Grilled Romaine Chicken Salad
Remember my statement under My Love of Cooking & Entertaining ~ When I was younger, I wasn’t the best at it but who is right? I mean, I wouldn’t have made the show Worst Cooks In America or anything like that but I did fix a lot of hamburger and chicken. I thought that grilled marinated chicken... Continue Reading →
Banana Split Cake
As soon as warmer weather arrives, I switch modes of cooking. I grill out all year long but I do change what I cook. Anyone else like that? I don't cook chili in the Summer nor do I fix soups.. Just Fall and Winter. Same with my desserts. This Banana Split Cake I am about... Continue Reading →
15 Minute Writing Prompt Challenge
I have sat here for 2 hours thinking, contemplating, wondering, worrying and searching to do the 15 Minute Writing Prompt Challenge set upon fellow writers in a Facebook group in which we belong. Hell even Siri didn't want to cooperate by setting a timer for 15 minutes. I am positive I am not doing it the... Continue Reading →
Thirteen months today to be exact. I can't believe that a month has flown by since the marking of the year that my Dad went home. So many times I have wanted to sit down and write about that day. The love and support from friends who are more than friends ~ they are family... Continue Reading →
363 ~ that is the number of days that have seem to have flown by and have crawled all at the same time. 363 ~ that is the number of days I have moved forward with one foot in front of the other and forged on with some days being better than others. Very few... Continue Reading →
We made it…..
It just dawned on me this morning after I replied to a text that I received from my Mom's neighbor thanking me for the cake I sent home to her last weekend that the Family Dinner we held at our home in March of this year completed our year of firsts without setting a place... Continue Reading →
It has been…..
48 weeks, 11 months and 341 days ~ that is the amount of time that has continued on day in and day out since April 21, 2017. The day my world changed forever. The day time stood still. The day that I wondered how I would get out of bed from that day forward. The day that... Continue Reading →
Is It Really March Already???
In like a lion March came. 60 MPH winds to be exact. I slept through it and glad that I did! I don't mind storms but wind puts me on edge. We have some acreage and on the upper part, an old tree came down which will be perfect for nights by the fire pit.... Continue Reading →
2018 in Southeast Ohio started off cold, cold, cold. Negative 5 to be exact. The highest it reached today was 17. It's January, it's Winter, what else does one expect? Don't you just love the posts on Facebook - over the cold - over Winter - blah blah blah. Then when it's Summer it's -... Continue Reading →
Lessons of 2017
Lessons of 2017 ~ What have I learned? What will I take into 2018 with me? What will I leave behind in 2017? I have learned that God is good all of the time and that God's Grace is sufficient. I have learned that if I stop and listen to all the things around me... Continue Reading →
This time of year ~ wow ~ reflections on so many levels.
Guess that Wine ~ Red Wine Night
Back at the beginning of November, I had an amazing group of friends over to Guess That Wine! I'm a white wine lover so I was happy to host a red tasting. The wines available were: Alamos Malbec French Lick Foch Winking Owl Shiraz Mirassou Pinot Noir Rex-Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon Yellow Tail Merlot We truly... Continue Reading →
Fathers of the Bride
**** I started this blog post on October 16th without finishing it as this story of my niece has went national! Saturday, October 14, 2017, my niece, Mikayla, married her best friend, Dakota. It was quite the fairytale wedding and one that has been in the making for about 15 years. I think I have... Continue Reading →
Our First 365 Days
A wise man told me back in May that this is a year of firsts for our family. My first birthday, first Father's Day, first 4th of July, on and on without my Dad. I explained to him that we made every day special not just holidays while I appreciated what he was sharing with... Continue Reading →
Making Each Day Count
This past weekend was packed full of activities much like any other day of the week in my world. Meetings, cross country meet, outdoor music festival in our beautiful downtown City Park and a Sunday full of shopping, a lunch date with my GW and dinner with friends. I have always said if you aren't... Continue Reading →
Holy Brussel Sprouts
I don't know about you but roasted Brussel sprouts are like Lays potato chips to me. You can't have just one. With that being said, I ate the ENTIRE pan. Dang it. Friends of ours own a restaurant in town called Colony Club. (Be sure to check them out on Facebook & Instagram). When I... Continue Reading →
Where do people get off?
I just spent the last hour and 48 minutes on the phone with one of my closest and dearest friends talking about where do people get off thinking they can basically say anything and do anything to someone. Is it the social media era where people hide behind keyboards, monitors and hand held devices where... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday Little Bother – I mean BROTHER
My little brother turned 42 this weekend. Yesterday, we celebrated. When we built this home, I envisioned gatherings around the kitchen island and for the last 4 years, we have. My Dad always said ~ should've been bigger. We still laugh as he was always right. The kitchen is the heart of the home. We... Continue Reading →
Not your story to tell
My intercessor has encouraged me to share what I wrote on my personal Facebook page on April 28, 2017 about the passing of my Dad in regards to those who feel the necessity to share someone else's story without their permission and the need to be "first'. I would like to take a moment to... Continue Reading →
One Less Place Setting
A month ago... as I sit here and hit backspace several times... not wanting to type the words... let alone admit the words.... we have one less at our table for family dinners. My hero, my first love, the one I hold all others up to, my everything, my Daddy went home. And because I... Continue Reading →