What’s Next?

As much as I hate it, and as much as my ADHD adult mind would love to wander off on yet some other tempting tangent or two, especially during this holiday season of overeating and overcooking and overbaking… We’re still faced with the fact that my husband has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetesContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Holiday Baking-Gingerbread

Hard to believe that National Gingerbread Day is celebrated in June instead of December, but since today is National Gingerbread Day, I thought that this would be a great day to re-publish this previous post about Torunskie pierniki. Torun, Poland…a medieval city on the banks of the Vistula River, and one of the few citiesContinue reading “Holiday Baking-Gingerbread”

“Me Time”—The How

If you’re lucky, your weekends are designated “me time.” Those are the days you get to unwind from work and delve into hobbies, passions, or side projects that take us out of the daily grind and let us flex our interests and creativity. But, you know, sometimes life gets in the way. You were supposedContinue reading ““Me Time”—The How”

The Importance of “Me Time”

We have been taught that taking time out for ourselves is selfish. We put pressure on ourselves to be perfect and meet our own extreme expectations. Most people in our culture feel the need to be going all the time. If we are not working and putting our energy into something, we believe we areContinue reading “The Importance of “Me Time””

Baking with Applesauce

Being the wife of a type 2 diabetic makes you reconsider the old ways that you have learned to cook, not only in WHAT you cook, but also in HOW you cook. You become more aware of the amount of saturated fats, sugar, and calories contained in your baked goods. For example, check out theseContinue reading “Baking with Applesauce”

Blessing the Bibliophiles

  For those of us book lovers who have a nightstand piled high with books, subscribe to the local bookstore’s newsletter, and always keep a paperback close at hand, we belong to a special breed of people called bibliophiles. And this year why not share your love of reading with other bibliophiles by making aContinue reading “Blessing the Bibliophiles”