Sunday Meditations


Some days I can’t move. Some days I have more energy then I know what to do with it. I wish this would even out better. I wish things weren’t so up and down. But that isn’t the way life is. Life is up and downs and craziness. If you ever feel like things are spinning out of control don’t worry things will always come around.


Home Improvement

So this isn’t really Home improvement, in as so much, I haven’t painted or built. However, I did put some lovely pictures up. The three above the jacket hooks, are from when I was in China many years ago. I picked these beautiful rice paper art in some road side stand. My best friend’s mom framed all these for me!

For these three below I got in Thailand. They are printed on a cloth type fabric. The beautiful color really grab the eye. I am so excited these finally found a place. The two long narrow pictures are from Costa Rica, this year. One is a frog and the other is sloth. My roommate liked them so much he wanted them in his room. I compromised by putting them in his room but I could still see them.





Book Review; September


The Origin by Dan Brown  About a month ago I was looking into where I wanted to travel next. I was deciding on Spain. The opening paragraph was the exact same place I was looking at. Adventure awaits Langdon in another great Brown novel.

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer When was the last time you read an entire book in one sitting? Well it was two sittings for me with this book. I absolutely love this book. If you have ever lost someone this is a great way to find a little bit of healing (and romance). There are ideas in this story that would have been (and were) helpful a few years ago when the loss was more recent. Totally a great read for anyone at any age!


Dragonhome by John Peel I got this book while in grade school at a Scholastic Book Fair. It really opened me up to fantasy stories. I reread this book about once every year or two. It is a wonderful story of a brother and sister trying to survive as Talents in a world where Talents are treated as soldiers in a never ending war.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou This is a classic that most people read in school. I never did. I love this book. It is so descriptive and fun. There are some hard lessons it teaches but is worth reading.

Cat Diary

Dear Diary,

It is starting to cool down outside. That is a perfect reason to sleep. All day and all night. I laid in bed for 20 straight hours today. Of course, sometime during my napping Mom came and had to mess up my sleeping spot. She thinks this bed is hers. Oh the plight of my life. My brother was willing to lay with me and we staked out our spot!  Roanoke.






Dear Diary,

I don’t know what all the fuss was about. All I wanted to do was be out of the way and sleep.  Why don’t they just leave me alone. Sigh. Ruff life of Cats!





What’s for Dinner?



Slow Cooker Corn Chowder  This is a recipe from Delish, whom shows me the best stuff. I did tweak this a tad. Instead of waiting to put chicken in I added in the beginning then shredded some ways in. However, it has a great flavor and its even better if you use home grown corn!

Steak Fajita Chili So this reciepe is soooooooooooo aweseome! It is a Cooking Light one so you know its super healthy. I added a lot of spices so it was probably warmer then the reciepe would really be. So easy to add fun ingredients to this one.

Egg Roll Casserole This recipe was on my Facebook feed for like a week taunting me. So I had to try it. It isn’t too bad. You could really mix up the ingrediance if you wanted. One suggestion, don’t put the lo mein noodles on the casserole but let people add them as the take servings.

Sunday Meditations


Oh Lady Winter is begining to make her presence known. She is clothed in yellows, orange, and red. The coolness of her breath bring memories of many years past. As we prepare for winter don’t forget to take time to see the change of season. Even if you are in a one season area. Also make sure the cold doesn’t send you inside and forget to be active. Make sure you move even a little bit.