Author Archives: A view from Sandieland

CONFESSION OF A CLEMENTINE ADDICT

  Ok, so it’s hard to call me an addict since my first encounter with a clementine was only a few months back.  That’s the confession.  But it’s true!  You’re all probably sitting there speechless right now, and that’s ok.  … Continue reading

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Life is better when you’re laughing

So this morning, I was feeling a bit sad. Not so much about anything specific, just a little down and out. Not my usual bouncy self, is all. The weather could quite possibly have something to do with it, but … Continue reading

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The power of “I AM”

Two words that when put together have more power than you can ever imagine.  Think about how many times you use these two words together.   These two words consisting of only three letters make you.  Try to take notice today … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday

One thing I love to do is try new recipes.  This one in particular is one of my favorites.  It’s great for when you’re having company over.  It’s wonderful  if you have to bring a dish to a dinner party … Continue reading

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Resolution Failure turned ROCKSTAR!

One month into 2013 and I have already managed to fail my New Years Resolution.  You know, the usual “I am totally going work out every day”.  Now normally, I would feel a bit guilty about failing so early in … Continue reading

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My obsession with Cucumbers

I have no clue what my deal is, I  have always liked cucumbers but recently I have been obsessed with them!  I want to make cucumber everything!  One thing I love is this version of Cucumber Salad… Very close to … Continue reading

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WHAT ABOUT THE TURKEY?

What about the turkey?  The poor forgotten turkey. Each year it seems to get skipped over faster than the year before. One minute your trick-or-treating. The very next day you find yourself watching the target lady, dressed as an elf. … Continue reading

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Car rides, Cornfields and Crosswords

It’s Friday.  A wonderful, sunny, warm Friday.  I wish nothing more than to leave work with excitement knowing I have some cool plans.  Maybe some cocktails with my girlfriends out on a patio somewhere.  Or perhaps a nice dinner date … Continue reading

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Rise & Grind

It’s Wednesday aka: HUMP DAY.  The day that helps us realize another weekend is approaching.  The day that allows us to throw Monday and Tuesday to the wind; not to be thought about again until Sunday night. Usually on Wednesdays … Continue reading

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I AM

Poems.  I love poems.  Why, because they all have meaning.   What I love is that a poem can mean something to the person who wrote it, yet can mean something completely different to someone else and still have effect.  Poems … Continue reading

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Hump Day Humor

Ever have one of these days?  If you’re anything like me, this is usually how I’m starting to feel by the time Wednesday arrives.  If you are feeling this way…here’s a little hump day humor to give you a giggle … Continue reading

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A Moment To Remeber

Another commercial about flower deliveries, handmade pictures and breakfast in bed.  Hugs and kisses are given freely from children honoring their moms.  Celebrating all she has done for them throughout their existence, no matter how old or young they are.  … Continue reading

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Hump Day Humor

A little Hump Day Humor to get you through the day….

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This “Green” Thing

I saw this on a social network page and figured I would share .. Checking out at the supermarket recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own carrier bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. I … Continue reading

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Random Thought of the day

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Girls vs. Guys

  VS Need I say more??  🙂

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The Shadows Of Yesterday

Yesterday started as a beautiful day.  Bright and airy.  The sun shining. The breeze floating through the open window screens.  Life being the same as the prior moment that just passed by. But as the sun slowly fell below the … Continue reading

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Story Time

As a kid, I enjoyed many types of books.  The Bernstein Bears were one of my favorites; as was Richard Scarry’s big book of rhymes.  But the books that took the cake for me were the Sweet Pickles books!! I … Continue reading

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Memories and Pie

The phone rings it’s 11:30pm. My dear friend is in labor. How exciting. It’s her first child. I lay in bed thinking about what she must be feeling and experiencing at that very moment. Is she nervous? Is she scared? … Continue reading

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About ME..

Me…who exactly is that??  Sandie.  Well, Sandra.  But people call me Sandie.  And it’s Sandie with an IE.  Not a Y.  That would be like calling me Annie’s dog. Some people call me Pecan, some call me Nonnee, San-San and even … Continue reading

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