My Default Recipe

Three years ago I made a New Year’s resolution. Resolved, to make one new recipe a month. Resolved, to get out of my boring dinner rut! I discovered the joy of roasting vegetables last year and I haven’t turned back. It opened a whole new world to me beyond baking or steaming. Here is one…

Smart, Funny or Beautiful?

“Fluffy, big-boned, hefty, heavy-set, solid, thick, well-nourished, overweight, big girl.” Everyone has their euphemisms for what’s really going on. And I was tired of it. I was tired of being unable to keep up physically. I was tired of being unable to shop in the misses department like my slender, petite friends. I was tired…

My Kamikaze Crown

My tooth fell out this morning. Not kidding. I’m in my thirties, well past the time when such occurrences should be common place. I’ve had a tooth that has given me loads of trouble over the past year. After a filling, a crown and a root canal (and several thousand dollars), it still isn’t fixed.…

Shivers and Snot

I’m sick. It’s gross… there’s just no way around that! I’m not sure what bothers me most: the inability to ever maintain the correct temperature to blanket ratio for more than a minute, the incredible amount of tissue boxes that I consume in my snot-filled state, the hazy, drooped eye lids which only give me…

Take That, Self!

I did something today that I never thought would happen. I’d thought about it. Dreamed about it. Planned for it. But not until today did I make it happen. I ran a mile in under 10 minutes! Here’s my proof! I’ve never run in my life before six months ago. I walked half of the…