Someone once asked me, 'Julie do you really think life is rough?' Heck NO!!! Lifeswruff is a play on words for the canine babies that are my life :-))) How the time flies!! I joined this site 3 1/2 years ago and so many changes have occurred in my life. The one constant is the love of food and the joy that I derive in sharing a meal that I've created with loved ones. 2008 marked the passing of my beloved Spaniel, Kitty :-( and with all sorrow joy is sure to follow. Nick and I welcomed Bailey, a new little bundle of joy into our life. Bailey is a source of inspiration and during her puppy stage keeps us close to home and the kitchen full of yummy smells. It's been a busy year and 2009 promises to be unbelieveable!! Let's all enjoy the ride. Happy cooking all!!!