I'm always distracted by the sky, be it sunny or rainy, daytime or nighttime when the moon is bathing the yard in blue. Yesterday a magnificent phenomenon happened in the sky---a total solar eclipse! The media wouldn't let anyone live under a rock about it, either. When I saw these photos from two different friends, … Continue reading Ooh, Shiny
I collected these images from my vacation this summer in Nebraska. What an adventure it was! After my cousin has visited us for 20 years, I finally was able to join her in her childhood home. She showed me all the things I'd only heard about for years over the phone (and eventually Skype). Air … Continue reading Elemental
Windy The wind comes before the storm. It's feelings are always conveyed honestly, and today with a force like tidal waves. The clouds rush by, unveiling small patches of blue sky. Surely there are foreign objects floating in my coffee, put there by this monstrous wind. Stormy As I sip the coffee from one of … Continue reading Wind and the Coming Storm
An epiphany came to me suddenly tonight and nearly froze me in time. What is my life except my own adventure? My favorite fictional characters go on tumultuous adventures to rescue loved ones, save the world, dispel darkness... But I want one of my own. I have many obstacles that I assume to be restraints, … Continue reading Life as Adventure
This name was given to my cat 17 years ago. My sweet, handsome boy: Mittens.
My love of cocoa is resilient, even in the new year and after drinking it all month long! Thanks to my sweet neighbor, I was given a giant snowman mug that I am now in love with, as well as a frosted-glass snowman filled with white hot cocoa mix! Not only is the cocoa delicious, … Continue reading Resilient
Happy Saturday! I realize I'm a day late for the last cocoa, but my excuse is Rogue One. I believe that's good enough. 🙂 Because it's the last of my Winter Cocoa series, I thought I'd share a few links to some of my favorite Christmas things. These are a few of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading Cocoa #12: Frozen Winter Fairy Cocoa
Bon soir, mes amis! The special feelings of Christmas are rolling in like an avalanche. From the Christmas tunes on the radio to the endless Hallmark Christmas movies, the ache to bake is making me giddy! So many cookies, so little time... But also around the holidays, I get a different sort of ache; an … Continue reading Cocoa #11: Café au Chocolat
Well, in Whoville they say --- that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then --- the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two! - How the Grinch Stole Christmas Happy National Hot Cocoa Day to all of you! It might just be … Continue reading National Hot Cocoa Day!
Good early-early morning from down here, sweet readers. Today was a long one, but luckily I had a couple of activities to look forward to... But I have only done one of those things: make cocoa. The rest of my night has been binge-watching a Netflix show. I don't think I'll make any progress on … Continue reading Cocoa #10: Oil Spill Hot Cocoa