Dreams of Spring and Other Nice Things

(This blog post might be a bit wordy and unwieldy. My thoughts tend to run about in circles like misbehaving children. Please bear with me. I'll do my best to reel them in.) In the South, Spring tends to arrive just a little bit earlier than normal. This is true especially in the southeastern-most Southeastern … Continue reading Dreams of Spring and Other Nice Things

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Tea Time, Anyone? Shall I Suggest Bigelow?

Oh, the beautiful simplicity of time spent sipping tea.   In mid-morning, as I sit at my home office desk - working away - I take a short break and brew myself a cup of nice, hot tea. I take it plain. No sugar, no cream, no sweetener of any kind. Just a tea bag … Continue reading Tea Time, Anyone? Shall I Suggest Bigelow?

Paczki Day: A Taste of Polish Culture

  Dzień dobry! Happy Paczki Day! Being married into a beautiful Polish family has exposed me to some really awesome ethnic traditions. One of these is the paczki, the traditional pre-Lenten jelly doughnut. The pronunciation of this exotic word is puunch-key. Sounds as delicious as it looks. What a perfect way to celebrate Fat Tuesday...with a … Continue reading Paczki Day: A Taste of Polish Culture