Valentine’s Day – How it Came About

Valentine's Day

Each year on February 14th, many of us celebrate Valentine’s Day by exchanging cards, flowers, dinners or some sort of little gift with someone the love. Valentine’s Day is named for the martyred Christian saint named Valentine. He was a bishop of Terni (Italy) that married forbidden couples.(parents did not agree with the connection or because the bridegroom was a soldier or a slave)

Chronic Pain – I Just Can’t Do That

It seems that in the colder months my chronic pain is at its worst.  I live every day with pain, some days not as bad as others and on the rare occasion there is none at all. This winter seems to have taken its toll on my old bones. My hands, shoulders, feet and back have all been affected, leaving me unable to walk or stand for longer then 10 minutes.  My hands are something I need to be able to use on a daily basis and most days I … Continue reading

No Power – Trapped Inside My Apartment

No Power

No Power – Trapped Inside. That is how I felt for almost 5 days inside my apartment. While most days I am inside, due to chronic pain, I have the choice to come or go. I felt confined and scared of not getting out safely. It was early evening last Saturday, my daughter was away for the night and we hadn’t started dinner. We were watching a TV show on Netflix and just waiting to finish the current episode. The screen and lights in the room went out, I could … Continue reading

Sweet and Salty Pretzel Snacks

I had some chocolate candy wafers and have never used them before. I also had a bag of pretzels. I always have some sort of craving, whether it be for salt or something sweet. So I decided to make Sweet and Salty Pretzel Snacks. If you have small kids, this is a fun and easy way to let them help out in the kitchen. Ingredients: Pretzels ( small ones) Candy Wafers Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and place a … Continue reading