Crazy Yet Glorious Preparation For My First Venice Carnivale

I know I go on about age and time passing by, but more recently I am trying to fulfill lifelong dreams – or as some would say, ticking items off the “bucket list.” One of these is attending Venice Carnivale. This all started last summer with a kind invitation from … Continue reading

Celebrating St Valentine’s Day in Many Ways and from Seasons Past

For years I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a flamboyant display of my culinary skills, attempting to impress the beau of the moment. Inevitably, I got carried away. One year in particular, with all my fussing in the kitchen, dinner was still not ready an hour before midnight, with the obligatory … Continue reading

The Quest for Quiet

Happy New Year!!! 2017 Hi I’m Back There are times in my life when I feel overwhelmed by too much activity, too many commitments and too much noise. At these moments I know it is time for me to disappear  down the rabbit hole. I have done it before (as … Continue reading