Wolf Moon

Did you know some full moons had names? I didn’t either until a dear friend of mine opened up a bakery and called it Harvest Moon. She had these lovely placards instead of numbers that she would place on tables while the food was being cooked so they could remember what customer got what. IContinue reading “Wolf Moon”

Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain

It’s winter and many places all over the US are getting some snow. It’s that time of the year after all. However, thanks to climate change, global warming, etc. there are some crazy amounts being dumped in various areas. Snow is exciting for kids of all ages. At the first sign of the possibility, theContinue reading “Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion

Is that a real thing? I’m trying to put a finger on how I feel right now and that is what came out of my mouth as I was trying to explain it to my spouse. Here is what I mean. As a mom I have to make all sorts of decisions for my childrenContinue reading “PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Happy New Year?

Here we are. It’s the end of 2021. I hated 2019 as I watched my father wither away, 2020 was a dumpster fire in every way, 2021 had a hopeful beginning and still ended up being a disappointing year. What will 2022 be like? I’m not sure. But I know one thing – I’m goingContinue reading “Happy New Year?”

Ice Skating

Every year Raleigh hosts an outdoor skating rink to bring that holiday feeling to the city. Sure, it’s not a real pond like in South Korea, Canada, Vermont or any US state that can keep a frozen body of ice for weeks, but you see what they are going for. I was a speed skaterContinue reading “Ice Skating”

The Virgin Mary

When I went to Catholic preschool and kindergarten in South Korea I remember studying really hard. I wanted to please the pretty nuns who were so kind to me and I always wanted to learn as much as I could. But when it came to the Virgin Mary I was really confused. When I wasContinue reading “The Virgin Mary”