GRANDMA PAT

This blog came about because I retired from a real job.  Actually, the place I worked went out of business, but it wasn’t my fault.  This left me with decisions to make.  What did I want to do with my time and my life?  I was quickly approaching age 75.

I’ve always loved writing and, in the past, I’ve written weekly humor columns for local papers.  I decided to challenge myself to write a blog post a day for a year.  Because I also enjoy cooking and have an interest in healthy eating, I decided to slant my blog toward recipes with an emphasis, but not an obsession, on health.

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My initial plan was to write the blog without telling anyone.  It was to be a personal exercise and challenge.  Then I shared with some family and friends.

About me:  I live in the south central part of Wisconsin.  I have 5 children and about 20 grandchildren.  My husband is a rock.  He’s also is willing to try just about anything I cook.

I’ve had many jobs while searching for something that would make me want to jump out of bed excited for the day.  I’m there.  I wish this blessing on you.

My other adventures include learning to play the African hand drum.  My brother, Dan, who’s been playing for over 30 years, gifted me with a Bougarabou  from the Ivory Coast, along with an instructional video.  I also have a small art studio behind our house where I play and make messes.  I highly recommend both activities.

My comedic heroes are Don Rickles and Paula Poundstone.