Dingbats

The term Dingbat was first used as a name for an alcoholic beverage back in 1838. It wasn’t until around 1905 that it was used to describe a foolish person. I thought about this word as I was reading the latest installment of super scary revelations about COVID that literally involves bat sh*t.. otherwise known…

Music to my ears..

A strange and beautiful thing happened this week-end. I went outside to sit on our back porch and immediately became aware of the most delightful sounds of children laughing and squealing; our neighbors were having a birthday party for one of their kids. I closed my eyes as I swung in our hammock chair; joyful…

Fascinating..

We went on an actual date last night.. remember those? The hubby and I tried out a restaurant on the beach; it’s in a popular local hotel, so I was slightly nervous.. you know, Covid and all. If I had to title the story of my night out, I’d call it fascinating. There were vacationers…

Learn something new every day..

So the other day I found a bottle of coco aminos at the grocery store. My vegan daughter has been using this stuff forever. So what is it? (From Healthline.com) Coconut aminos is similar in color and consistency to light soy sauce, making it an easy substitute in recipes. It’s not as rich as traditional soy…

A dish-washing dishwasher.

I’ve never had one, have you? Pretty sure we’ve lived in at least fifteen homes with fourteen different dishwashers (not counting replacements purchased) and I have YET to own a dishwasher that can literally wash dishes, as in clean off those infamous “stuck on messes..” You know the messes I’m talking about..the little bits of…

Better than yesterday..

My daughter sent me the photo above of her updated letter board yesterday. I love those boards, they are endlessly creative and an easy way to keep a motivating thought or quote within sight. I thought about the simplicity of her words: “stronger than yesterday.” She is recovering from two major surgeries and that basic…