Ramblings & Writing

Anniversary Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee on this blustery wet morning? Matt and I are at Davis Park; a cozy beach community on Fire Island (just a quick boat ride across the Great South Bay). We are staying in our friend's cottage for the weekend overlooking the ocean. There is no better place to… Continue reading Anniversary Coffee Share

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

The Quiet Feminists

My mother was a feminist although she would never embrace that titled. Mom defined herself as mother, wife, and homemaker before teacher and scientist. Mom studied the sciences. She held a passion for exploring biological mysteries and a talent for research and teaching. Women were not welcomed in the sciences during that post-war era. Although… Continue reading The Quiet Feminists

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Grandma’s Chowder

Weekend Coffee Share 2-9-19 Good morning, Everyone. Come on in from the February cold. How’s your coffee? Soups are the best solution to the “what do you want to eat?” conundrum. Every year, my husband Matt and I host a Chowda’ Cook-Off at the Sayville Yacht Club. Crock pots filled with a favorite variety of… Continue reading Grandma’s Chowder

Ramblings & Writing

Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Oh, baby, it's cold outside. Welcome to  Stories Served Around The Table  January Update. January began the new year with giveaways, hug challenges, and a re-affirmation of goals.  Read on. Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway Hug Challenge Week 2 Weekend Escape  A Flipper's Paradise Writing Plans  I was honored to be interviewed again on The Writer's Dream. This time,… Continue reading Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee? Mine is a bit bitter coming from a mini drip coffeemaker–a big difference in taste and instant gratification as compared to my Keurig coffee pods.   If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I am on Hilton Head Island Island, SC this morning. My… Continue reading Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Ramblings & Writing

Christmas Magic

My daughter and son-in-law live in South Carolina. When they visit with the kids, Lily, age almost five years, and Teddy, a 14-month old busy toddler, a whirlwind of activities must squeeze into a short amount of time. This Christmas was no exception. Parties, cookie baking, and visiting clutter the short time together. This time,… Continue reading Christmas Magic

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Good Morning, Everyone. Thanks for stopping by for a quick cup of coffee. It is Christmas time. I have pods of espresso and am not afraid to indulge. I intend to offer espresso as an after-dinner treat with dessert, but now that they wait in the pantry, resisting is impossible.  This coffee share will have… Continue reading Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share. If we were having coffee together, I would quickly tell you that my kids and grandkids will be arriving within a very short week. SO excited. I have been checking off shopping, decorating, cooking, and to-do lists. There is still so much to do. It is going to be a… Continue reading Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

Christmas Cookie Traditions

It is December 4th--National Cookie Day! Cookies are a big part of the Christmas tradition. My mom baked the best Christmas cookies with her hand blender and metal cookie press. The pantry shelves held five-pound bags of sugar and a colorful array of sprinkles and candied fruits. A crock was filled with flour. Mom’s specialties… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Traditions