Garden Update 1 – What a Difference a Month Makes!

Month: May 2014

Garden Update 1 – What a Difference a Month Makes!

I planted these guys on April 22 and they were pretty darn cute. Sweet Basil then Sweet Basil now I have crazy basil!  It smells wonderful, and I’ve been eating grilled tomato, mozzarella and basil on multi-grain bread for a couple of weeks now.  Mmmm!  I’m totally down with that, but that’s all I’ve done with it so far.  Any ideas/recipes to enjoy the sweet basil outside of the fancy grilled cheese? Haven’t picked any tomatoes yet, but take a look at the progress. Husky Cherry Red Tomato then Husky Cherry Red Tomato now The Husky Cherry Red is growing

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Found Money – How Much Would You Keep?

Over the past few months, I have found a whopping $3 and change on the ground while walking the dog. Not all at the same time; most recently I found a dollar bill which I immediately washed with soap and water (I know, sigh). It’s a world away from winning the lottery – but pleased I was to have made my wallet one dollar fatter for the effort of reaching down and picking it up. It’s like a note card from the cosmos saying “hey you, happy day!” But I got to thinking, how much found money would I be comfortable keeping? Would I

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Most Embarrassing Travel Moment

My guess is most of us have had one of these. Even the most seasoned traveler can’t control the universe and sometimes things just happen. I had an embarrassing moment on my way back from Wisconsin a week ago, and I’ll get to that, but it triggered a memory of traveling with my family nearly 40 years ago. Just about the whole pack of us headed to Florida for a Disney vacation. Mom, me, three of my adult sisters, brothers-in-law, and several of their children. It may have been the first time any of us had flown, and we loaded

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One Week in Wisconsin

Although I’ve been in North Carolina for nearly 15 years, my roots are Midwest. I did most of my growing up in Wisconsin (I’m a bona fide cheesehead), and most of my family is there, in Illinois and Minnesota. Last week I headed to America’s Dairyland to visit with Mom. You wouldn’t think getting from here to there could be such a production, but Mom lives 2 hours from the nearest airport and there are no direct flights, with connections being 40 minutes (too risky) or nearly 3 hours. It makes for a long travel day, but a nice plate

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