Fifty Nifty?

  I have finally reached the big 5-0.  I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been preparing myself for the last 2 years for this; but somehow, I feel fine.  Better than ever, actually. 🙂   50 years:  here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other …

My First Webpage from Scratch

I did it!!!!!   I created my very first webpage from scratch!!!!!  My own photos and my own design with my own words using my own codes on my own domain — mine mine mine!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve been learning HTML and CSS on Codecademy.com and wanted to try out the skills I’ve …

How to Take Better Photos?

I came upon this article that explains common photographic mistakes.  I’ll have to keep these in mind.  When will my photos start looking professional?  It’s an ongoing and frustrating endeavor for me.  Sigh…

Learning to Code

This is my new project. 🙂 As you can see, I’m learning to code!!!   I discovered Codecademy last week, and I’ve jumped right in.  It’s so much fun and exactly what I’ve been looking for!!  I’m almost half way through the first course (Web Fundamentals) already and can’t wait …

It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations. – Richard Feynman

Before I die…

This video made me think about how I would finish the sentence: “Before I die…” Hmmm… What do I want to do?  There are too many things…  I need to think about this more. …After having thought about it, the question seems a bit off track for me.  Because all …

Killer Ab Workout

This is the workout I did today.  Holy moly stromboli!!!!  IT. WAS. TOUGH.  It took me 20 min. to complete 2 rounds.  Whew! Get the break-down HERE. Zuzanna continues to inspire me. 🙂  

Leap of Faith (About Comments)

  Originally when I started this blog, I thought I wanted to disable all comments on this site.  Because comments, good or bad, has an effect on my freedom and creative flow.  As much as I try not to care about what other people say or think about me and …

Draw Something 2

I’ve been playing Draw Something 2 which was released several weeks ago, and here are some of my favorites from my gallery.  Yes, the drawings look a bit juvenile, but there’s only so much I can do with a fat finger on an iPhone screen… haha.

A Mom’s Advice

A recent conversation I had with my daughter: Me:  “I envy you.  I wish I were you.” Daughter:  “No, you don’t.  Being me is hard…” Me:  “Being me is hard too.  But it’s getting easier with lots of practice.” Daughter:  “I can never live up to my own expectations…” Me: …

Linda’s Noodly Salad

  This is my recipe creation inspired by summer, health, and yumminess. 🙂 Linda’s Asian-ish Chicken Noodly Salad The Chicken:             2 chicken breasts             2-3 bay leaves (what the heck, add a couple more!!)           …

Great Cioppino Recipe!!

Tonight, I made the below recipe (from epicurious.com) again for the 4th time, which has become one of our favorites.  It’s so easy and very delicious!!  I tweak it to suit my taste as indicated, and serve with warm bread for dipping. 🙂 1 fennel bulb, stalks discarded and bulb …