I find it terribly hard to pull myself out of bed in the morning. And as much as I like grey days, when the sun hits like this I feel like a cat. Also, I have come to the realization that I wrestle my pillows into submission the same way my father did.

There is just no way to make this dinner look terribly attractive but damn it was good. Haddock, which I adore, done the old fashioned way, baked with bread crumbs on top. I took the ends of some of my gluten free whole wheat bread (hence the dark color) and tossed them in a food processor to make crumbs of them. Then I crisped them up in a bit of butter and added sumac and Old Bay. I was actually going from a recipe and no it didn’t call for the sumac, but hey, it’s the summer of sumac. I then mixed it with a bit of mayo, forgetting the parmesan which would have been delightful, and smeared it over the top of the fish. Baked for 12 minutes which was probably too long (again, me and recipes, sigh) but it tasted SO good. Added some broccoli and sliced tomatoes.

You will be relieved to know that Buster is doing well. Sadly, he does have numerous flower stalks that have been decimated by the evil sunflower weevil. Nevertheless, he persists.

Lovely time at the Rosebowl the other day with the Turino Family Band.

Who sent us this wonderful little Bob ornament? It’s utterly beautiful. Thank you with all our heart.

Look, look, look!!!

Heather was in St. Louis recently and texted me a picture of the above and said, “Why is that name familiar?” I said, “Because it’s my BELOVED STEVE SCARIANO!” Then I went on to give her WAY more information about the B-Lovers, Turning Curious, the JANS Project, etc. than she ever asked for. Made me happy though. And of course, now it is sitting on my mantel. I love you Heather. I can’t read the name of the artist. Steve???

Last but not least, I understand that it is Black Cat Appreciation Day. I sure do miss our Rascal but I know he could never be without Owen. Here’s an old picture of Rascal happily lying next to his human.

I’ve rambled on enough. Onward!

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