Ready to Dig Deep

Here I am, sitting at my blog post and trying to decide how to write about what is affecting my life so deeply right now!   I am moved to awe.   Last year was a rough year for me, a shadowy place, if you will, and yet, here I am, through no goodness of my own, … Continue reading Ready to Dig Deep

the challenge of 2017

Yup,  my title pretty much sums up my year.   2017 was a challenge in so many ways.  I’m going to spend a few minutes just writing and remembering.  I don’t want any of these lessons to be wasted (and have to be relearned in 2018!) Yup, I must be at the “difficult” age that society … Continue reading the challenge of 2017


My mother called me from her hospital room tonight.  She sounds happy and peaceful, and I was thrilled to hear her voice.  You see, I am 2,700 miles away from her, across this vast land, and cannot call her!   The reason I can’t call her, is that the only time she turns her cellphone … Continue reading Mother

Party Cheese Ball

I’ve been making this for years.  My family loves it.   It’s the perfect snack to munch on when you’re waiting for dinner or just want a little bit of protein anytime!  Ingredients: 8 ounces Cream Cheese                                     … Continue reading Party Cheese Ball