Random musings


This is how I feel in the first days of 2014. Why are the holidays so gluttonous? I managed to get my usual exercise, but still…all those treats….


We have a single, lonely cookie remaining, one that no one wants to eat because it looks like our dear departed dachshund, who passed away last March. Is that ridiculous or what?

My sister-in-law makes these ginger snap cookies every Christmas and they are delicious. But did she have to make one that looks like Geneva?

Here’s a close-up so you can see the detail.



The dogs have been out driving around, searching for post-holiday bargains. This golden was at the wheel of a pretty badass truck. Careful driver, though.


My husband and his friend had big fun with their New Year’s fireworks. A great way to welcome 2014.

This post is number 400, believe it or not. I have no idea what’s happening with WordPress, but I am now getting fewer than 50 hits a day when I used to get hundreds and sometimes, thousands. Not sure why this is. Any insights into this unfortunate development are welcome.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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8 Responses to Random musings

  1. Kathy Girard says:

    I read all of your posts, DN, but Word press has somehow frozen my ability to respond under the HerbDoc banner. Maybe other folks are having the same difficulties! Happy New Year!


    • dirtynailz says:

      Hi Kathy and Happy New Year!

      I have NO idea what’s going on, but I am toying with the idea of leaving WordPress. Why don’t you just modify Herbdoc slightly and see how that works? Let me know….


  2. CJ Wright says:

    Love the driving dog! Dogs are so cool.


  3. Lee May says:

    You may be onto a way of resisting gluttony: Make more cookies that resemble beloved animals.


  4. Ugh….I feel the same. The holidays certainly are gluttonous! I’ve back on my regular exercise routine, so I hope to be feeling better soon.


    • dirtynailz says:

      Martha I kept my exercise routine through the holidays. It was my food intake that changed – all those treats and bad carbs. I feel so much better this week eating my usual again.


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