Wow! What I Have Learned in 5 Years of Blogging


I actually began this blog in 2012 but didn’t really start writing until the following year. 2012 was a year of turmoil for us. We got married (again, legally this time), my partner lost her job in a company buy-out, she got a new job in Michigan, we moved 600 miles to a super small…

My Top 20 Summer Bucket List


I don’t have a bucket list, maybe I should, but it seems a bit overwhelming. I decided to start small with a summer bucket list. Sunset picnic on the beach with a nice glass of wine. Visit a farmer’s market and find ingredients to make a non-planned dinner with what we find. Visit one new…

Spreading Love Today with Friends and Folk Songs


It is interesting how everyone is spending this historic day. We are spending the day at our local OutCenter with an Open House. There is a photo gallery showing of “Family” and all that it means to each person. There is folk music and protest songs, food and friends. I belive it is a lovely…

All is Calm


The silence before the day begins is one of my favorite parts of the day. It is full of possibilities and hope. Everything is fresh and new again. May your heart be filled with the hope and possibilities of a new day! All is calm, All is bright!

Happy Holidays!


To all my friends, family and followers: Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any of the other festivals and holidays this season I wish you –  Joy and Peace this Holiday Season!  

New Year Blues


As we edge closer to New Year’s Eve I get a bit of the blues. I tend to be weepy as I look at my children, my life and the state of the world around me. The passage of time has always hit me hard. I swear my babies are still 3 and 6. They…

Christmas – Getting Real


This is not a blog about getting a real Christmas tree. This is about time, patience, and figuring out what matters to you. No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year it seems to get insanely busy with school concerts, community concerts, parades, community events (we even have a Reindog Parade here! –…

Finding Dory – “Just Keep Swimming”


Yesterday was Mama’s Day in our house. The Mama wanted to see Finding Dory so we all headed to the movies last night. I have to tell you I love the theater we go to. The tickets are $5.50 (opening weekend and it was after noon. Tickets before that are $2.75!) For us to get a…

Our 20th Anniversary and Our 4th Anniversary


In the past four years my blog has morphed from being solely about the dinner game I have been playing with my family to something much more. It is our family relationships, how we deal with life and our adventures in how to make this life memorable for all of us. It is also the…