When Pigeons Fly

I have French doors in my kitchen, the kind without the mullions.  I also have a birdfeeder hanging from the porch roof right outside those doors, and in winter, it’s a hub of activity.  While everything else is gray, quiet, and lifeless, the birds remain constant in their fluttering, flapping, swooping, and chirping. It’s not…

Better than Blue Orange Rolls

If I had my druthers, every Sunday breakfast would start with that certain Doughboy’s orange rolls “fresh” from a can. A can that is so pressurized, you hit it on the edge of a counter until it pops. Those orange rolls…. I don’t know what it is, but I love them. Love them!!! I would…

Awww…. Nuts! (And a little salad too)

I like to eat healthy. But I also like to not eat healthy. I find that instead of munching away on carrot sticks or Snickers bars and whatnot, nuts help to keep hunger at bay. Despite their high fat content, they’re packed with protein and fiber, both of which give you that full feeling.  I…

Unexpected Gifts

Because of weather, we left for the marathon a day earlier than I had planned. And because of that,  we received an unexpected gift. Something you kind of begin to take for granted, living in Central Florida, is knowing an assortment of people who work at the major theme parks.  One of the perks of…

Snow!

Just east of the Cumberland Plateau, we see snow five or six times a year. But, it’s not really SNOW. It’s flurries and flakes, and 30 minutes worth of fun. What snow we normally see only lasts for about as long as it takes to suit up, put on some mittens, and drag the sleds…

Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges…

After having sewn on what seems like a gazillion Boy Scout merit badges, and rank advancement patches on my son’s uniform, I appreciate that sentiment. There was a time when every woman had a thimble because she sewed/mended/did some kind of needlecraft and a thimble was just part of the necessary equipment. But how many…