Today is Himself's birthday. He'd have been 72. We had sixteen years together and I think I remember something eventful for every one of those birthdays. For his 57th we had a memorable trip to Wales - when he turned 64, I papered the living roo... Read more
First, I want to thank all of you for your kindnesses: your emails, messages, and virtual hugs helped me more than I can ever tell you. We may never meet face-to-face, but we are truly friends.
Second, I want to publicly acknowledge my dau... Read more
Kasey's husband, known to some of you as HIMSELFTHEBRIT, passed away yesterday in Liverpool. He was an organ donor and three people will have a new chance at life thanks to him. This is Kasey's daughter Katharine, and I will still be monitoring ... Read more
Hi, people. This is Kasey's daughter Katharine. She asked me to let you know that her husband (HIMSELFTHEBRIT on here) suffered a ruptured aneurysm early last Sunday morning. I'll be monitoring her SparkPeople account as much as I can, so if you... Read more
Today is "Stir-up Sunday." There's an old tradition in Britain that Christmas puddings should be mixed up and steamed on the last Sunday before Advent so they can "mature" in time for Christmas.
https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stir... Read more
No, this one isn't like "Oh, crap, I dropped it on the floor, is it okay to eat--?"
Supper's ready, I'm dishing up. Here's my dinky bit of sweet potato or brown rice or corn. It's what, half of what I would've eaten in t... Read more
A couple of things have kind of come together in the last few days.
First, I hit 300 days for my log-in streak.
I say this not to brag, but to indicate how it's all in perspective.
I'm not as pleased about it as I might have been.... Read more
I had about two cups of cut-up (raw) butternut squash in the fridge from the other day.
Instead of looking through the recipe site I posted (of course) I thought, wonder how that would taste if I gave it the sweet-potato treatment?
I'v... Read more
You know how a few days ago I was raving about butternut squash? And how some of you decided to give it a go? Well, get a load of this link:
www.eatingwell.com/recip es_menus/recipe_slideshows /butternut_squash_recipes ... Read more
Today marks a special occasion for the monarchy in Britain: having broken the previous record for Number of Years as Reigning Monarch - said record having belonged to Victoria, her great-great-grandmother - Elizabeth has now become the longest-r... Read more