National Eat Together Week – Help a Food Bank

National Eat Together Week

I found out about this from This Full House.  I copied the following from the National Eat Together Week website:

Download our badge and post it to your site to share with readers. By clicking on it, they’ll be taken to the special section below  where during National Eat Together Week they can download or email a recipe and trigger a donation of five pounds of pork (or about 25 meals) from America’s pork producers to a food bank in need.

So, go check out the site and download or email a recipe.  Then, a food bank will receive some pork to share with those in need.


Ideal Place to Vacation in the Fall

With Fall fast approaching, my ideal place to vacation would be…


…someplace flat, where you can see the sky!



…someplace close to home with lots of beautiful leaves!

Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration!

So, where would your ideal place be to vacation in the Fall?

Monday Moments – ???

We’re back home from a more than 1600-mile round trip to Texas to see the newest member of our family… my niece, Sarah.  She’s a doll!

I don’t know why, but when I return from these types of trips, it seems to take me awhile to get back into the swing of things.  I think a lot of it may have to do with my depression.  (I’ve “suffered” clinically-diagnosed depression for about 15 years.)  Also, it’s my husband’s first day back on the job, so he’s not here to help motivate me.  He has called to encourage me, but I seem to do better when he’s here at home.

I know I don’t have much of a readership (if any) on this blog, but maybe that’s a good thing.  Then, people won’t see my rambling, journal-istic schmuta.  (Not sure how to spell schmuta.  I think Elaine on “Seinfeld” coined the word.)

Columbus Day – Paddington Bear’s 50th Birthday

Today’s the day we ‘celebrate’ Columbus Day.   Why do we celebrate it?  How do we celebrate it?

Also, thanks to Google, we’ve been informed that it’s Paddington Bear’s 50th Birthday.  Seeing this on Google makes me think of a friend’s recent blog post about Google’s choices for ‘special’ logos.  (If only I could remember which friend…)  🙂