Holiday Help

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am so excited!  I’m finally finished with my Thanksgiving table centerpiece.  I’ve been working on it for days.  My husband has been quietly observing this activity. He asked me, as he walked around the table last night, “Why are you going so crazy here?”

I said, “Jonna told me to.”

Then he weirdly asked, “Do you always do what Jonna says?”  I looked at him.  He should know better by now.  I said, “Of course, if I can.  Why wouldn’t I?”

I mean look at this centerpiece! Continue reading

One Thing

I’ve been thinking lately about something Jack Palance said in the movie City Slickers. Do you remember?  It’s when he talks about the “One Thing.”  Watch it right here and then continue reading.  It will take 32 seconds.


I KNOW – Curly – the character, is talking about the secret of life.  I’m trying out some ideas of what that one thing might be, but we’ll get to that later.  In the meantime, I have begun developing a whole “one thing,” theory when it comes to food. Have you noticed that you go to certain restaurants for- yes, you guessed it – one thing?  That’s what  I’ve noticed.  I find it… the one thing…  a certain dish, a food, I have a mind bending OMG that is so great experience, and then I keep going back for the same one thing.  I have a whole list of restaurants I go to for just one thing. We’ll get to that in upcoming posts, but right now I want to talk about my very latest one thing culinary discovery. Continue reading