Where’d You Go, Bernadette

I really enjoyed this movie!  I never read the book. Starrng Cate Blanchette and Billy Crudup, this focuses on Bernadette (Blanchette), an architect who rose to great acclaim and the checked out for the last 20 years. This is fun, serious, quirky and heart warming, and studded with a lot of great actors. Give it […]

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Dark Waters

This movie was a real eye opener for me.   Mark Ruffalo does a great job as actor and producer telling this story. The story is true and it’s how DuPont lied and witheld critical information on the toxicity of its product, Teflon. You just have to watch this movie as it brings to light […]

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Rhododendron

These flowers are starting to bloom now. They always make me think of my mom.  She was a big gardener and we always had many of these in our yard. They are happy flowers to me.  You don’t pick them, they live there until they’re done.  Like us.  

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Heard This Week

I was having a conversation with someone this week, a customer at work.  During the conversation he said, “you remember it better than I do and you weren’t even there.” For some reason I found that really interesting and told him, what you just said sounds like the start of a book. Alas, I don’t […]

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It’s the Little Things

I have to say that today is one of the best days I’ve had in weeks. I went grocery shopping this morning and one of my favorite cashiers was back to work after testing positive for COVID-19.  MILD case but still I saw her and felt good and had hope. Coming back from walking to […]

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Yummy Indian-style Chicken

So this is what I had to work with – nothing fancy cooking for sure. 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs 1 Cup Jasmine rice 1 jar Indian simmer sauce, Goan Coconut Cook thighs on medium heat until no pink In same pot add 1 cup water and simmer sauce.  Bring to a boil. Add uncooked […]

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My Snow Globe

Whenever my life is a bit of a mess, I say, “my snow globe has been shook up.” To me it explains how I’m feeling. That’s how I’m feeling now in the midst of our COVI-19 pandemic. Nothing seems normal because it’s not. Working from home, thankfully.  Some have it much worse. The little things […]

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Beyond a Crappy Virus

Not making light of this. I live in Washington state in the U.S. where we have been “ground zero”. My work is just two miles from the senior living center that has had many casualties due to COVID-19 virus. I’m not hoarding toilet paper. I’m washing my hands a lot. Distancing. I’d like to believe […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Loved this movie. It’s a great example of people with so-called disabilities shine with their abilities and heart. Jake has downs syndrome and escapes his living conditions on an adventure to find a wrestling school. Odd premise but it is so heart-warming to watch how he overcomes and finds friends along the way. Just watch […]

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Juliet, Naked

This was a great little find. Basically a British comedic drama made in 2018. OK, so it has Ethan Hawke in it and I will watch just about any movie he’s in. I think Ethan prefers the theater stage but he still will act in movies. Ever since his role in The Dead Poets Society….big […]

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Beef, Rice & Beans

Easy meal to make. Brown 3/4 pound of ground beef Cook 1 Cup dry of Jasmin rice (I always make more than I need. This will yield about 2 cups cooked rice) When beef is cooked add: 1 can pinto beans 15 oz 1 can black beans 15 oz 1 can RoTel Diced Tomatoes and […]

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Judy

Renee Zellweiger just won an Academy Award for portraying Judy Garland in this film. Well deserved. Troubling at times to watch as this follows Judy Garland from her early days and the last few years of her life. I had no idea that as a very young woman, film makers were giving her amphetamines to […]

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Country-style Pork Ribs

The grocery store had BOGO on packages of pork ribs so that determined dinner tonight. Super easy, I just want to eat, preparation. 2 pork ribs 1/2 Cup barbeque sauce Place ribs in pan Pour sauce on top (I prefer a tangy but not so sweet sauce) About 1/4 Cup water in bottom of pan […]

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A Place I Want To Be

Oh, there’s a place I’d like to be This world doesn’t have it Serenity can be had anywhere It’s always inside Shut out the noise that disturbs your soul You’re looking for the music for your heart Put it in a box on the shelf Only open it when you’re content, it can’t hurt you […]

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So you’re perfect?

Oh to be as perfect as you think you are I am not perfect and will never be I try to be the best I can be There are days I fail but I recognize that and keep trying Remember to find out what the other person is going through. You usually have no clue […]

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Watching Birds

It snowed last night. Not a lot, maybe four inches. The birds know the snow is coming long before it arrives. It seems to throw them into a small tizzy not unlike us humans running to the grocery store for supplies. I mostly feed the birds during the winter months. I was out of birdseed […]

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French Toast

I think most people know how to make French toast, so I’ll just share how I made mine. 3 slices of thin-sliced, 24-seed bread 1 large egg Half & half Heat frying pan to medium high heat. Small amount of butter to coat pan. Beat egg in shallow bowl. Add some half & half and […]

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Grapefruit

I love grapefruit, have since I was a kid. This is a great time of year in North America to find all sorts of citrus fruits. A couple of years ago my doctor put me on cholesterol medication. When I went to the pharmacy she asked, do you eat grapefruit? Odd question, I thought. Yes, […]

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Fettuccine and Chicken

Honestly, I wasn’t thinking of posting this until sitting down to eat. I was very hungry and had just bought chicken tenders at the market (basically cut up chicken breast cut into long pieces). I started with cooking chicken tenders (about 3/4 pounds) in olive oil (about 1/4 cup) and two chopped cloves of garlic. […]

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Happy New Year!

It has to be a better year than 2019! I’ve had so many challenges in 2019 I stopped counting. All I can do is keep trying to move forward. As I write that sentence I hear Yoda in my head saying, “do or do not, there is no try.” I’m somewhat in denial about my […]

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