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, but do you find that sometimes moments in your life…

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 surprise, and especially my surprise, the baby bird flew into…

Monday Mondays 4.13.15

  This 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,…

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 to be able to afford this trip is an understatement.…

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 something different.  In no particular order:   A Wrinkle in…

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…

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 came to enjoy brusselsprouts late in life exactly because of…