Stupid…..stupid…stupid..stupid.  This is what I was saying on Friday night.  We were going to have weekend company and I thought I would try something new for dinner.  Nooooooo!!!  You are NEVER supposed to do that!  What happens if it doesn’t turn out?  What happens if it is overcooked? Now a normal person would not go into hysterics if dinner is ruined but I think we all know by now I’m not normal!  Let me rewind and play back the whole scene for you…… Some friends were coming for the weekend and planning on being here around dinnertime.  (Honestly, it doesn’t matter what time you planRead More →

When you hear the words “inside-out”, what do you think of? Do you think of the film where every emotion has a character?  (If you haven’t seen the movie, it is cute.) Do you think about accidently wearing a piece of clothes the wrong way?  (I went to the beach last week and put my t-shirt inside out when I left…went to lunch like that…and then errands….or at least that is the story I’m going with!) Sometimes inside out makes me think of just being all turned around and not knowing what is going on.  I have felt like that lately.  I feel like thingsRead More →

STOP THE PRESSES!  STOP THE PRESSES!  Wait….this is only on the internet….STOP TYPING….DON’T HIT ENTER….DON’T POST ANYTHING YET!! I’ve got HUGE news to report.  After my last blog on sonnets, I received a huge response.  (I thank all five of you who chose to reach out.)  Besides being told I know nothing about poetry or Shakespeare, I was told that I OBVIOUSLY don’t know as much about food as I thought I did.  (I thought this was a little mean, obviously, I am transparent about the fact that I am always learning and that is why I spend so much time on The Google….and citeRead More →

Sonnet 1:  Ode to my Garden (With a little help from Elizabeth Barrett Browning…. but my iambic pentameter and stanza are a little off) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth of my countless bags of composted My roots feel free to grow and don’t feel hurt. For your pretty flowers and green leaves. For the vines of cucumbers that roam free To the height of tomatoes that have outgrown me I love to water you every single day And watch the way you absorb sun rays. I love thee for the veggies that you grow.Read More →

“We go together Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong Remembered forever As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop That’s the way it should be Wah-oooh, yeah! We’re one of a kind Like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo” Do you remember this song?  It is from the movie Grease which I love to watch every summer. I woke up humming this today as I sorted socks in the laundry.  (FYI….it is a great sock matching song!) As I was “Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy shoobee doowop shebop”ing my to the bottom of the basket, IRead More →

Happy July!!!  Any big summer plans?  Do you like to just hang out at home and avoid summer crowds?  Or maybe this is the only time of year you get off work so you take a big vacation? I like the mini-stay close to home vacation.  I feel like I’m getting away but I still pack like I’m going on a safari.  (Actually, I think I pack like the Howell’s from Gilligan’s Island.  I don’t have any boas or gowns but I do have my bag count usually outnumber my days away.) We went on a trip the other week out east to visit someRead More →

Tomorrow is Tuesday!!!!  Do you observe Taco Tuesday?  I write that like it is a religious holiday and to some it is one.  Simply, it is the weekly ritual of eating tacos on Tuesday.  (It would be cool if there was a little more than that like maybe doing a shred the cheese dance or a tortilla fling to the sky to thank the taco gods.) I think when the term was first coined, a fast food taco joint took credit for it and tried to own the name….and we all know Taco Tuesday can’t be owned!!! You can make your tacos at home andRead More →

I’m a little late posting this week….sorry.  I’ve been a little distracted with my veggie garden duties.  The Magic Garden (Magic because I don’t know what I’m doing) is in the delicate stage where it is growing rapidly and needs a lot of extra love put into the soil!  (I water and talk to them daily….and no…they have yet to talk back.) This year looks like I will have a bumper crop of cucumbers, bok choy, tomatoes, lettuces, miscellaneous peppers, eggplants and herbs.  The herb part has me kind of overwhelmed already.  They are growing really fast which is good but unfortunately, I don’t haveRead More →

When you are in a conversation and you misunderstand something, what is your reaction?  Do you just smile, nod and take a sip of your drink with the hopes that is enough to be considered part of the exchange?  Do you furrow your brow, smirk and think about other things?  Maybe you just widen your eyes, flare your nostrils and take a breath and tell them you have to go potty and then sneak into the bathroom and google it. Actually, when I’m talking in a group and something comes up that I don’t understand I think I do kind of an eye squint andRead More →

I’m fine but I’m whipped. I am so lucky that I have friends who care so much about me that they realize I’m sick when my blog and Facebook posts decrease. So, because I can’t keep up with the emails/messages….my Crohn’s is having a bit of a flare right now and decided to bring along a wicked cold for company. I’m not doing much more than running to tests, appointments and the pharmacy. (And Starbucks because I’m sick, not dead.). I have felt worse and I have felt better this is just how it goes. I really miss having a furry friend to keep meRead More →