What does Diet Pepsi, my sister-in-law, and Tina Fey’s Bossypants have in common?

They saved my life. Diet Pepsi out of the soda fountain only is a rare splurge.  Recently it was necessary to keep me away while driving from Florida to Michigan.  My sister-in-law Bethani has a rare sense of humor when delivering accounts of their life. Her version of teaching kids to read in the hallway of …

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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 …

Pizza Floats

I have an issue with getting started.  Its just plain hard to get going on anything.  My issues shows up first thing in the morning; getting out of bed; putting on my swimsuit to do laps; getting all the necessary car paraphernalia together to go somewhere; sitting down to write something; dialing a phone to …

Summer Yum – Just Liquid

Keepin it real... Last week, the hubby had  24 hours of a 'just liquid' diet.  This was preparation for a middle-age event the following day.  No more explanation needed for folks over 50. We perused the suggested liquid food options, most of them sweet, and set up a plan for the day...night...middle of the night.. …

Summer Yum

We've crossed the official starting line of summer.  Though South Florida is close to perpetual summer,  there are still specific summer elements that happen even here. It's hotter. It's humider. We get to spend time with Thing 1 and Thing 2 because they are not in school.  Though they are working, so we don't get …

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 …

The Doors Calvin Opened

The trademark of an official Floridian is that one will not go in the ocean during the 'winter months because one thinks the water is too cold. After 18 months, I am officially not a Floridian.  Though the water is chilly at first some days, if you stay there a wave or five, it is warm …