December 29, 2018 Last night, our first night on our Nile cruise, I slept better than I have since the beginning of the trip! I loved my bed in our stateroom and the temperature was not too hot nor too cold (although the people in the staterooms across from ours did complain that their rooms […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 13: Cruise to Edfu
Melanie hosts a weekly feature called Share Your World. Today’s is a little whacky because it’s April Fool’s Day! Rhetorical Questions, but feel free to answer if you’d like: Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll?? That’s why we have bad hair days! Why do they sterilize needles […]Read More Share Your World for April Fool’s Day
December 27, 2018 A Walk to Lunch Back in the city of Luxor (about 850,000 population), our bus driver dropped us off in the vicinity of the place where we would have lunch. The restaurant was a few blocks away down dusty streets, and we had to walk. I was glad for this because as […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 11: Luxor – Lunch, a Ferry Ride, & Dinner with a Local Family
Fandango Prompt of the Day: Variety I live in a suburb northwest of Chicago. I also have ADHD, which craves variety. My mind constantly looks for new things to distract me from, for example, the tedium of paying bills. Life can get tedious and routine, but there always ways to create variety. Although I dislike […]Read More FOWC: Variety
There is a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood where I like to go when it is super cold outside. They have a very good caldo de pollo – chicken soup with big pieces of white meat, potatoes, carrots, and beans. With it they serve little cups of chopped onion, cilantro, rice, and lime slices which […]Read More Time for Soup
The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is cold. Very timely, since Chicagoland has had an unseasonably cold November, with our first major snowfall (8 inches where I live) on November 26. Here is how our neighborhood looked (from the comfort of my living room! 🙂 ) that morning. My husband was out with […]Read More CFFC: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things made of plastic. Bowl with plastic figurines Bake sale goods in plastic containers My grand-niece playing with a plastic toy hairdryer Plastic hand-shaped chairs Fake (plastic) lotus blossoms, lily pad & frog Kids’ scissors with plastic handles & button Tape, post-it notes, […]Read More CB&WPC: Plastic
The Richards House is a Bed and Breakfast lodging in Dubuque, Iowa. I reserved online in advance and had no idea what it would look like, but I guess I imagined a sunny white or yellow house with a fancy sign out front. Instead, when we arrived at the address at dusk, my heart sank. […]Read More Thursday Doors: The Richards House B&B
Becky’s Month of Squares challenge for September is “In the Pink.” I love cookies! And cookies with frosting are nearly irresistible! After taking this photo of a heart-shaped cookie one Valentine’s Day, I was tickled pink that it was mine to devour! Yum yum!Read More In the Pink: Yum Yum!
I like to participate in Cee’s weekly Share Your World, that is, if I can think of something interesting to say! So here goes… Which tastes better: black or green olives? Neither – I don’t like olives. This may sound weird, but the “best” olive I ever ate was a raw one, right from […]Read More SYW: On families, rooms, olives, and space travel