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Hello! I’m Colette (aka MEMA, MIMI, Grandma). I’m 55+, but don’t feel over 30, and I’m learning how to cope with the next stage of my life, with all that entails.  I’m married to the love of my life. We have two loving furbabies – a very laid back Muppet of a Cocker Spaniel, and a Chiweenie who is the Queen.

Whether you’re family or the neighbor, I’m Mema.

Welcome to my house, where I’ll share a little bit of our unique life, where you can catch a recipe, smile, wisdom, comfort, love….where you can be yourself, get fed and relax awhile.

I love to bake and cook and hope you will check out all my recipes. The recipes on my blog have come from all over, some are old family recipes from years ago, some from friends. Others, I’ve found in books, magazines or online…and as most cooks will do, I usually redo them, to make it work for us.

I am a survivor of Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolisms;  Too many to count (more than 50) in each lung. I am one of the 0.05% in the world, that survived with this many…..and I’m coming to terms with this. This blog is one of the ways I cope.

I’m a Christian, even though I have faltered through the years. I pray for everyone who asks or not and to get through hard times. Since I’ve turned 50, I’m much more aware of paying it forward and asking for help.

I’m a long-distance grandma, with my grandchildren living more than 1200 miles away in the heart of the USA. That’s hard as hell. This blog is one of the ways I cope.

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