Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful  for where it brought you. This is something I saw somewhere online and at the time of reading it, I was too sad to appreciate those words. But, I am thankful. I still grief for my mother – every day and just writing those words, admitting my grief, brought tears to ... continue reading

Happy New Year 2014

  There is one song that is associated with leaving the old year and starting a new one, that always brings tears to my eyes: Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot And auld lang syne! For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We’ll ... continue reading

Happy New Year 2012

Quoted from Wikipedia: An oliebol (plural oliebollen) is a traditional Dutch food. Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve and at funfairs. They are also called smoutebollen (literally lard balls) in Belgium. Oliebollen are a variety of dumpling made by using two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and ... continue reading