Just the first few notes of that classic theme music sends me reeling back to my childhood, as I’m sure it does for many. Each holiday when I was a child would HAVE to include a viewing of a Charlie Brown special-how could it not? Halloween and Christmas were the big ones followed by Thanksgiving… Continue reading Peanuts and Pumpkins
Do we need a tutorial on how to be happy these days or how to achieve happiness? I was in a store yesterday that is just all sorts of eye-candy in every direction. Or at least, my kind of eye-candy. It’s a beautifully presented store, for starters, blending elements that are both rustic, organic and… Continue reading Lessons for Happy?
While at camp with my daughter last week, it was amusing to be an 11-year old again. Yes, I was there as a chaperone (“18 in Cabin 4…all accounted for!” ) and even a Mom (“zip up your jacket!”), but at moments I tried to view my surroundings through seventh grade eyes. There’s no lack… Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not
Stew [stoo, styoo] per Dictionary.com verb (used with object) 1.to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling. verb (used without object) 2. to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling. 3. Informal . to fret, worry, or fuss: 4. to feel uncomfortable due to a hot, humid, stuffy atmosphere, as in a closed room; swelter. noun 5. a preparation of meat, fish, or other food cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat and vegetables. 6. Informal . a state of agitation, uneasiness, or worry. 7. a brothel; whorehouse. 8. stews, a neighborhood occupied chiefly by brothels. 9. Obsolete . a vessel for boiling or stewing. Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English stewen, stuwen to take a sweat bath Well, if that’s isn’t an unusual assortment of definitions for a word. Brothel? Really? Huh. I’ll be dipped. I absolutely HATED stew (the beef and carrot concoction…we’re off of brothels. Stick with me here)… Continue reading It’s Chilly, Let’s Stew
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”-Ferris Bueller The kids have off from school today (thank you, Mr. Columbus) so you know what? I’m taking the day off, too. Not that I don’t love being here and writing my little fingers off, but… Continue reading Bueller? Bueller?
For starters…have you made my ChocoDot Pumpkin cake yet? I ask because I’m baking one right now for a school event this weekend. The house smells so good and I’m already thinking that I have to make one for our family for this weekend. Too hard to just give away! As you read yesterday, I… Continue reading Meds and Salad Forks
“Good parents give their children Roots and Wings.” –Jonas Salk I am back from the woods. After a night of sleeping like a dead woman (I don’t think I moved a centimeter all night or even closed my mouth-it felt like the Sahara this morning) and the world’s hottest shower, I have completed re-entry. As I… Continue reading A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.-Dave Barry Good morning, all! I’ll be absent from the ol’ blog for a few days as I am heading to a campground with my eldest daughter and 199 of her classmates. Yes, you read that correctly. 199. An outdoor classroom experience, if you will. She’s bubbling… Continue reading Into The Woods