Time changed much but not us …

I work up early this morning, despite being up way too late. The house was quiet and I began feeling a bit nostalgic. I always do this time of year. With summer break ending and the new school year starting in a few weeks I tend to feel similar to how I do on New Years Eve. It’s my time to reflect and I look back on summers past. With two adult children off to college I feel even more emotional than I normally do. And it all came out this morning! I spent much of my early morning looking through old pictures of my kids. I laughed, I cried and I soaked in every wonderful memory. It is like time stood still for a moment, but also flashed by in an instant. It’s all a blur but I remember almost every second of it. It sort of makes me sad yet I also delight in knowing that so much has changed but not the love we share and the memories we keep. They are our constant and they are our story. And they are what makes us … US. I am comforted in knowing that no amount of time or distance can ever change that.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you can say that time changed much but not us!!!

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A blessed and beautiful day …

My best days are those spent making memories with the people that I love most.

Well, I hope you all have a blessed and beautiful day!!!

Love, American Style …

Today I was sitting in my car at a red light and I had a childhood memory pop into my head. I have no idea what triggered the memory but it certainly made me smile.

There was a show that my mom would watch when I was very little. It aired from 1969 to about 1974 so I was about 6 years old at the end of its run. It was on past my bedtime but my mom would tell me that I could stay up, if I laid down on the couch, to watch it. Which was the greatest thing EVER. But I kid you not, not one time did I ever stay awake past the opening credits. HA! I would always fall asleep! I am pretty sure that my mom planned for that but she also new how to make me happy. She was awesome that way.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you experience LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE!!!

I love it even more …

Today is one those days that I’m overwhelmed with all the good in my life. I have some incredible people that I share this journey with. I am grateful to have so much history with them. They GET me and always have. Our past, present and future together fills my heart with so much joy. And some days it’s all just magnified how very blessed I am.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you love your life even more!!!

Spring FREAKIN’ Break …

I realize I’m a mom now and that I’m almost 50 years old but there is an excitement that still comes over me this time of year. It’s wonderful to get a breather from school and our normal routine to relax and just go have some FUN! OK, OK fine … perhaps the fond memories of college still rear their notorious little heads. HA!

Well, I hope you all get to start SPRING FREAKIN’ BREAK!!!

Blazing buns …

I love kaiser rolls. They remind me of a winter break I spent in New York many moons ago. The foodie in me just loves food memories. They bring such detail to life events. A taste. A smell. It all brings you back to the very moment you experienced long ago. For me there is nothing quite like a warm kaiser roll with butter and egg to warm your soul on a snowy day. We obviously don’t get snowy days in Southern California but with the impending rain I went to the market yesterday to make sure we had my favorite rolls in the house.

Everyone is on a different schedule here this morning. So breakfast was a buffet of easy foods. I made bacon and sausage the other day and eggs were cooked as needed. I also put out bagels and, of course, kaiser rolls. Libs had a challenge match this morning and I planned on eating after I got back from dropping her off. Her opponent was running late so Libs told me I had plenty of time to eat beforehand. I was pretty hungry so I put a kaiser roll in the oven to warm it and cooked an egg. I guess I was feeling a little rushed because when I reached into the oven to retrieve my warm kaiser roll I pulled it out (so fast?!?!) that it flipped off the baking sheet and on to the bottom of the oven … and caught on FIRE! In my decades of warming kaiser rolls this has NEVER happened before. So I quickly turned off the oven, grabbed some tongs and threw my flaming kaiser roll into the sink. Disaster averted. If you were wondering, I went back to my original plan of eating after I got back home. Which went without incident, smoke or flames. Yay.

Well, I hope you all have a day where your buns aren’t blazing!!!