There never is a good time for an appliance to fail. In this house, we've replaced the dishwasher (my first husband helped my current husband install it), the stove/range (I stupidly bought the exact same model of the one that failed after only a few years, not realizing it until a colleague said, "Well, that … Continue reading The one in which the refrigerator dies and we have to go out for Mexican food…
Last night I learned some very difficult news. Like I can't even betray the difficulty of that moment by uttering that there even was a difficult moment. So, there it is. And there it was. And my heart hurts for that person. It has been with these thoughts, all day, that I "enjoyed" my Friday, which I … Continue reading Talking about Flammkuchen Part Deux and Some of Life’s Thorny Moments and Green Bean Salad w. Pine Nuts & Goat Chs. AND…Frankie & Grace (or Grace and Frankie)
Sometimes, on a Monday night when the rain successfully (and between you and me, thankfully) has prevented progress on the exterior trim painting, and the seasons haven't enthusiastically shifted from water-from-the-sky to crispy-yellow-sun, you might say to yourself, "I have no clue what to make for dinner." Yep. I never thought I would reach this point, where … Continue reading Frankie and Grace and Flammkuchen
Three days back from Hong Kong and I'm feeling marginally better than I did Friday, which was a total beast, could barely get off the sofa so it's a good thing someone invented the remote control eons ago (okay, in my lifetime, but still). My limited goals for the day included a grocery store run, … Continue reading Lazy, jet-lagged weekend and Cristiano’s Spinach Salad with Warm Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
You'll get lots of advice on Hong Kong about what to see and do so I don't want to replicate any of that. But here is some very simple advice for travelers who are interested in going outside the touristy main stream area of Hong Kong Island or Tsim Sha Tsui in Southern Kowloon (unless of … Continue reading Simple Hong Kong
It drives me batty when males leave up the toilet seat. Seriously batty. I would say it’s my “number one rule” to put down the toilet seat, but really, I have so many rules for my family that it’d be hard to determine which is number one. At any rate, it probably started the same … Continue reading Regarding toilets.
Another wonderful day on Hong Kong. Another wonderful, rich adventure. And what I realized a couple of years ago on my trip through Reno played-out here, as well: one can't seek an adventure without actually having an adventure, and an adventure never looks in my mind the way it finally happens. That is the adventure. That … Continue reading Po Lin Monastary, Tai O and Julia’s “Triple Lanterns Cafe”