

The Random Rocky Picture of the Day*

Rocky is travelling to Pennsylvania this week to see his friend Crystal. It is very cold in Pennsylvania right now. This is how we stay warm...

Update!! Well, we got home just in time. The entire east coast is getting buried under snow. Back at the C&C mansion, the skies are blue and sunny, and we are wearing our shorts outside to go shopping. You have our sympathies.

... And winter white.

*Not a daily feature

Tuesday, December 8

It's Continuing to Look Alot Like Christmas

That's right. The new house is just too big for only one fake tree near the door. So we got a real one. Here it is newly arrived and naked.

And then after we dressed it.

Look at the purty lights.

As you know, this is definitely a cat house!

And that's just how we like it.

Rocky likes the Christmas train
And he loves the Christmas babies!

Saturday, December 5

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

This is the fake tree for the entryway. The real tree goes up in the family room.

Thursday, November 26

Today's Menu

We outdid ourselves, I think

Honeysuckle White turkey breast, with gravy
Sharp cheddar cheese mashed potatoes
Pine nut rice stuffing
Asparagus with bernaise sauce
Spanish Cava (sparkling wine)

And for dessert, we will be eating the masthead up above (the pumpkin pie I baked)

So, what did you all have?

The Random Rocky Picture of the Day*

Thanksgiving edition 2009

We give thanks for Rocky
Rocky gives thanks for having an always full food bowl
Rocky not so much thankful for having an always full cat box

*Not a daily feature

Monday, November 23

Sunday, November 22

The Pictures Begin to Develop

Well we have been busy.

Some familiar faces, in new places

Yes, above the bathtub. But it works

When you have very large wall spaces and small pictures, you have to get creative

This grand piece is on permanent loan from the McClary-Rivera collection. We thank them for their generosity. It looks like it was made for the space

A place for everything, even upstairs

And our painted ponies are very happy in their new corral

Now our former staging area looks more like a formal room
Next comes Christmas

Sunday, November 15

Turning the House into a Home

Well, we have been in the new house for about a month now. It's functional, but there is still work to be done. Shifting more into the aesthetic mode now.

So this is sort of our staging area. As you can see, we have an inventory of wallables...

And many spaces to fill...

So now we mix and match! Keep watching for updates as we fill in the spaces

Saturday, November 7


I definitely enjoy my Starbucks...
It's not uncommon for me to stop 2-3 times a week on my way to work (time permitting).
However, ... this graph below has given me pause. (Click to enlarge)

Maybe I need less Mocha's and more Cafe Americano's ??