A line from one of my favorite authors reads something like, "We're riding on the longhorns of a pretty big dilemma." Now, this is not exact, and the author is Jo Goodman, but it kind of sticks with you. I tend to look at life as glass-half-full and "what comes will come," so life is pretty much business as usual for me. I bake, write, work, walk, read, repeat, though not always in that order.
If you're feeling a bit out of sorts right now and in need of some reading material to fill your time, there's a fun giveaway hop going on through the end of the month, and I happen to know there are some books involved, and probably some other goodies, too. You can "hop" on over to enter the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop.
If you're on Facebook, you can join me at 1:00 pm EST for a half hour of contests, prizes, and fun. This one will require a couple of hoops. First, you'll need to request to join this Historical Romance group on FB. Once there, go to the "Events" tab, find my event for March 25, and mark yourself as going.
In the mood for something super scrumptious? These lemon poppyseed cupcakes are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. They are rich, so half a cupcake will do.
Patsy Pies! These delicious hand pies are super tasty. The recipe is courtesy of Imen McDonnell, author of The Farmette Cookbook. Read more>>
March has been, if nothing else, consistent with the rest of our winter. Meaning, bone dry except in the mountains. Some places nearby have had snow, but I live too close to the lake right now, which means a slightly different weather system. I went out walking today for some fresh air and sunshine, and had to admit that while I would have preferred a long, cold winter, there is still so much beauty to admire, like the early signs of spring growth, a wooded trail all to myself, and a lake waiting to be filled by glacial waters.
Wherever you are, however you're coping, I hope you remember that all the little things that make daily life so rich and rewarding. It's the imagination to be creative, love for others, acts of kindness, and lifting of spirits that is worth far more than a shopping cart full of "things" you may not really need.
Be safe and well out there!