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Do you Thank You?

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Ever since I was little, I have had a thing about writing thank you notes.  I prefer to write them promptly after receiving a gift.  Okay, so maybe this stems from the fact that when I was little, I was not allowed to play with my gifts until I had written my thank you notes. […]

Oh, Chocolate


Last week, I got an invite from our Club, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, to enjoy a Chocolate Interlude class at a discounted rate. You probably know by now that I LOVE to cook.  And, I happen to also enjoy baking quite a lot, oh yah and chocolate too, so I thought this would be […]

Adjusting Our Sails

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean We moved this year.  Moving is not for the faint of heart.  It tests limits in countless ways, oh I will not even stop to count how many ways. Several times since we […]

Taco Heaven at Urban Taco

Octopus Asado Taco

We have been in search of good Mexican food since we moved to Phoenix.  In the Bay Area, we had our “go to” places for different types of Mexican food whether it was quick and easy (Lulu’s), close to home (Hola’s), addictively tasty and conveniently close to the movie theater (Milagros), delicious destination (Mijita), and […]