• It’s all about how you look at it…

    It truly is all about how you look at “it”…whatever that “it” might be.  This picture may look like a jumbled mess to one and a treasure to another.  To me it is beautiful.  It’s not beautiful just because I love jewelry.  It’s beautiful because of the memories that go along with it.  That doesn’t mean I know exactly when and where I acquired each treasure.  It means that I can think of different occasions where I wore a certain piece, and it brings back the memory of that.  I drift off from my point though. This past holiday weekend we went to Enchant Christmas in Arlington, Texas.  It was…

  • In the Kitchen & Down Memory Lane

    Holidays bring back lots of memories…mostly good ones.  Even the ones that make me sad are usually good.  At Thanksgiving when I start thinking about what I will bring to our family dinner, I always think of my Granny.  Her house was where we had our Thanksgiving meal.  She made the turkey and dressing and lots of weird salads that as a child a would not touch! One year while I was in college, I didn’t get to come home for Thanksgiving.  I called Granny to get her dressing recipe.  That sounds simple.  It was not.  She didn’t have a recipe.  She made it by memory…maybe that’s why some years…

  • Another Goal Set!!

    This goal may actually be more difficult than my previous one of finishing my first half Ironman triathlon! I still feel a bit fake saying I did it because the swim was cancelled, but that is not the point today.  My goal is…drum roll: to be finished Christmas shopping by 12/01/2018! It has been declared publicly, so now it is really real. I don’t want to be finished Christmas shopping because I don’t like shopping.  I do like shopping, and I like giving gifts to others even more.  I don’t like the pressure that I sometimes feel with the Christmas present.  There are set people that you buy for each…