Possible Mild Insanity & Progress

Ah, the second week of January is already under our belts and, speaking of what’s under our belts, how’s everybody doing on their resolutions so far? Anybody still working on theirs?  Finances in order, that great novel nearly finished, fluency in another language achieved — whatever your goals, I hope you’re making progress. Getting fit and healthy — or just losing that holiday weight — is a common goal for many people this time of year. Most people resolve to shed what I call “Christmas Tummy”  and take on all sorts of challenges, diet programs, cleanses, detoxes, and exercise regimens to help them reach their goals. Great!  You only have one body so I say, “Experiment on it!”  Then let me know how it works out! This week in 2014, I took some steps toward a healthier me. I finally set up an appointment to have my foot problem officially … Continue reading…

The Pecan Sandy Experience

I have inherited many traits from my mother. Beyond our physical resemblance, I’ve also grown up to share her love of naps, Mexican food, and repeatedly singing out loud the two lines of whatever song is stuck in your head at the moment. The other thing we share is this notion that baking is a great way to fill an hour that hasn’t otherwise been committed to something else. I’m not sure I’d call it a “love” of baking. It’s more like a compulsion. Have bananas in the kitchen that are starting to turn brown? Better bake some bread with those bad boys.  Oh dear, that rhubarb isn’t going to last forever in the freezer. Better “crisp” it up! No cookies for work lunches next week? Get on it, woman. And, today, the pecans that I bought a few weeks ago screamed, “We’re not going to eat ourselves, you know!” … Continue reading…