Hitting the Road with Some of My Oldest Friends

Because gifted authors use settings as characters which are rich and alive, our road trip traveling through the South has made me feel like I was hitting the road with some of my oldest friends as many wonderful books were brought to mind. Texas Friends Traveling between Austin and San Antonio brought to mind Tres […]

Vegetarian Lentil Soup in the Insta Pot

I’m still figuring out the Insta Pot and I’m still figuring out what fiber-rich dishes I can add back into my eating routine.  Soup is always high on my list of favorites, so I’m using up that bag of lentils in the pantry and trying out a new recipe. Delish.com has been a reliable recipe […]

Mid-Week Retreat

We were fortunate enough to get away for a couple of days mid-week last week to visit Kohl’s Ranch in Payson, Arizona.  We visited there last summer and had such a wonderful time we went back.  This year we went with DFs Evon and Barb and Stu.  Our rooms all lined up facing the pool […]

Remodeling to Add a Bar

Our home model had a space for a bar in the great room, but the people who first bought the home opted not to finish it out.  Basically, there was an indentation in our great room with a set of upper and lower honey-colored cabinets that looked like a laundry room.  It was odd and […]