Baker turned Seamstress

Today I’ll venture from the kitchen and into the sewing room. Have been tasked by my youngest daughter to make a pillow for her kindergarten class rocking chair. She requested, and I found, Dr. Seuss fabric for the chair. Traveled up to Midlothian from Farmville to the Joann Fabric Store there and hubs spotted it … Continue reading

Getting Close!!!

Woo-Hoo!! We are getting so close to having the new house finished! Appliances arrived yesterday – new range with true convection oven, a big 3-door fridge/freezer, and the washer and dryer. No more running to the laundromat to do laundry! The gas lines are being put in today. The back patio and front sidewalk is … Continue reading

First Annual “Taste of Farmville”

A beautiful fall day here in Central Virginia! I was on the campus of Hampden Sydney College bright and early this morning for their first annual “Taste of Farmville.” The event was held this weekend during the Family Weekend, so there was much activity on campus, as you might expect!

Richmond, VA Get-Away

Wow, sorry haven’t posted here in a while! Things have been in a whirl with the house building project! It’s nice to see things actually being done and milestones being met to get me into my new house! It’s very exciting.

RIP Nora Ephron

Yesterday we lost Nora Ephron and the world is a lesser place as a result. My daughter, an avid reader, had this posted on her Facebook page, so I am copying it here and saying “Rest In Peace, Nora.” You will be missed. “Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned … Continue reading

Company’s Coming !

Woo-Hoo! Getting excited to see my friend who’s coming up from Murfreesboro, TN to visit for a few days. She’s coming into Richmond, VA and I’m meeting her there. We’re planning to have lunch while we’re there and since neither her town nor mine affords us the opportunity to dive into Ethiopian cuisine, we’ve planned … Continue reading

Weighing in on “Meat Glue”

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “meat glue,” a substance used to bond one or more pieces of protein (meat, poultry or fish) together. Apparently the practice is widespread and the end consumer of the product(s) is rarely aware of the deception. Yes, that’s my take on the subject.