I’ve been re-reading You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero and in talking about gratitude she suggests that no matter what happens, no matter how great something is, or how much it sucks, or hurts my feelings, or inconveniences me it will benefit me to say to myself “This is good because _________”.   Easy enough when things […]

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  • January 27, 2016 - 10:43 am

    Rowan - My method is pretty strictly #2, with a dash of #1.ReplyCancel

    • January 27, 2016 - 8:22 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Oh! Method #2 is the worst, so sorry.ReplyCancel

Snow, snow, snow, lots of snow, and though I had a lot to do Saturday, all I did was shovel snow, and make a chicken dinner for myself. Well I did some other stuff, but nothing from my to-do list, or particularly constructive. If you’re a regular reader you know I’d rather not make a whole […]

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  • January 25, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Your chicken looks delicious Nancy, especially after all that shoveling! I’m pretty sure I did a marathon cooking production over the weekend, a lot of dishes, the more I made, the more they ate. Happy the roads were at least passable today and in the burbs, I have to credit a remarkable job given the circumstance. Stay warm and be careful of black ice tomorrow morning!ReplyCancel

The people I met when I owned the Hungry Moon diner could fill a book, and one day they may, but for now I offer you bits and pieces of my life in Stamford, NY. Because I didn’t know anyone when I moved to Stamford, I made friends with many of my customers. There was […]

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  • January 13, 2016 - 1:47 pm

    Cathy Goodwin - Amazing story! I guess the cat liked the pillowcase. Cats let us know when they don’t like something.ReplyCancel

    • January 14, 2016 - 5:48 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Cathy,
      Cats sure are opinionated.ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    Anna Rosenblum Palmer - There has to be some metaphor here but I’m just focused on the cat. Pretty sure any of my cats living or dead would have shredded the pillow case.ReplyCancel

    • January 14, 2016 - 5:47 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Anna, If I hadn’t seen it I wouldn’t have believed it. That being said, my vet once told me when I needed to bring two cats in, but had only one carrier to use a pillowcase for one, and it was shocking how calm he was.ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2016 - 1:21 am

    Tara L. Davis - That was a really bizarre cat story. But I agree sometimes we tie up our own pillow cases.ReplyCancel

    • January 14, 2016 - 5:46 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Tara, oh the pillowcases I’ve spent time in…ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2016 - 6:17 am

    Melony Boseley - Definitely a strange cat! I have been stuck in my own pillowcase from time to time, as well. Not a great existence but one you grow accustomed to after a while.ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    Celeste - Wow! The amazing things cats will do live with people!ReplyCancel

    • January 14, 2016 - 5:45 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - I don’t think my cats would be on board with that plan!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    Meg Galipault - A great story! I like that you introduced the cat before explaining the pillowcase. Nice job.ReplyCancel

Sometimes I don’t plan and I just throw dinner together from what’s lying around the house. (I had to think about that; the whole laying/lying thing gets me every time.) I pride myself on being able to whip a meal up from whatever is available, but honestly some of those impromptu meals have been disappointing. Other […]

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