"Where's the Beef?" ~ early 1980's Wendy's commercial Today was a good day to teach a simple and basic recipe to Savannah. Beef Stew in the crockpot -- doesn't get much easier than this! There you have it. Easy, peasy, comfort food.
"New stuff doesn't usually have the character I adore -- the rust, the chipped paint, the history." ~ Heather Salaza When I started to decorate for Christmas, I had just THE spot for my grandmothers antique lawyers bookcase. Of all the things in her house that I wanted when she passed away, this bookcase and… Continue reading Bringing New Life to Old Furniture
"I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice." ~ Curtis Stone I like to be thrifty. I like to cook thrifty. Much like Mr. Stone's assessment above, I like to make meals that are available to be used in leftovers. So without further ado, we'll move on to the… Continue reading Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot
"Winter is the time for comfort -- it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell With the weather patterns ranging across the country from extreme frigid cold to snow and ice, we cannot realistically expect to escape a dip in temperatures. And we didn't. Last night and tonight, it's to be in the 20's… Continue reading So it isn’t ALWAYS warm in Alabama
Sometimes life takes a topsy-turvy turn, throwing every expectation helter skelter. Much like a car rolling end-over-end off a cliff, life has suddenly taken a turn and thrown everything for a loop. Fortunately, Jesus has the wheel as I wouldn't even begin to know how to steer this course. While I am not trying to… Continue reading Well That Didn’t Go As Planned
"Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you." ~ Katie Reed I don't know how to even describe it. As if my bones ache from the inside out. Perhaps it's the weather, or the stress of the holidays or random inflammation of SLE. The cause is insignificant at… Continue reading Tired and thoughtful
"I need to learn to keep a quiet heart. To trust that if God has allowed an interruption in my day, it serves a purpose." -- Karen Ehman Pondering the subject of this post, I was going to convey with photographic evidence the absurd comedy of the past few days; unplanned mishaps that lend an… Continue reading We Interrupt this Comedy . . .
"You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails." ~ Unknown Pacing myself is a new phenomena, but then being 52 is a fairly new phenomena as well. Not that age as anything to do with anything, but I am feeling it in my bones. I am not OLD by… Continue reading Adjusting my Sails
"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it, as fully as possible." Living life fully isn't always about being on the go. There are times that it is more important to slow down, and relish those things around us . . .loved ones we don't see often, memories we'll cherish, sights… Continue reading Weekend reads
"Keep your Spirit light, your booty tight and your goals in sight." ~ Unknown Sometimes life consists of "jiggly bits" -- small things that don't fit neatly into life's compartments. After a six month sabbatical from a structured training plan, I was back to a schedule of runs, biking and weights. First it was a… Continue reading Bits of Things