1983 … 2022 Calendar Celebrating Our Anniversary

Today is our anniversary. Fun fact, the 1983 calendar (39 years ago) is the same calendar as 2022. We married on Friday, October 28th, 1983. Today, thirty-nine years later, our anniversary falls on Friday, October 28th, 2022. We went to our favorite place. We had a very quiet table. When the server came over, he [...]

Learning a Second Language…

In my home growing up, two languages were spoken. Our grandparents came from Poland in the early 20th century. Our father spoke fluent Polish, our mother could speak Polish and (not as well as our dad) she understood it. We, my brothers, sisters and I never learned the language. It has always gnawed at me. [...]

Part 1: 2022 Garden – The Beginning

It is a blessing to be able to plant a garden. The planning, the seedling starts, the anticipation of waiting to plant. After the final frost it is time to plant! Every garden starts with seedlings... We had cool weather with rain that made it difficult to plant. We were finally able to plant on [...]

Part 7 – Ankle Injury: “Another Milestone…PT Begins”

In case you missed: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ PT Exercises Today PT started, the next phase in this journey. I had my range of motion was measured to see where I am at. I still am non weight bearing for a few more weeks. After that I was given six PT exercises that [...]

Part 4 – Ankle Injury: “Life Learning Begins…My New Normal”

In case you missed: Part 1 - "Oops I Slipped!" Part 2 - "Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much?" Part 3 - "Facing My Fears...Doctors, Test and Surgery" Now I had to mentally prepare myself for surgery. I had to be absolutely sure I am not bearing any weight whatsoever on my left foot/ankle. [...]

Part 3 – Ankle Injury: “Facing My Fears – Doctors, Tests and Surgery”

In case you missed... Part 1 - Oops I Slipped! Part 2 - "Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much" As this situation unfolded, it became apparent I was going to require surgery, my greatest fear! We discussed what we thought would be best. We chose to go to an Orthopedic practice affiliated with the [...]

Hydroponics Update

I wanted to provide an update about our Hydroponics Garden. We saw growth and buds. Eventually after many flowering buds, we did get a few small green tomatoes. The plants were growing, but the flowering buds were not producing any tomatoes. The PVC pipe size was small and my husband could see the roots were [...]

Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”

Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]

Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]

Creating a Side Gig from Scratch

My younger daughter is a CCU nurse. She has always enjoyed baking. Almost six months ago our daughter started to design and make cakes, for coworkers and friends. Gradually it morphed into a “word of mouth” side gig business that keeps her steadily busy. Classic Coconut 🥥 Cake Festive & Fun Cake Cool Floral Cake [...]