October is here and that means when its almost gone, its Halloween time! This is the start of my favorite time of year. The weather is cooler, fun holidays begin and football is in full swing. My garden is mostly dormant save for a few late tomato plants and the pumpkins have been harvested. Speaking of which, pumpkins are EVERYWHERE!! I decided that combining my favorite fall treat with a … [Read more...] about Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
You know when people, for one reason or another, develop a strong relationship with their pet that the animal becomes even closer than beloved pet and transcends to child? You know what I’m talking about : Fur Babies. People do grow to love their pets so much as to buy clothes for them, treat them to expensive spa days, drive them around in a puppy stroller, etc. As a matter of fact, today is … [Read more...] about Dog Day Afternoon
When we planted our garden we carefully selected vegetables that we knew would get eaten. No point in planting something that no one was going to eat. My husband suggested getting lots of cucumber plants because our son Eric loves to eat cucumbers just as much as he loves fresh tomatoes. This vegetable, along with our zucchini, is one that really took of to the point that we didn't know what to do … [Read more...] about Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
A couple of posts back, I detailed my morning tasks during the winter while getting my kids ready for school. Well, the kids are gone for the summer but the home tasks do not end, they add up! As much as I would love to sleep in, for the sake and comfort of my pets, along with not wanting to clean up dog mess, I must wake up no later than 7am. So, first things first, after waking up and … [Read more...] about The whole truth about my mornings (Summer Edition)
You can control who lives in your home. Typically, its occupied by people that you love, all on their own journey of growth, with their quirks and temperaments. In some respect, you can almost pick what your neighbors are like. And in some areas, that is called GERRYMANDERING, hahaha, little political humor for you. Anyway, there are apps that you can download that can help you see what a … [Read more...] about Good Fences and Good Guns
Bad stuff happens- to everyone. It’s how you respond to it that demonstrates your character. I’ve never understood why in some situations I get angry, maybe even curse and stomp off to fume in private and in other situations I sigh and calmly try to figure out what the solution is going to entail. It might have something to do with what is in my control and what is not, what my expectation is and … [Read more...] about There’s a lesson there!