Today is one of my husband’s favorite holidays. Saint Patrick’s Day. He seems to have been 1/4 Irish. He thought he was about half, but since his death the kids have taken an Ancestry.com DNA test and they are almost 20% Irish/Scottish. Because of her Father’s DNA, Gigi is actually 1% Jewish. Shalom! My DNA … Continue reading Today I’m Making The Corned Beef
The first week of the new year, 2018, has already come and gone. Days are still cold and the nights even colder. In Illinois, we are used to the cold blowing across the prairie, causing the snow to drift into largish mountains of white. Blocking the view, hampering the walk to the mailbox. We haven't … Continue reading First Week Of 2018 Review
Things have been hectic around here the last few weeks. We've attended Holiday performances that the kids are a part of. The family gathered as we had a death in the family. Our goat passed away as well. And we met with the creepiest Santa in the history of Santas.... My aunt's husband passed away … Continue reading Yet Another Week In Review…
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.
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