Another New Beginning

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve connected with you, but today I’m in the mood, so I will catch you up on what’s going on in my life, and tell you about a couple of significant events. August 1st is my 65th birthday, and on that milestone, I would like to make […]

Who Is Responsible For This?

Hey! Annie is back! Have you missed me? If this were a video, I would have some lively music and do a little dance to entertain you. You will just have to imagine that for yourself! I’m really happy to be back writing truffles. I have some fun ideas about future truffles, and for now, […]

2015. Ready or Not, Here We Are!

Here it is, 2015, another year. If you’re anything like me, even though you knew it was coming, didn’t it kind of sneak up on you? There’s all that stuff around the holidays at the end of the year when things are so hectic; doing this, doing that, going here and there, and then it […]

No Place Like Home Sweet Home

“Grammy’s kitchen is in her living room!” declared my granddaughter to her mother after seeing my duplex apartment for the first time. Indeed, it is small. The landlady described it as “cozy”, and went on to explain, “That means it is really a small place. Are you sure you can fit your things in here?” […]

A New Eating Lifestyle That’s Made a Huge Difference for Me

Most people who know me well know that several years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It’s something that runs in our family, and many of us have had to deal with it. In my case, I’ve been mostly able to control it with lifestyle: eating right and getting enough exercise. The challenges […]

My Son Shane… Livin’ the Dream

‘Mom, I have been to the doctor, and the pain in my leg is from a big tumor, and they’re going to remove it, and then I’m going to have chemo…’ Not his exact words but close enough. I heard what he said, but it didn’t sink in right away. It didn’t affect me so […]

Go ahead… Call Me Pollyanna

One time a friend said I was a simple person. I was a bit hurt at first. I thought it was an insult, like they were saying I was simple-minded, not very smart. But no, what it means is, I approach life on a simple basis. I believe the best about everyone unless or until […]

Unexpected Truffles I’ve Discovered

In my first truffle blog, I told you a bit about my move here to SW Washington. Yes, it was one of the hardest few weeks I’ve spent in a while. Instead of talking about the unpleasant things, I want to tell you of a few unexpected truffles that I discovered in moving here. Before […]

No Internet Connection???

We’ve all been there, working away on something on the computer, and that dreaded message pops up, “No Internet Connection”.  Do you relate? Well, here’s my story. Yesterday, mid-morning, I was relaxing, watching a simple movie. The first two days of my week both start around 5:30 a.m. I get up, get dressed, and warm […]

Moving can be a pain in the hands.

For the last twenty years, I have lived in Southern Oregon, returning there to my roots when circumstances made it the next logical step in my life at that time. For the previous ten years or so I had lived in Southwest Washington, raising kids and living life. Since my kids ‘came of age’ while […]