I was so excited to try my hand at making an aged cheese on January 2nd - my last day off before returning from the holidays. What a great way of starting the new year. I had already purchased all the remaining supplies I needed. I was raring to go. It was going well. I heated… Continue reading Trial Run
In my politicians cheating post, I used the expression “not my first time at the rodeo.” That got me thinking about the origin stories of some of my favorite expressions. Let me take a moment to express my eternal gratitude to The Googles for their wisdom and their researching assistance. Having lived in a world… Continue reading Wordy Nerdy
With it being the beginning of a new year, so any of the blogs I read are selecting their words of the year. This always annoys me. Maybe in my HR career I was forced to suffer through too many mission statement brainstorming sessions. To me, they are one and the same - meaningless and a… Continue reading What’s in a Word?
My from-scratch skill set continues to grow, which makes my heart go pitter pat. I make my new favorite homemade food nearly every weekend, and it brightens up my breakfasts throughout the week. It's yogurt! I was already eating yogurt two times a week, but since my favorite kind is the Greek style, it can… Continue reading Science Experiment
Thanks to a spectacular sale on asparagus, I pulled out my canning equipment. It was pickling time. Last year I made a small batch of dill pickled asparagus. I don't really care for dill pickles, but I liked these - the dill taste didn't completely overwhelm the asparagus. So those were in the line up again, as… Continue reading Use it All
Last December I got a wild hare and decided that I wanted to try something new, and that something new was race walking. DH2U had put the idea into my head many months before. I dismissed it at the time. I can't even remember why now. I really knew nothing about race walking except for… Continue reading Race Walking
If you see me walking around my neighborhood, you'll find my with my headset in. I'm either talking on the phone or grooving to 1980s cardio music on Pandora. When I hike, however, I am out to be with nature (and avoid the gym!) so I leave the headset at home. When I first started… Continue reading Nature Isn’t Quiet
Over the years, I've written about my bouts of insomnia. They tend to come and go (thank goodness) and normally are a result of my overactive brain. A couple years age I was at a cookie exchange party and the conversation changed to insomnia. Two women there swore by taking a well known mineral supplement… Continue reading Placebo Effect