The Halloween candy is being loaded into stores by the pile. Is it too early for candy corn? For me…yes. Too late, too early…doesn’t matter. I hate candy corn. And dum-dum lollipops (too small…what a waste of a stick). BUT, that is about the only thing I don’t like about Halloween. Favorite holiday, hands down.… Continue reading A Little Wicked
As it’s a mere three months until Christmas, (which, of course, equates in the world of retail to about three weeks. They’ve got a bizarre dog-to-human years ratio-thing happening), my mailbox is starting to become inhabited by more catalogues than the usual visitors. Just a few more each week, but I’m noticing it. The mailmen… Continue reading Serve it Up…Joyously
A nice niche. Have you found yours? I’m 42 and after switching gears and putting my drawing table up in the attic (which just today made a friend of mine *shudder* to hear that-I had to laugh and be flattered at the same time), I’m looking towards other avenues of creativity. Art had been my… Continue reading A Niche for Each
You have heard me mention two things ad nauseam on this blog at some point or another. Tahiti (Bora Bora, French Polynesia) and coconut. Two things that I just adore. Well, the latter crops up again and in a new form. Coconut oil. It’s my new favorite thing for the ol’ bod. A friend of… Continue reading I’m Just Missing the Sarong
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. -Henry David Thoreau I really try to not use this blog as a forum for venting. I have a whole handful of delightful and wonderful girlfriends for that. They are just amazing women for so many reasons and I owe my sanity to… Continue reading Yup, it really is all Good
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around -Leo Buscaglia Yesterday, I wrote about that intellectual spark. What or who prompts and inspires someone to explore… Continue reading Electricity…zap!
A friend of mine was remarking yesterday how her young son was totally into weather a while back, which is amusing since he is only about 6. That’s like when little kids say “when I was little…”. I love that. He was asking all sorts of meteorological questions and therefore, she gathered lots of new… Continue reading Old dogs, Young dogs and the Ones in between
Attempt #2 at a french macaron cooking class last night. Remember, I tried to go to one in the Spring…had signed up, paid, went to the restaurant where it was being held only to find it dark. Same thing last night. I kid you not. The possibility of a Candid Camera moment was looming large… Continue reading Really?
(answer from yesterday: When Harry Met Sally) “I’ve been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.”-Loretta Lynn “Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.”-Boris Pasternak “Society is always taken by surprise at any new examples of common sense.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson Surprise! I love surprises.… Continue reading Ya Nevah Know
I know, without the slightest doubt, that autumn is upon us. No, the calendar has not officially deemed it so, nor have the leaves even started to turn color yet…how is it that I have developed such keen meteorological powers? In the past week, I have reached for two pumpkin-flavored products. Fall is here. Bring… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season