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  • So how are you keeping busy?

    Dear Stephanie… It is that time of year once again. It is starting to get cold in Canada and this is generally the time I would be getting ready to head south or elsewhere where the leaves never leave the trees. I really don’t like Canadian winters. With the world being as crazy as it […]

  • Dear Amanda

    Dear Amanda – Greetings from the Beach

    Dear Amanda, I saw this rainbow this morning while walking the beach and thought of you. I also miss our travels and our old life. I’m thankful I have this amazing beach basically at my doorstep – I just wish you were here with us! This mad, mad world is just crazy town. Never have […]

  • Dear Stephanie… There are two types of people in Quarantine …

      Never before have a seen an image that is more you and me. ? Imiss you guys. I miss travel. I miss the old life ….But my cooking skills have improved dramatically ? Almost every day I’m cooking something new. Breads, soups, meats, smokers, different world cuisines. I’ve tried making keifer this week. I’m […]

  • Dear Amanda….

    Life is crazy. I don’t even know where to begin. But we’re all healthy and doing well. My biggest and most exciting news it that I HAVE NEW KNOBS FOR MY STOVETOP. Remember how all the crappy plastic knobs were broken? Yeah, I’ve got these sparkling, new, 100% metal knobs my dad made for me. […]

  • Dear Amanda

    Dear Amanda, I woke up to the news that the airline taking our family to Italy next month abruptly stopped operation. Our flights are *poof* gone. New flights are waaaay outside the budget. Airline¬†says they’re going to refund our money…..but who knows? I’m so, so, so thankful we bought travel insurance. While they won’t buy […]

  • Flight time….

      Dear Stephanie, Once again…. I made the flight. I fly stand by and that means I never know when I’m getting on a flight. I always have to do this juggle of time, loads, days. I never know if I’m getting on the flight to just moments before. It means I get middle rows. […]

  • Mimosa Brunch

    Dear Amanda – It Was a Mimosa Morning

    Dear Amanda, I’m sorry you’re still sick. If you were here, I’d make you some homemade chicken noodle soup. Today was our monthly neighborhood mimosa morning. On days like today I love my stay-at-home, suburban lifestyle. It was a gorgeous, sunny 78 F today. You’d have loved it. I hope you make it back to […]

  • Dear Stephanie.. I’m still Sick…

      I’ve noticed that at about the 4 months of non-stop travel mark.. I get sick. Very sick. Sick that comes and just stays. I am currently going on week 2+ of a flu that has lived and evolved in my lungs to a level that should not happen. Stay away. I am tired. I […]

  • Dear Amanda – It’s My Birthday!!

    Dear Amanda, It’s my birthday and I have THE BEST neighbors. Yup my neighbor stopped by with this lovely Key Lime Pie cocktail that she made. She actually took the time to froth up some milk to create the creamy layer. Wish you were here to enjoy Tanya’s concoctions. She’s just the best bartender (and […]

  • Dear Amanda: My House is Empty

    My Dear Amanda, Mmmm, chicken skewers. Guess what? Everyone is gone tonight and I am ALL ALONE!!!! I started off my solo night with a viewing of Les Miserables. Holy cow did “I Dreamed a Dream” hit me upside the head. Seriously, I cried ugly, snot-dripping tears. If that wasn’t enough, I’m now knee deep […]

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