“Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old Sometimes I’d like to quit Nothin’ ever seems to fit Hangin’ around Nothin’ to do but frown Rainy days and Mondays always get me down” I have never felt more like singing this song by The Carpenters than today. The day started like a usual workday for us. He gets up early, gets ready while I try to catch a couple more Z’s. Hubby always kisses me good-bye and tells me to have a nice day. I mabble (mumble and babble at the same time) things about the time, blanket hogging and does my hair look sexy. (I haveRead More →

My husband and I did something the other day that we haven’t done for a loooooong time. It is stereotypically something guys want to do more than girls but this time I was pushing for it. The interesting thing is that he only wanted to do it if we had another couple involved. Since I am a good sport, I said yes. If this was the only way he was going to do this…the more the merrier! I couldn’t wait to see the bases again and to see who would get the first homerun! Are you like this too? Do you like professional ball games?Read More →

I’ve been growing a vegetable garden for the last few years. It has been fun walking around the house to grab a tomato or a zucchini. (I didn’t venture much further than those items.) This year I wanted to expand the garden and grow everything from seed. (Previous years, I bought little plants.) It was a great project to start indoors during my surgery recovery. (And watching a seed grow while on pain meds IS very entertaining!) I kept planting seeds (radishes, carrots, lettuce, eggplant, tomatoes, squash) thinking maybe only a few of them would grow. I was wrong. Almost every little pod I plantedRead More →

When do you have the urge to go to a steakhouse? Do you like to take your sweetie on your anniversary? Or maybe they are your go-to place for birthdays? Do you only consider going to a steakhouse on a special occasion? Or maybe you only go for dinner? I have a new theory. Isn’t every day a special occasion? Can we just start celebrating waking up and having great people in our lives? Life is short. Mark every day with a moment or two that makes you happy and warms your heart. With that said, whether you are celebrating, working or just hanging outRead More →

There were some steamy days this week. It was so hot that I saw a bee take off his yellow jacket. It was so hot that I bought bread at the store and when I got home it was toast. It was so hot the debt ceiling needed a fan. There are good things to look forward to on the warmer days like weekend festivals and events. Actually, I’m not a fan of the crowds or being out in the heat. (It was so hot that the cows were making evaporated milk.) I do like the food that is served at a festival. There isRead More →

Peer Pressure. Simply stated it is being encouraged by people in a group to try something new or maybe change your view. People succumb to peer pressure. It is just a fact. When you are in grade school, your friends are you biggest influencers. You may join in with the girls who make a humming noise and say, “I don’t really care.” (I am still apologizing to my mom for that one!) Or maybe you only wear shirts with the polo guy instead of the alligator. Or maybe your friends guided you into wearing a bra when you really didn’t need one. (This wasn’t me,Read More →

Today is one of those days. I woke up (that may be the highlight of the day) and everything went wrong in the first fifteen minutes. Nothing tragic or life changing but enough to make me want to crawl back into bed. I had a to do list (including painting some pots, taking a shower and writing a blog on Korean food) and everything just kept getting in my way. First, I did something stupid. As per my routine, I went to the bathroom. For some reason, I decided to cross my legs. Without going into detail, there is reason you don’t cross your legsRead More →

Have you ever played the game roulette? Technically, I haven’t but I know it is a game of chance.   From what I understand you place a bet on a number and a color (black or red). A guy in vest (I guess vests are coming back) spins a wheel one way and flings a ball the other way on this round track. The ball and the wheel slow down and the ball falls into a colored number slot. (I am sure there is a lot more thought to this but this is all I got from watching TV shows.) Yipppeee…..that was fun??? I don’t likeRead More →