- newHoney-walnut shrimp
When I went into the city last week, I picked up a luxury item: shrimp. That's because I came across a recipe I wanted to try, namely honey-walnut shrimp made so popular by Panda Express.I love Panda Express food, but unfortunately there isn't a fran…
- 21 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 4:05pm -
- When I say I'm from a small town...
Saw this meme today and it cracked me up.Very true!
- 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 2:48pm -
- More on supply-chain issues
In reference to my last post on a trip to the city, a long-time reader sent an email detailing her recent shopping experience. She lives in the Silicon Valley area of California, and helps care for her elderly in-laws. Her email is posted with permis…
- 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 7:25pm -
- Trip to the city
I did something yesterday I haven't done in three months: I took a shopping trip to the city. Seriously, I haven't been there since October 11.I concentrated on the big box stores, since that's the only reason to go into a city anymore. My stops were…
- 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 6:37pm -
- Christmas in January
My Christmas cactus bloomed this year.This is my only houseplant, and I'm fond of it because – in a way – it belonged to my grandmother who passed away in 1979. My aunt took the plant after my grandmother passed on, and when my parents visited my…
- 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 2:53am -
- Snowy days
We've had lots of snow over the last week.We also had another 24-hour power outage. Ah, it's good to test one's preps every so often.It always seems things are more noticeable in snow. Who looks closely at pine trees except in winter?Lots of activity…
- 9 days ago 9 Jan 22, 4:54pm -
- Panic-buying RVs
When I was a young child, we traveled a lot. We lived in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York, but my dad was often sent on extended business trips to California. Rather than leave his family behind during summer months, Dad took us with him. He…
- 12 days ago 6 Jan 22, 5:34pm -
- A diamond in the rough
One Sunday after church, Don and I stopped at the grocery store in town to pick up a couple of items. As he got out of the car, something on the ground caught his eye. He bent down to pick it up. "Here's a diamond for my honey," he said, and handed m…
- 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 10:01pm -
- Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, dear readers!We woke up to a whole bunch of fresh new snow on the last day of 2021.It was very much a winter wonderland.The rails on the porch, which are covered by the porch roof, got about three inches (elsewhere, we got about six).…
- 16 days ago 2 Jan 22, 5:01pm -
- Rest in peace, Betty
I just learned that "Golden Girl" Betty White has passed away, just days short of her 100th birthday.What a classy lady. May she rest in peace.
- 18 days ago 31 Dec 21, 8:18pm -