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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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 21: Sal, The Boys, And A Rainy Day

Grocery Shopping is my staple happy space.  It was distressing when I didn't find happy in the space people do grocery shopping nearby.  It's not possible to pinpoint all the reasons why, but the grocery stores here are different enough in price, people, & etiquette that I would describe my early shopping as uncomfortable and unpleasant. …

Day 11: The Memory Holder

The Memory Holder July 24, 2009 (This post was one of the first I wrote when I started a blog.  It was about the topic of Food being a love language.   It is worth repeating.) My grandfather Ed Rozeboom passed away recently.  When my children were little we started calling him Grandpa Rosie because Rozeboom was a mouthful …

Day 5: Happy Hour

Friday nights have always been happy hour nights - drinks and dips.    There is always an appetizer or two, often salsa cream, cheese dip, layered bean dip, veggies and dip, something with....dip.  Tonight we are going to try making a new adult beverage that we've discovered here in South Florida.   Its called 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 …