Self Care

December Self-Care for your Sanity

  Of all the months, December is the least likely for us to relax. There are a hundred things to buy, make, bake, send, or attend but remember, we don't have to make room for everything. Instead, make enough space for yourself, your loved ones, and those who could use a little lift. There are… Continue reading December Self-Care for your Sanity

Travel

Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC

We're heading into Fall here in Southern California. I keep waiting for that nip in the air, the signal that real fall is coming. Maybe in November. In June I wrote about waiting in NYC. In July, my son finally moved into his tiny 400 square foot apartment where a queen size air mattress takes… Continue reading Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC

Latino culture, Mexican Cooking, Mexican food

A to Z Challenge: F is for Fideo, a Mexican side dish

Day Six, already? Today's letter in the A to Z Challenge is F. The first word I thought of was Fideo, not Fi-deo, but Fee-day-0; which is Angel Hair Pasta. I was going to write about Fajas (girdles) or Flores (flowers) but food won out. So you know what's on my mind. Fideo is another… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: F is for Fideo, a Mexican side dish

Encouragement, Faith, Family, Gratitude, Thanksgiving

How Do We Go Through Disappointments and Still Be Grateful?

In preparation for our Thanksgiving gathering, we moved the living room sofa out, rearranged the coffee table and other stuff and fit in three tables so we could be all together in one room. Halloween used to be one of the top holidays around my house until the kids grew up and moved out. Now, there… Continue reading How Do We Go Through Disappointments and Still Be Grateful?