Coming To Terms With Grief

Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving at the beach this year. It was mostly my idea. I needed a symbolic one last goodbye sort of thing for my father. I’m not saying I’m forgetting him – NEVER – but I have come to terms with my grief and I feel healthy and in control ofContinue reading “Coming To Terms With Grief”

I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

If you have been reading this blog often you probably wonder if there is any holiday I like. In truth, there are very few. One of the ones I don’t care for anymore is Thanksgiving. When I first came to the US I loved the idea that families came together to share a meal. ThatContinue reading “I Don’t Like Thanksgiving”

Banana Bread or Cake?

My neighbor, when I lived in Fuquay-Varina, used to make me banana bread often. OMG it was such delicious goodness. She would make us a loaf and I swear it was gone by the end of the day. It was breakfast then it was a snack and then dessert. She did not make it withContinue reading “Banana Bread or Cake?”

Taking A Break From Meat

Did you know there are many levels of vegetarianism? Depending on the diet, it can be very restrictive or pretty flexible. The US is such a wealthy nation many of us can choose what to eat and what not to eat. Omnivore, Carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, Lacto Vegetarian, Ovo Vegetarian, Lacto Ovo Vegetarian, Pollotarian, Flexitarian, PescatarianContinue reading “Taking A Break From Meat”

When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More

There are two types of people in the world. One type like JoAnne and I LOVE smoked meats. Oh my goodness how we both love pork barbecue. It seems fitting we are best friends since Koreans love their own style of barbecue and she loves the American version. With her, I have tasted all sortsContinue reading “When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”