The Problem With Noodles

The easy part is, well, knowing when to quit, you think after you order lunch for you and the grandkid.  You hand back the menu to the waiter. What’s the hard part? It’s the grief. It’s the knowing you could have, should have done more, but just got in your own way, got all tangled up in the Read More …

Adventures! Adventures!

Something Kiddo loves more than most activities we do together is An Adventure. It all started with me telling her stories at night about the superhero version of herself saving her mom and dad, aunt and uncle, etc. Then we moved on to versions in which she had a doppelganger on the other side of her mirror Read More …

Back-to-Basics Bread Making

There is so much information out there, so many voices telling us that they know the way to eat, to exercise, to work and live.  I find it all time-consuming, overwhelming and, at times, stressful. I had an epiphany over the holiday break:  Experience has shown me that my instincts are spot on for what works Read More …

Shifting Routines

Adopting another being to live in your home creates a shift.  Energy and routines change. I find myself there.  Zoey and Mercedes, the kitty, are developing an uneasy peace. Uneasy more from Mercedes’ point of view.  She understandably gets riled up at this giant creature who puts a big paw on her and insists that Read More …