We get commercially-made donuts (ciambelle at the supermarket) as donut shops/culture aren’t an Italian thing. However, I strongly suspect that someone got the memo that today is donut day in the english-speaking world and made sure to stock up the display. My, oh my, these were perfect and not stale from sitting in the case for days. 🍩 🍩 🍩
It was just my luck to have to go through springtime allergies during the week that MotH took off from work, but that’s the way it is when cool weather abruptly turns hot and windy and the pollen starts to fly like bullets. Fortunately, allergies aren’t an issue for MotH because he had a long list of things to accomplish, like taking the dog house apart to refinish and repaint to a more masculine hue. Mister B spends much more time in there than the Westie, so we figured the color should compliment the primary occupant. He’s all like, yeah, this is MY house and the Westie can take a hike. I like how the green all ties together with the red azalea, the Italian flag, and the chestnut forest in the background.
Our faces have been doing a lot of that lately (like in the past 3 weeks!) as it’s too cold to venture out for a proper walk in the woods. This might drive anyone crazy being stuck inside all the time, but look at these two – do they seem bored out of their little minds or just plain lazy?
If you thought bored, that would be the Westie, because cold is nothing to her Scottish roots. She’s been a little out of sorts though with some bladder issues, suffering from incontinence on occasion and the frequent need to pee. Thank goodness for absorbent pet mats. A visit to the vet for an ultrasound shows a growth (benign) in her bladder that is getting bigger, but slowly. The vet had to shave “little windows”, as she called it, on both sides of Maddie’s body to do the screening. It should grow out in a couple of months!
Despite the icy weather, there’s no lack of things to do around the house and definitely extra time to whip up something in the kitchen. What do I do? I think the photo below gives a general idea but you’d be surprised at how a simple frozen treat transforms into a special dessert with a few extra elements.