Monday, September 21, 2020

Post-Corona Dreamin’

There’s no way to sugar-coat this.  Despite recent easing of restrictions in some States, the last seven months have been extremely difficult on all of us, clearly more on some than on others. 


Since the Covid-19 shutdown we have all been doing our best to deal with businesses closing, depleted shelves and social isolation on an unprecedented scale.  My greatest fear is that this prolonged isolation has forever altered the DNA of the American spirit.  At the very least, that spirit has been battered and bruised beyond recognition.  And this is not just an idle observation from someone not personally affected by the reason for the shutdown.  My husband and I are both Covid-19 survivors contracted in New York well before the shutdown, so I know of what I speak. 

As the days run together seemingly without difference or distinction, I now understand how Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess felt when she asked the burning question “What’s a weekend?” 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Miss Kiri Kat Comments on Coronavirus

No question about it.  We are living through difficult times on many levels; but our Miss Kiri Kat doesn’t quite see what all the fuss is about. 

I’ll let her explain it to you in her own words. 

“So what’s all this I keep hearing about a Coronavirus thingy?  Isn’t a virus like a “bug” that you catch?  I know how to deal with bugs when I catch them.  Been doing it for years.  I just pull off their legs (not tasty) and eat their bodies (quite tasty).  Result – one tasty treat and one dead bug.  Problem solved. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Three Operas, a Rabbit Hole and an Exploding Toilet

This year the Gregorian Calendar Gods added an extra day to the month of February in honor of my birthday.  What a wonderful gift -- the gift of time -- the one thing we never have enough of, like shoes and perfume.  Of course, some people think it happens automatically every four years, but don’t you believe it.  In any case, I hope you made the most of that extra day. 

Following a pre-Birthday dinner celebration featuring my favorite widow, La Veuve Clicquot, chez Anna and Novis we all went to Bistro La Minette in Philadelphia.  The fois gras was delicious and that small wine glass in the picture was a special indulgence of Sauterne – not easy to find outside of France, probably because Americans don’t seem to have developed a taste for this very expensive dessert wine.  They don’t know what they are missing.  My husband and I love it and order it whenever we can find it. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Holiday Cheer and a Big Merci Beaucoup!

This Blog post will be a bit chatty, but you can breathe a sigh of relief; it will NOT be “listy,” as in those dreaded New Year’s resolutions.  They are a waste of time to put together and an even bigger waste of time to read.   Spare me!!  Spare you!! 

I would, however, like to start off the New Year with a big Merci Beaucoup to all of you who have faithfully followed my Blog over the years and taken time from your busy lives to leave so many delightful comments.   Believe me, they are the best reward a Blogger can get. 

Now to the chatty part.