Monday, November 2, 2009


Just wanted to let my blogger friends know that I have started a new cooking blog on Wordpress and also moved Living on the Other Side of the Hill to wordpress.  All my favorite recipes are listed there along with photos of family, southern stuff, quotes, etc. I will be updating this often with some of my best southern recipes. Please come by and check me out, leave a comment to let me know you've been there so I can add you to my blogroll, and I would appreciate very much if you would add me to yours.
I was able to import all my recipes from my old cooking blog and my regular blog onto wordpress which was a great help. Thanks for your comments and even any criticisms you might have for me.  Visit me at THE SOUTHERN LADY COOKS and LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL on wordpress.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Have you ever had a deja vu experience in your life?

Deja Vu is French for already seen or the illusion of having experienced something actually being experienced for the first time.

There are several types of deja vu.

Deja Vecu is already lived through. Not just "already seen" but "already lived"

Deja Senti is already felt and can include the senses such as smell, taste, etc.

Deja Visite is geographical such as already visited a place.

Deja Lu is feeling as if you have already read something or a writing is familiar.

Jamais Vu is more commonly explained as when a person momentarily doesn't recognize a word, person, or place that he/she already knows. Jamais Vu is sometimes associated with certain types of amnesia.

Supposedly, 1 out of 2 people has experienced some type of deja vu in the past.

Some people associate Deja Vu with dreams or past lives.

It seems I experience Jamais Vu quite often lately. Usually, I attribute it to having a senior moment!

I like to play Jeopardy and often times the answer just "pops" into my head and I don't know where it came from. Could it be I was smarter in a past life?

Once I was in a restaurant in one of our New England states and felt as if I had been there before. It was a very strange feeling because I recognized everything down to the waitresses and the booth we occupied and the food. I just wanted to get out of there as quick as possible. This has never happened to me again and was many years ago.

I think I experience Deja Senti every time I get within a mile of a bakery! Then, I feel it after eating half a dozen donuts.....

Seriously, or not, I would love to hear about deja vu and YOU!

Friday, October 16, 2009


That's my twin daughters, Leigh and Anne, on the rock in the cartoon. Leigh sent this to me this morning in an e-mail with the subject line, "the story of my life"!

I thought it was hilarious because I could picture them in some kind of situation just like this.

The funny thing is that I am the exact opposite.

I am always early for appointments. I seldom ever procrastinate or put things off.

The girls say I am a neat freak! I think I am far from it.

We drive each other crazy but at least we can laugh about it and know that this kind of thing is trivial compared to being there for each other and having a great relationship.

Are you always running late for appointments or putting things off till another day?