I have been checking my Amazon pre-order status for months in great anticipation of Maureen Abood’s new book, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. And then yesterday, it finally arrived! I feel like a new mother…so excited, so proud and so wanting to share the news with the world!  You would think I actually gave birth […]

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself today. Not in a poor pitiful me kind of way…I am not bringing out the violins and expecting people to actually have pity on me. I’m feeling sorry for myself in a nostalgic kind of way, missing my kids and remembering the excitement of Easter and hiding the baskets […]

It has been 59 days since my last post and I feel like the Catholic school girl I once was, going to confession to tell my audience in the dark box what I have been up to when he, my audience, had not thought about me or my life since the last time I visited […]

This was meant to be a toast to the New Year to my friend Michele but alas, I was living life and here it is already the middle of January. Even past the middle. I think this is the longest I have gone without posting since I started this blog about 18 months ago. The […]

Martha Stewart wrote a short article in her Martha Stewart Living Magazine this month. It was moving. It was real. It was heartbreaking. It reminded me of my brother Dave. Martha’s sister had died unexpected at age 59 and Martha wasn’t prepared. She said she had much more to say to her sister. I recognized that feeling. […]

The best-selling novel Unbroken tells the true story of an inspirational man, Louis Zamperini,  who persevered through unbelievable hardship and forgave every mistreatment he suffered. When the invitation came inviting me to hear him speak, it went into my calendar in pen. I wouldn’t miss it. It was a private engagement at a house in Portola […]

I tried. I really did. But Hamballs are just not paleo. Hamball night is approaching and Hubby is so strict in his paleo diet that I decided I needed to start testing. I tried making them with almond flour. I tried leaving out the breadcrumbs. I even tried using gluten-free breadcrumbs to make them “kind […]

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