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10 day photo challenge: santa edition/day 1:: red & white

For the next 10 days I’ll be posting a single photo with the Santa inspired theme, an idea hatched and inspired by Flux Foto. The theme topics can be found HERE. My friend Mary, of White Peach Photo sent me the link, urging me to participate. She’s my not-so-secret Santa this year, who blessed me […]

clarity

My routine every morning is pretty much the same; awaken to the sounds of my husband coming in the room and placing a steaming cup of coffee at my bedside, dropping a kiss to me, then putting up the shade before exiting. Sometimes a cat curls up next to me, paws kneading the quilt, purring […]

the ‘to don’t list

I’m most frantic with trying to handle all the red-hot details of so very much these days. And I’m no different than anyone else who makes an extensive list that helps organize and pull it all together. The process of extracting it from my brain into line by line visuals takes it from a jumbled […]

nutella pound cake

Pretty fantastic ending….. wouldn’t you agree??? There is a class of food folks that live for dessert. No meal is complete without some amazing sweet at the end of it- a slice of cake, a bowl of ice cream, some creamy gelato, a chewy brownie or a few crisp cookies; there is just no way […]

moments

There are moments, as someone’s Mom, that you can’t change regardless of how much you wish you could. The fall on the concrete, scrapes to the face and nose and a mouthful of sand. Slipping on ice and little teeth slamming down on a tender lip; blood….. so much blood. And a scar for life. […]

slow cooked comfort

Long slow cooking processes make some of the most intensely satisfying meals, especially on a chilly day. Something simmering on the stovetop, or in a crockpot or oven has a soothing effect against a cold wind knocking the windows, lashing bare branches about. One of my most favorite meals as a kid was our regular […]

celebrating the abundance

The very first time I did NaBloPoMo, it was in 2007 and I used the theme of ‘Food Holidays’ to blog about every day. Did you know that just about every day of the month, and every month in a year has a national food holiday? For instance, November is National Pecan Month, Good Nutrition […]

thanksgiving recovery

Thanksgiving is over, and with it goes the indulgent meals and heavy, rich food. I was exhausted by the time dinner was over on Thursday, and was asleep by 9pm or so. The following day, Mike and I took a nice hike through Otter Lake Regional Park, stretching our legs, pumping oxygen and working off […]

on a learning curve

My new camera and I are getting along nicely, but it’s a whole new world to me, one I’m trying hard to get accustomed with. I am taking A LOT of photos, and then, deleting a lot of photos. I shoot in ‘Automatic’, watching the meter to see what it’s doing, then I switch to […]

thankful….

For the many blessings in my life……. For the abundance that sustains us, the grace that guides us, the joy that fills us, and the friends that warm us. May you all have a blessed and delicious Thanksgiving!!