Diamond Painting

Whew! Are you bored? Are you tired of puzzles? Are you detail-oriented or obsessive with details? Do you need to keep your hands busy? I have just the thing for you! It’s called Diamond Painting. I had never heard of it before, but saw it at a Christmas festival a few weeks back. I thoughtContinue reading “Diamond Painting”


You ever have one of those mornings? You just wake up and feel blah. You feel kind of dehydrated ( was I drooling too much?), a small headache is creeping up and it’s dark and cold outside. There’s no reason for you to feel sad, you just feel..well…blah. That was me this morning. I don’tContinue reading “Blahs”


It’s a mouthful to say and delicious to eat! They are Israeli donuts. Although I had always heard of making donuts as a tradition for Hanukkah I had never tried it myself. They are deep fried just like latkes ( potato pancakes) to represent the miracle of a small container of oil lasting 8 days,Continue reading “Sufganiyot”

First Night of Chanukah!

What is Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah)? Sometimes called “The Festival of Lights,” a Jewish army called the Maccabees fought back after an occupation that killed many and abolished Judaism. They were a small army that was unlikely to win. They beat the odds and took back their temple. Chanukah literally means “dedicate” and it wasContinue reading “First Night of Chanukah!”

This Makes Me Smile

I was putting away a few odds and ends from my old job when I found this ornament. Now I get to put it on my tree and I will smile every time I see it. Why does it make me smile? It was a demonstration I did for my students. Every semester my classesContinue reading “This Makes Me Smile”

Lunch Surprise

On Saturday my husband and I went for a walk. We were talking about some of the things we missed, like eating out, going shopping, hanging with friends, etc. at the end of the walk we drove home, and as we pulled in to the driveway, he told me to stay in the car. Huh?Continue reading “Lunch Surprise”

The Plus Side to Errands

That doesn’t sound right, does it? I know, and I wrote it! Errands are a chore. They get in the way of things you actually want to do. We tried to skip a week of groceries after Thanksgiving and just live off of leftovers. Somehow, despite all the food in our house, there was nothingContinue reading “The Plus Side to Errands”

Ah, Sunshine

I realize it’s getting colder and darker around the country, even here in Texas it’s started having it’s cool and rainy days. So how do you appreciate the sun when it’s so cold? In my house there are two windows in the bedroom that let in daytime sun just above a little two person sofa.Continue reading “Ah, Sunshine”

The Luckiest Girl in the World

That’s right, I said it! I’ve got the best husband in the world so that makes me the luckiest girl in the world. Today I woke up and my husband handed me a sheet of paper. It was a scavenger hunt! Read the clues and then see if you can guess! For the first clue,Continue reading “The Luckiest Girl in the World”

Tree Time

It’s that time of year, folks! Thanksgiving is over so now it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! This is a fun pastime that is relatively new to me. I always loved looking at lights and decorations on houses and seeing a tree in the window. As a kid, on Christmas Eve, my family wouldContinue reading “Tree Time”