I usually don’t make resolutions each year. I have found from previous attempts that when I set a resolution I end up starting off strong; however, as the days (hours?) pass enthusiasm fades. Momentum is lost. Guilt usually sets in shortly after, and eventually I give up entirely. Based on Continue reading →
The Ultimate Blog Challenge runs every 3 months, and January is the latest one. I have committed to write 31 posts in 31 days for the entire month. With the holidays fondly behind us, I am eager to jump in and get started!
You might remember that I first participated in this challenge this past July. It’s been around for some time; however, I had not learned of it before then. It really helped jump start my blog writing, so I decided to sign up this month and am planning to rev things up once again. I am curious to see what other things I am able do with my blog…what new ideas I’ll pick up from this month’s challenge and where I can take them.
I’m not sure what new adventures this month will bring, but I welcome new [and old] readers to travel along. And I invite you to offer any insights, comments, and questions you might have.
Oh, and it’s January 1st so Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
The scene: Playing in the background is my favorite Christmas music compilation with “Merry Christmas, Baby” specifically being belted out at the moment (an amazing rendition sung by me and B.B. King); Soon-to-be-in-my-oven: a dozen individual fruitcakes!
December has arrived!
Welcome to the holiday season and all the stress, anxiety, eating, and fun that comes with it! Once you throw in a spritz of Cousin Joe’s dysfunctional family you are now ready to set up your January therapy appointments!!
This is the time of year I often pass along home-baked goodies to my friends and family. Some of my favorite handouts Continue reading →
It is a part of my month that makes me happy. I mean, it’s pie! I’m feeling a tad anxious because I usually have my pie crusts – all 14 (give or take a few) – made and in the freezer by now. Not so this year. Therefore, I have deemed today: Pie Crust Day Continue reading →
On Monday my entire house smelled like Thanksgiving! There were not one, but two stocks simmering away on my stove for much of the day. I prepared a vegetable version and a turkey version. I bought turkey thighs and legs and roasted them in the oven for the base of my turkey stock…that alone was enough to send Turkey Day aromas wafting throughout. While I waited Continue reading →