Pine nuts are delicious — except when they make everything else taste like crap! The Pine Mouth Predicament.
Instead of Thanksgiving, my family and I opt to celebrate Fakesgiving. My older children and my grandchildren live more than halfway across the country and flying to New Mexico during the Thanksgiving holiday is not only exorbitantly expensive, but with the crowds and weather, it’s a tremendous pain the ass. So, instead, we celebrate the holiday […]
You may have noticed I haven’t been around lately…or maybe you haven’t! I don’t know how I feel about that. I haven’t posted for over a month and no one sent an email or a comment or a text to see if I was still alive. I could have been lying in a ditch, dead from a […]
Have you ever heard of Meetup? If not, let me fill you in – it’s a website where anyone with any interest can start a group in order to “meet up” and socialize with other like-minded individuals. Most of the Meetup groups are pretty mundane – book clubs, mommies, hikers, movie buffs, foodies, singles. However, you’ve […]
Doc was in the military most of our marriage and, even though he is retired and we are separated now, I still get a few military benefits. One of my favorites is the ability to shop at the commissary on base. Without fail, I can get everything except meat and produce for much better prices […]
I come from a long line of social women. My maternal grandmother was regionally famous for her depression era parties, where hoards of neighbors would spend the evening dancing, singing, chatting, and eating. My mother inherited this trait and after the dream home was built, it was the site of many social gatherings. On any […]