Moods of water float with ease on ice, broken. Let yours too. Water is drawn to rocky shores near naked sand. So am I. What is Love that it should shine through the dark night of my soul? What is darkness that it should reveal the Light of your love? Through fogs of depression You [...]
“I Married Lucy Ricardo”
Carrots and Celery! And Kale? Oh My…
I was out of town for five days so I was skeptical about opening the refrigerator tonight. After I started defrosting some chicken breasts and put a pan of rice on the stove, the multi-colored carrots caught my eye in the fruit drawer—purple and yellow carrots. They’re like beets, squash and carrots all wrapped up [...]
What’s Up for Supper?
Into the Light
The Sand and Surf and la Saladita
We took a road trip to La Saladita on the last day of our vacation to watch the surfers. It’s the wave machine they say—small waves for beginners and long surfboards. It was a scenic drive. We finally found the spot after a lot of back and forth and twisting up and down narrow back [...]
Return to Mexico
Day 1 I slept, at most, one hour. I repacked my suitcase three times, doing my best to be a hip minimalist. I was so pleased with myself when I unrolled five dresses and hung them back up in my closet, leaving me with one black maxi that converts into a skirt. We were only [...]
Recipe: Beating the Blues
"Get some rest. Don't stress over the weekend about anything. That's what Mondays are for," my co-worker said with a giggle and her usual twinkle as I walked out of the office this evening. I had filled a manilla folder full of what I had hoped to check off my to do list today, packed [...]
Sunday Night Despair? Stir Fry!
Right. It’s Sunday night—the time I used to sit down to write and share the latest incident with Dad for my blog Sundays with Dad. I mean, three years of that created a bit of a ritual. Now, even though Dad’s not around anymore, it doesn’t mean a ritual disappears. In fact, I find, I just need to [...]