Good Morning Retirement!

I may have mentioned before that the mornings begin differently when you are retired. Your core routine is shaken. You struggle to build a newer more comfortable way to get through your days. You must allow a small amount of structure to your retirement days, otherwise you could find yourself laying on the sofa in … More

Dear Mayonnaise-Not Today Part 2

Cucumber Salad

There has been a bumper crop of Straight Eight Cucumbers Out Here in the Pasture.

Back in the 1950’s my mother would smother sliced cucumbers and onions in Miracle Whip. I thought I hated cucumbers! As a new wife, living in Germany, I discovered the beauty of a cucumber salad dressed with vinegar-big improvement.

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Everyday is Saturday

 

Carrollton Farmer's Market

Ahh, Saturday! To those of you who are trying to make the big decision about whether or not to retire, the Piper and I beseech you to consider this one little thing-

EVERY DAY IS SATURDAY !

Waking up in the morning is the strangest adjustment to being retired. It takes months to retrain … More

Dear Mayonnaise-Not Today!

Some days it is just toooooo hot to mess with a full blown meal. My solution is to make a salad a couple mornings a week, and leave them in the fridge for lunch or supper. I have a  list of summer salads (other than the ever-present green salads) that I rotate through every summer. … More

Motorhome Makeover-Late June Update

We have finally gotten rolling on the Motorhome Makeover again. Of course we picked the week that heralded 90 degree temperatures and the Brexit. Watching your retirement account plummet while sweatin’ your girdle off is just plain discouraging.

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This hot mess (see what I did there? It’s hot and this is a mess.) is my … More

Good Things Happen

It really happened! Mrs. Pickles (me) and Sgt. Piper (my main squeeze) finally went somewhere tropical-for two whole weeks!

Half Moon Cay Bahamas
Half Moon Cay
Bahamas

We went with some precious old friends. Yep, we have known each other for39 years.

Dunn's Falls Jamaica W.I.
Dunn’s Falls Jamaica W.I.

We ate….a lot.

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Yes-I ate escargots!

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We Played
We Played-Yes the water really is that
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Cicada Summer 2016

 

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It is happening now-the Cicada Summer. This is a picture of some shed skins on a maple leaf along our drive. I won’t go into detail here, as there are plenty of sites on the internet that cover this phenomena. Here’s a pretty good link. We are covered by Brood V which appears … More

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