Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor

Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Craft and Contemplation Time

“Journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu I’d like to start that journey, but since the nearest grocery store (essential business) from me isn’t located in Quebec, I’m not going anywhere. (The closed Canadian border also presented an obstacle.) Illinois’ Shelter In Place rule tethered me to my home. I’m grateful that… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Craft and Contemplation Time

Cooking, humor

Overeat On Thanksgiving

Don the trousers with “give” in the waist, ditch the fitted sheath, or go all out and wear sweat pants. It’s your duty as an appreciative daughter or son (fill in family member status here), food lover, and global citizen to overeat on Thanksgiving Day. If an eye rolling dinner guest does just that when asked… Continue reading Overeat On Thanksgiving

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Anita VS Hydrangeas

Why should I spend $250 on five 3-gallon Limelight Hydrangeas when a thick hydrangea jungle grew in my backyard? Why should I read instructions on transplanting these shrubs when I’ve been an avid gardener for decades?   Five hours (and as many hydrangeas) later answered these questions that I had asked myself. Consulting online Hydrangea… Continue reading Anita VS Hydrangeas

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Throwbacks

Put A Sock In It

In the flow chart of my life, my sock drawer occupies the lower right corner in a rectangle with the heading “Unimportant” and connected by an arrow to a diamond labeled “Do Not Worry About.” Apparently I’m in the minority. (I know this because I read it on the Internet.) Organization manuals devote chapters to… Continue reading Put A Sock In It

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

Are Nightcrawlers And Leeches Like Apples And Oranges?

With a fishing rod in one hand, I scrutinized the leech container and pep talked myself. “I can do this,” I encouraged. “I’ve got this,” I continued. “Just go for it,” I added.   My confidence dwindled and . . . I didn’t do it. I didn’t get it. And I didn’t go for it.… Continue reading Are Nightcrawlers And Leeches Like Apples And Oranges?