Here are my last couple weeks in a nutshell - trips, novel, and kittens edition!
This past holiday season brought with it not only our new house, but I received some awesome kitchen implements. I've previously written about another culinary right tool for the job - which ended up being more of a miss ultimately. Hopefully these end up having more longevity. The gift I got from DH2U was the… Continue reading Right Tool
As of last Monday, DH2U and I are officially home owners! Four months after the process started, we have landed in a home that is well suited for us. It actually was the very first home we looked at. The others were not nearly as nice. The night we closed, we went to the house… Continue reading Home Ownership
After eight years in my condo, I am ready for my next great housing adventure: buying a home. To get to that end, DH2U and I have moved to temporary accommodations so we can get the condo ready for sale. Time is definitely money when paying a mortgage and rent. I had planned to spend… Continue reading Beginning a New Adventure
Many years ago, a friend’s boyfriend created an impromptu blind taste test of some wine. Everyone knew that I do not like the taste of alcohol – never have, probably never will – but I wanted to join in and be part of the group, so they let me. There were two glasses, both red… Continue reading Wasted on Me
Back in 2008 during the Great Recession, Americans received a $600 rebate when filing taxes with the hopes that everyone would spend it and stimulate the economy. Me being me, and having had my wages cut substantially, I saved mine. I did, however, adopt the expression of “stimulating the economy” to mean shopping. I am… Continue reading Stimulating the Economy
A couple of months ago I came home with a HUGE bag full of lemons from Hillary’s dad’s tree. I’d been dying to make preserved lemons, and Hillary came through with primary ingredient. I was a bit concerned about asking for 15-18 pieces of fruit – it sounded greedy. When Hillary relayed my request to her… Continue reading Devil Egg