Corned Beef and Cabbage (Gluten Free) – Cooking Once and Eating Twice (or thrice)

While sipping coffee this morning I gathered the following list of ingredients: 1 Flat Cut Corned Beef package (3-4 pounds) 2 pounds of red potatoes, halved 1 large onion (peeled and cut into large sections) 1 pound of baby carrots … Continue reading Corned Beef and Cabbage (Gluten Free) – Cooking Once and Eating Twice (or thrice)

Mom Worry – Thirteen Going On Thirty

Friday, I received a text from my daughter that the school was on lock down. Having just joined a conference call with colleagues in our Florida office, very near that recent school shooting, I immediately shared that I was texting with my daugher due to the lock down and apologized if I seemed distracted. With all of the recent shootings, imagine where my mind went. Yes. What threw me was how “commonplace” it felt to receive the reaction of genuine concern with everyone admitting they were logging into news sites while I was getting details directly from my daughter. This … Continue reading Mom Worry – Thirteen Going On Thirty

Managing Mondays-When one call can change a game plan

This past weekend, I did the usual on Saturday morning. I put together a meal plan and did some make ahead meals for the week. I wanted to make the week easy as possible because I have lots of twists and turns that may be happening in work and life. In the effort to control what I can and reduce stress I cooked. Have I ever shared that being in my kitchen is a joy to me? Cooking relaxes me. More often than not, I cook from memory and my menus often reflect my mood. The temperatures have been cooler … Continue reading Managing Mondays-When one call can change a game plan

Vacation-The Rock Boat Recap

As I am sipping coffee I recognize that I still need to tell you all about the World’s Best Floating Music Festival, The Rock Boat. Remember when I was worried about what to pack? I made list after list planning for themes, the days before in New Orleans, and fluctuating weather. I was nearly obsessed because I didn’t want to bring “cranky” along on that trip. Why the Worry? For the past 18 years, I have budgeted and reserved this special time for me. What started as an opportunity to have a fan girl weekend with my favorite band, Sister … Continue reading Vacation-The Rock Boat Recap

Being Out on a School Night

I really need my coffee this morning. Why on earth was this 40-something single mom out so late? I was making memories with my daughter. One of my Christmas gifts for her was a promise to take her to see Crown the Empire. And months ago I knew this was a School Night. Still this morning it wasn’t easy to get up and move…for her, myself or her best friend who went with us and spent the night. Call me crazy. I am not insane though. It was a fun night. Way more fun for the teens than me. This … Continue reading Being Out on a School Night