Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

It is almost September, isn't it? That means Summer is winding down, the kids will all be back in school within a couple weeks, and Fall is just over the horizon. While I have come to accept that the change of seasons is inevitable, and even to appreciate it most of the time (I still … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

Monday Musings: A Short Comment on the Hugo Awards, Writing Update, Off to Maine, and Summer Heat

I'm not going to comment a lot on this year's Hugo awards, mainly because I haven't read all of the winners, and can't say if I thought they were good enough to win. I am happy, however, to see that, once again, the Puppies were shut out in most categories. And in at least one, … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Short Comment on the Hugo Awards, Writing Update, Off to Maine, and Summer Heat

Monday Musings: Better Late Than Never?

Today is Monday. And it feels like it. Like your stereotypical, no-fun-at-all, bleah Monday. I think I am still recovering from Saturday. We had the Massachusetts State Cook Off in Winchendon, MA then. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We knew it was going to be a long day- they … Continue reading Monday Musings: Better Late Than Never?

Monday Musings: He’s a Travelin’ Pup

We took Lambeau to Arlington, VT on Saturday for the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. He loves cook offs. People fuss over him, and he gets lots of attention from the cooks. We were originally planning to stay overnight on Saturday since this is a late turn-in cook off, but there was some question as … Continue reading Monday Musings: He’s a Travelin’ Pup

Monday Musings: Memorial Day Fun, Chili Season Begins, and Other Miscellany

We had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Most of it was quiet. The kids and grandkids were here on Monday for some good food and fun. The grandkids are getting so big! Even the baby is almost to the actively crawling stage now. Carter, at four years old, is already a seasoned hiker with some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Memorial Day Fun, Chili Season Begins, and Other Miscellany

Monday Musings: A Couple of Pictures, and What’s Been Going On

Since I seem to be adding a few pictures from Lambeau and my walks every week, here are a couple I snapped recently. Lambeau found this guy and very nicely pointed him out to me. I think he was a little confused when he hopped away!:     And this little fella sits in that … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Couple of Pictures, and What’s Been Going On

Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

First thing I have to do is send a shout-out to our chili friend, Scott Navaroli from Massachussetts, who became the 2015 International Chili Society Salsa champion at the World Championship in Reno, Nevada this weekend. It is always good when a champion comes from our chili family. I always thought Scott made a championship … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

Monday Musings: Football is Back, Two Chili Cook Offs (with Zombies), Fall, and Food

Ah, fall is in the air! And so are footballs! I am quite happy to admit that I am a sports fan. I like most sports, but football is a favorite. Our Sundays will now be filled with the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders, TV, and football food. Can't think of a better way … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football is Back, Two Chili Cook Offs (with Zombies), Fall, and Food

Monday Musings: Garden Woes, Doggy Road Trip, and Progress Report

I am having the worst problem with birds in the garden this year. I always have a lot of birds around. I have feeders and a birdbath. I like them. But for the first time, this year they have been gobbling the seeds I plant as fast as I can get them in the ground. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Garden Woes, Doggy Road Trip, and Progress Report

Monday Musings: Chili, Again, Hartford Friday Night, and More Dog Stuff

We were away again on Friday and Saturday. We went to Hartford, CT to run the judging at a new chili cook off at the Gengras Harley Davidson dealership. It was hot and humid, and they set us up a tent with sides on a grassy area behind the cooks' tents. The sides were good … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Again, Hartford Friday Night, and More Dog Stuff