Treating Myself


  Since I met my New Year's Resolutions in 2019, I treated myself to a new Day Bag. How did I get the money? Since paying off bills I was left with after my divorce in 2017 and after rebuilding my confidence and self-esteem (that took two years), I started saving money to relocate back … Continue reading Treating Myself

First Celebration Anniversary 2020


Last New Year, I started a different type of New Resolution instead of the same old tired promises, such as "I'll go to the gym 3 hours every day and lose 20 pounds this year!" or the popular, "I'll stop drinking/eating..." which always  works (no, not really). Or some such other impossible task. Then by … Continue reading First Celebration Anniversary 2020

2019: CELEBRATE!


2019: CELEBRATE! 2910 marks my 50th year on this planet. So, this year, instead of resolutions or the tired old "New Year New Me", I'm going to celebrate. Resolutions are rife with negative connotations, self-flagellation and filled with items we have to force ourselves to do. But, because of resolutions, I've made such great progress … Continue reading 2019: CELEBRATE!

4th Quarter of 2018


We're in the last quarter of 2018, last gasp to accomplish those New Year's Resolutions. I've shared my fight with weight all year long, what worked (temporarily) and what didn't. I'm still fighting,  moving forward. Time to take stock of what you wanted, how far you've come and what you can do the last three … Continue reading 4th Quarter of 2018

Happy Solstice 2018


Happy Summer Solstice 2018!  Today is the official start of the Summer Season, where we collectively play on beaches, bustling cities and backyards. Families make plans to go camping, connect with the great outdoors and each other (remember the sunblock!) The Solstice is a fantastic time to renew those New Years Day Resolutions! Eating healthy … Continue reading Happy Solstice 2018

Six Months Into 2017


We're now six months into 2017, Happy July 1st and July 4th weekend! How are those New Years Resolutions coming along? I've written a book like I wanted, getting back into my writing. I've been eating healthy-as per my Simple Healthy Fresh cookbooks. I've divorced, moved and trying to get back into a decent life … Continue reading Six Months Into 2017

Wertfrei Wednesday: Taking stock


It's December 3rd, folks, exactly four weeks left in 2014.  Remember back on January 1st with all those well-intentioned New Years Resolutions? Did you do quarterly checks against that list you made? There are 28 days to finish that list or renew those resolutions. It's never too late to re-start the resolution! Did you resolve … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Taking stock

Happy Humpday Pic!


Happy Humpday!  This was taken last November at Pike Place Market.  This is where we shop for the fresh foods for the recipes in my cookbooks. There is a meat vendor across the way that has fresh, all natural meats that taste totally different than supermarket meats.  Don't know what the difference is but the … Continue reading Happy Humpday Pic!