family life, recipes

First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

Just you and the dog this year? Don't hide from the challenge. You can still eat well! "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humor writer A recent survey suggested that – because of various COVID restrictions --… Continue reading First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

blogging, family life

On hiatus except for book chapter postings until October

Sometimes life piles up on one quickly! Trying to catch up on just everything here at JOY Journal. To that effect, I will be on social media hiatus until October -- with the exception of posting weekly chapter releases of my serialized book, "Suspended Aggravation." (This book will wrap in November.) WordPress readers who need… Continue reading On hiatus except for book chapter postings until October