Things to Teach: Kindness

Today Children #’s 1, 2, & 4 visited a Halloween-based theme park. We got there about 45 minutes after the park opened and it was crowded! Apparently, many people had the same idea to visit! We knew it would be crowded, so we tried to go with the flow. At the first open space, IContinue reading “Things to Teach: Kindness”

Most Embarrassing Moments

Ok. We’ve all had them. Some of them are mortifying. Others we feel sure we will never recover from. Some of them make us smile (especially if it happened to someone else or it’s been many years!) Some of them just make us shake our heads. I am going to share two of my veryContinue reading “Most Embarrassing Moments”

Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed

This week Child #3 went back to high school. Yeah. They were sooooo very excited! Uh-huh! This year, my special needs child is riding the bus. A new experience, to be sure. Last year, their anxiety and depression made that impossible, so a school staffer, or principal, or special needs teacher, or aide got toContinue reading “Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed”

My Interview with Pooja of lifesfinewhine

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of my favorite bloggers, Pooja of lifesfinewhine. The interview is linked below so you can check it out. Pooja’s blog can be found at lifesfinewhine.com Have fun and happy Monday! https://lifesfinewhine.ca/2021/08/16/blogger-interview-with-rita/

Answered Prayers

Just wanted to let you know that child #1 came home today. Praised be Jesus Christ Our Lord, now and forever amen! Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts and prayers! We are navigating new territory here, trying for an adult relationship. I have many unbreakable rules (the first being absolutely no satanismContinue reading “Answered Prayers”

What Did You Hear Me Say?

Communication. How many times have we been told that this application is key to any and all relationships? If we can’t communicate, the relationship cannot flourish. If we don’t communicate well, we cannot get our point across and sometimes end up hurting the other person’s feelings. Hmmm…so lately I was listening to a podcast thatContinue reading “What Did You Hear Me Say?”

I Did It – I’m Published!!!

I did it! I finally did it! What did I do? I published my first book on Amazon! It is a children’s book that is available in paperback and kindle e-book! I’m so very excited! This is the culmination of many years of dreams. I have wanted, from the time I was a little girl,Continue reading “I Did It – I’m Published!!!”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”

Our Happy Independence Day!

A belated happy independence day to all of my people from the U.S. We celebrate each year (except for last year!) in our small village with a parade and fireworks. Not to brag, but we have the best small-town parade around! It’s so very American! We have fire trucks (with sprayers to wet down theContinue reading “Our Happy Independence Day!”