My Cozy Corner


The unraveling is the time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embracing who you are. Mikala Albertson MD “Ordinary on Purpose”

I would add that it is a letting go of what you thought would be and accepting what is. This is my life task at the moment.

This week feels completely unraveled. My routine has been completely abandoned as I spent the week doing things not in my usual routine. Monday afternoon was spent being tested for upcoming eye surgery. After that was done, I went to dinner and a concert with my son. Since that is much more activity than I usually try to do in one day, I spent the next day recovering. But it was so worth it! As a result, I seem to have been behind all week. Do you ever have weeks like that? Do you go with the flow, or do they make you crazy? It could easily make me crazy, but I’m trying to take the attitude that if there is food in the house, and it’s clean enough to keep the health department away, we will get on top of it eventually.

Spring seems to be a bit elusive this week. It’s been cold and windy. It is supposed to be nice this weekend so here’s hoping. Last Saturday was beautiful and I did manage to get outside for a bit. Besides clean up from all the wind we have had, I planted three pots of wildflowers for the bees and the butterflies. By the time they come up, it should be past the danger of frost.

We added a family member this week. We got a three-year-old tabby calico kitty. She was a shelter kitty and has been in foster care for two years. We named her Priscilla but she most often is called Miss Priss. We are all madly in love with her except Miss Christy’s cat who is not impressed. They are gradually getting acquainted.

As the weather warms up, salads make a great mid-day meal. Here are some of the ones that I have come up with to add nutrition, value, and variety. All of them start with a bed of greens, and end with the dressing and toppings of your choice:

  1. Bacon, apple, and Feta cheese
  2. Smoked turkey, cheddar cheese, and peas
  3. Ham, tomato, cucumber and Greek olives
  4. Salmon, capers, and lemon granola
  5. Turkey, apple and mixed seeds and nuts
  6. Chicken caesar and shredded parmesan cheese
  7. Cottage cheese with fresh fruit. (berries are in season)

I also enjoy the standard chef and cobb salads. Beef or pastrami are good with bleu cheese. I’d love to hear what you like to put on your salad. How about tuna?

Thank you for sharing your time with me.

Until next time,


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