Year: 2020

Journal

Another Journey

It’s nonsense for Dave & I to imagine we’re making solid plans.  We do scheme and plan….but then the wind blows and in the blink of an eye off we go in an entirely different direction.  This way of living isn’t for everyone.  I know why.  It can be stressful.  In general, I think most […]

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Journal

You Can’t Lose Anything

Memento Mori  – Remember that you must die. In truth, you can’t lose anything. Because you never really possess anything. One day you’re going to die. You’ll leave this world and all the stuff in it. Anything you think you own is, in reality, only temporarily yours to experience. Our belief that you can “own” […]

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Recipes

Soap Making – Basic Recipe

I’ve been making soap for years now.  I’m not too fancy about it.  I usually make this basic recipe with the addition of essential oils and/or oatmeal.  I do not claim to be a soap making expert, but I’ve made this recipe many times and it’s never failed to produce good quality soap. This recipe […]

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Journal

June in Texas

The weather is shifting to blazing, summer hot.  The nights aren’t cooling down enough to offer much relief.  In summer it’s often high 90s (Fahrenheit) from dusk till dawn.  This is my least favorite season in Texas.  In the daytime, I’m not bothered so much.  But hot nights make me restless.  It isn’t fun to […]

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Recipes

The King of Coleslaw (Dave’s Spicy Slaw)

Dave & I made a video of him creating his spicy coleslaw. You can check it out HERE. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this coleslaw.  It’s delicious and you should try it today! The citrus & serrano peppers are KEY ingredients.  Also, the resulting coleslaw very much depends on the way you process the ingredients…finely chopping […]

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Journal

Back To Texas

In December 2019 we loaded the truck camper and hit the road headed for Mexico.  After a leisurely drive down the Baja peninsula, we arrived in Todos Santos, B.C.S.  We removed the camper from the truck at a trailer park.  We intended to stay at the location for a few months after which we would […]

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Recipes

BEST Pancake Recipe

Pancakes. We don’t eat ’em often but every now and then there’s nothing like pancakes for breakfast (or even lunch or dinner.) This is my “Great Pancake” recipe.  Tried and true.  The pancakes are fluffy for optimal syrup soaking ability.  They’re poofy every time and they freeze well. This recipe makes about 8 pancakes 5″ […]

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YouTube

ME On YouTube

Hi. Can you help me?  Would you be willing to go subscribe to my YouTube Channel?  – it’s under my name:  Sandra Begotka  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Muchas Gracias! You may already know I work on another channel:  Sandra and Dave.  It’s been around for years and is going on 500 videos as of this posting. […]

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Journal

Living In Mexico During The Pandemic

Dave and I are in Mexico.  We’ve been here since December 2019.  (We still own property in Texas.) As of this posting, things here are good.  We’re both doing well. This isn’t going to be a long post…..but I did want to let anyone who visits here know that I’ve been posting things at the […]

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Journal

El Conejo

El Conejo – “The Rabbit”    – Baja California Sur Thanks to the work of these Pescaderos (fisherman) we were able to purchase lobsters that couldn’t be much fresher. They were still alive and kicking! Yup.  Another trip down under….south of the border.  The Baja peninsula of Mexico which is actually broken into two states.  […]

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Art

My First

  This is the first skull I painted.  A whitetail buck deer skull I found beside a country road.  Most likely it was hit and killed by a car. I’ve always loved skulls and bones.  All natural specimens, bits, and pieces.  Rocks, shells, nests, twigs, seedpods leaves, and on and on.  Endless layers of beauty […]

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