Friday, March 31, 2017



So many things come to mind.
Open windows

I am a spa treatment gal
and Spring means sometimes wearing sandals or booties 
with toes showing, peaking out
which means pedicures!
Pretty nail lacquers in so many colors!


Here we are into the last day of March!

My thoughts are on recipes and a new website and soup
and root veggies roasted!

When I roast a chicken, it serves many purposes.

Dinner when complete, sandwiches or chicken burritos and soup.

Veggies oh yes, so looking forward to the CSA weekly
baskets, fresh eggs included!

Roasting veggies I just toss all in olive oil, and sprinkle 
Champagne Vinegar on top into a 360 oven temp,
check veg for tenderness-done in approx. 1 1/2 hr.

Chicken soup I cut up chicken- say 2-3 cups, chop 3 stalks of celery, egg noodles,
and 5 carrots, place all in your soup pot and cover with chicken stalk.
Bring to boil and lower heat to med low till carrots are cooked-done.
I serve with garlic & butter bisquits.

Enjoy your time making and your Friday, as we await snow!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


As young children we learn to write.
Print or cursive I recall. Proper penmanship was imperative
back then.

I loved sending out handwritten Thank You note cards,
after Birthday & Christmas! It was tradition.

My only child, a son could write & draw quite early in his life.

I was a Town News Columnist, long ago in my other life, living on another Island. I so loved that job. Part-time as I wanted to fill all my time up
as my son was about to leave for college. So I worked full-time, and wrote PT,
and baked and sold bread and was so involved in his world.

Then I started writing stories and dad & I were going to work on a book project
about the time he was diagnosed with cancer. He the illustrator and I the writer. NOT!

So, life continues and I cherish my writing time.
Currently two book projects.
These days I type on my typewriter, type on my computer,
and write long hand with Quill and with my favorite pen, in journal and paper.

We must not give up writing long hand, so teach your children to send off hand written 
cards and or notes snail mail, keep up tradition.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thinking Spring

The mail brought me Spring tops and a maxi skirt!
Hi/Low ruffles and lace,YES!
Greens are purportedly 2017 Pantone color.
So a few greens won't hurt, though I only care for moss green.
It's all good.
I'm not one to get pulled into On-Trend items,But I like to be 
in w/fashion.
Color block & hi/low seem to be it.
I like Mint, Navy, Blush, and always Black for Spring.
Liking the styles seemingly fitting for all ages, important for us over age 30!
Well as I purge and replace, Spring just around the corner!
(I am seeing Crocus & Daffodil heads trying to pop open)!