GnHome Sweet GnHome

Last Monday when I went into the kitchen to make breakfast I was greeted by Henri bearing a brightly-wrapped gift. “Joyeux Anniversaire!” I had completely forgotten that today marked my 5th year of being a bona fide homeowner. How time flies when one is constantly performing home-maintenance chores!  Of course, technically the bank still owns […]

How Henri Avoided Spring Cleaning (Again!)

As a perennial procrastinator I sheepishly admit that some years my Spring cleaning doesn’t get done until Autumn.  This year, however, I promised myself extra chocolate if I accomplished these tasks in a timely fashion. I toiled away at these mundane chores for two months. I noticed Henri was conspicuously absent for several hours every […]

Eek! A Mouse! The Final Chapter

To catch up on the story:  Part 1 and Part 2  and Part 3 Eek!  A mouse!  The final chapter I consulted with friends. The always-imaginative Sir Doubtpuppet came up with a rather creative solution. He suggested that I make a lady mouse decoy with blonde hair, lipstick, stilettos and mousecara-ed eyelashes to be placed […]

Eek! A Mouse! Part 3

To catch up on the story:  Part 1 and Part 2 Eek! A mouse!  Part 3 The next day I confronted Henri about the truffles. “C’était censé être une surprise.”  (They were to be a surprise.) I glared at him with raised eyebrow. “Have you tried them?” I asked. Henri looked down at his boots […]

Eek! A Mouse! Part Deux

A Mouse in the House Some of my dear readers may remember my first encounter with a mouse in the house. (The Gnome and I-Episode 10) Last Thursday night when I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth I had a visitor.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw a rather large […]

A morning without coffee………………

A morning without coffee………………. ……….is not a good morning at all!  Yesterday my coffee grinder gave up the ghost. The kitchen went dark; thunder clouds and lightning surrounded me. (I will refrain from mentioning any of the pirate swear words I uttered in frustration as this is a family blog.) I had visions of myself […]

Share Your World October 2, 2017

Here are my answers for Cee’s Share Your World 2nd October 2017 Edition If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go? Yes, but only if I had plenty of airsickness tablets.  Otherwise it would be very unpleasant for the other passengers. What are some of your favorite type of proteins […]