Category: Family

My Barbell

This is hanging on the wall in my brother’s garage gym. My dad and brothers all went in together at Christmas to get me my own barbell. I’ve been using my brother, Billy’s, this whole time. And it works perfectly. But it is designed for a man’s hands. I have small hands. The one they…

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Long Time, No Write

So it’s been a crazy six weeks here in the Marks’ household. I picked up an upper respiratory infection from one of the babies at work right before Thanksgiving. I was sick for a solid week. I was supposed to run the Pigskin Classic 5K. That didn’t happen. I never got my Ohio State tee…

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Up and Over

Shadow is very athletic, as many outdoor cats tend to be. He he is going up and over my brother’s neighbor’s fence. It’s your average fence, probably 4 feet high. He makes it look like nothing. Alas, he fence jumping, bug chasing days are over. He went to the vet the other day and is…

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Fun With Baking: French Silk Pie

For the crust: 20 (230 g) Oreo cookies 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For the filling: 1 1/3 cup (266 g) sugar 4 eggs 8 ounces (227 g) bittersweet chocolate chips, melted 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 teaspoons powdered sugar For the topping: 1 cup heavy cream…

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Me and My Shadow

A stray neighborhood cat has adopted my brother. He’s such a sweetie pie. I’m a proud auntie. Billy decided to call him Shadow because he sort of crept out of the shadows and slowly nuzzled up to him. Shadow will actually come into Billy’s garage/gym and jump up on the bench. He loves to cuddle.…

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A Visitor

A handsome black and white kitty has been hanging around my brother’s back yard. He’s possibly a stray, but he’s very clean and social. Billy has named him Shadow. Shadow seems to have chosen Billy as his human. But he likes me quite a bit as well, as you can see from the pictures. He…

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