No Ants, No Pants

How living in Michigan is surprising me and making me want to stay.

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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 …

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 …

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 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 …