There are few things that compare to baking with friends and family, even from afar. This evening my friend Jennifer hosted a holiday cookie zoom. Although an annual tradition for her, this was my first being able to join in. As you might imagine, those in the past were in person, this one was via… Continue reading An Evening of Cookies
The trip to my mom’s was full of emotion. I’ll write about it soon. Today is about my afternoon in the kitchen. Don’t know why, but I felt the need to bake and cook. After a quick trip to the grocery store to get a couple of ingredients I needed (a bonus was they finally… Continue reading An Afternoon in the Kitchen
We have been twice blessed with great neighbors! In Albuquerque, we got to know our neighbors, helped them when we could, and heavens knows how much they helped us with the kids, and in not asking too many questions during some rough times. We all made sure to keep any eye on one another’s places… Continue reading We Have Great Neighbors!
One of the ways I’m trying to stay connected with friends and neighbors is through baking (duh!, right?). If they have said they liked something I’ve made in the past or if stated something was their favorite, that is what I’ve tried to make for them. Some of the items have been no-bake cookies, banana… Continue reading First Gluten-Free Baked Good
Everyday we hear of governors going on TV and stating all the things the Federal government isn’t doing. Many also let us know, because there is no national leadership, they are each bidding against one another for needed supplies to treat COVID-19. There is a National Governors Association to which I believe all governors belong… Continue reading Nationally, We are Leaderless. Why Aren’t Governors Uniting?
It was a beautiful day here. So warm in fact, we had to turn on the ceiling fan before we even got out of bed. The heat woke us up. Once up, we opened the windows and back door to let the warmth in and to enjoy the through breeze. Perfect day (well, would have… Continue reading An Evening in the Yard
In the midst of all that is happening with the global pandemic, we as humans, must also find some solace and happiness in the small things of life. It just can’t be gloom and doom everyday, all day, and still maintain our sanity and our emotional well-being. One of my happy places, outside the kitchen,… Continue reading Vegetable Gardening has Begun
I’m not writing this to boast or float my own boat. I’m writing today to provide ways one can help during this trying time, especially if you are still working because you can work from home. Today I volunteered for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Work is allowing us to volunteer at community agencies during our… Continue reading How Are You Helping Others During the Pandemic?
If it is true one’s worries are what turns one’s hair gray, you’d see I worry, a lot. I think it is both hereditary and because I’m an educator (teachers never stop thinking about their students, even 20 years after they had them in class). My current worries, which are mainly due, but not entirely,… Continue reading I am a Worrier
It seems just yesterday we were watching China locking down Wuhan Province, then the whole of Italy shuttering its doors. Now we are watching Coronavirus unfold in our own U.S. of A. while wondering how it could happen here on such a large scale. I’ve already talked about that topic in this space, and won’t… Continue reading 20,000 and Counting