No, this isn't a cooking blog. But it is a mix of odds and ends, sweet and savory: in short, a stew. Have a taste and tell me how you like it. Bon appetit!
So last week was our mid-winter break and we spent it, woo-hoo, in a fancy resort on the Yucatán peninsula. We lolled about on lounge chairs, sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun while the grandchildren shrieked and splashed in … Continue reading
My son Artist Boy, now 14 years old, was… I don’t want to say difficult, exactly… but he was a complicated toddler. For one thing, he didn’t play with toys. (Being a new mom, I blamed the toys: Don’t these … Continue reading
Artist Boy began drawing, seriously drawing, obsessively drawing, when he was not quite four years old. If he had been a musical prodigy we would have given him lessons. If he had been a budding athlete we would have signed … Continue reading
Put sixty upper elementary students up on a stage singing, dancing, and narrating their hearts out. Add a handful of severely disabled children with their teachers, aides, fifth-grade buddies, and tambourines. Mix in songs like “We Shall Overcome” and “This … Continue reading
So, I was pretty cavalier about it when I tossed off that list of things that are outside my comfort zone. But none of those items are simple or easy (well, besides the first one!). “Look for a new job” … Continue reading
Hubby suggested we resolve to go more outside our comfort zone. I love it! Isn’t that so much better than vowing to “exercise more” or “eat better”? Admittedly, my current comfort zone doesn’t include nearly enough exercise and healthy eating, … Continue reading