Wisdom For A Decade

The Wise Woman's Stone A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.  The next day she met another traveler who was hungry and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.  The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it …

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The Hubby and The Ham Balls

Disclaimer for my vegetarian/vegan friends:  the following contains material of the meat type.  In no way is it meant to offend or gross you out. The Vitamix earned its keep.  Today it ground up the last of my ham. I’ve owned this bad boy for approximately 6 weeks.  The majority of its life in the …

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 16: Sweet Newspaper Recipes

I worked for a hospice organization in Boulder for 3 years before moving.  Hospice is meaningful, holistic healthcare during a sacred season of life.  The nurses, chaplains, certified nursing assistants, social workers, grief counselors were nothing shy of remarkable.  They changed me.  One of the phrases we commonly threw around was 'eat dessert first.'  It's …

Day 8: Thing 1 and Thing 2

Very early in the morning 21 years ago today, I had an excessively long needle plunged into my spine.  "Bring your knees close to your chest,"  said skinny nurse.   "OK," said  I, the one who has 70 pounds of bulging baby belly between said knees and chest.  This was an impossible feat and the …