It was an ordinary Sunday morning, as ordinary as anything has been during the pandemic. Church is still outdoors and attendance limited. We had a reservation for 2, sitting on the picnic benches where the school children eat lunch, for 9:30 a.m. We live a mile away, so at around 9:10 we were ready to leave … More An Ordinary Sunday. Yeah, Right!
“Honey, I think I’d like to try making our own pasta”. Thus began my latest adventure. The comment came from my husband, not me. I am half Sicilian and grew up in an area with a large Italian and Sicilian population. Only rarely did I hear of anyone making their own pasta and then it … More Pasta 101 – How Hard Can It Be!
I remember reading about Michael Phelps when he won his first set of Olympic medals. The article talked about how, when he was growing up, his arms were very long and the kids at school teased him. Funny about him having very long arms because nice long, powerful, arms made for a great swimmer and … More Short Arms. Who Knew?
Five minutes. All it took in total was five minutes and I had been putting it off for at least five months. How did I get it done? We painted the master bath four and a half years ago and, for some reason, the paint chipped away in a couple of spots by the light … More Five Minutes – Five Simple Minutes. Vol. I
Whisper, our 2 ½ year old mostly black cat, was due at the veterinary clinic this morning at 7:15 a.m. for her annual Wellness Check. My first mistake was agreeing to such an early time, but my husband is usually an early riser and he is the one who fusses over the four cats, so … More Whisper, Where Are You Whisper?
How much coffee to make for our annual Holiday Open House is always a great question and the answer is . . . . well, it is all over the place. We can have 140 RSVPs and only 90 attendees, or 115 arrive. Some years they drink a lot of coffee and some years they do … More Keurig Party Time. An Adventure
Recently I’ve seen several articles touting the emotional and physical benefits of a nice, warm, relaxing bath. Run the water, add bath salts, add fragrance, dim the lights. Soak. Let your mind and body relax. You need the disconnect from life and it promotes a restful night. I could use both the disconnect and the restful … More A Nice Relaxing Bath
Recently, my online book club featured the nonfiction book Running Home: A Memoir by Katie Arnold. Katie is a long-distance runner and in the initial narrative she talks about a race in northern New Mexico where the path begins in the dark, follows narrow paths with rocks and brush, goes to the 10,440 ft. summit … More Just Keep Running
You would think that we would have realized that the water softener process wasn’t processing, but we didn’t. The soap wasn’t as soapy, my skin didn’t feel as slippery after a shower rinse, and no middle of the night roar from the softener processor woke me up. Still, the 2 plus 2 didn’t activate in … More Softly, As The Water Goes
Indeed, all was going well. It was the night of the Installation Dinner for my womens club, Las Damas of Sun Gold Hills (not affiliated with any other Las Damas group). The club is over 60 years old, started when the subdivision was built in the 1950s. Fun group and I’ve enjoyed being a member. … More All was going well until. . . . . . .