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Turkey Wine for Thanksgiving

Let’s sit down for a second to talk turkey wine. I've got my “wine glasses” or "rosé glasses" to set the mood. As happy as I look in my new shades, you might doubt my depth of knowledge on the subject. I do know enough to be dangerous. ...more

Love and Fear

Unless all your Facebook friends think exactly like you, your newsfeed is probably like mine right now--completely polarized on the issue of admitting Syrian refugees to the United States....more

How I Edit a Photo For Instagram

HOW I EDIT A PHOTO FOR INSTAGRAMI always get the question: HOW do you edit a photo for Instagram?...more

Scaling Mt. Hoard: Surrounded by Stuff

Garage cleaning is torture when you're a hoarder. I resist the hoarder moniker, as it elicits negative and shameful connotations. You know how you feel disgust and pity when you see hoarders on TV so out-of-control they're living in six inches of cat shit and decomposing rodents they didn't even know existed underneath their mountains of disintegrating, putrid boxes filled with half-empty soup cans they didn't want to waste?...more

Let The Baking Begin!

I mentioned yesterday that I'd tell my story from last year about our neighbor, a raccoon, a koi pond, and cuckoo accusations. But, I don't have time for that tonight. So, instead, this... Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Measure and combine in food storage bag the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder; ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & cloves. Shake bag....more

Artichoke parmesan sourdough stuffing

Cancel whatever stuffing plans you’ve made for Thanksgiving, because I have the best stuffing recipe on planet right here. Artichoke. Parmesan. Sourdough. Need I say more?The recipe comes from Sunset Magazine reader Leslie Jo Parsons and it’s become a mainstay at our holiday table. Try it and let me know what you think!...more

I'm the queen of day dreaming.!

NABloPoMo nov.23 Prompt.Who appointed me as the queen of daydreaming.!, you might askWho else, I did. Because it was an imagination. It’s a method to pass time in a boring class or a method to load a dream for a REM sleep. In either way, every daydream, every imagination is a fantasy. When I’m sitting in a boring class, I would think about the lessons in Hogwarts. How fun a lesson of flying on a broomstick than a lesson about gravitational forces. Collecting blast-ended skrewts in Hagrid’s garden than counting turgid cells from a microscope.It’s always fun to think about a world that doesn’t exist because some chores in this world is too intimidating....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2015) - Day 22: Rinse, Repeat, and Relive

Post for Day 22 can be seen at the link below. I don't know why it didn't post here. Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand this storm." And the warrior whispers back, "I am the storm." ~~ Author unknown...more

NaBloPoMo (11/2015) - Day 23: I blame Jessica Jones

(BlogHer would not allow me to log in prior to midnight...the page was down. This was completed on 11/23/15. You can see original post HERE for proof that it was completed and posted on 11/23/15.)So, I really wanted to write something interesting tonight. But, I'm afraid I won't have much for you....more

Casting Shadows In Opposite Directions....

NaBloPoMo Post #23Letters From My Sister Have you ever had a metaphysical discussion prompted by the learning of a new word? ...more