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Month: April 2015

Monday Mondays 4.20.15

Don’t you just love Spring?  The colors are so vibrant it just makes me happy all over!  For some reason, I keep hearing that song we used to sing in kindergarten – “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…”  Odd, I know, […]

Like a Baby Blue Jay

  A few days ago, our cat, being… well… a cat, was out on the back porch toying with a newly-out-of-the-nest baby Blue Jay.  I opened the back door to distract the cat or step in if necessary, but to the cat’s surprise, the dog’s […]

Monday Mondays 4.13.15


wpid-20150411_102208-1.jpgThis week we’re getting bees.  My in-laws have had several beehives for the last few years, and the more I’ve learned about them, the more fascinating they seem.  I still can’t quite believe that this girl, who was raised in suburban Florida, plants and keeps a garden every year, cans things from the garden, is getting bees, and wants chickens at some point in life. I’ve learned to make a lot of things that you can find in the grocery – homemade pastas, croissants, stocks and bouillon cubes, jams, almond milk – things when I was in college I’d never think would be exciting to me to learn to make.  I don’t ever want to stop learning.  Whether I read about something in a book or figure out how to do it in the real world, learning keeps us young.  What’s interesting is that when we’re young and “forced” to learn in school, much of the time, we fight it (unless you’re kind of a nerd like me, although, I really didn’t care for learning about moles in chemistry…). But when we mature, we actually enjoy learning. It’s a challenge that we can rise to meet. And it’s kind of a fun thing, now that it’s not forced.  What have you learned lately?

Not that these links make me feel like I’m still 20, but I did learn some interesting tidbits this week:






Leave It Behind

A woman that I work with is leaving this weekend to fulfill a lifelong dream – she’s visiting the Holy Land. Widowed for 3 years, she’s understandably nervous, but excited too.  It’s been a struggle the last few years, and to say that she’s been frugal […]

Books that Changed my Life, Pt. 1

The other day, I asked you to let me know what books that mattered to you and why. In the next couple of posts, I’m sharing what books rocked my world, so to speak. Some of these books had a message that resonated with me; others meant […]

Monday Mondays 4.6.15


As much as I love Christmas, I almost think Easter is a more enjoyable holiday.  Christmas is wonderful, but there’s just so much to do that really has nothing to do with the actual meaning of the holiday itself.  Easter on the other hand, well, fill up a couple baskets with candy, hide a few plastic eggs, and it’s much easier to focus on the reason for the season. And while we wouldn’t have Easter without first having Christmas, to me, Easter is a miracle holiday.  I stand in awe that Jesus rose from the grave, and because of that, there is really no such thing as time.  And who wouldn’t like to be rid of time as a commodity?!?

My Easter was very quiet – lots of reading done, hooray! – and so I pass along to you some of the things I read…  Have a terrific week!


Easy Kale & Honeycrisp Salad

Unfortunately, even though it’s a “superfood,” I haven’t been a huge fan of kale. I should love it beyond beyond because I’m almost always anemic, and dark, leafy greens are a great source of iron, but I think it’s on the bitter side. As someone who […]