It Wouldn’t Fit Any Other Way!

Christmas Day, there is a gift under the tree from my older sister. Typical box wrapped in pretty Christmas paper. Only thing, though…. a coat hanger hook is sticking up from the top. ? “What’s this?” “It wouldn’t fit any other way.” Sigh. Smile. Intrigued. The box gets opened. It’s a pretty throw blanket onContinue reading “It Wouldn’t Fit Any Other Way!”

Who’s Jeanette, and What Does She Have to do With Christmas?

This story sums up what it’s like in our house: I walked into the den this morning and noticed that my husband, Joe, was watching a Christmas concert on TV. I came in on the very end of one of the songs and thought it sounded like a Beatles tune, but I just couldn’t placeContinue reading “Who’s Jeanette, and What Does She Have to do With Christmas?”

Keeping it Real

The question was, “Do you want to come over and play?” That was 53 years ago. The answer was, “Yes!” And we never stopped. So….. My childhood friend, Angie, recently had a conference in Memphis, so I decided to join her a few days early for a nice visit since we live nowhere near eachContinue reading “Keeping it Real”

Butterscotch Brownies

Butterscotch Brownies 1 1/3 sticks butter 2 cups light brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour (I used all purpose) 1 cup pecans (I chopped them just a little bit) 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla Melt butter and mix well with sugar. Stir in other ingredients and pour into aContinue reading “Butterscotch Brownies”

Orange Nut Bread

Orange Nut Bread (I altered this one a bit for two reasons: 1. I wanted to start using gluten-free flour to possibly curb the number of migraines I’ve been having, and 2. I didn’t have all of the ingredients, as usual.) 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I used gluten-free plus 3/4 teaspoons Xanthan GumContinue reading “Orange Nut Bread”

Self-portrait Holding Self-portrait, Snapshot of the Day, No. 365

My last image for my photo project vs. my first one. That stupid smirk on my face indicates I’m thinking. What I was thinking in both of these photos: Has the shutter gone off yet? I spent the year shooting images I only gave myself one shot each to get – with the intention ofContinue reading “Self-portrait Holding Self-portrait, Snapshot of the Day, No. 365”

Last Still Life – Snapshot of the Day, No 364

I can not tell you how long this orange sat in our kitchen window sill, but it was still good – and made for a nice still life. It did not go to waste. Joe ate it with his lunch … so, let’s hope it was still good. At any rate, it was my lastContinue reading “Last Still Life – Snapshot of the Day, No 364”

Balsamic Lime Vinaigrette – Snapshot of the Day, No. 363

So far, so good with my new diet to prevent migraines. One thing to avoid: processed foods. So, that means homemade salad dressing for my lunch. Again, this is from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, “It’s All Good.”  

Basket Case – Snapshot of the Day, No. 361

I ducked out of work for a few minutes today to enjoy the sunshine and heat. It’s not often you get 60 degree weather in January. I shot this at The Barn Nursery….where they are offering 75% off of all their Christmas items if you’re interested. They have nice stuff, too. Anyway, the trees behindContinue reading “Basket Case – Snapshot of the Day, No. 361”