Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The magazine pile

It is gone, never to return. I looked at my weekly schedule and decided to allow time on Saturday mornings to read the newspaper (yes, I still get it delivered) and magazines. Over several Saturday's, I read through the pile and even had time for the new issues. The result, I have found more time for magazine reading and find myself with a magazine or two on a weeknight. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A beautiful weekend......

My daughter and I had a staycation using my aunt and uncle's apartment as home base. We walked the city, visited a museum, shopped and had high tea. It was an awesome belated Mother's Day gift to have this time my girl. Some days I feel she is growing up fast and it was just yesterday I was changing her diapers. Yet, she heads to middle school next fall. My mom and I had several mother/daughter trips that hold a special place in my heart. I hope this weekend will remain in my daughter's heart.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tonight's dinner

Mexican Risotto

Dice half a medium onion, half a medium red pepper and 2-3 cloves of garlic. Add olive oil to a 10" skillet and sauté the veggies for 3 minutes. Add 1 cup Aborio rice and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups vegetable broth to the pan in 1/2 cup increments and cook down in between stirring continually. When the broth is done, turn the heat off and add 1 15oz. can of black beans drained and 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese. Mix together and serve hot. Makes 4-5 servings

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


"As the old expression goes, there's a difference between a "man in business" and a "businessman." A man in business goes through the motions; a business man is competitive, insightful,resourceful, nimble and driven." Which are you?

Quote from Business Mensch by Noah Alper

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Magazines galore....

How many of you get magazines that you  don't read, let alone page through? I do. After spending the last few Saturday mornings reading and paging through my back log, I decided not to renew some. It is not just because I don't read them, it is the fact that I ordered a subscription for a particular reason and the magazines don't meet it. This is why I don't read them. Now I just I need to figure out what to do about my daughter's back log.