Build, Understand, Rebuild, Smooth Sailing (Atomic Habits Book Review)

The October Lines and Squares Photograph Challenge is moving right along (here).  Here is my entry for today: BOOK CONNECTIONS Don’t you love it when blog world meets the real world? That happened to me again this weekend.  Erica, the host of Behind the Scenery blog (here) likes some of the nonfiction authors that I … More Build, Understand, Rebuild, Smooth Sailing (Atomic Habits Book Review)

Tiramisu (and Lorraine Bracco’s Four-Bite rule and Colbert’s Book)

Had to share a few pictures of the Tiramisu we had on Valentine’s Day. For those that do not know, Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, eggs, cream, sugar, coffee and cocoa powder.  The one we bought did not use ladyfingers. And as my step-daughter put it – this one was “almost” … More Tiramisu (and Lorraine Bracco’s Four-Bite rule and Colbert’s Book)

Wellness NOT Stuff (Friday Fictioneers)

Hello Readers. It is time for a Friday Fictioneers post. This week Rochelle has selected an image from J Hardy Carroll. The picture first reminded me of misc. hand-carved items family members used to have: kitchen trivets, five-hook shelves, etc.  Then, the vertical blinds stood out. They might be good quality, but they reminded me of the cheap, … More Wellness NOT Stuff (Friday Fictioneers)

Mobile Photo Challenge: Nature (journaling and looking up)

While enjoying some java this morning, I was inspired from Amy’s blog (here) because her iPhone nature post reminded me of a photo I took out in the yard last weekend. Take a look at this- isn’t this beautiful to look up and see?  The leftover Crepe Myrtle buds and a nest (a nest that we … More Mobile Photo Challenge: Nature (journaling and looking up)

Anticipation- weekly photo challenge – DAY SPA in the works

  And these are from Linda – she shared about 8 comics, but these were my top 3 to share (and they are linked to T’s weekly smile): To see more entries for the weekly photo challenge ANTICIPATION, go HERE. And Chris, who also has a nice list of “anticipation” entries too, has featured a cool … More Anticipation- weekly photo challenge – DAY SPA in the works

Flowers in the street

  It was one of those afternoons. A hot day in early June. Tension from the get go. Rushing around. Running errands. Hunger pangs. Everyone grumpy. Confusion over where to eat. Options galore – So we split up. Some went for pizza – Some went for Mexican – I went for a walk. To breathe. To decompress. After … More Flowers in the street

Windows and Contentment? (famous window paintings)

Yesterday, a reader shared that one of his favorite paintings is The Window, by Matisse: This led to my looking at 2 other Matisse window paintings (below), which then reminded me of my favorite window painting, Marc Chagall’s Paris Through the Window, which then reminded me about the inspirational talk we had last December in the art room.  The … More Windows and Contentment? (famous window paintings)