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”

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?”

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”

I Bought An Egg Poacher

There are so many ways to cook the humble egg. Eggs can be hard boiled, soft boiled, hard scrambled, soft scrambled, fry sunny side up, fry over easy, fry over medium, fry over hard, or made into an omelet or a frittata. Even baked (shirred) eggs are tasty. Basted eggs seem just greasy to meContinue reading “I Bought An Egg Poacher”

First Day Of School

So today is the first day of school in our county for traditional calendar. We have had 50-70 Fahrenheit weather for a couple of weeks which is very out of season for this area. Suddenly it dropped to zero last night and now we awaken to Flash Flood Warnings, heavy winds and a deluge. OhContinue reading “First Day Of School”

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”

Oh Christmas Tree. . .

. . .Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches! I remember singing this carol not knowing what the heck I was singing. I was a kid, someone thrusted some paper into my hands and I mindlessly obeyed. My teens will question everything – why are we doing this? do I have to? What doesContinue reading “Oh Christmas Tree. . .”

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

What is mistletoe anyway. Say that word several times. Have you noticed if you say word over and over it starts sounding odd? Missile Toe Missiletoe Missatoe. . .I am easily distracted lately. LOL Mistletoe in simple terms is a plant parasite that makes toxic berries and leaves. So why do we hold this upContinue reading “Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?”

Santa Is A Creeper

Look, I know you grew up with this holly jolly grandfather type who made you so happy by bringing you THE IT toy of the season. I know your parents went out of their way to make boot prints in the snow, take a bite out of that nasty cookie you made so it lookedContinue reading “Santa Is A Creeper”