I’m a single woman of ‘a certain age’ who thinks she’s much younger than the calendar suggests. The body of course knows differently. Menopause, bouncing hormones, decreased metabolism and all the joys of aging are slowly taking over. I have made friends with the unpopular conclusion that no matter how much I diet and exercise, I will never fit into size 6 jeans.
Now that my children have flown the nest to feather their own, and my husband has passed on to his next life, I find I have many hours to fill in a day. And boy… do I fill them!!! Quilting, biking, painting, walking/hiking, traveling, reading, writing, cooking/baking… oh my, the list goes on and on. One thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to shop and cook ‘for one’. I am sorry… but those silly Pinterest recipes for a single serving mug cake are NEVER the answer when I’m craving a slice of the 4 tier Heaven and Hell (Angel Food and Devil’s Food cake filled with peanut butter mousse and covered in chocolate ganache) Cake I make. Who are they trying to kid??
There is always a project (or 2, or 10) in progress at my bungalow at the shore. Whether I’m trying to get 5 meals out of a Costco chicken, learning how to make soap, or figuring out how to ‘ship lap’ my dining room, I promise my blog posts will never be boring. I share the successes as well as the failures. And trust me when I fail, I fail BIG TIME! It’s all fun. And isn’t that what life is supposed to be? Fun!
Check in on me any time and see what mess I’m making now. Better yet, follow me! In addition to my blog I can be found on Instagram, Pinterest, and Etsy as Uniqueandnovel. If you live nearby, stop in. I might hand you a paintbrush or a slice of cake, you just never know. I believe in keeping life interesting.