I Just Want to Help

Have you ever had a dream, something you really want to do, but you just don't know where to start? You research and learn a lot, but you know there has to be more behind the scenes, things that you would never think of on your own, and you want to know ahead of time … Continue reading I Just Want to Help


Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Week 7 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A book chosen solely by its cover: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand My library always has a "theme" table, and this week was "Read a Latte". All of the books had something to do with either coffee or tea. I picked up this book … Continue reading Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Happy Pancake Day! (includes recipe)

Jump to recipe I was watching Worst Cooks in America the other day. Just came across it and thought I'd see what it's about. Now, my first question as I watched it was, "Does not knowing how to cook actually make you a complete idiot? Or do they tell the contestants to act like they're stupid?" … Continue reading Happy Pancake Day! (includes recipe)

Nigel, the Happiest Bird

I read an article recently about a bird named Nigel. Now, Nigel was a Gannet bird, who relocated to an island in New Zealand, where there were concrete Gannet decoys and Gannet sounds played in the hopes of luring the birds there to repopulate the island. Nigel was the only one who showed up though. … Continue reading Nigel, the Happiest Bird

A Gifted Child

Week 6 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A book that makes you laugh out loud: The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (really, any Calvin and Hobbes would work) I may relate a little too much to a cartoon 6 year old with a stuffed tiger which comes alive. But I think I'm ok with … Continue reading A Gifted Child

A Good Cup of Tea

There's a sentence a bit past the halfway mark of Out of the Silent Planet which made me chuckle. The book is the first of the Space Trilogy, and in it, Ransom has been transported against his will to Mars, been shot at, met some very strange inhabitants of the planet, looked at Earth through … Continue reading A Good Cup of Tea

Chai Spice Frosting

I made chai spice biscuits recently, and they had a chai glaze poured over them. I thought that maybe it would be good turned into more of a frosting for sugar cookies, so here is what I came up with. Chai Spice Frosting 1/3 cup of milk 1 chai tea bag, or 3 grams loose … Continue reading Chai Spice Frosting

The Silence of the Planets

Week 5 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A sci-fi novel: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis I have tried to read C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy for so long. I actually think that I finished the first book, and started on the second quite a while ago, but I haven't finished the trilogy, and I … Continue reading The Silence of the Planets

Black Bean Soup

  This soup is loosely based on a recipe from  <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="; style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Serious Eats (@seriouseats)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-01-08T20:00:05+00:00">Jan 8, 2018 at 12:00pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> //" target="_blank" … Continue reading Black Bean Soup

Bad News

What’s the saddest scene in a TV series? Oh my goodness... So many things. But the most recent one that I watched happens at the end of season 6, episode 13 of How I Met Your Mother. Aptly named "Bad News". Spoilers ahead.... So, throughout the show, Marshall and Lily are trying to find out … Continue reading Bad News