Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Yes, it's Wednesday.

I'm thinking about lunch.  Mostly, I'm thinking about a couple of things:
Number 1:  I'd like pizza for lunch.
Number 2: I don't want to spend any more money today.  (Have you read Your Money Or Your Life???)

I broke down and bought myself compression stockings today that cost $25 (!!!)  and all I can say is that I hope they help my tired, tired legs/knees at work today.  I really love to walk before work, and I'm on my feet/running around the hospital all day and into the night.  So I'm doing what I can to help my 40-some-year-old body out.  Step one was buying a new pair of sneakers, which I thought helped for like, a day.  Now the stockings.

And now, I will think about pizza some more....

And writing....

And writing about pizza....

Monday, May 8, 2017

Springtime Bakes

I don't know what came over me today, but I ended up baking a loaf of veggie bread.  Not only that, I made a carrot/pumpkin seed/peanut salad and some elbow/broccoli/cheese dish.  There!  Who says I don't cook?  (Well, usually I'm the one who says I don't cook....)

Look at this.  It tastes great.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome, May

I am sorry to have neglected my little blog, once again!

But life has a way of getting a little bit busy sometimes.  And I was having difficulties with my camera, but now it's back and I feel like (deep breath here) I can spend some time on my blog again.

Started my new pharmacy technician job at a local hospital...

My daughter will be graduating high school this year...

My son will be heading to school for six weeks over the summer...

I recently went in to talk to an adviser about my pre-nursing classes...

There are lots of changes happening, and I am excited to see what the next phase of life brings for us all.

And in the meantime, there is spring!  And May Day (which we had a lovely day of the other day, in spite of the rain!)

Morris Dancing and May Poles...

And one of these days I will remember to bring my camera.

In the midst of all this springtime fun, I can't help but also think that fall is just a hop, skip and a jump away.  I really do love fall.  Hmm, maybe it's time to check out Pinterest for ideas.....  :) 

By the way, I still love taking photos of clouds.  Big surprise!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ice 'N Stuff

I've been heading out, walking....  It's been nice getting out in the cold, getting some exercise....  These are a couple photos from a walk a couple of days ago.  I have about 4 days left on my mini-winter break...  It's been relaxing, and I've gotten a lot of stuff done around the house, and spent a lot of time with the kids, too.....  Still some time to read and get ready for my new job.  Still lovin' this January.

Friday, January 13, 2017


I was thinking of all these photos I have, and of how little I've posted since, well, since pretty much forever! Some of these are photos my son took at Cape May.

Photo by Alex

Photo by Alex

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Nice Way to Spend an Afternoon

Hershey Gardens.......

January. Is Here. Already!

And I am loving it.

I have some vacation time before I start my new pharmacy technician job (at a hospital much, much closer to me yay!) so I'm using it to relax, spend time with my kids, and generally get caught up.

It is really hitting me now that my daughter will graduate from High School this year.  It feels like another one of those big milestones for all of us.  And while I'm a little apprehensive about the next phase of my life--of our lives--I'm even more excited to see what changes will come about.  For all of us.

I've been thinking a lot about a word for the year.  And while the words "Cheesy" and "Dumpling" come to mind (I like to eat, what can I say?) I think I'm going with "Humility."  As in, no better, no worse.  That's what humility means to me, what I've been taught.  That each of us is no better and no worse than the other.  This little word does wonders for my self-esteem, while keeping that ego in check.  And for that I'm so grateful.

So welcome, 2017! 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Omg a Whole Month Has Gone By

Somebody please tell me how this happens so fast.  It's pumpkin carving time again! 

And a whole month has pretty much gone by since I've blogged last.  NaNoWriMo is quite literally around the corner.  I'm pretty psyched for it this year, I have to admit.  I'm having....novel thoughts.

There is so much I'd like to do this fall, and the holidays are right around the corner but I refuse to let panic set in.  At least not yet.

Yesterday we went to the Renaissance Faire and I had a blast even though it started pouring rain and we were actually instructed to move out from the tent where we had taken temporary refuge and into a more permanent structure.  I dressed up as a gypsy and was told by my family that the gypsy look is very becoming on me and I should seriously consider that as  permanent sorta thing.  So I'm considering that as a possible career backup plan. 

I found this photo on my camera that my son took of the sunrise when we were at Cape May a couple of weeks ago.  I have to say that it has really been a nice October.  I'm so glad we got to go there with my mom, sisters, and nephew.  It was beautiful.

Happy Halloween everyone!  See you in November.  :)

Friday, September 30, 2016

So Long, September!

And get ready for October! 

I love this time of year, with the leaves and everything.  Yeah, I know, I've said it before!  I'm really getting some more materials and things ready to kick our homeschooling into high gear.  Yesterday, I cleaned up our dining room, and started getting out some fall decorations.  I found a board from a few years back that I'm planning on using as a bulletin board (yes, I'm using a bulletin board with my senior), and got some more tablets, pens, etc.

We're starting a unit study next week on A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  I haven't read it since high school, so I'm looking forward to revisiting it.  We're going to study Britain and France too, a little bit along with the story.  Who knows, maybe we can even work some more cultural activities in with the book.  Yup.  I'm thinking food!

It got really cool overnight!  I'm going to head out for a walk in a little bit, after another cup of coffee.  One more day of work today, and then I have the weekend off!  Happy Friday!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Miss Meowmers

That's what I call our cat.  Look at her in this picture, she just got done running around downstairs in the basement, collecting cobwebs.

She looks so sad here.  Probably because I kept shining the light from my camera in her eye.  Right now she's upstairs meowing, "serenading" us with her songs.  I think she just wants a treat or two or ten.  She likes her treats, just like the dog.

It's so late already!  My night goes by so quickly once I get home.  There's not much time and then it's time for bed.  Like right now.  :)  So I'm going to say goodnight, dear readers, until next time.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day outside, enjoy your Sunday.

Oh yeah!  Happy Fall!  Time to get those knitting needles moving again.  Plus, I'm thinking of crafts.  That involve teasel.  Hmm........