Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad 4

I’m always looking for good, easy side dish recipes and this one fit the bill.  I’ll definitely be making this again. Ingredients: 2 (15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped (1) 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced crosswise 12 cherry tomatoes, halved (2) ½ red onion, chopped (3) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 … [Read more...]

There’s More To a To-Do List Than To-Do’s

To-Do List

I know that sounds crazy.  A to-do list is a list of things to do.  What more could there be? Actually, there’s actually a lot more.  Like: 1.       Choosing the right to-do’s based on importance.  It’s tempting sometimes (okay, always) to do the things that are easy, fun or the most satisfying.  But those aren’t usually the most important things.  And the problem with having a lot of those … [Read more...]

Ashley’s Story: An MS Diagnosis

toy medical kit

Many of you may have read  in my What’s For Dinner post a few weeks ago that my daughter-in-law, Ashley, was recently diagnosed with MS.  Since you have gotten to know her a little bit through her writings and my comments, I thought you might like to hear her story. I have dealt with anxiety for a long time along with being a raging hypochondriac. Anxiety isn't necessarily as it sounds though. … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 38

House front

I wanted to mention that the purpose of these weekly remodeling updates isn’t just to show off our hard work.  There are a couple of other purposes: To show you what you can do to your own house; To show you how you can complete projects even if you don’t have much time. To give you ideas. To share good and bad products and ideas. In the past, we worked much faster than we’re working … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 130)

Place Setting August

We’re back to gluten free eating – at least for now.  David says he feels better in some ways and wants to give it a little more time.  Of course, he has a doctor’s appointment next Monday and will have to eat gluten after that for a while so he can be tested for celiac and/or gluten intolerance.  But until then, more gluten free menus.  The only thing different is that I’m trying to find more … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Planner (or switch planners)

How to Choose a Planner

Once you decide you need a planner, things can get VERY complicated because there are SO many to choose from.  Back when I purchased my first planner, a Franklin Covey Compact, there weren’t very many choices and that made it a lot easier.  But now . . . WOW!  And if you don’t like what’s available to purchase, you can make your own.  Can you say overwhelming? You might think the first thing … [Read more...]

10 Things That Make House Cleaning Difficult, Part 2

cleaning caddy

House cleaning is challenging by itself and most of us face other issues that make it even more challenging.  But even if you do face extra difficulties, keeping your house clean isn’t impossible. Yesterday we looked at 5 reasons house cleaning is tough, along with some possible solutions (you can read about it here).  Today let’s take a look at the last 5. 6.       You’re too busy to … [Read more...]