Independence Day Dessert

I was blessed to be able to spend time with my family this 4th of July. We had a delicious meal of grilled chicken, pasta, Italian sausage in tomato sauce with peppers & onion, steak, homemade salsa. So good! I am a Dessert Snob! Our daughter makes all types of dessert from cakes to cookies...all [...]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am missing some of the favorites I ♥️ when we go out to eat. So I found a recipe for one of my favorites, chicken lettuce wraps. Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe Stir Fry Veggies Julienne Carrots, Celery & Red Pepper, Chopped Green Onion & Ginger Hoisin Sauce, Kosher Salt, Rice Vinegar, Canola Oil & [...]

Part 2 – 2020 Garden Journal: “One Month Later Garden”

It is hard to believe that 1 month ago we planted our 2020 Garden 2020 Garden planted Saturday, 05/09/20 We have been tending the garden over the last month. The rain ☔️ we had helped our garden grow. 2020 One Month Old Garden Saturday 06/06/20 This last month has been full of below temperatures and [...]

COVID Bird Watching

Is anyone else ready to get out & figure out what our new normal is? While I am navigating COVID rules, I am finding a peace & tranquility in bird watching. Listening to the birds singing is calming & comforting, it’s a familiar sound year after year. Yay! That has not changed! Bird in Flight [...]

Garden Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 3

It’s almost time for the garden! There is something almost spiritual about a garden. From getting the soil ready, to picking out the correct plants, getting them planted and than watching them grow. Sometimes the garden can lose its way a little due to insects or weather. It’s our job to “tend” the garden to [...]

Foodie Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 1

COVID-19 is all over the news and social media. I want to post something soothing and comforting. What is more comforting than Food?! Here are my best foodie fotos...:) Stay tuned for more fotos in this series...(Flowers, Garden and Vacation). Fresh Vegetables from our Garden#thepatientgardener Garden Vegetables#thepatientgardener My Absolute Favorite Photo of our Fall Harvest!!!#thepatientgardener [...]

Let’s BE KIND!

With the COVID-19 stats ever evolving...The last week has changed everything! People are scrambling at grocery stores, restaurants and bars just closed, schools are closed, no large group events. Today, I went to the grocery store and was pleased to find some water! When I got to the checkout, the checker informed me that I [...]

Reviving the “Family Sunday Dinner”

When I was growing up we always sat down for a family Sunday dinner. We gathered and we shared about our week. It was always something to look forward to and to be together. When I decided I wanted to do this, I knew I did not want to meet at a restaurant with TVs [...]

Today is the End…Tomorrow is the Beginning!

How was this year for you? Last December 31st, what were your hopes for 2019? Did you meet or exceed your expectations? Was this year one of the worst you've had in a long time? Every New Year brings about Hope & Faith to tackle those New Year's Resolutions or to start the new year [...]

“What is Your Joy?”

Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]