Friday night, Joe and Jessica Martin put out a spread for all the Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp for Women to enjoy. It was their 5-year business anniversary and a party was to be had. Food was served, dancing took place, and awards were given out.
I am on the road this week for work and didn’t want to miss publishing my third installment of The Nora Ephron series. This will be short but nonetheless, here it is…
The second chapter in the book titled I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron is called Who Are You? It is three simple vignettes of I Know You, Have We Met, and Old Friends in which Nora lets us know that she has been in all kinds of situations where she cannot remember the person’s name of whom she is talking to, or where she may know them from, or if they’ve previously been introduced, and even the challenges recognizing friends from years gone by.
I recently saw a thread of a discussion online where a couple of people (me being one of them) wished a certain something about a business in Madison County. Now, this wish was totally unrealistic at the moment but nonetheless it was a concern and probably the reason these particular handful of people have not yet frequented the establishment.
Okay, so look, I am a Mary Kay user. I love Mary Kay. I love it so much that I used to be a consultant. I wish I had stuck it out too because it was so much fun being a consultant and being around positive and encouraging women. But look at me already digressing….
For a very long time now I’ve wanted to do a Nora Ephron series here on the blog. I am diving in and doing it. I’ve procrastinated and planned it in my head for far too long. There’s not much to it though, really. I just need to read one essay/article/column per week and then write about it. So why have I been putting it off? Because it is Nora Ephron, that’s why!
Remember last week when I wanted to make a pizza but didn’t have the desired toppings? Well this week, in addition to my desired appetite for a pizza, I also had the toppings that I like on a pizza. So, a basic pizza crust it is this week. The recipe can be found on page 64 in the first edition of The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking.
Actually, I started this a while back. I let it stay idle for a while as I was trying to figure out what to do with it and other things needed my attention first.
I have been wanting to blog about these two movies for quite some time. I have recently watched them on ON DEMAND – the ONLY way to watch a movie these days in my opinion. Unless, that is, you go to a matinee when the movie is about 3 weeks old. I hate crowded movie theaters. Why listen to other people chew their popcorn, listening to that incessant noise of them having to wrestle their Twizzler wrappers, or having to sit next to a loud-talker commentator. No thank you.
This month’s giveaway will run until June 28th (Saturday) and the winner announced on Monday.
This is the NINETH giveaway for The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking cookbook. This is the cookbook I have been working from for my year-long blogging & baking challenge.
The coauthor of this cookbook, Denene Wallace, graciously donated 12 books and I have them in my possession. And she also autographed each one. So this is how it will work.
Well, I was going to do a gluten-free, sugar-free pizza crust today and make myself a pizza for lunch. Instead, my sweet tooth reared its ugly head again and so I went with something sweet.
Y’all know I am always changing up my blog’s focus. So this should be no surprise that I’m tweaking it once again. But at least it is more inline with any of the other flaky half-baked niche-blogging ideas I’ve come up with over the years.
Anyway, I won’t bog you down with excuses and long drawn out diatribes on why I change my mind all the time and why I can’t focus. Because quite frankly, I have no idea.
When I was an adolescent, the grown-ups in my life told me all the time to just be myself and that it didn’t matter what other people thought of you. As I became an adult and started my own family, I passed along this pearl of wisdom to my children.
But all of that was before social media. Now, enter Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and all things real-time online. No one is ever alone and everyone is watching, judging. Yes, they are.