• Some people believe Olive oil is the best cooking oil to use. I agree that it is one of the best, but it is not THE best oil. Let me tell you why. Olive oil doesn’t do well in high heat. It starts to go rancid. Since I don’t know what high heat means, I prefer to avoid it, unless I am using it in hummus. The best oil for high flame/heat is…[Read more]

  • We all have a role to play. My role has always been to be the black sheep of the family. Anytime something went wrong in the family, I got blamed for it. My brother’s role was to be golden child. He did nothing wrong–ever. In fact, if my brother is mad at me, everyone is mad at me. No one speaks to me. It’s sad really. i turn 50 this year.…[Read more]

  • Well, now here is a word i hear so much about. The power of protein. A high protein diet is supposed to be the best for you. All those carbs load you down and make you sleepy and cause you to crave even more sugar. Also, carbs turn into sugar. It’s what diabetics are supposed to avoid: carbs. So yep. Let’s all have more protein please.…[Read more]

  • I live in the Mojave Desert. It gets HOT out here. Maybe not Phoenix hot *haha* but sure gets scorchin’ out here. Today we are going to reach 112 degrees. Now that’s extreme climate, folks. But I like it here. I was born in the desert, moved away to experience humidity, and returned ASAP.

  • I knew a guy who robbed a bank. He got put in prison. When he came out he was a pretty bitter man. He didn’t like certain types of people. I actually tried dating him for a while. He just wasn’t someone I could hang with. Too much hate in his heart. But he was a pretty good auto body man. He was good at his job.

  • Well, it does appear that we got the same word yesterday. It’s a little annoying when that happens. Usually, I just log off, but today I will continue to write because it’s all about the exercise, right? I will be graceful about the entire repetition. Have a beautiful day, beautiful people.

  • Sometimes life calls for us to act outside of ourselves. There are times when we need to handle difficult situations with gracefulness. It isn’t easy…well, it isn’t “always” easy to be graceful. When someone does something to hurt us…we need to not be reactive. At least we should strive to not be reactive. It is best to walk in…[Read more]

  • I have only held a snowball a few times in my life. The desert is my abode. But it does snow at times, even here. And we do get to ball up that white stuff. It’s fun to thing of it. Throwing a snowball at someone. Or building a snowman with all them balls. It’s all about having fun; and sometimes, that involves a snowball or two, or…[Read more]

  • Long sleeves are mighty important when you live in the Mojave Desert. The sun can be beautifully brutal. if you don’t belong in the desert it will suck you dry and spit straight out. it’s the way of life around here. So put on your wide brimmed hat, grab your water bottle, and whatever you do, don’t roll up those sleeves. Your’e gonna need…[Read more]

  • I think of going to the grocery store in Minnesota when I was a little kid. The name of the market was Piggly Wiggly. I think that’s right–If memory serves me. I used to get such a kick out of that name. The Piggly Wiggly. haha Sounds way more fun than going to Smith’s. ;)

  • First thing that came to mind was the Twin Towers, but now, I won’t go there. Let’s think about something else, shall we? Well, in the tarot deck being tossed out of the Tower means destruction of what has been. An entire new phase of life is in store for you. There will be no place to hide–exposure. So if you add another tower, as in…[Read more]

  • That is a scary word. Cult. Well, a cult is when you are in a group and you are unable to fully function with your own faculties. You must answer to them and do as they say. My family feels like a cult. I must adhere to the rules established by the leader, and if i choose to not do so, I will experience the onslaught of her wrath. She will…[Read more]

  • I am in the current process of transfomation
    The transformation has been coming on for a few years now
    but now is the time to transform
    i am no longer the old person i used to be
    i have let it all go
    that life of the person that dreads
    i have gotten rid of all that causes me to shrivel
    i am alive. i have been transformed.

  • The dilemma I have gotten myself into isn’t really much of a dilemma now that I have chosen to accept it. There is no other way to continue on in the relationship; it’s gotta go. The time has come to see it for what it is. Actually, the true dilemma was in not recognizing how sick and rancid the relationship was for my soul. I have now…[Read more]

  • The word domestic conjures up images of women who have been “trained” to be obedient. Women who are experts are housekeeping and cooking. They know how to iron and fold the sheets expertly. I have never been accused of being a domestic woman. I do keep a clean enough home. But I don’t think it’d suffice for a president or first lady.…[Read more]

  • I am part of hiking group here in town. We had a hike planned and one of the gentlemen in the group, that none of us had met, asked for a ride to the trail head. Apparently, he does not own a car, but he does own a scooter. Seems like there are many people in this town that don’t own a car, but they do own a scooter!

  • My husband tried to teach me how to use chopsticks once. He holds them differently though, and he did tell me so. I couldn’t quite get the hang of it. But one day, I was lucky enough to sit next to a Chinese woman at a sushi restaurant. She taught me how to hold them. I now use them every time we go to a Chinese restaurant. Not really, but…[Read more]

  • So what’s the difference between syrup and molasses? I went on this crazy diet once. It was molasses, lemon, and cayenne. You’ve probably heard about it. It’s supposed to cleanse. But I don’t think that was “syrup”. Syrup is very sweet. I love it with my pancakes with lots of butter.

  • The elm tree is a lovely one indeed. However, when it comes to spring time; what comes along with that lovely tree? Why, box elder beetles, of course! The black and orange lovelies will mate all over the place. Be prepared for them to take over your house. Even on the kitchen table they mate. So yes, yes, love that elm, but know that love…[Read more]

  • Some people are able to bend spoons. I have always wanted to try it. But one must yell at the spoon, and i would feel rather silly yelling at a spoon, So i won’t attempt it. Instead, I will choose to use a spoon as it was meant to be used. I will use a spoon to remove hickies. if you freeze your spoon and rub it on your hicky, it will help…[Read more]