Today it’s more likely “To Blog or Not to Blog”. There are millions of blogs today online for a very good reason! We all have something to say! Everyone has their own views on the world, facts we know, things we want to learn, things we question. With the explosion of the internet, blogging has become a forum for us to connect with others everywhere. Blogging and the Internet need to remain the free and open exchange of ideas, goals, and information. Blogs and the internet have always been a meeting of minds. Both are places to learn, be creative and share. If we don’t like the blog we’re reading…. we move on to the next article! The reason why your favorite blogs are your favorites can be explained many ways: Topics that interest you and want to hear more about New content regularly posted which you look forward to reading containing the current information They share their opinion and you get to comment and interact with the other readers You like the format which remains consistent and authentic throughout the years So just who am I, aka “JPKC” and The LadyJStyle? Very glad you asked! I’ve run multiple corporations–at
Rainy days and Tuesdays….
When I’m trying to catch up on writing actually love the gray skies and sounds of the cars passing by in the rain. Peaceful day today. Tuesdays are usually the days I catch up on food blogs. The post tomorrow will be Paprikás Csirke better known around here as Chicken Paprikash. A lovely stew of chicken, onions and of course paprika. It’s the kind of dish that when it’s simmering on the stove takes me back to childhood. Very much a simple to make dinner that’s a real family favorite. Paprikás Csirke on a bed of egg noodles The rain also will often take me back and have me reflecting on life too. The one thing we never have enough of is time. Every day take the time to appreciate the little things. Yes, even when the kids are driving you bats, arguing and running around the house. You’ll miss that when they’re all grown and on their own! (You will have to take my word on that!) Or, you might want to read this blog Never Forget the Love and the Laughter I wrote earlier this month. One of my favorite things when they were still at home and creating havoc, arguing like
Time….. Really Our Most Precious Gift
Does anyone know how much time they have? We are in the heart of the holiday season and nearing the end of 2013. It’s a perfect time to reflect on our lives, our loves and our futures as we are considering our Resolutions for 2014. One day a woman’s husband died On that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore”. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.” Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away. No more tomorrow, no more chances to say good-bye or say “I love you.” While we have our relationships and life, it’s best we love today, care today, fix it what’s broken today. Time to heal what’s wrong. All this is true for marriage…..old cars…children with bad report cards, dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Life and death is important…the rest is just details. Some things we keep — like a
Off The Main Roads….Tales of a Wandering Soul
I love getting out of the house to explore on the back roads I usually remember to take a camera in addition to a smartphone along. When you are exploring you never know what you will find! Get off the Main Roads Just north of New York City in Westchester County is a favorite ride for me especially in the Fall. Get off the main roads of Interstate 287/87 and get on route 9A north and wind through the very scenic Hudson Valley. It’s especially scenic this time of year with the trees in their autumnal splendor. Maybe stop at a farm stand or pick some apples too or go antiquing. All up to you! Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley near Tarrytown is a quaint town known as Sleepy Hollow. Until 1996 Sleepy Hollow was known as North Tarrytown. The whole Hudson Valley Region sits on the banks of the Hudson River and is ripe with Revolutionary War battles and history. The area was originally a Dutch settlement. This is the same town where Washington Irving’s tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is set. There are a number of interesting places to visit in Sleepy Hollow and surrounding