You've probably figured by now that I am going to post about Australia all week- and that would be correct. I'm going to start off easy. Some of the initial observations I had while I was in Australia. Then as the week progresses, I'll get into the internal, meaningful stuff. I'm going to be brutally … Continue reading Aussie ABCs
I think just about everyone in these United States, who is also on Facebook, has been bombarded the last two weeks by amateur political commentary. So is this post about the leadership the world needs now? No. And the rest of you, how many of you had that song pop into your head with this … Continue reading What The World Needs Now….
“What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. ― A.A. Milne I am a big believer in living in the moment, appreciating what is front of you RIGHT NOW. What is front of you right now? For me, it is summer. Not some flaxen hair girl, but the actual season. … Continue reading Oh, I Love You, Summer
I am a little behind on my daily post because I spent my weekend in Wine Country... yes, the legendary Napa Valley, CA. And now I am in Jacksonville, FL- but more on that later. Back to the wine. The main purpose of heading up to Napa was a friend's wedding... and a fun wedding … Continue reading Diary of a Happy Wine Woman – Part 1
Get your salad and deep fried yums on for Yum Pla Tod- Spicy Deep Fried Fish Salad. Recipe #2 from the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts or Sitca. This was actually my favorite recipe of the four that we learned in Ko Samui, Thailand. I made so much of it, I am craving the … Continue reading Thai Spicy Deep Fried Fish Salad
If you had met me four years ago- you probably never would have thought such a statement would have been uttered from these lips.... I love Hermosa. My first impression of Hermosa Beach, CA... "Wow, I am back to the sleeping porch of my college sorority, unable to focus/get sleep/function because I am surrounded by … Continue reading I ♥ Hermosa
Vacation depression is finally hitting me... I am really missing Thailand now and this video is GORGEOUS. Many of the places I visited on my trip as well...
One of the days in Ko Samui, we took a three-hour cooking class and learned four native Thai dishes from scratch. I will save your eyeballs (and your appetites) and not post them all at once, but sprinkle them throughout my posts the next few weeks. Today's recipe is for Phad Thai Koong Sod, or … Continue reading iPhad
The first time I read The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett, I was in elementary school. I was a voracious reader, mainly sticking to the likes of The Babysitter's Club or Sweet Valley High (Sweet Valley Twins I also read, but they were a bit thin). I also dabbled with Nancy Drew (I considered … Continue reading The Secret Garden
I don’t want to lead you astray by making you believe I am some sort of Amelia Earhart or something. No, I don’t have my pilot’s license… although, maybe that should be my next certification? I mean, why not…? Ha ha. I think I would be too bored with all the navigation and buttons and … Continue reading Solo Flight