All Veterinarians Are NOT Created Equal

After moving to a new state one of the first things I knew needed to be done was to find a new veterinarian for my senior dog. I found a nice looking place nearby my home but looks aren’t everything. It didn’t take me very long to realize that all veterinarians are not created equally….

Thoughts On Being Unique

I love that there are so many things about me that are different from everyone else. Being unique is priceless! In a world where everyone seems to be striving to be the same, strive to be your personal authentic self. Have your own thoughts and style. If everyone’s wearing white, wear red. If others laugh…

Life is just one cliche’ after another…

It’s been a fabulous four-day weekend! Life is good. The universe is full of surprises and I’ve learned in my recent years that it truly is better to wake up with a grateful heart. After spending a good chunk of my life trying to hold on to a past that no longer wanted to hold…

Carnton Plantation, Franklin, Tennessee

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a massive army camped out on your front lawn? Now imagine another one in your back yard. This is the story of the Carnton Plantation home and the McGavock family who lived inside. Carnton Plantation is located in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. It is literally built…

Pho

My son took me to this little hole in the wall place for some Pho a while back. Not sure how or why he went in there in the first place since it was so secluded and hidden. I was kind of amazed to find this place packed and we even had to wait a…

Saying Goodbye to Facebook

I’ve been so quiet lately. I didn’t write one word all last week. My mother wouldn’t believe it if she were still alive. Is this what peace feels like? It’s been a lifetime since I’ve felt this way.  Oh the joy of not being visually assaulted by horrific images first thing in the morning. Oh…

Friends

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world…….. Leo Buscaglia    

The Meaning Behind Those Coins You See On Headstones

Have you ever gone to visit a loved one at the cemetery and noticed some graves have coins on them? Have you ever wondered what that means? The tradition dates back to Greek Mythology where it was believed that Charon, the ferryman of Hades, required a coin as payment to ferry your loved ones soul across…

Simplest Chili

I know it’s summer and it’s hot out but occasionally there’ll be those cool rainy nights when you’re home curled up on the couch watching a movie. My recipes are always going to be for 1 or 2 and even then you’ll probably have leftovers. For more servings just double or triple up the recipe….