Cranberry Twist with a Bit of Peppermint

I’m not much of a drinker but I do love fizzy drinks so a couple of years ago I came up with this tart and tangy drink to serve during the holidays…. 4 oz Ginger Ale 4 oz Cranberry Juice Crushed Peppermints (for garnish) Crushed Ice Put crushed ice into […]

Gratitude for Plantitude

So those who follow me on twitter know that I decided to take advantage of the warm weather we had today and stain the wooden trunk I’ve been working on. What was with today’s weather? It was like 65 degrees, not that I’m complaining or anything, but wow! I have […]

Small Talk Six Reasons Why I’d Die…

…if I were stranded on a deserted island all by myself. To participate in today’s Small Talk Six, just go here and leave a link to your blog post so others can check it out. Have a good weekend.

Dancing with Thanks

Tonight was my daughter’s Homecoming Dance – I don’t know who was more excited, me or her. There’s something about watching your baby get all dolled up for her first big dance that makes the heart melt. And, I have to say, she looked absolutely beautiful. At the end of […]

Feeling Crafty

I’ve always been the crafty sort – I made my own paper dolls when I was kid, had a book full of poetry, crocheted blankets and scarves for friends. I even carried a sketch pad with me everywhere I went. My dad was the same way, his sketch pad and […]

Pledging My Love

In my previous life as an archivist, one of the first people I “met” was Terry. He introduced himself to me on one of the archivist’s websites and the rest is history… One of the things that I heart about Terry is that he has the best music related memes […]

Hope in Laughter

Today I’m grateful for my kids and the hope that they bring. There are times when I feel like it’s just not worth it – watching the news, seeing the craziness, man’s inhumanity towards man and I want to hang my head. Then my kids will just start clowning and […]

Tucker Family Secret

The entry way to our house is a dump. Literally. Everyone drops their stuff on the floor and just keeps going to their bedrooms, the kitchen or the family room. No one bothers to clean up in there because we’re just passing through. When we have company, I hurridly usher […]

Grateful for So Many Things

I’m having a hard time writing my gratitude post today. I don’t know whether I want to write something funny or serious. I don’t know if I’m more thankful for the two large cups of coffee that I had today or for the nap I had after the kids got […]