For the love of Sam.

Two Sundays ago (March 5, 2017) we lost our beloved little Sam. He was just barely six months old. He rapidly developed an unexplained, and terribly high fever. He had not been sick, nor did he display any other signs or symptoms. We took him to the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic knowing what…

Easy Lime Curd

February 24, 2017 I spent several hours yesterday poring over my own cook books and scouring the Internet for lime curd recipes. Some of my Facebook friends also offered a lot of helpful tips and tricks when we discussed it. Boy, was that an eye opener! So many methods! Wowee! Some people use double boilers,…

I am grateful for last words.

#ProjectZen #Day24 #GratitudeProject I have a private message sitting in my Facebook inbox from a friend. It’s from someone I knew over 25 years ago when I was in the Army in Germany. We weren’t “close friends” back in the day, but we did work together, and he did train me in a new job.…

I am grateful for Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

#ProjectZen #Day23 #GratitudeProject Yesterday we received food from the Eastern Illinois Foodbank pop-up pantry in Champaign, Illinois. We are so thrilled! Produce, frozen chicken, snacks, canned goods, and smiles. With me not being able to work right now and as of yet not eligible for aid of any kind, getting a little help and love…

Left-over Soup Surprise

When there isn’t enough “left overs” from the night before for two to have a proper lunch, make soup! I had 1/2 a pork chop, about 2 cups of cooked white rice, and about 2/3 of a cup of peas left over. I made some veggie stock, about 5 cups, cut up the chop into…

I am grateful for those who create Beauty.

#ProjectZen #Day21 #GratitudeProject I am grateful for those who create Beauty. For every book I have read. For every song I have heard. For every dance, film, and play I have seen. For every painting and photograph I have studied. I am grateful to all who create Beauty. Without their creative expression, the voice given…