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Dec 31

Wishing You a Happy New Year

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Wishing you and yours the best 2013 ever.

Chef’s Widow & #teamsawyer

Dec 26

Merry Christmas

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Dec 19


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After Friday’s horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School Jonathon and I found ourselves feeling heartbroken, hopeless, and lost. We couldn’t hug Catcher and Louisiana tight enough and couldn’t get past the fact that some parents would never be able to do so with their own children again.
We kept talking and going over the horrible events. How could these tragic and senseless acts of violence be stopped? What is the answer to ending this epidemic of madness that has taken over our country? Seeing no quick and easy solution to the mass shootings we started to think about the smaller issues that surround these murders.
One thing that kept popping up was the media and their portrayal of the shooters. All weekend long we saw the media display the shooter’s picture over and over and over. We have seen his face on the front page of every newspaper in this country every day since the shooting. As news outlets were reporting, flashback were shown of the Aurora shooting. Every screenshot was of the crazy orange haired madman. The madman that shot up a school, the madman that shot up a theatre. No matter what you turned on, all you saw was his face, not a victim in sight.
These men don’t deserve this screen time. They don’t deserve to be in the limelight they so desire when they choose to walk into a school and take the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.
Jonathon and I talked long about this and came up with an idea.

What if we asked the media to stop showing these monster’s faces and names? What if we demanded that the victims be remembered, the victims get there time of glory. #remembertheirfaces was born. Maybe, just maybe, if this constant glorification of these killers on TV and in the news stop, someone looking for his notoriety in our history books and on TV will think twice before he picks up that gun. 
Jonathon and I need your help. We know that this is a long shot. We know that the media is probably not going to change they way they cover these awful events. We know this is a tiny issue compared to all the other issues surrounding these mass shootings. Even so, we know we can’t just sit by and wait for change to happen. We need to do something. Our country is strong and our voice has never been a quiet one. Let’s raise our voices! Tell the media today that you don’t want to see the monster’s face on your screen or in your paper.
Check out our video then upload your own today at #remembertheirfaces (www.remembertheirfaces.org) or on YouTube. Tag it with #remembertheirfaces. Forward this email or write your own to all your friends and family asking them to do the same.
Let’s give the victims the love and respect they so deserve and leave the killer’s face and name in the dark.
Dec 12

So This Just Happened

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and completely made my life…

I FINK U FREEKY by Die Antwoord

Dec 10

Mayan Doomsday 2012

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I am completely fascinated with people who think the world is going to end on December 20th, 2012. It’s not that I think they are stupid, it’s just that I think they may have drink a little too much of the kool-aid. Hell, I love me a good conspiracy theory or doomsday movie, but I just can’t seem to wrap my head around the Mayan prophecy of doom.

Apparently though, the Chef can.

Last week the Chef and I decided to get a membership to Costco. We have never been fans of bix box stores but after reading how rad the former CEO of Costco was to his employees we decided to check it out. I mean who doesn’t need 8 rolls of toilet paper or a 5lb tub of beef jerky. Isn’t that what ‘mericas all about??

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Dec 7

Vitamix Latkes

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It’s no secret that I love my Vitamix. We love them so much, our family is on their homepage. So when I decided to make latkes last night about five minutes after my kids exclaimed “they were starving” I knew had to make them quick. If you ever have made latkes before you know two things: latkes are crazy delicious and latkes are NOT QUICK.

Never one to pass up an opportunity to mess up my kitchen with something new I went to town. Vitamix town.

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Dec 6

Meeting Ewan

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Last week a strange series of events unfolded, and on Saturday I found myself on a flight to Los Angeles. I had been invited to attend some movie screenings, The Hobbit and The Impossible. Both screenings would be followed by a question & answer by a few key players of the movie. The Hobbit’s q & a would feature Peter Jackson and The Impossible’s would feature my #1, Mr. Ewan McGregor.

As I sat on the plane I couldn’t help but ponder what in the hell I was doing. The first Ewan McGregor movie I saw was Shallow Grave. I fell in love immediately. Not only was McGregor a handsome bloke from Scotland but even then almost 20 years ago, his acting talent shone through. He was is my favorite actor.  I have watched every movie he has been in. The good, the bad, the forgettable, the insane, I have been either in the theatre or on the couch watching his talent unfold.

So when I flew to LA, with the end result of my trip be meeting Ewan McGregor, I really had no idea what the fuck I was doing. Chasing celebrities has never really been my thing. What was I going to say? Would he immediately look into my blue eyes and confess his ever dying love for me? Would he be shorter than me? Would I still consider him my #1? What if I accidentally licked his face? All of these insane scenarios and questions raced through my mind as the plane landed at LAX.

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