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 …

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Day 20: My One Pot Wonder

How does a one pot wonder choose recipes:   "Based on complexity, how many dishes it requires and how long it takes to prepare." Reason for cooking recipes that require only one pot:  "I hate doing dishes" What is your pot limit?  "If a recipe requires 3 or more pots, I would only make it …

Day 19: The Forgotten Lunch Bag

Hot lunch. What do those words bring up for you? Pack a lunch. How about those words - any thoughts? 27 years ago I packed my hubby's lunch every night and wrote a note to tuck in the bag.  Yes I was smitten, and still am...but I don't pack it every night anymore and I …

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 …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect, Part 2

I did not dream about this list.  On one of my daily potty walks  with Calvin, (I walk, Calvin potties), I realized there were below the surface things I didn't expect.  Here is the deeper counterpart to the list in part 1.  (see July 23, 2012) 1.  The rhythm is missing.  Seasons of weather give …