Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Gettin' Cheesy With It

 Well, ladies and gents, it looks like we have a chill in the air. 20 Days of Chill to be exact. The January writing challenge is back in gear, so let's see if I can get motivated. The first prompt is "Gettin' Cheesy With It".

So what do we mean when we say something is cheesy? Cheap, tacky, lacking in taste? 

That's one way to look at it, but I much prefer to take a culinary view, and that is definitely not lacking in taste. On the contrary, it is quite tasty. In addition to it's delectable goodness, here are some interesting and unusual facts about, you guessed it, cheese.

  • The calcium in cheese makes it great for your teeth and bones. 
  • Cheese can help you sleep.

  • Some cheeses are safe for the lactose intolerant.
  • The same bacterium causes both smelly cheese and smelly feet. 
  • The world's most expensive cheese is made with donkey milk.
  • It's not the carbon dioxide that causes holes in cheese, but instead it is tiny flecks of hay in the milk.
  • Mice don't actually like cheese. [It is my personal experience that they DO like peanut butter.]

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Make me a Dream

Image source: Pixabay

Dream maker, dream maker, dream maker man
Make me a dream in your dream maker pan

Make it with sugar and make it with spice
Make it with everything happy and nice

Make it with silver and make it with gold
Make it with stories that ne'er have been told

Make it with sunshine and make it with rain
Make it with wheels from a slow moving train

Make it with ashes and make it with pine
Make it with wonder and all things divine

Dream maker, dream maker, dream maker man
Make me a dream in your dream maker pan

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

As The Seasons Change - New for 2024 on Rosie B. Designs

Front Cover

My 2024 calendar is out on Rosie B. Designs. I bought one so I could see for myself what it looked like in print. Here is a preview of a couple months and the cover. These are just cell phone pics, so eh.

However, the quality of the printing and the materials is very good. I got the large, and believe me when I tell you, it is large. [Note to self, get a smaller size next time.] 

Keep in mind that these dimensions are closed. The length will be double when open, so plan for your space when you order. There is a link below so you can see all 12 months, and your options for style, wire color, etc.

All pictures are my original digital artwork as indicated on the back cover.

Small: 5.5”l x 7”w
Medium: 8.5”l x 11”w
Large: 11”l x 14.25”w



Tuesday, December 12, 2023

This Is A Wrist?

Hubby had a medical test this morning, and when he returned home we had breakfast. After we had eaten and chatted for a bit, he pondered the question, "Do you suppose it's time for me to take this [elastic bandage] off of my wrist?"

To which I responded, "I do believe that your wrist has moved."

Wow! You go for a minor medical test and unbeknownst to you, your body parts have been rearranged. It makes you wonder just what was in that stuff. I think I'll stay out of hospitals. 

Saturday, December 9, 2023

A Walk in the Park

With Christmas just around the corner, let's take a step back in time and drive down a peaceful country road and enjoy the fall leaves as they near their peak.

We had taken a day trip to Hanging Rock Park in Danbury to have lunch at the River Rock Cafe (their French Dips are definitely a treat) and do a little walking. 

After lunch, we headed to the park. It was a spectacularly nice day for the third week in October with barely a cloud in the sky, and the leaves were gorgeous. We walked out onto the fishing dock where a guy was fishing and another couple was strolling around and taking pictures.

Next, we made our way to the huge shelter just above the lake. There was a cool breeze coming through the large "windows" which are just openings in the wall. We sat in large Adirondack chairs and chatted with another couple who chose rocking chairs.

Eventually we excused ourselves to go walking before it got too late. We chose a short loop walk, relishing the chance to be outdoors and back to nature even for a short while. I got the video clip on the way out of the park. It's not great quality, but it is a nice reminder of a fun afternoon.

Always remember to make some time for the fun's all about balance.