Yesssss! Halloween is imminent, which means candy corn has started appearing in the aisles (although, let’s be honest, the bags of bright orange and yellow kernels began appearing right after Labor Day in a lot of stores that jumped the holiday gun!) As my number two favorite candy*, my love for candy corn is not shared by everyone or even very many. In fact, based … Continue reading Candy Corn aka the Most Polarizing Candy Ever Created
I’ve done all the hard work, so you just have to pick your dates and pack! Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Your Grand Circle National Park Tour
Yes, non-believers, these are pics of all the food I have cooked in quarantine. Mind you there were a lot of dinners that consisted of my all-time fave of cheese, crackers, and fruit, but, yes, I have been venturing into the kitchen a lot during the past five months. Working more than full-time was never conducive to spending hours in the kitchen making dinner so … Continue reading Hell Has Frozen Over
Down the rabbit hole on a Wednesday (I think or is it Tuesday?)…I just finished reading John Grisham’s latest Camino Winds. And when I say read, I actually mean listened to as I’ve been checking out audio books lately, but more on that later. The story itself, like most of his novels, is fast-moving and engaging. And timely as it takes place during a hurricane … Continue reading Warriors, come out to play…
Walk, Don’t Run. When carrying scissors. Or large glass pitchers of iced tea. Or a baby. Or crossing the stage to accept your diploma. Or seeing your significant other after some time has passed. Run, Don’t Walk. When being chased by bad guys. Or mad dogs. Or the walk light has started blinking. Or 24 miles in and you’re minutes away from a “personal best.” … Continue reading A Matter of Perspective…
Well, not me exactly, but my dog. We saw it in our backyard and then it flew to the roof. So, I thought it was okay to let the dog run free — I mean the chicken was on the roof! Well, not sure why, but the chicken decided to come down off the roof. And the chase was on! Around the yard, on and … Continue reading So, on Monday I killed a chicken…
Watching Netflix in the middle of the day, waking up late, and walking the dog (again) — are these adult snow days? Even though it’s 85 degrees and sunny 10 feet from where I’m sitting, I’m having a strong sense of deja vu. I think sheltering in place is a lot like an extended snow day. The first few days are amazing, filled with doing … Continue reading Is Safer at Home the New Snow Day?
I’ve spent a lot of our stay-safer-at-home lockdown time looking back instead of forward. One week, I threw out all the frayed and peeling photo albums, gathered the random photos strewn throughout the house, and put them all in chronological order in little plastic boxes that I ordered from Amazon. Now, for years to come, whoever is interested can leaf though my life in 12 … Continue reading Old School Photos & New School Video Calls
My grandmother and great aunt are two of the most amazing women I’ve ever known. They were fun, smart and, oh, so loving. Who knew they were also fashionistas?! Aunt Osa’s thoughts that she wrote in my Grandma Velma’s memory book are so insightful for a teenager. A lot of pages had rhymes and “you’re so great” comments, but her words spoke to how she … Continue reading Words to Live By
Just watched the series finale of Homeland…yes, some seasons were uneven, but I don’t care, I loved Brody and Carrie and now I love Yevgeny and Carrie! She’s coolly beautiful, they’re devilishly handsome, what’s not to like? [Spoiler Alert] But I digress, more specifically about the final season, I loved Hugh Dancy (real-life husband of Carrie) joining the cast as a crazy warmonger, using an … Continue reading All good things come to an end, but maybe it makes room for new things?