"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men." ~ Katherine Johnson Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com I watched the movie, "Women Talking" the other night. It was free on Amazon Prime. Directed by Sarah Polley, the movie is based on true events that happened … Continue reading Women Talking (Part I)
Looking Back at 2022
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard Here it is. The last day of 2022. Rather than ponder and reflect on the events, I will share a year in photos — 12 moments that were important to me. Enjoy! Zeus as a 8 week old puppy Valentine … Continue reading Looking Back at 2022
"Our form of relaxing is taking on new projects for the house. It's not work for a house - it's a true labor of love." ~ Mark Hellman Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com When your house is 100 years old (which it will be in 2023), there are issues that arise. When I bought … Continue reading Renovation Plans
What exactly is “Christmasy”?
"It's almost Christmas, and I've never felt less Christmasy in my life!" ~ Unknown Photo by Nick Collins on Pexels.com Feeling 'Christmasy' . . . what exactly is THAT all about? It's as if everyone thinks they have to be on a constant diet of happiness, good cheer, and go go go for several weeks … Continue reading What exactly is “Christmasy”?
"In nineteenth-century Russia, sauerkraut was more valued than caviar." ~ Mark Kurlansky Photo by ELEVATE on Pexels.com I am ambivalent when it comes to sauerkraut. I usually can take it or leave it. Occasionally, I'll have a yen for the tangy zip and I'll make pork chops w/ sauerkraut in the crockpot. And then, I … Continue reading Sauerkraut Soup
"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself." ~ Tecumseh Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Being the nontraditional worker -- per the norm for healthcare workers around the world -- our … Continue reading Thanksgiving Highlights
Bye Bye Felicia
"There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life." ~ Michael Bassey Johnson Photo by Julia Khalimova on Pexels.com I have previously written about narcissists and the effect they have on relationships, on life within a household, and on the psyche … Continue reading Bye Bye Felicia
Put a Pretty Face on It
"Smile though your heart is achingSmile even though it's breakingWhen there are clouds in the skyYou'll get byIf you smile through your fear and sorrowSmile and maybe tomorrowYou'll see the sun come shining through for you Light up your face with gladnessHide every trace of sadnessAlthough a tear may be ever so nearThat's the timeYou … Continue reading Put a Pretty Face on It
"Give me coffee to change the things I can, and the beach to accept the things I can't." ~ Unknown Photo by Melanie Wupperman on Pexels.com As always, the best laid plans did not go as planned. What else is new. I spent days searching for just the right house -- large enough to hold … Continue reading Beach Break
Buffalo Ranch Chicken
"I know I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to spicy foods." ~ Eve Torres Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Eve Torres is not the only gal who is a wuss when it comes to spicy foods. My IBS makes it a roll of the dice when I'm eating anything spicy as to whether … Continue reading Buffalo Ranch Chicken