The Daily Grind

Tasty Speck – A French Country Christmas

Tasty Speck – A French Country Christmas

With the holidays upon us, it’s a magical time for family and friends to gather and enjoy good food, drink and festive conversation.  Ok, my friends and I don’t need an excuse like the holidays but it sounded like a good way to start the […]

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

After the crazy lines of Black Friday frenzy, take in a more enjoyable shopping experience on Small Business Saturday and support your local retailers. It’s kind of an odd shopping day sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday first observed in 2010.  A holiday dreamed […]

Top Ten Favorite Fall Activities

Top Ten Favorite Fall Activities

They say time flies when you’re having fun and oh, how time has been flying.  We’re already pushing into the end of September.  Can someone please press the stop button?  This is my favorite season and I feel like I’m in a vortex getting sucked […]

Cancer Sucks

Cancer Sucks

Several people I care about just got the news.  Brain tumor-stage 4.  Breast cancer-stage 2.  And then there are people I don’t know well, acquaintances, but I know their story; uterine cancer-back after remission, bone cancer-just finished chemo, breast cancer- just finished radiation. As I […]

This Old House

This Old House

Oh boy, have I been busy!  It started Friday night when I passed on the opportunity to go dancing and stayed home.  Yes, now how many Friday nights in a row is that?  So many I’ve lost count!  I think I’m becoming a hermit.  While […]

On Death

On Death

With the death of Robin Williams it’s gotten a lot of us thinking about our lives and mortality.  I know it has for me. I’m not obsessed with death, but I think about it.  And I do have to admit it is something I prepare […]

Once Upon a Vacation

Once Upon a Vacation

You know how it is when you start closing in on the final days of your vacation, you think about all the things you still want to do.  Friday, I made a big girl decision and cancelled all my weekend plans to take time for […]

Music, Food and Friendship

Music, Food and Friendship

You pretty much know by now how my weekends roll…a little fun and a lot of food.  For fun last weekend I didn’t have to stroll too far from home.  Our community hosted Lakefront Music Festival so friends and I enjoyed live music just blocks […]

Impromptu Saturday Night

Impromptu Saturday Night

I love Saturdays, it’s truly my favorite day of the week.  I did a post back in March about Lazy Days and Saturdays where I shared my thoughts about what I do on Saturdays. Saturday, I finished the cleaning I’d started Friday night and made […]

Beach is Closed

Beach is Closed

Because of a very rainy June, 9 1/2″ of rain to be exact, the lake in my community has flooded.  In fact, the mayor has declared our lake to be in a state of emergency for yet another 30 days. [shareprints gallery_id=”2642″ gallery_type=”blog” gallery_position=”pos_left” gallery_width=”width_40″ […]