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Mediterranean Diet Breakfast

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The main foods in the Mediterranean diet include leafy greens, fruit, vegetables. cereal, beans, seeds, nuts, and legumes. I had to look up legumes and I was not sure what it was. Common edible legumes include lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, soybeans, and peanuts. I love hummus so I am glad that it is part of the Mediterranean Diet. Red meat is limited to no more than[...]

Benefits of Composting

The Benefits of Composting   Composting is a natural way of recycling food and yard waste.   You do not have to have a large plot of land to do it. I have a small yard and live in the city.       https://youtu.be/puGFxUXDz3Y Choose a Bin for Compost A bin can be a trash can, plastic tote,  a bucket or a metal container. It is even something you can make yourself[...]

Who is Alan Kulwicki?

A Bit of History About My Daddy In 2008 my dad fell and hit his head.  This was a crazy accident that left him a quadriplegic. At the age of 75 he lived in a skilled nursing facility before passing away in 2010. I moved in with my mom in the house I had lived in as a teenager. Daddy's Notes and Possessions My daddy left notes all over the place.  Do not tell my mom I told you but he liked to play[...]

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

Caregiver Stress Caregiver stress sneaks up on you. I work fulltime and take care of my mom who has dementia. For many months I was either working or at home with my mom. Without even noticing months went by without doing anything outside the home except work. I felt like I was slowly sinking in quicksand with no end in sight. When I feel overwhelmed or am constantly worrying I cannot sleep. I eat the[...]

3 DIY Spring Wreaths that are so Easy

3 DIY Spring Wreaths made Products from the Dollar Tree I am writing to share 3 very simple wreaths I made with Products from the Dollar Tree. Crafting has become therapy for me. Two Burned fingers from the Glue Gun As I hit the keys on my keyboard I am reminded of how hot that crazy glue gun was.  I screamed out once and it scared my sweet little momma to death. I have no idea what I am doing[...]

My Thoughts on being a First Time Grandma

My Thoughts on Being a First Time Grandma I became a first-time grandma six weeks ago. It was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time. To say I was thrilled would be putting it lightly.   Meeting your Grandchild for the First Time When Pippa was delivered she had some respiratory problems. She went to NICU and had to spend her first week there. I cannot imagine how scary this was[...]

Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare One month ago today I went for a screening mammogram. I had mammograms in the past as well as a lumpectomy in my younger years so I was not nervous at all. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "nonasdaughter-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asi[...]

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC My husband and I have been going to Ay Caramba Mexican Grill and Bar since 2014. There are two locations and we have been to both.  It may look like an average neighborhood joint but Ay Caramba is anything but. We are greeted immediately when we walk in.   Ay Caramba Menu There is a nice salsa bar. I have ordered many things off the menu and am al[...]

Sun Valley Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho We drove from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls Idaho. This was around 218 miles.  It is located on a broad plain at the south rim of Snake River Canyon.  You might remember that Twin Falls is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.  I was 13 years old at that time and my brother and I loved Evel Knievel. Sun Valley Idaho The driv[...]

Bear Lake Utah

First Time Plane Experience I was 46 years and by myself the first time I boarded a plane. This was the fall of 2008. Nervous and excited I drove to the Asheville, NC airport. Asheville, NC was a piece of cake but when I got to Atlanta it was a little crazy and intimidating. I managed to find my connection which would take me to Salt Lake City, Utah. The flight was right at 3 hours. I felt like it was[...]