Skin Deep (CtBF: French Cheesecake)

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” - Dorothy Parker

"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." - Salma Hayek


Getting My Groove Back (CTBF: Smoky BBQ Style Pork)

"The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that." - Eartha Kitt
"And my only rule being if when I wake in the morning I'm looking forward to the things that I have to do that day, then I'm on the right track." - Demetri Martin
Now, at a certain stage in life one has to come to terms with the fact that things are just not the way they were. You know where you've been but do not always have insight into where you are and where you are headed.


Still alive...

I know its been a long time (like really long), but just dropped in to say all is well.

When we last left off, Runner Girl had just graduated from college and I had gone back to school. Yeah, that.

There is a light at the end of my tunnel (next spring, fingers crossed) and Runner Girl is headed back to school in a couple of weeks. Culinary Kid and The Dude are well and busy.

Oh, somewhere along the way we adopted this guy (if you've been on my IG feed, you can see he's taken over our lives - completely).

To my FF and TWD friends, I hope to see you all again on the interwebs sometime next spring. Until then, Instagram is where I'm at!




Stopping by to say "Hi"

Just a short note to say "hi".

There's been cooking. And baking. And picture taking, but not a heck of a lot of blog posting.

My writing is still relegated mostly to school work. Three papers a week on supply chain topics sucks the creative juices right out of me. (Only a year and a half left - fingers crossed).

I'm taking a six week sabbatical from school soon and hopefully my next round of catch up posts will find there way here as soon as I can work up the motivation to edit three months of pictures...

I don't have any food pictures today, so hopefully a cute puppy picture will do.

This is Milos


Taking a breather (CtBF: Raw Vegetable Slaw w/ Creamy Garlic Dressing, Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse, Fattoush & Chicken Lady Chicken)

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ― Masaru Emoto, Secret Life of Water
Since we last "talked" I finished my Business Management class, took a class in Global Warehouse Management and started a Purchasing class. If anyone told me a couple of years ago that I would be doing all of this at this stage in my life, I am pretty sure I would have given them the side eye and maybe the stink eye. I am still trying to figure out whether I've lost my marbles or am just determined.

The jury is still out.

Fortunately, this four day weekend is giving me a chance to write about subjects that don't involve charts or struggling with APA formatting.

Raw Vegetable Slaw with Creamy Garlic Dressing