As an early Christmas present, my husband got me one of those Ancestry DNA kits. I have always wanted to know more about my lineage and where I come from. Well, my friends, the results are in!
I gotta say deep down, I was hoping for something really random, like Asian or Indian or something. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Turns out I’m a simple English/Irish gal (not too surprising) with maybe a little bit of Scottish tid bits thrown in there.
I knew I was English and Irish, but I didn’t know how much and had always assumed I was more Irish than anything. According to my results, I am more English, which surprised me. Regardless, it was fun and my results came in way faster than I expected.
What do you do when things are going good and life is bright–you’re happy, you’re accomplishing goals, you feel motivated, you feel encouraged, you’re hopeful–but then all of a sudden…the switch turns off and you’re in the darkness? The worst part is there was nothing in particular that made it go off. It just did. […]
At the end of April in 2018, I literally woke up one day and decided I was going to start running. Even my husband was like, “Are you sure? Are you okay? Is something wrong with you?” If you have known me for a long time, you know I used to HATE running. I mean […]
Dear Insomnia, You annoy me more than anything else in my life. You cause me to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I hate waking up around midnight and not being able to go back asleep. Or any other random time of night. My body is tired–oh, so tired–and you do everything you can […]
I have been sick with one thing or another since Thanksgiving. From tummy woes to scratchy throat and an annoying cough, seems I have been plagued. I feel so unprepared for the New Year 2019, as I sit here and drink my peach bubbly at 7pm because there is no way this girl will be […]
Since I hit the big 3-0 this year and we’re approaching 2019, I thought I would take some time to reflect on this year and share some things I have learned. These are in no particular order or significance. I hope you can relate and share your own! I would love to hear your story […]
My husband and I have been working to get our back deck to be enjoyable. It has come a long way! From having stairs that went straight down into the dogs’ fenced in area to actually having a deck with a tin roof over it is quite exciting! I love thunderstorms as it is, and I cannot wait to sit out there when it rains. It is still a work in progress, but I am so happy with it so far! It will be great for spring and summer.
One thing we have gotten is this cool pizza oven called an Uuni (pronounced like oo-knee). It can cook a pizza in about 60-90 seconds. We will never buy frozen pizza (or maybe even order pizza) ever again!
We tried our hand at making our own pizza dough tonight, and it worked out very well. We had tried the store-bought kind, and I think it is a lot better when you make your own. A thin crust works best.
All we did was make a pizza dough, use our favorite pizza sauce and toppings, and throw it in here for a little over a minute, turning it about every 15 seconds or so. It is super easy!
A few weeks ago, my husband surprised me with one of these ancestryDNA kits as an early Christmas present. You may think I am cheesy, but I am excited! I have been meaning to do it for a few weeks now, but I have allowed life to get in the way. It has been a […]
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went down to my sister’s and stayed the night and had a Thanksgiving lunch with her and my Dad and his wife, and then I stayed the night with my best friend (aka, my wifey) and we hung out on Black Friday. Anyway, when I was at […]
I am impressed with how good this tasted! The “ricotta” is made, once again, from our dear friend…TOFU. The only thing not vegan in this are the shells, so keep that in mind in you’re going all vegan with this. The only thing I would change would be that I would do a marinara sauce […]