Who doesn’t strive to be more organized?
In a small space, it is essential or I would drive myself crazy. That’s why I was so excited when Brette Sember announced she was writing a book on kitchen organization.
You might remember that Brette also wrote “The Parchment Paper Cookbook,” which has all kinds of yummy recipes that can be cooked in parchment paper. A great book, especially for those of us who don’t have a dishwasher but still would like to have a nice meal after a long day without all of the clean-up.
“The Organized Kitchen” combines all of Brette’s kitchen wisdom, organization talents and even some good recipes to one book.
Ah, another year coming to a close.
Time for resolutions and for some of you, black eyed peas.
Like most of you, I find it fairly easy to make New Year’s resolutions, but it’s much harder to stay on point and keep them throughout the year.
For the past few years, my resolutions have been few. I try to remember that each day is a new one and that we need to work toward our goals each day, not just at the turn of the yearly calendar.
I always resolve to read more and set a book goal. I haven’t reached it yet, but maybe one day I will.
We celebrated with friends last weekend, so we're looking forward to a quiet weekend here at Our Little House. Dale gets a 4-day weekend, so we have some errands planned and he has some firewood to cut and split while I have my office to organize.
We'll enjoy some time with a few movies and eating some of our favorite foods.
I'll enjoy the last few nights of the Christmas lights before we put everything away for another year.
To all of our Living Large community that celebrates, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
What do you have planned for the holiday weekend?
I received over 200 greetings for my birthday on Facebook. I know, right? Wow!
Facebook makes it easy to send birthday greetings to those you are connected with by reminding you each day of a friend’s special day.
The thing is, the same thing that is making it easy to send greetings via a few clicks of the keyboard is also making it easy not to send greetings via the good old fashioned telephone. I suppose, for some people who are predisposed to withdrawing socially, it is also making it easier for them to become recluses.
Friends and family, the ones I maintain contact with in the real world, vs. my connections on social media, traditionally would call on my birthday.
One friend would always call and sing “Happy Birthday.” Another would always call me by 8 a.m. on my birthday, because she knew this was a tradition that my mother kept and she took up the baton after my mother died.