How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

Mid-July in Oklahoma is the end of tomato gardening for most of us located here in the middle of the United States. The high temperatures during the day and night have limited the tomato plant production and most of the plants were at maximum production mid-month July.  These 2018 tomato plants are now at the … Continue reading How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

Girls night out becomes girls night in!

    Once a month continues! via Girls night out becomes girls night in! This time we met at DebraJane's home. The weather was perfect for the patio. I brought an appetizer, toasted tortellini, https://thecozycook.com/parmesan-crusted-tortellini-bites/, with my favorite https://www.newmansown.com/foods/sockarooni-pasta-sauce/ for dipping, and bottle of  www.casillerodeldiablo.com/en Cabernet Sauvignon. CrusinCate brought an appetizer and bottle of wine as … Continue reading Girls night out becomes girls night in!

The House of Unexpected Sisters

It was a beautiful spring Oklahoma weekend.  The sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky.  For the first time this year I found myself with free time on my hands.  No weekend office work, no household chores, and no need to study for a night class I have been enrolled in this … Continue reading The House of Unexpected Sisters

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

This morning I left Oklahoma City at 7:00 am for scheduled meetings in Washington D.C. this afternoon and tomorrow.  As I prepared to catch my Uber ride to the Will Rogers World Airport, I thought of  Debra Jane’s recent blog, Tips for Traveling.  It is a great blog with lots of helpful tips, such as making … Continue reading Tuesday Travel Thoughts

The Morning Working Mom Routine

My morning routine involves as little talking as possible. The longer that I can have quiet time by myself in the morning, prior to full on conversation, the better it is for everyone in the Mommy splash zone.   Morning is not my favorite time of day, yet early rising is my routine.  My husband, shift … Continue reading The Morning Working Mom Routine

45 degrees and Grilling!

Sliders, Wings, Hot dogs, Hot links. . . It's what's for dinner no matter how cold it is outside! Dry rubbed wings with onion powder, red pepper, chili powder, black pepper, sugar, cinnamon, and drizzled with honey and olive oil! Delicious! Sliders, best left alone with a sprinkle of onion powder, salt, and pepper. The … Continue reading 45 degrees and Grilling!