Remembering Ghost

Today we had to put Ghost to sleep. We were lucky enough to have him as part of the family for the last 4 years. Before then, he was just a stray that was starting to hang around the house. We thought, “What is a pretty boy like you doing out on the streets?”. He was always kind of dirty when he showed up but we could see how beautiful he was. Over the course of the next 6 months or so, we slowly gained his trust. It was wonderful when he decided to trust us. We were doing yard work and he kept following us around, shortly thereafter we got him neutered and he became part of the inside family. At first he didn’t seem to know what to do with being inside. He didn’t know how to play with toys and was leery of being too close to the other cats. After a couple of weeks, he adjust to this new way of life and started to relax. He was almost always a sweet boy and he got along well with every cat except one. When we would come home, he’d love to greet us at the door and do stallion rears so we would pet him, he was always affectionate with us. He gave us almost 4 years of wonderful memories and for that we are grateful. We’ll never know how old he was but we hope that these last 4 years were the best years of his life. Here are some of our favorite pictures of him:

R.I.P. Beloved Saucepan

A few days ago we lost our favorite saucepan. We were cooking up some basmati rice for a chicken tikka masala dish and we don’t know what happened, but we went to lift it off the stovetop, the lid wobbled some and then the saucepan just broke pretty much in half ! Rice and glass were scattered over the stovetop and there was just no saving any of it. We’d had that saucepan for a little over 28 years ! It was the perfect size for cooking rice, sauces, etc. If you have a cherished piece of kitchen equipment that you’ve had for quite a while, you know how hard it is to even think about losing it. There’s no guarantee that you’ll ever find something just as good to take its place. With all that being said, the looks on our face must’ve been hilarious to see.It felt like some kind of Carrie-crap, just breaking in half as it was being held. It truly was a WTF moment !

Take care everybody !