Small Operation

I didn’t write last week due to an operation I had. The surgery was small and took less than an hour, but it really knocked me on my behind. The side effects were what got me. Luckily I was able to spend the week mostly sleeping and sitting zombie-like on the couch. The hubby wasContinue reading “Small Operation”

The Big Game

The big game was yesterday. Were you watching? It’s a big hit. Very popular. it has been going on for 17 years now. I’m talking about the Puppy Bowl!! Who doesn’t like watching adorable little puppers running around and playing?! I have to admit, it is my favorite part of Super Bowl day ( I’mContinue reading “The Big Game”

MLK Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s, a day to commemorate the birthdate of the great civil right’s leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Today is a day to reflect on our country and civil rights, as well as a day of service and education to celebrate the life of a legend that focused on tolerance,Continue reading “MLK Day”

A Healthy New Year

One of my resolutions was to start eating better. I had really gone off the wagon Big Time during the last six months. I was using the pandemic as an excuse to bake and eat whatever I wanted. As you can imagine, this was not ideal! I pretended not to see the scale every timeContinue reading “A Healthy New Year”

Gingerbread House Memories

It’s about time! I was so excited when I found a “Hanukkah House.” A gingerbread bread house kit that had decorations for Hanukkah. Yet, somehow it took me over a year and two Hanukkahs to pass before putting it together. It actually took us two days to put it together as well, due to dryingContinue reading “Gingerbread House Memories”

Flip flops

I feel very lucky that on a late December day, almost January, I am able to sit outside in flip flops and a tshirt. I believe it is one of the great joys in life. Sit down outside, soak up the sun and fresh air, and drink a coffee. I know a lot of peopleContinue reading “Flip flops”

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”

Blahs

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”

Sufganiyot

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!”