The Secret

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if  you love to be with them all of the time. --Julia Child--- Happy number 32 to the man of my dreams who has joined me on this adventure called life.  I love you the mostest. 32 Ways to Say I Love You. Ek is lief vir jou. (Afrikaans) mi stimabo         (Aruba) Asko maite zaitut. (Basque) I mog di narrisch gern (Bavarian) Ami tomAy bhAlobAshi (Bengali) Ngo oi ney (Cantonese) Gi Gugma … [Read more...]

Dangled Carat

My friend, Hilary, from Feeling Beachie fame has written a book and I was privileged to read an advance edition of it months ago.  It is a great memoir based on the commitment issues that her now husband, Marc, had and how they worked through it.  It is a really great book and I am privileged to have read it before it was actually published. Hilary is working on publishing options and has the book in the hands of two agents right now so things are looking very hopeful that this book will … [Read more...]


The incessant dripping of our shower head has me about pulling my hair out.  It started as an infrequent and somewhat calming sound a couple of weeks ago.  Just the occasional plink of the water droplet on the floor of the shower in our bathroom.  We had recently replaced the shower head as it had gotten beyond nasty looking and was over due.  Then the drip started. And it has gotten worse. I told my husband we needed to get it fixed.  It wasn't bad but it had gotten a bit worse.  He looked … [Read more...]


If I have said it before I will say it again----I lead a charmed life.  I really do.  But it has not come without a few bumps in the road along the way.  I choose to move on from those and not dwell on them which has worked out well for me.  I like the way I feel when I do not think about the negative things that have happened in the past. Then a week hits that reminds me what kind of world we live in.  A world that has a lot of sadness and challenges.  A world that offers up unfair things to … [Read more...]

Peanuts, Crackers and Memories

Thought you might need a peanut butter fix today......hence the above picture.  No....not really!!!  Chris came home from a trip last week and when he walked in the door he pulled these out of his pocket for me and said "Because I know how much it meant to you when your Daddy used to bring you home the peanuts from his trips" and laid down these little treasures!  Isn't it funny how something simple like that can bring back a flood of memories???   Ahhhhhh....I was transported in time! When I … [Read more...]