My Best Half

"Cool Dude"My husband, Rod, is my better half.  Overall he is a pretty cool dude.  I am very lucky to of found him.  It took a few times in life, for both of us, to find each other.  The good news is, we both knew what we were looking for.  That’s what makes us a good team.

Rod and I were married on Valentine’s Day back in ’98.  Jokingly, he claims that getting married on that day won’t let us forget our Anniversary.  I say it’s so he only has to remember one present.  But truth be told, it gives me a break on the gifts also.  But as any long-term married couples know, the gifts wane and just having a good day with each other is worth its weight in gold.

Rod came with two girls and I came with two boys.  Now we have a wonderful blended family.  All the kids are grown now, and only one left in college.  There are a couple of son-in-laws, a potential daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.  We have truly been blessed.

Together, Rod and I have discovered festivals.  It’s now “our thing”.

Rod Had To Have Both Cheeks Painted

The state of Delaware has so many festivals that some weekends we have a hard time deciding which one to attend.  Our adventures also carry us out-of-state to a few festivals we attend every year.

I can honestly say that neither one of us ever thought we would become “those people”, festival people.  But we enjoy the time exploring, together.

I call Rod my better half because he has the humor and quick wit in our team.  His humor was what attracted me to him.  He works hard for the family.  And, I know I can count on him.  Our team has been strong for many years and I only look forward to many more years to come.

Peace Out


My First Rant

I have been leaning how to set-up a blog today.  It has been quite an experience but I am thankful that WordPress is pretty easy.  Just takes time to figure out.  As I have been looking for a new job, many of the qualifications have mentioned WordPress so I thought I better get on board.

As I have been setting this blog up, many thoughts have gone through the old brain.  What are you going to say?  Will this ruin you if someone actually sees this blog?  I decided that it is going to be for me.  I have made it over the hill and I want my reward.  In this case the proverbial reward is I am going to do what ever I want!

So, I hope we can become friends.  I am welcome to suggestions and ideas.  Please feel free to comment on anything posted, but please watch the language.

Peace Out



Herbs for the Kitchen

I believe that magic happens in the kitchen.  The kitchen is the life blood of the home.  Please take my quiz to see how well you can conjure up a little kitchen magic.

What’s the longest grudge you’ve ever held?

I have held a grudge against picking crabs for over 20 years.  A long time ago, I went to visit my -husbands grandmother in Maryland.  While there, I was strongly encouraged to pick crabs – HATED IT!  All day long picking those crabs for their sweet tasty meat that I could not have.  My in-law was going to make crab cakes to sell.  I was just helping out.

This past weekend I finally picked wonderful fat blue crabs.  I missed out so many years.  They were wonderful and tasted so great – YUMMY.  Why did I punish myself?  Thats a question maybe I should think on.