Category: Family

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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Parquet

Nine years ago, my family said goodbye and sent Parquet over the Rainbow Bridge. I was living in Korea so my body wasn’t with him. My soul and spirit were though. Parquet was an amazing cat. You might even say he was a Mighty Kool Kat. He wandered up onto the deck one day and…

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