Haman's Hats

How do you like your hamantaschen?

Chocolate chip, strawberry, apricot, prune – so many different flavors to choose! The consensus in our household was strawberry and apricot for this year’s celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those of you who have no idea of what I speak, hamantaschen are small, hat-shaped cookies baked […]

Birthday Cupcakes

Cupcake 1 and 2

  Two little ditties inspired by my birthday celebration… Swirled sugars, whipped cream covers cake to satisfy a lively sweet tooth.   Crimson and cocoa fits in the palm of my hand just until it’s gone.


Mindful and Meditative Mondays #6

Over the weekend, the Man was poking a bit of fun at me for not using my massage gift certificate…the one he got me for Christmas. Actually, I’ve had the thing for 3 months now, as it was an early gift. Yes, yes, I hear all of you […]



Sometimes the Man and I do our errands on our mid-week, after-work walks.  Last Wednesday, we made two pit stops – one at the 7-11 to cash in my birthday present. (I hear you, what kind of presents is this chick getting that she cashes in at 7-11??) […]

Strap Me In

Strap Me In

“Strap me in…,” she pleaded, taking my hands with hers and wrapping them around her spirited 5-year old body. Even though this was the millionth time today that she had run from whatever she was doing to wherever I was, I obliged without complaint. She’s become quite expert […]

39 is...

39 is…

the atomic number of Yttrium.  It is often termed as a rare earth element and can be used to make phosphors, or things that have the quality of luminescence. Luminescence — that is such a beautiful word, appropriate as it means to give off light, a quality I hope to […]

Lazy Girl Salad

Lazy Girl Salad

Confession time — my name is Joy, and I’m a lazy girl (at least when it comes to food.) A lazy girl who gets mad when her pants don’t fit. So, what’s this lazy girl to do?  Figure out a solution. How about…run 3 miles a day! Seems […]

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