A moment of reflection

While a ham stock simmers on the stove and a pork shoulder slowly cooks in the oven; I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on this past year.

Instead of wallowing in the struggles and downsides of the year, I thought I’d count my blessings. A much preferred way to head into the New Year.
Health: so far this Fall and Winter I’m breathing well, no lung or sinus issues. I’m pretty sure my attitude helps.

I moved this Summer to a bigger brighter space. I love all of the windows I have! My new space makes me smile every day.


Being laid off from a job I was at for almost 5 years, sucked. I struggle at times to make ends meet. However there are silver linings and blessings underneath the crummy stuff.
My friends and family have been so supportive in so many ways. Really just being there for me. I am eternally grateful and cherish them all.




While I job hunt I am able to look for a position I really want and am great at. Perhaps as a foodie “Vanna White”?

I’m truly relishing the time I get to spend with my girls. Whether it’s walking my youngest to school, enjoying tea time or being there when my oldest finds out she got accepted to her top choice college!!



We learn from our struggles and the lows make us stronger.
The savory aromas coming from my kitchen right now are making me smile and making me hungry!
Time to get back to New Year’s prep.
I raise a glass to you dear readers. Health and Happiness in the New Year ahead. 2015!! BRING IT


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