Cleaning Day!

I have never in all of my life been excited about cleaning.  When the cleaning is complete,  the calm, orderly, put-back-in-place, sometimes even shiny space I live in, makes me happy.  But excited about the cleaning itself - never. Until tonight. Next to my desk is the stairway down to the front door of our …

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Day 31: And Finally, A Word From My Sponsor

He is a self-described, King of Leftovers.  He has a love affair with White Castle and has since childhood.  He was famous in our home on Saturday mornings for whipping up pancakes or french toast or taking us all out for donuts.   He created the "clean out the container" game which we played most …

Day 30: Food Love Stories

Three Food Love StoriesKey Lime LoveWhen I turned 40 (yesterday...not really, a few yesteryears ago) my hubby threw me a surprise party.  He planned it via email in one week and no one blew it.  A handmade card from the girls gifted me with "go out with dad and we will stay home alone and …

Day 29: Good Things in Stinky Cans

Part of  today's post is another repeat from 4 years ago, but it applies to this day, this moment and I needed the reminder. It is more about cat food than people food. When we moved to SoFL we knew there would be surprises.   We did not expect them to come in the form …

Day 28: Hearing His Voice

There are several places I can hear the Originator, Author, Creator.  He speaks the perfect Love Language,  sometimes in conviction, sometimes with clarity, so often summoning me to trust without understanding.  I'm learning to pay attention to His Voice, especially in these places:  ironing space, cooking space, & walking the dog places.  My heart ears …

Day 27: The Origin of Tea Time

Most of the people I first met in Florida were fellow dog owners in our Apartment complex.  The dogs gave us a common interest and reason for conversation.  A few of those women have become more than just a fellow dog owner.  I am thankful and know that as we get ready to finish the …

Day 26: Interview With Mother Mary

At the beginning of this writing project, I knew I would interview my mother.  It may have been the best 2 hours of my whole week.  And this is how she began:"When I think of food - it wakes up everything in me - wakes up sight, smell, taste; it delights all my senses."We set …