Yesterday, I thought I was done with my posts for the year, but today I have to post just one more thing… THANK YOU to whomever send me the adorable, wonderful and magical Little Buddha statue! It is serene and inspiring. This package arrived on my porch just a little while ago but any notes… Continue reading Sweet Surprise
Thoughts on a year….on this, the supposed last day of the world. Talk about beautiful timing. I’m going to wrap up my blog year today. No Mayan influence. Honest. It’s just my blog’s New Year’s Eve. The past five days were like pulling teeth to write and very challenging but I bumbled through with all… Continue reading 12, 13….
A friend of mine, who I have not heard from in a long time, dropped me a line via Facebook yesterday morning. We were bantering back and forth and catching up, which was quite nice to do. Apparently, she’s been reading my posts because she ended one of her notes with “Have a Merry Christmas! I… Continue reading Oh, Magic 8 Ball…
Trying to be positive. Comes and goes. The sun came out for a brief period yesterday, but then sank behind a flurry of light gray clouds. Cold in the morning, warm-ish, almost spring-like in the afternoon. The skies didn’t know what to do with themselves. I think I heard a bird chirp. I also think the… Continue reading Open that Gift
I know, here you are expecting a delish and delightful holiday recipe or quippy tales of my baking escapades. It’s a week before Christmas…that’s how it should be. But I’m just not there. The air is heavy. People hearts are heavy. I know I have to rally for my kids, who I am (so!!!) blessed… Continue reading Trying to Rally
The holidays, as much as they are joyful, are also a quiet time. Time to reflect on the year’s past happenings, time to think of those that we love, those who we would love to have sharing in our joy but who cannot, a time to consider the months and years ahead. This week, the… Continue reading The World is Quiet
I love appetizers. I just hate making them. They drive me nuts. You spend all this time making these perfect, Lilliputian creations by the tray-full and then, Whamo-O!, they hit the party table or circulate or do what they are going to do and they are gone in about 1/100th of the time it took… Continue reading Tiny foods, Big Hassle
Last night I helped to set a World Record, among other things. Yeah, just your average Wednesday night. Ah, but it wasn’t! For starters, it was 12-12-12. Quite possibly the coolest date in a long time and now for a long time to come. I’ll be 142 the next time this date rolls around. Hmmm…might… Continue reading Fa-la-la-la-bu-lous!
When I spent copious amounts of time on the couch last week nursing the cold-cough that I had (cough is still with me, hanging on like a pesky sibling), magazines and books were my companions. I stumbled on one thing that made me laugh and made me laugh so much that I have to now… Continue reading A Brief interlude…without briefs
It’s approximately this week every year when I start swinging into baking mode.I’m a little behind the 8-ball because of the past few days, but the cold is departing and so my planning commences! Weeee! I LOVE to bake. And I LOVE to bake at the holidays. I have clear recollections of my Italian grandma… Continue reading To Plot, Plan, Bake, & Frost