Ya'll, I did it. I went into Savory Spice. If you've ready many of my blogs, you've heard a lot about this particular shop. Not only do they carry the very best spices, they are amazing people. Pre-pandemic, I was in the shop at least once a week. I swear I was making up a … Continue reading Oh My Beloved Spice Shop!
Well, we are officially living a less quarantined life. We go to grocery stores (not that often), and I've been doing some patio dining (again, not that often), but we are still being cautious. Our 11-year-old is a bit from being able to be vaccinated, so we are still a little protective. But we are … Continue reading Semi-Quarantine Life Week 57
That title alone is anxiety producing. Don't get me wrong, I am excited. I am also very nervous about what life looks like when we can exit the bubble. I mean, we're only going to be doing a partial exit for now because of our youngest daughter, but things are going to change, and it … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 56 – Hopefully Our Last Week of Full Lockdown
Well, the time we've both feared and looked forward to is coming, and it's coming quickly. My husband, middle daughter, and I got our second shots this week (April 11-18). Owen got his on Monday and so will be considered fully vaccinated April 26th, and Katie and I got ours Thursday, so will be good … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 55 – Coming Out
As many of you know, my household has been on a pretty tight lockdown since March of 2021. We shifted from going grocery shopping and well, shopping in general, from in-person to either delivery or curbside pick up during the initial state mandated lockdown, and we have just stayed in that mode for more than … Continue reading Grocery Shopping IN PERSON!
I debated actually posting this one, but here ya go. It's only kind of food related.
I love cooking for others. A quote, "You always make more food than could possibly be necessary, so who cares how many people show up for Thanksgiving." The hardest part of quarantine life has been that I cannot host huge family gatherings or dinner parties. I promise you that when this is all over and … Continue reading Feeding Friends and Family
Our post Thanksgiving week did not involve the usual "how to use leftovers in new dishes" menu that it usually does since I tailored our meal to be for just the husband and me. I will admit that I missed the usual chicken or turkey salad the next day. We did have a bit of … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 36
It's 4:09 am, and I can't sleep, so I'm thinking about Thanksgiving. This is normally my favorite day of the year. I make the biggest meal of the year. I invited everyone to my house. That sounds like an exaggeration, but last year, we had our immediate family with me, my husband and our three … Continue reading Thanksgiving Planning 2020
I hope someone besides me enjoys these posts, but in the end, I still believe they'll make an interesting read someday when we are long past this bleak era in history. If they bore you, please don't tell me, but maybe check out my other posts. As promised, I have started meal planning. And per … Continue reading Quarantine Week 25 and Counting