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What Is Your Dream?

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Mt View Ephesians 3:20

What is your dream?  You know, that dream you have carried around with you for many years?  That dream that no one else knows about but surfaces in your daydreams from time to time? That dream that takes you back to your childhood.

When my husband, Lee, (aka Chief, Chief Food Taste, Chief Culinary Consultant, Chief Traveling Buddy, Chief Gardener, Love of my Life) was a little boy he grew up in middle Tennessee only a few miles down the road from where we live now.  His mother’s family populated this area then and now.  He father’s family hailed from Eastern Tennessee.

Great Smokey Mountain National Park, September 2015

East Tennessee is a name given to about the eastern third of the State of Tennessee.  East Tennessee is entirely located within the Appalachian Mountains.  It is both geographically and culturally part of Appalachia  and has been included— along with Western North Caroline, North Georgia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia – in every major definition of the Appalachian region since the early 20th century.

For as long as he can remember he as been drawn to those mountains.  He says “I just think they are part of my DNA.” It was many years ago as a small boy and again later in his life that the dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail took form.  All his life he has been active in hiking, biking, running, and just enjoying work outside. For many years of his career he was behind a desk in an office, or sitting in a board room. But wait there’s more! Click to continue reading


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When it comes to cooking and my life in the kitchen there is probably only one thing I like as much as getting a new kitchen tool or appliance and that is getting a new toy for this blog!  And my latest toy is newly developed software that allows me to have a stellar RECIPE INDEX on this website.  I suspect the developer, John, wouldn’t appreciate his hard geek work being called my “new toy” but truthfully I am having so much fun playing with it — what else can I say?

So why should you also be excited?
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Dishes In A Drawer

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drawer dishes

Sometimes really clever ideas come when you least expect it!  When visiting my friend Eileen in England this summer I asked if I could help set the table for dinner the first night we were there.  She said “sure, the dishes are in that drawer” pointing to a deep drawer under her stove top.  IN THE DRAWER?

As I opened the drawer and took the plates out the first thing I noticed is how much easier it is for me to reach into the drawer and pick up the heavier dinner plates than reaching up into the cupboard and wrestling them down, like I do at home.
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How Do You Back Up Your Digital Photos?

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New MacBook Pro
This blog post has nothing to do with scriptures or food.  Yet again, it has everything to do with Scripture and Food for me! Huh?

Two weeks ago I was uploading some recently taken photographs in order to complete my first blog post of the new year. It was during that process I received a message informing me I needed to upgrade my iphoto software.  I quickly clicked on the YES button and my computer began to purrrrr away as iphoto updated.  It was during that process that something went horribly wrong.

Twelve hours later I am working my way up the Apple chain of command to find the one who can tell me where my 120,000 photos are and how I can get them back?

First question from Apple support — where is your backup?

Silence. [from me]

Repeat. Where is your backup?  We will quickly restore the photos.

I use an external hard drive to store my photos.  I always meant to add another method and back them up, but I didn’t do it.

I am still working through recovering my photos.  But before I recovered even one photo I ordered a 5TB External Hard Drive.

So, how do you backup your photos?

What an expensive lesson I am learning.  Not nearly as expensive in dollars $, but very expensive in time.  Extremely expensive in patience.  Horribly expensive in humility.

If you don’t have a backup for your computer and your photos, take it from me,  do it today!


Proverbs 4:6-7

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.  Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.




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