Happy Thanksgiving. I don't actually have my kids tonight, this is my year to spend Christmas with them, so this turkey day I found myself driving solo down to Houston to catch up with a couple of close friends. So instead of having the kids over on Thursday this week, they came over a couple of … Read more about Holding On Tight: Thursday Nights With Dad
UPDATE- I made this amazing crock pot again on Sunday and got it absolutely perfect, so I'm fine-tuning this recipe and post. Strain all the beans, make the salsa medium, use Pepperjack cheese, and follow the rest of the instructions exactly. And don't leave out the sour cream. Trust me. And if you … Read more about Sex, and Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili
On Friday 13th as Paris was devastated by a terrorist attack, I like the rest of the nation watched closely to the media as the details were released. By the time I left Omni's corporate office Friday night, the story was gradually unfolding. At the same time, officials from the city and the Omni … Read more about Solidarité: Dallas Pays Tribute To Paris (Photos)
So, it's a long standing joke in my circle how I got completely passed over by the sports gene. My Dad played football until he broke his back. My brother played football until he figured out that was better at finance and sarcasm. My son (age 8) informed me over the weekend that he intends to … Read more about Tailgating Recipe: Football and Salmon Salad? #ad
Have you ever considered what it would mean to change? To really change? To look at your life, who you’ve been and who you are, and what you’ve done, and make the decision to be someone else from that moment forward? My Dad has Parkinson’s. He’s been ill and declining for more than 10 years. It’s … Read more about Forgiveness and Change.
UPDATE 2/9/16 - Come read about my #121DaysofChange...Real Food and no alcohol for 4 months. And the best part, this ceviche recipe and my Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili are both real food! Went to Mexico. Laid on a beach. Ate everything. Literally. Ate Mexico. As a result, today I'm going … Read more about The best Ceviche recipe I’ve ever found, from a little beach bar in Mexico.
So after saying that I was back and would be doing some writing it occurred to me that once you say that, you actually have to write something. It's that frickin' logic thing again. One of the biggest things I've been guilty of this year amidst my self-absorption is paying too little mind to the … Read more about An Understated Year.
Anyone with a Costco card knows there are only 2 reasons that thing is remains in your wallet year after year, and why the only response to that "Would you like to renew your membership" question at the register every year is an uncomfortably loud "Oh HELL Yeah". Number one. To ensure that if … Read more about Costco Cakes: The Dark Side.
I couldn't find inspiration in the topics that MamaKat had outlined today, so I am creating my own. Call it marching to the beat of my own drum, call it childish insolence, whatever. I call this topic, "how to find a private moment with your best friend."1. Location - selecting your environment is … Read more about How to eat chocolate when no one is watching.
When I was a kid my mom (or me mum) used to make the most amazing flank steak recipe...I carried the memory of it all through my life. A really vivid memory of that flavor, which was quite unlike any other. And until recently, I hadn't had that flank steak in probably 30 years. Only being the … Read more about Flank Steak Recipe From A Childhood Memory
There's a volcano in northeastern New Mexico called Capulin Volcano. It rises off the plain, and seems to stand totally alone atop the lava flow that came from it. But the volcano isn't the story today. There's a house that sits on the plain at the base of it. At the foothills to the foothills … Read more about Someone lived here, and life was epic-hard.
During a recent bout with morbid curiosity, I spent some time with a Life Expectancy Calculator, trading facts about my physical and mental past for...a number. A number which absolutely plays into the category of, “If you don’t want to know, seriously, don’t ask.” So lets have a look at my … Read more about How This Hot Mess Got Started.