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Ah Fall!

October 29, 2021

I’ve come to realize that western Pennsylvania does not have perfect weather very often, which is why when a perfect night like last night offered itself up, I jumped on it. The sky was a moody navy blue with puffs of cottony clouds that let a few stars peek through. As I’ve mentioned at least a million times, fall is my favorite time — with temperatures in the…

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Embracing the Good

September 24, 2021

Yesterday I was on a brisk walk in windy, 50 degree weather, perfect for the first day of fall, when an acorn flew out of a tree and smacked me hard on the hand. I actually yelped. It seemed appropriate that a reckless acorn would usher in my favorite season. Just like everything in life, you get what you love along with a little bit of pain. I’m…

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She’s Alive!

August 19, 2021

I’m giving you this fabulous Lemon Mascarpone Tart recipe because once you taste it, you’ll forget that I’ve abandoned you for two months. Here’s my excuse list: I started a full-time job. I moved twice. I unpacked like a madwoman for 20 days so my apartment would feel like home to my visiting daughter. We attended family gatherings. We went on a roadtrip to the Adirondacks visiting lifelong…

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OK, Now I’m Over It…Thank you Humidity

June 10, 2021

At the beginning of a new romance, everything’s dreamy until reality sets in and you start noticing things. You know, like the noise he makes when he eats, or the dishes he never does, or the make up she gets on the steering wheel, or her incessant talking on the phone…need I go on? Western Pennsylvania is beautiful and would be perfect if it wasn’t for the humidity.…