Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flowers on my desk

Ian sent me three dozen roses for my birthday yesterday. They are so beautiful.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Complications

I just finished one of the most interesting books I have read in a really long time, which is saying a lot, considering the last two books I read before this were very good. The book I just finished is called Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande. It's a collection of essays by a surgeon about different facets of medicine. It was riveting. It was so good that I just went out and bought his second book, which I am anxious to start reading. I have become really interested in reading about medicine and disease lately -- veterinary and human. I feel like I know far too little and I am hoping to remedy that.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Promise

I'm going to post about something happy soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More pictures

My mom took this really nice picture of Jezebel in the snow.



I took this picture about 12 years ago. I've always liked it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Jezebel, my love

These are some pictures I took of Jezebel with my phone camera while I was home at the beginning of March. She left this world yesterday and I can't stop crying about it. I loved her so much. I can't believe she's gone and I won't ever see her again.




Thursday, April 09, 2009

Jezebel

Send some good wishes and good vibes to Jezebel, would you? She is sick and needs your love. Thanks! xo







And, send some love to my Mom, too, who is taking super care of her. :-)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Buying Organic vs Conventional Fruits and Vegetables

This article says that the following fruits and vegetables are the most heavily sprayed with pesticides and you should always buy them organic:

--Peaches
--Apples
--Bell Peppers
--Celery
--Nectarines
--Strawberries
--Cherries
--Kale
--Lettuce
--Grapes
--Carrots
--Pears

It says the following foods are less heavily sprayed and it's less risky to eat the non-organic kind:

--Onions
--Avocados
--Sweet Corn
--Pineapple
--Mangos
--Asparagus
--Sweet Peas
--Kiwi
--Cabbage
--Eggplant
--Papaya
--Watermelon
--Broccoli
--Tomatoes
--Sweet Potatoes

Interesting.