5 Things: Dazzling Moth Beans Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the WWII vet who just turned 112! The dear man’s advice? “Serve God and be nice to people.” That sounds like a winner. Well, even if you feel like you’ve aged 112 years this week, it is Friday! Time to stare dreamily off into spaceContinue reading “5 Things: Dazzling Moth Beans Edition”

5 Things: Porch Pi Scam Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the folks who work for Walmart, and now Target, who are getting their college tuition reimbursed. I just thought that this was the coolest thing and sort of wish my employer would have done the same way back when I was slaving away at retailContinue reading “5 Things: Porch Pi Scam Edition”

5 Things: Space da Brie Edition

Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the folks who discovered that they are relatives of Leonardo da Vinci. This would definitely be an interesting topic of conversation for dinner parties. Especially when *that* friend tells you that they traced their family back to the Mayflower. You could be like “Oh?Continue reading “5 Things: Space da Brie Edition”

5 Things: 75 and Counting Edition

Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter who celebrated 75 years of marriage. Aren’t they cute? Well, even if a 4-day work week seemed like the only longevity that you could manage at this point in time, it is Friday! You know that means you get aContinue reading “5 Things: 75 and Counting Edition”

5 Things: Valentine Chocolate Field Goal Edition

Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week regardless of whether or not your team won the Super Bowl. As usual, I tuned in for the commercials because my cursory knowledge of the football rules isn\’t really enough to make it enjoyable. Alas! A lost cause. Now onto a topic that I doContinue reading “5 Things: Valentine Chocolate Field Goal Edition”

5 Things: Happier with Bananas Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week despite learning that a certain groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter that would have happened anyway. Maybe it\’s the social distancing talking but it seemed like an even bigger waste of time this year. Can someone enlighten me as to why oneContinue reading “5 Things: Happier with Bananas Edition”

Advent 2020: Day 18

  Good morning and Happy Bake Cookies Day! If you\’ve followed this blog for a little while, you\’ll know that my family enjoys an annual \”Cookie Baking Day\” to honor the memory of my grandmother who was a master of home baking. Sadly, this year it seemed like a better idea to forego the cookieContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 18”

Advent 2020: Day 11

  Good morning and Happy Friday! As you may (or may not) have gleaned by now, my family is Italian-American. Our holiday traditions always had some element of our roots including lasagna and a braciole alongside traditional American favorites like turkey or ham.  We weren\’t \”all\” Italian or American in many ways. For example, IContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 11”

5 Things: Smile, It\’s Muffins Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving in whatever weird and wonderful form it took this year. Despite the events of 2020, we definitely have a lot to be thankful for. And we should definitely exercise our gratitude. Even science agrees! Quick Note: This is the last \”5 Things Friday\” for 2020.Continue reading “5 Things: Smile, It\’s Muffins Edition”

5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like pigeons everywhere who are applauding racing pigeon New Kim for raising up their street cred this week. $1.9 million for a pigeon. Holy moly! Personally, I\’d prefer shopping in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog with that kind of cheese.   Well, even if youContinue reading “5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition”