I love desserts, the sweeter, creamier, richer, or more chocolaty, the better. I prefer frosted cakes or cookies with a little something extra. Cookies should be chewy, but not crunchy, and accompanied by cold milk or hot coffee. My mom was a good cook and I have a very early memory of her decorating aContinue reading “The Cookie Diary”
When I overcame my fear of starting to blog, I found a community of learning and caring.
I fell in love with words and writing when I was in ninth grade, and it is a love that has lasted a lifetime.
Looking for some good short reading? This is one of the places that I link up. If you click on this Esme’s link, https://esmesalon.com you will find a variety of posts, crafts, recipes, sewing, travel articles and writers’ blogs of all kinds. Best of all, you don’t have to be a Blogger to access thisContinue reading “Looking for a Good Read?”
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND There have been many times in my life when my default mode has been “Out of sight, out of mind.” When I transferred from public school to boarding school the beginning of 7th grade, it didn’t occur to me to let any of my classmates know, except my bestContinue reading “Unexpected Blessings ~ Part II”
In the fall of 2018, I had an opportunity to travel to my hometown of Onset, Massachusetts, for only the second time since 1973. The journey was more than I could have wished for….
One of my favorite childhood memories, in terms of my dad’s drinking, (yes I know how strange that may sound) was the sense of celebration when he got home. After the opening of the suitcases and the giving of presents was done and supper was started, he would go to the neighbors and invite themContinue reading “Last Call for Alcohol (Jack, Maggie and Alcohol)”
Things about Sheba that make me sad: Sheba will be six years old on June 25th, at least according to her rescue records, and she will have been with us for a year and a half. I do not know a lot about dogs, just the dogs that we have had. Sometimes I wonder ifContinue reading “Sheba’s Quiet Life”
Feeling helpless in the face of the Pandemic Racial Tensions? It is normal to feel helpless in the face of something as huge as both the Pandemic and the current atmosphere of Racial Tensions. Both are national in scope, and in some cases international. Sometimes, if you can do even one thing, or more thanContinue reading “Let Us Be Part of the Solution”
One of my favorite all time romantic comedies is You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.* Even though the technology featured in the film is now dated, there are some timeless ideas and advice in the movie that have stuck with me through the years. Okay, I also have to add that itContinue reading “Timeless Advice from a (somewhat dated) Chick Flick”