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History Dinner

Joe and I have been attending a historical dinner series at a local joint - the Black Powder Tavern. It's been very entertaining! First off, the tavern itself was built in 1746. During the encampment at Valley Forge, George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and General Von Steuben had strategy meetings there. Now we get dinner and a lecture on an American Revolution battle once a month! Here's what I have learned and eaten so... Read more →

I Care for Skin Care

Both the lovely and talented Weetabix and the lovely and talented KarenD have detailed their skin care routines, so I will also jump on the bandwagon. I have both a morning routine and an evening routine. Let's start with my morning routine. Brush hair. On hair-wash days, leave it down. On non-hair-wash days, put it up in a ponytail bun. Shower. While showering, I use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser; however, I ran out a little... Read more →

Baking Gingerbread

Well, I made some gingerbread. I got it into my head that I wanted to make some gingerbread, so I got some molasses at the grocery store and assumed I had everything else I needed, what with Thanksgiving pie making and all. Then I went to make it and - no flour. How do you run out of flour? Isn't that one of those things that's just automagically there? I guess not. So we stopped... Read more →

What I'm Watching

I've gotten into the habit of watching a little something during lunch at work. I stuff my earbuds into my ears and fire up Starz or Netflix or Britbox or Prime Video or whatever (I have a lot of streaming apps, evidently), select a show, and escape from work for an hour. These are all shows that Joe has no interest in, so lunch is the perfect time to watch. (Thanks, unlimited data!) My lunchtime... Read more →


Joe started our holiday decorating yesterday by hanging a lovely wreath on our door. It smells delightful! Today I came home to find that he had set up the Christmas tree. We bought our first artificial tree last year, and it is one of the best things ever. He put one wee ornament on it - we'll finish loading it up this weekend - and a few presents under it. I figured I'd hang an... Read more →


The other day I was waiting for the elevator at work when another colleague joined me. He said, "I really should take the stairs, but I'm too tired this morning." And I replied, without even thinking about it, "I've outgrown the stairs." He cracked up, and a catchphrase was born. My company has a program every year where they ask headquarters employees to volunteer to work in the warehouses for four days. I used to... Read more →

Tired, with Grievances

I'm very tired. I went to a Festivus Party last night with my great good friend Andrea and today I am paying the price. It's not that I'm hungover, because I'm not. I did have one drink - a lovely champagne with pomegranate juice punch - but it was just enough to make me hot and sweaty rather than tipsy. The food was amazing, so I ate rather a lot. I didn't know anyone except... Read more →