More Book Nooks

I’ve finished two more! This brings the total to ten - seven by Rolife, two by Tonecheer, and one by Know Me. Am I done? Oh hell no. I think I've posted a few of them on the Facebook and I wrote a blog post about the first one. Anyway, here are the latest book nooks. I like them a lot! Both of these, like many of the others, have mirrors in the back. They're... Read more →

Saturday 9: This Could Be the Start of Something

Okay! Let's do a Saturday 9 - first time in a while! This week's song is This Could Be the Start of Something by Jack Jones. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) We're beginning the year with an optimistic song about starting something new. Right now, are you feeling positive about 2024? Personally, yes. But I'm really nervous about the election and hoping hoping hoping that democracy survives. 2) In this song,... Read more →

St. Brendan’s Prayer

Shall I abandon, O King of Mysteries, the soft comforts of home? Shall I turn my back on my native land, and turn my face towards the sea? Shall I put myself wholly at your mercy, without silver, without a horse, without fame, without honor? Shall I throw myself wholly upon You, without sword and shield, without food and drink, without a bed to lie on? Shall I say farewell to my beautiful land, placing... Read more →

A Year Goes By Like Nothing, 2023 Edition

Day 24: Sugarplum. Very nice. Day 25: Gingerbread Person. How sweet - a gender neutral marshmallow! It was actually my favorite of the bunch. So here it is, New Year's Eve, and we are hurtling toward 2024. I'm sitting here on the couch, writing the last post for this year's Holidailies. We've got the Little Feat Waiting for Columbus live album on the box, the cat is curling up in Joe's lap, and we've just... Read more →

Getting Ready

Day 23: Orange Cardamom This marshmallow was orangey and nicely spicy. I liked it! Well, the presents are wrapped and the pie is made, so all we have to do is pack a change or two of clothes, leave some food for the cat, and we’ll be off to SonnyeBoy’s place! We’ll also attend the yearly Christmas Eve party at my sister’s house, which is always great! It’s not quite “over the river and through... Read more →

Peppermint, Santa, and Me

Day 22: Peppermint I love peppermint. My favorite tea? Peppermint. My favorite chewing gum? Peppermint. Life Saver? Pep O Mint. Soap? Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Peppermint. (All one! All one! (IYKYK)) This time of year brings a plethora of peppermint. So far, I've tried the Wendy's peppermint Frosty - delicious. Zwahlen's, our chocolate and ice cream emporium, released their peppermint stick ice cream yesterday - superb. Finally, today's delightful cube of chewiness was peppermint! It... Read more →

Clowning Around

Day 20: Black Forest Sweet cherry with wee choccy flakes - a winner! Day 21: Eggnog I love eggnog, so this sweet pillow of flavor was right up my alley. You might even say it hit my sweet spot. Last night I joined a Zoom call with five of my Clown College classmates! We've been doing these calls since the pandemic, but this particular call was the first in a few months. It was great... Read more →

Sugar Cookie and Sleight of Hand

Day 19: Sugar Cookie Today's tasty sponge was Sugar Cookie, which was quite good. Not quite as good as an actual sugar cookie, but close enough. Lately I've been indulging in videos from Penn and Teller's TV show Fool Us. The deal is that magicians perform a trick, hoping that Penn and Teller won't be able to figure out how they do it. I love watching the episodes where the magician succeeds, but even the... Read more →


Day 18: Rose Well, this puff of goodness was Rose flavored, and like the Lavender, it tastes like it smells, which is weird to me. But I love the smell of roses, so why wouldn't I like the taste? My Mom grew the most beautiful roses. She had a couple of rose gardens in our big backyard, one up along the picket fence and one down by the pine trees. Every year she got a... Read more →

Lazy Latte

Day 17: Latte Now that's more like it! I liked Latte a lot, eh. (Sorry.) (Not sorry.) Seriously, the latte is my go-to Starbucks drink and this was a great marshmallow. We had a nice, lazy day - just like Sunday ought to be. We slept in (until 8:00, imagine!) and stayed in. It was a rainy, gloomy day, so we weren't missing anything. Normally we go out to lunch on Sunday, but it was... Read more →