Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More Milestones

Dori had a little beer tonight before dinner, her first since June 2007. Another milestone. Check.

She also got out of bed twice this week before 6 a.m., once at 5:20 to sit with me after Pepper and I went on an early run. She hasn't gotten out of bed that early since spring 2007. Check check.

I love watching dogs sleep. Usually, they are at such peace, but once in awhile they get the paws moving along with some chirpy, muffled barking. The picture above shows Pepper in a more peaceful moment, with his nose slightly out of his cage. I will always miss Otis, but this dog is a good one.

So sister Anne has her own food blog. My advice, if you like extraordinary food, is to bookmark her site. The chick can cook, just like Katie D in D.C. (scroll down and check out Katie's Mediterranean Chicken). Anne learned from the Jedi Master of Cooking, my Mom, and other accomplished caterers. She's also known to whip up a decent painting or two.

Not to be outdone, Dori can also whip up a great meal. Tonight's effort (above) was excellent, straight out of Oprah's magazine: pasta with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fresh asparagus, crumbled Italian sausage, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, parsley and a shake or two of parmesan cheese. Not the best light on the photo, so you might double-click to enlarge.

Running has been mostly on hold this week because of work. We had a very hi-vis event today that went well. I needed to invest a lot of time, so running hasn't been high on the priority list. Pepper and I ran 2.5 miles at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was very slow since I felt so tired. We cut it short, too, because a few dogs down the street wanted a piece of us. Maybe I'll bring a milkbone or somethun' next time (Ghostbusters fans, rejoice).

My hat is off to friend Donna, who registered as a potential donor via the NMDP. Dori was so appreciative. You made our day, girl!


Katie said...

Cant' wait to check out Anne's posts! I put it in my google reader. And that dinner Dori made sounds AMAZING!!

Jim said...


Anne's food rocks, like I'm sure yours does. Her trips to Paris and Italy the last few years have been inspirational, and guess who benefits? Her family!

Dori's penne rigata meal was so comforting. Simple and elegant, just like her. Keep up the good work (and that good photography you grumble about) on your blog.