Monday, May 29, 2023

Morning stroll


I set off for this morning’s walk with low expectations, and was happily surprised.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Use it or lose it

 I’ll soon be carting another batch of things off for donation somewhere.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Caught by surprise

I finally was able to do something pretty darned exciting yesterday – laundry.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Flowers and Fruit


Yesterday was a bit less frenetic.

My Guy has left me for his art. 


Friday, May 19, 2023

Tragedy, Conviviality, Conquest


A busy Thursday

          My morning began with 48 degree weather on the golf course, but it gradually warmed up to a toasty 60. If only I could say the same thing about my game, which was abysmal. 20 extra strokes abysmal.

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Read any of the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series and it’s easy to be convinced it was written by a native African woman, the voice is so authentic.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Noshing at the Library

The public library isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of Mediterranean food, but that’s what happened. Now that I’m back home, I checked in with a group I discovered last December – a cookbook club. The idea is that a cookbook is chosen for the next meeting, members check it out from the library, choose something to make, and meet to try out the results.

          Interesting food that someone else cooked – what’s not to like? Offerings including a beef and pasta dish with hints of cinnamon, an asparagus-lemon-rice-goat cheese cold salad, polenta with parmesan, a risotto with shrimp, and mine – an artichoke, pepper, and chickpea tagine.

          I mostly chose mine because it had ingredients I’d actually heard of and bought. Too many of the recipes required things that were not only exotic, but seemed as though they’d be difficult to track down.

          It was easy to make, in spite of having 19 separate ingredients, and was kind of a surprise in every bite. Probably because along with the title ingredients, it called for cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, 8! cloves of garlic, golden raisins, honey, yogurt, kalamata olives, and cilantro.  

          It must have been a success because when I went to gather up my big pot to take home, it was almost empty.


Monday, May 15, 2023

Timely Issues

I realized at my exercise class this morning that the past few days have been about avoidance.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Day of the Moms


My family knows me so (too?) well. 



Happy Mothers Day All