My youngest has been asking me, since last year, to take her ice skating. I really like ice skating. I remember first learning to ice skate in high school. We had a PE class that allowed us to go off campus to learn how to bowl, how to shoot an arrow from a bow at … Continue reading Ice Skating
I'm baking pies today. Thanksgiving is in two days. I'm going traditional with my baking. Pumpkin and pecan will do it for us. My dad is known as "Plain Bob" and he doesn't like anything too fancy. He usually finds out that he actually likes fancy when he eats fancy, but he's happy with only … Continue reading Pies, Aging, And An Empty Sh*tter.
I have been a stay at home mom since my first baby was born. We lived in Chicago. I didn't have some fancy, high-payin' job at a hoity-toity downtown firm. It was cheaper to stay at home and not pay for daycare. We lived in a rented apartment so we didn't have a mortgage and … Continue reading I Bake Memories Into My Cakes
November is the Thankful Month. It's the month that we pull aside as the time to remember what gives us joy and what gives us reason to get up each morning. But, why do we stop and think about what we have to be thankful for in November? This is something that we need to … Continue reading Finding Your Own Joy
The cold weather has brought out my crabby side. And I think a sore back. Feeling cold and tense every time I have to run to the barn or to the mailbox constricts my muscles as I try to warm up. It's like a tight Elizabethan corset is being pulled taut around my upper torso. … Continue reading The Root Of My Back Pain
Another week (or two) has passed and another week in review is here... We have had encounters with pumpkins, a theft, illness in the family, a concert, and a holiday. October has come and gone and today is November. The month that gives us turkey and the birth of Gigi. Who was the devil for … Continue reading Another Week, Another Review