The kids are grown, the cat’s out of the bag, and the stories must be told! As one of our TIA captains used to say: “Hang on to your panty-hose, we’re taking off!” Carole Jean’s Capers covers Costa Rica adventures as an expat, as well as stories from childhood growing up in a Brooklyn housing project, crazy airline stories from the 70s, California and Florida real estate agent stories, single parenting in Santa Cruz stories, dog stories – well, you get the idea. It will be all-over-the-map and navigated “by-the-seat-of-my-pants”.
In addition to blogging, I am working on a book. Well, really I’m working on more than one book. The first and foremost is titled: “It’s the Parsley”, which is a cookbook for my son’s wedding, coming up in 2014. Every recipe will have a family story; some from Tyler’s bunch and some from his lovely fiancé, Colette’s family. I’m having a blast cooking, documenting, and photographing some of the dishes. Some, but not all, will appear on this blog.
Now, I ask you, which book should I complete next?
Sixth Time’s the Charm (about my marriages)
- Tales From Table 66 … and other Shadowbrook stories (about a restaurant in Capitola, California)
- By the Seat of My Pants (Memoir including childhood in NY and crazy family stories)
- TIA – a Family of Friends (Charter airline stories in the 70s of adventures world-wide)
- My life as an Expat in Costa Rica
I was going to start a new blog titled: “Ziplining in Stilettos”, but on the advice of a respected advisor, decided to just keep one blog and include a wide variety of material; hence, the name: Carole Jean’s Capers.
Comments are always welcome. Thank you for reading, encouraging, and keeping me accountable. I promise to get the never-to-be-duplicated stories on paper before they fade from existence.