It’s a kitchen day today!

I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!

Loving this scent right now!

Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!

How different this is compared to 50 years ago

Do you ever stop and think about how different our lives are compared to those of our grandmothers at our same ages? This morning, I: Made coffee using the automatic coffee brewer in under a minute at the push of a button Have lunch (bbq pork for sandwiches) warming in the slow cooker at the … Continue reading How different this is compared to 50 years ago

Update: how Chewie’s adjusting

Chewie is still adjusting. He finally has agreed that biting me that one time on the big toe because I was trying to make him go outside to pee was unacceptable, and after a little training he's learned that barking during our mealtimes doesn't get him a little bite but sitting quietly always earns him … Continue reading Update: how Chewie’s adjusting