Happy anniversary to us!

Happy anniversary to us!

Rich & I have been married 29 years today. Do you want to know our secret? Here it is: don’t get divorced. No, really. No matter how badly you may want to sometimes (I’m only speaking for myself, but I’d be willing to bet he’s felt the same). Divorce is simply not on the table, which […]

Can I tell y’all something?

The office my part time job is in is moving. We’re only moving up a floor, but it’s still a pain. Just like in a house, you never realize how much stuff you accumulate until you start packing it. The thing is, it’s a paper-heavy industry, or, at least, used to be. There have been approximately […]

Two pounds, aka a big old bag, of pinto beans.

Something completely different

Completely different for me, at least. As far as cooking beans goes. I had read about not soaking your beans before cooking, which goes against everything I, as a southern cook, ever knew. But I’m all for learning new techniques, so count me in. In that article, Russ Parsons also mentions starting them in hot water, […]

I guess I should review them

Since I told y’all the names of the books I had lined up for summer reading, I guess I should mention how they were after I read or abandon them. Sadly, it’s been a lot more abandoning than reading so far. Unleashed is a miss. I hung in there for about 2/3 of the book […]

It’s been fun, Whataburger

Oh, man! Oh man oh man oh man! I finally got around to baking some jalapeño Cheddar biscuits, and you wouldn’t believe how good they are! Whataburger’s Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits have been our favorites, both of us, since the first time we tasted them. Rich’s new low-carb diet, though, put them on the back burner. But when […]

Dinner, only six days in the making

I bought a couple of pork shoulders a while back, when Kroger had them on sale. I do that almost every time they’re on sale, because they’re delicious to roast, and also very good for making ground pork and the many things that spring from it (breakfast sausage, chorizo…). I took one of my sale shoulders, […]

Low carb, or why did we have those stupid tests done?

Rich & I took advantage of the good part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, and had physicals done last month. It had been quite a while, and we were both a little apprehensive about the results. Mine weren’t too bad; nothing that can’t be resolved by getting some exercise. His numbers, though, were a little […]

Summer reading, i.e., who needs sleep?

Summer reading, i.e., who needs sleep?

Do you read books on a tablet or your phone, or otherwise in electronic form? Do you know about this? Bookbub. You tell them what you like to read, and they send you emails every day with a list of books that meet your criteria that are low price or free! (Many that are free, […]

Turn, Turn, Turn

Turn, Turn, Turn

I like baseball. I really like it once hockey is done, but the transition (hockey-baseball season, which would be hockey-basketball-baseball season if I were more than a casual b-ball fan) is tough. On the one hand, you’ve got all the hope of a new season, when anything is still possible except seeing Yu Darvish pitch. On […]

Prayer requests or don't toy with me, okay?

Prayer requests or don’t toy with me, okay?

Do you know how seriously I take it when you ask for prayers? I have a list written down (I actually email it to myself so I can keep track of the versions as they change). Every day I get out my Anglican rosary (thanks, Marty​!) and if your concern is on my list, it […]