I have written a few small stories, some might say - silly stories. Because, why would I write about that? I keep coming back to the same answer. It's my story. Each one of those small, possibly insignificant to someone, is a part of my story as a whole. I try to be true to myself when I write all about me stories because I would hope that if - should - someone else reads my stories they might be able to garner a sense of me, of who I am.
NEW | Me, @55; Me, the overcomer; Me, the working wife; Me, the finding a new me; Me, growing and becoming whole. Barbara’s Salon and Spa. My stylist has been Robin for more years than I can remember. In June 2019, when I desperately needed a change to my hair that was getting way to long and very dissatisfying. I wanted something brave, something fresh. I thought maybe a perm since I’d had those when I was young, but instead I went with very short - for summer.
Sometimes what I write about are super hard stories, challenging, the knocks in life that try and break us. And, then, other times it is simply about food. The how, the why, the what, of food. If I look back a year from now - because I know I won't remember this - what will I see? Especially, if what was then (now) somehow impacts now (then). I remind myself: this is my story. Honestly, I'll call it like I see it.
Breakfast of Champions | When Jeff and I went to Charleston in May, we ate a hip diner and I had the special, Spinach Quiche with a side of arugula. It was fabulous! So much so that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. So... Since May I have been making a spinach quiche, Paula Deen’s recipe, or a variation of it, over the weekend and prepping my breakfasts for the week ahead. Of course, I’ve been bringing along a serving of arugula. I make a Keto friendly dressing, add some shaved Parmesan and enjoy a delightful breakfast every morning, whether at work or at home. Jul ‘19
Sometimes the story is simply a why and a what. Like why in the world am I telling a story about the book The Lieutenants by W.E.B. Griffin. Well, it started because I went to work with not enough books. On the bookshelf at work was the series, the Brotherhood of War. The series is Jeff's favorite book series. Click. Connections. Click. I've read other series' by Griffin and loved them. Click. Why not?
First of Many | When Jeff woke up with a pinched nerve in his neck and he needed it massaged it meant the rest of the morning before leaving for work was rushed. I didn’t even have time to pack a breakfast or lunch. And, I forgot a book to read. After getting to work and checking the weather I knew I would have a lot of time on my hands. The ATC guys had recently purged all of their books from the bookshelf in the break room, but I wondered if maybe they’d kept a few, just because. Score! W.E.B. Griffin’s old and first- ever book series, the Brotherhood of War was, surprisingly, still on the shelf. I have read several of Griffin’s military, historical, fiction novels, but never this series. Jeff has read every single one of his books and I know this is one of his favorite series. While having to taking only one weather observation an hour under near clear skies, I began The Lieutenants and was hooked in the first chapter.