The Year of Determination


I chose the word determination to be my guiding word for 2018 almost a year ago. It seems hard to believe that a year has flown by. Everyone says life goes by faster and faster each year that goes by and I am starting to believe it. My daughter has started college and my son…

Slow Cooker Rosemary Foccacia Bread


How busy are your next few weeks? Concerts, parties, shopping, wrapping, baking, and a few hours at work? No problem. Right? I am already hyperventilating! So, we are keeping all the other things around us as simple as possible. What does that mean? To us it is finding time to still sit down together once…

December Wish List


I am not in the Christmas spirit this year. I usually have all my Christmas presents bought and wrapped and the house fully decorated by November 15th. This year. I have two naked trees. There is one on the first floor in the living room and one on the second floor in our bedroom/family room….

Where Have I Been?


It has been about a week since I have even opened my blog. It has been crazy. I decided two weeks ago to not only take my tax class for my job two days a week (one hour drive each way) but that I wanted to become a travel agent. Crazy, I know. So, now…

So, My Ambition was More Than My Will


I had intended on blogging every day while I was at the conference in Rochester, NY. I forget how tiring conferences are. I think all I am doing is sitting and taking notes all day so I will have tons of time and information. What I forgot was that you are up at 6:30-7:00 am…

Off Again!!


Believe it or not I am off again. I am headed to a conference in Rochester, NY (home!) for a week. I am so excited! So, while I will probably be posting sporadically it may not be my usual content. More pictures of food I am eating and hopefully lots of things I am learning…

Revisiting Those New Year Goals – Determination!


Back in January I chose the word determination as my touch stone word for the year. I love the idea of a word rather than a resolution because I tend to break resolutions within hours and set non-realistic plans. But, with a word it is something that I can think of daily or weekly to…

Moving Into the Sandwich Generation


About a year and a half ago I wrote a blog post “Standing on the Edge of the Sandwich Generation” (click for link to original blog post)¬†about a visit my daughter and I made to visit my parents. I knew at that time that they were starting to have a bit of “trouble” getting around….

Throwing Open My Closet Door


There is an episode of the sitcom “Friends” that is about Monica’s closet. Monica is super organized and obsessed with cleaning but she has one secret closet that no one has ever seen because it is her messy closet. I realized the other day I have one of those. I have been slowly getting our…

Summer Musical Theater Camp


My son had a really hard beginning to the week this past week. He was headed to musical theater camp. The problem was this was a brand new camp so we had no idea about the space it was going to be held in, the kids who were going to be there, the flow of…

My 18th Summer


Last year I wrote a blog about how we only have 18 summers with our children before they head out on their own. This is the year of my 18th summer with my daughter. I am happy. I am proud. I am sad. I am a little bit of every emotion depending on what is…