Before all my vegan and vegetarian friends delete this post, just hear me out. This is not a foodie related blog entry today. In fact it is more of the spiritual nature. And it isn’t because of Stella’s recent passing or my dad’s anniversary that I am sharing this with you all now. But it is a concept I have spoken of many times in public and private. However, today I decided to dedicate this moment entirely to MEATSUIT!
Today is the 34th anniversary of my dad’s death. He passed away four days after his 46th birthday. This year his birthday fell on the same day as my Woman Crush Wednesday episode. I had planned to do a little Firefighter Fieldtrip as I do each year to honor his birthday. However, my cooking tutorial took a bit longer and the museum I wanted to visit had already closed. So I went out and about in London yesterday and saw a few cool sights that helped me feel that much closer to my dearly missed father.
“Pick me! Pick me!” Those were her first words to me. Well she didn’t actually say those words but that is what she meant. Her body language confirmed that as she jumped in my lap and licked my face. I never liked doggie kisses before, but somehow I accepted hers. She was doing everything she could to make sure I did pick her. I remember that day, the day I picked her, like it was yesterday. Only the real yesterday, as in Tuesday March 13th, she said something else. She said, “Release me, release me”. And at 7:00pm as my husband and I held her tight, we released her soul and felt it scamper to the Rainbow Bridge. Continue reading
In lieu of a Woman Crush Wednesday episode I just wanted to publish a quick post to say HELLO, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Ash Wednesday! I am back in London and while things on Yankee Doodle Paddy are busy, busy with all the fabulous Guest Blogger Posts, I wanted to explain why I am not doing a WCW cooking tutorial and love story for a lovely lady chef!
As we begin a new month, Yankee Doodle Paddy is also welcoming back one of the most popular series to hit the blogosphere. Last year for the first time ever, during the month of February, I hosted a series of posts with guest bloggers. One guess on the theme? Continue reading
As many of you know, I host a hashtag day each week called #tellthetruththursday Yesterday I spoke about a topic close to my heart. I have been wanting to write a blog post about it for ages. What topic you ask? Sensitivity. Yes, I am sensitive. I am thin skinned and I wear my heart on my sleeve! So much so that I even designed a sweater with hearts literally on the sleeves and is embroidered with “Where do you where YOUR heart?” Continue reading
It was an unlikely and unusual way to meet those who would become life long friends. Our three year old daughters were in the same class in preschool. And on the first day of school it was love at first bite. Yep their daughter bit my daughter and the rest is history! Continue reading