The days are all starting to meld together. Florida instituted a stay-at-home order for 30 days – ruining our ‘bug out’ plans because the sheriff did us the courtesy of stopping by several times last Thursday to let the boys know it would be enforced. I find it a bit ridiculous in our little isolated […]Read More CoronaDiary: 4-4-2020
I have not been sick but this is Day 17 for me. I was early on the self-isolate bandwagon. I can work remote so it has been a blessing to have that framework of stability around my days. Other than the great TP shortage of 2020, we have not had any issues with food. We […]Read More CoronaDiary: 3-28-2020
That about sums up my life right now and trust me I am NOT complaining. I feel relatively safe and isolated, but still… 6 teenagers, 1 husband, and 1 dog in a very small house – that’s 8 people! Here is the good news, said very small house, is on a pretty secluded island off […]Read More 6 Teenagers, 1 Husband, 1 Dog & 1,600 Square Feet
I definitely don’t have a criminal mind which leaves me shocked by what lengths criminal minds will go to on a regular basis. A friend of mine’s teenage son recently was in an accident. It was basically his fault as he made a left-hand turn and a car proceeding straight (arguably at a high rate […]Read More Beware! Traffic Scam Criminals
The best compliment ever! And from hungry teenage boys to boot was them raving about a simple pot of hearty goodness combined with skillet cornbread. When one said, I could make a business out of this meal, I had to laugh. It’s not an unusual occurrence for me to have a house full of boys […]Read More You Could Make A Business Out of that Meal
I am working toward my itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini bod. No, who am I kidding, I’m working toward my, let’s not look like a breaching yellow submarine in a one-piece bod! And I’ve realized there are certain things that I just can’t give up or cut back on, namely the piping […]Read More Zero Proof Cocktails Anyone?
My dog, like most, loves to chase squirrels. The squirrels around our house, love to tease dogs. And so the ageless cycle continues. The other morning, my dog Kenners and I had just gotten in from a walk, it was early morning. Kenners was not on duty guarding the house yet as I was still […]Read More A Dog’s Life has gone to the squirrels
I’ve been guilty of boring gifting, but no more. I’m ditching the standby Starbucks or Visa cards for more personal, themed gift bags. After receiving this All Things ‘Rose’ themed Birthday gift bag, I’m inspired! My determination to step up my gifting from obligatory to memorable was further solidified this week where plans for a […]Read More Just say “No” to the gift card
This quote from a recent Forbes article really scares me. “In high labor cost markets, ghost restaurants can bring down the price of handmade meals, and at the end of the day, convenience will always win. Cooking on a daily basis is a mandatory chore that many people hate. By enhancing the whole value chain […]Read More Ghost Kitchens. Friend or Foe?
Are we too caught up in the expectations of the season? Dealing with… no that’s not the right words, muddling through a serious illness in the family this month has left me not only exhausted but so far behind my normal Christmas preparations that I can’t catch up. Will my family still have a great […]Read More Dundee Girl asks…