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A Puget Sound Surprise

(Inspired by Susannah Conway's #augustbreak2019) Human. What does that mean?  I think it means a lot more than just skin and bones, minds and development, socialization and communication. Because when you think of it, many other species have those characteristics too.  So what does "human" mean?  For me, it’s a feeling. A sense of being.… Continue reading A Puget Sound Surprise

Journaling

it’s Midsummer and I haven’t fulfilled my Night’s Dream

We're halfway through the year and I haven't at all accomplished what I wanted or had hoped to in regards to my blog. The weeks and months have simply flown by, even though some days seemed to drag on forever. I had blog idea after blog idea pop into my head with full intentions of… Continue reading it’s Midsummer and I haven’t fulfilled my Night’s Dream

Journaling

This Is Me

This is me, enjoying the shade of a tree in the middle of Cape Town’s winelands. . . For all of you who know me, you know how I love to laugh and be the center of attention at times. I love to present in front of a group (I used to be a yoga… Continue reading This Is Me

My Lists

April Reading 2019

I know I said I'd start posting my reading list monthly... but here we are at the end of March and I have yet to post for this month. I'm a bit sad to say this month has been a bit of a wash. At the beginning of the month, I caught an awful bronchial… Continue reading April Reading 2019

Recipes, Soups

Copycat Chicken and Rice Soup

This is THE best chicken and rice soup recipe I've ever made. It's supposed to be the copycat to Panera Bread's... but honestly I think it's better! I double it - and have plenty to feed a family of 5 and still have loads left over to bag and freeze. (It reheats very well for… Continue reading Copycat Chicken and Rice Soup

Travel

An Overberg Odyssey

There are train tracks that start in the Port of Cape Town and go all the way up and around mountains to the Elgin Railway Market. This enchanting ride along the Ceres Railway was one of our outings during my visit to South Africa this past holiday. Opened in 2018, the market resides in the… Continue reading An Overberg Odyssey

Journaling, Mindfulness, Travel

South Africa: Once Seen, Never Forgotten

They say one way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" Both of these questions went round and round in my head the entire time I was in South Africa. I knew I would love being… Continue reading South Africa: Once Seen, Never Forgotten

My Lists

Reading List for Jan/Feb ’19

I'm not a New Years Resolutions person, but I do like to set goals - regardless of the time of year. And the start of another year seems fit for new goals, so I guess you could say this is somewhat of a resolution for me...  In short, I'd like to read (and finish) more… Continue reading Reading List for Jan/Feb ’19