Am I the only one that rebels against my own to-do lists? I can take an activity I normally even enjoy, give it a deadline, and presto—an obligation I resent. Even those fun Christmas traditions. I’ve toyed with several solutions, including NOT making lists (but then I forget), breaking tasks down into smaller bits (Lee … Continue reading Of To-do Lists and My Favorite Motivator
Post-Halloween I feel like I'm walking on a slippery, very sugary, slope until January. Since sugar and fat go together better than just about anything else in the physical world, and with the availability of it this time of year, the temptation becomes unreal. I WILL indulge in good things until January, but I'm NOT trying … Continue reading How to Stay the Same Size this Holiday Season
You’re welcome for this pretty much fail-proof, super quick soup base. Simultaneously satisfy your cold-weather craving for soup AND use up all the leftovers in the fridge (to both make room for Thanksgiving and then manage the aftermath)! Seriously, in two years I’m yet to meet a leftover that didn’t taste yummy in this broth. … Continue reading Magic Soup Base!
Mother's Day is days away and I confess: I haven't bought my mother or mother-in-law anything. I don't plan to buy anything either. Since we're fortunate to live so close to both of our moms, Sam and myself are taking each out of our moms to lunch to celebrate their special contributions in our lives. I know many of your moms aren't … Continue reading Mother’s Day isn’t about Things