Counting Kicks (and I don’t mean football)

From my other blog, Diary of a Yummy Grandmummy...(Photo courtesy of the bump) It’s week 29 for my DIL’s baby boy and I’m always learning something new; there’s a lot more medicalization of pregnancy than there was thirty-plus years ago.Is this a good thing?...more
Denise Thank you and congrats to you too! This is a whole new world for me, can't wait!!!more

My Part-time Marriage

You know what I hate more than my tugboat man’s delays that prevent him from coming home?...more

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.

   “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” ~ Coco ChanelYes, my darling Coco said that, and it’s one of my favorite quotes.Confession time:Did you know that I used to be so shy that I’d never speak up in class or voice an opinion or even HAVE an opinion because it might somehow be the wrong one?I used to be so afraid of what people thought about me....more

Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, and a Congenital Defect. (Part One)

1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect....more

A World of Firsts: Ten of Them

  A first grandchild brings memories of other firsts:1. That first moment I knew I was pregnant.2. The first time nausea was how I defined each waking moment, a fog of nausea and exhaustion no amount of sleep could erase....more

Strawberries, Sage, and Stevia

Strawberries, Sage, and SteviaSorry to most of the rest of the country but here in SoCal, our growing season is pretty much never over....more

Enchanting DIY Seashell Planter

Having two blogs (the other one is Diary of a Yummy Grandmummy is like having two toddlers running around the house; trying to spend quality time with one of them and feeling like I’m neglecting the other one produces a lot of stress!It’s exhausting!...more

Oh Johnny Depp, you sexy old man.

Sex sells.Have you seen Johnny Depp in the new advert for Dior’s Sauvage fragrance?Sexy, sexy, sexy.Like a sultry Fear and Loathingmeets Jack Sparrow meets Once Upon a Time in Mexico with a soupçon of Don Juan de Marco....more

In Pursuit of the Perfect Vegan Backpack

“Maybe you’re trying too hard.”...more
Just went on a trip to the east coast with this new vegan pack and it functioned elegantly!more

Easy Peasy Refrigerator Pickles #MeatlessMonday

I spent the day harvesting cucumbers and trying to figure out a way to preserve them until hub FINALLY comes home.Freezing definitely doesn’t work for cucumbers, but hub loves my homemade pickles, so that’s...more