Yearly Archives: 2020


Retrieve check-in two   Recently updated!

I’ve been working on the retrieve with Hestia. She got to the point where she was reliably going over to the dropped hankie. However, she was pouncing on the hankie and not getting her face anywhere near it. So yesterday I tried something new. I sat on the ground with […]


Yeasted banana bread   Recently updated!

This is one of my favorite breads of all time! This is not your typical banana bread that is a dessert bread. This is a yeasted bread (similar to a sandwich bread) that you toast and put some butter on to eat. It is slightly sweet, and sooooooo tasty! I […]


One mistake 1   Recently updated!

Today we went to the grocery store! We normally go on Fridays, but are gradually switching to Wednesdays because Wednesdays and Thursdays are the least busy days. So this time we went on a Monday. In a little over two weeks when we go again, we’ll go on Wednesday and […]


Shaped retrieve 2

Today I started teaching the shaped retrieve. A few people on the Psychiatric Service Dog Partners’ free online peer guidance group are teaching this together! I teach a shaped retrieve, which starts out with me dropping something soft and easy to pick up like a cloth hankie. At first, whenever […]


Caramel blondie, naturally sweetened and gluten free 1

Yesterday I made naturally sweetened, gluten-free caramel blondies! They are SO yummy! I tweaked the recipe from the following website: https://withsaltandwit.com/paleo-deep-dish-salted-caramel-chocolate-chip-blondies/ I halved the salt as Brad doesn’t like salted caramel, but he does like regular caramel. And I omitted the chocolate chips. As always, I’m avoiding cane sugar and […]


I’m not dead… I feel happy 2

We took Ollie to the vet today and compared to what we were expecting we got good news! For those who don’t know the reference in the title, it’s from Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. Here’s a link to see the scene it’s from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcbR1J_4ICg . Ollie had […]


Doctor and pictures 1

Today we went to the doctor to talk about Brad’s developing pressure sores. We had to get our temperatures taken and answer questions before being allowed in the building, which was good. But what was bad was that the person checking Brad in kept talking to me instead of Brad. […]


Kombucha and SCOBY candy

Ever since we’ve lived in South Carolina, we’ve been enjoying drinking freshly made kombucha. For those who don’t know, kombucha is a cultured and fermented tea. This means that basically you take sweetened tea and add some yeast and bacteria to it. These eat the tea and sugars and make […]