Solitude

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” ― May Sarton.   Up until about 6 years ago I did not know what it was to be alone, nor did I ever think I wanted to be.  It was only after my divorce that the realization of the importance of being alone resonated.  Now I…

Ghosting and Dating

You may not be familiar with this, as was my case, but the term is called Ghosting.   Urban Dictionary defines it as such: Ghosted – To abruptly stop all forms of communication and contact with someone else especially an online relationship. When someone you were relatively on good terms with suddenly doesn’t respond to your messages anymore or doesn’t…

Chicken and Quinoa Taco Bowls

A different twist on Chicken Tacos.  This recipe is healthier, but just as yummy with a combination of chicken, multi-grain rice medley, quinoa and avocados in a fun shaped flour tortilla.  Top with a creamy southwestern poblano sauce and just a dollop of sour cream.  Healthy can be just a little naughty, taste good and still be good…

Santa’s Sugar Cookies

Originally posted on Arl's World:
Buttery sugar cookies with white chocolate butter cream frosting and peppermint sprinkles …so good their naughty 😉 There are a million sugar cookie recipes out there and sometimes it is hard to find just the right one.  So if you find one that is to your liking, you can use it…

December Skies

December was always her favorite month. She said there was something about the December sky at night; a backdrop of winter blue velvet, beautiful and silent. The diner looked the same, maybe newer, fancier …shinier somehow.  The old man stood and looked at the diner one last time.  Memories.  A tear escaped and made its…

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Punch

Ho ho ho, here we go!  Just about a week till Christmas!  Are you ready?  Is all your shopping done?  Christmas season is always a busy time of the year.  Holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, baking ….the list goes on.  Here is a little pick me up to combat all the stress and hussle bussle.  A delicious…