Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.-Ellis Peters Got that right, Mr. Peters. First we were astonished that there was no real winter (at least around this part of the country) and now we are astonished that it’s officially Spring. We have waited patiently and now we can finally hear those fabulous… Continue reading Pack Away Those Boots!
I have a total love-hate relationship going right now with my subscription to Travel and Leisure magazine and with the email blasts that I get from TripAdvisor.com. I scored the magazine from one of those “pick 3 subscriptions for only $1 each” deals from my credit card. Seemed like a decent idea since the cost… Continue reading A Drop in the Bucket
I think I would be remiss if I let the actual St. Patrick’s day go by without sending out a good ol’ Irish blessing to you all. After all, we all are a smidge Irish today… “May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of… Continue reading A Wish
March, to me, means two things. St. Patricks’s Day (being the crazy non-Irishwoman that I am) and Maple Syrup time. The earth is starting to wake up a little bit now…grass is getting a tad greener, we are seeing some blooms appear…the days are warmer and the nights are still cool. THAT is precisely syrup… Continue reading Sappy is Good
Have you ever walked a Labyrinth? Do you know what one is? I didn’t for the longest time but then my Mom told me about them, as she had walked one. No, it’s not a tightrope. It’s not an organized march. It’s a path. A labyrinth is a winding path within a circle…you enter…meander at… Continue reading Walking Within a Circle, but Moving Forward
That’s what the old man, who did not look a day over 130, said to me as I reached for my drink. It was raw and rainy that first night in Ireland. We were in a hiccup of a town, situated on the Southern coast. Mostly residential but, of course, with a pub that was… Continue reading Guinness is Nutrition, some say
Every year when I was a child, my Mom would throw a great St. Patrick’s Day dinner for our extended family. We had the works…corned beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes for dinner and Irish Coffees, these amazing chocolate-cream cheese cupcakes (recipe to follow) and, it being the late 70s-early 80s, Creme de Menthe parfaits… Continue reading Kiss Me, I’m….?
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.-Germaine Greer Spontaneity ruled the roost yesterday afternoon and we were all the better for it. We all got up (somewhat bleary-eyed from the daylight savings torture, I mean change), had breakfast and went to the regularly scheduled martial arts class. Then the thought was, since it was such a… Continue reading Why Not?
Ok. I know this blog of mine is generally about positive thoughts, recipes and quotes and finds to make your day just a little bit nicer, but I need to vent a tad. Time to pull-out the soapbox for a mo. I will keep this brief and I will also post another, more positive post… Continue reading Here Mr. Lawmaker, Have A Burger
I had my little rant and I thank you for bearing with me. Oooo…that stuff just gets me crazy! So, to switch gears since I promised that we would leave the week on a good note, here are a few recipes to fuel your Friday night. Or at least, mellow it out a whole lot… Continue reading It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…