Today is the kind of day to just take a moment. Sit on the front porch with the dog beside you. The sun just starting to set. Still warm enough to pause and enjoy both the sunset, and the beautiful tulips quite abloom. And that is just what I’m doing. Hope you are able to… Continue reading Take A Moment
One day last week, I felt it was time to go back to watching some news. It wasn’t a feeling of having to go back right then, just a feeling it was time and I’d start back on Monday, today. For the time being, I’m only going to devote an hour a day to watching… Continue reading Back to the News
When using Fitness or Noom apps, and possibly others, they allow one to add extra exercise activities to the calorie burning count for the day. Do some yard work, add it in. Do some house cleaning, add it it. Do some time on the treadmill, add it. However, have you ever noticed neither cooking, nor… Continue reading Cooking/Baking is Exercise!
We received our second Covid vaccine on Thursday. This has started the two week countdown to when we can begin to carefully socialize again if we so choose. Since we want to see our grandchild, we are more closely watching CDC travel guidelines as well. Overall, the side effects for myself have been minimal. The… Continue reading Vaccine Side Effects
This is a new cooking term I learned this week. The term means under vacuum, or also referred to as low temperature long cooking. I had seen it being done on my cooking shows, just didn’t know there was an official name for it. The Breville Sous Vide popped up on one of my feeds.… Continue reading Sous Vide
Over the past few years, I’ve been a little upset with some businesses as a customer. It stems from having to wait in line for an abnormal amount of time, or not being able to find someone to answer a question without traipsing across the entire store. Today when we went for our second Covid… Continue reading Good Help is Hard to Find?
My current quest is to help out my vegetable gardens. Last year I discovered square foot gardening, which did better than I had thought they would. This year I have expanded the number of beds by 50 percent. Watering a garden is often, if not always, the most challenging. Too much water, not good, Not… Continue reading My Kingdom for a Hose
Emotional Intelligence: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Definition of Oxford Languages It often feels as if we, society, are losing our emotional intelligence, which then affects our humanity and the meeting of our basic needs. Take something as simple as texting… Continue reading e·mo·tion·al in·tel·li·gence
I started reading the book, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, this morning and can’t put it down. The end is so close I have to finish tonight. Be back tomorrow.
A little while ago I mentioned Nadiya, a chef/baker from the U.K., and her new shows on Netflix. One of her episodes had Joakim Prat as a guest spot. His specialty, as I had mentioned, is eclairs. After watching him work, and seeing his results, I got the bug to try to create my own… Continue reading Eclairs on My Mind