Monthly Archives: January 2011

Snow Day–Redux

Groceries are bought. Flashlights are ready. We are as prepared as we can be for this so-called Blizzard of 2011. Thing thing that I dread the most? Another week on the treadmill. And when I run on the treadmill I … Continue reading

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I can see clearly now

One of the things I love about my old house is all the French doors.  They let in tons of natural light and allow unobstructed views of the backyard.  Especially when they are clean.  Which is rare. Because of this. … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be Long Now

The weather yesterday was so gorgeous and I spent the whole afternoon outside. Riley kept me company from behind the gate.  He was sure to let me know when the mailman was coming. Poor Daisy ran for the hills when she … Continue reading

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Reprieve

Reprieve (noun) – a temporary respite (as from pain or trouble). For me, winter can be so very long.  And dark.  And cold. And now the weathermen are saying there’s another storm right around the corner. But today it looks like … Continue reading

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Humiliation–Zumba Style

I’ve seen it on TV and heard friends talk about what a blast the classes are, so just for grins I decided to try a Zumba class. Before I even got to class I was already stressed out – I … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

Or, more accurately… How a package of chicken breasts ended up costing $140.77. Here’s what happened… Sunday afternoon I went for the package of chicken breast that I had defrosting in the refrigerator and discovered that the package had leaked … Continue reading

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Adventures in Winter Gardening

I had planned to plant these bulbs when I was on vacation between Christmas and New Year’s.  But between the holidays, my daughter’s hectic schedule, my husband changing jobs, and a few too many visit’s to the Insomnia Café, planting … Continue reading

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Crazytown

Crazytown is a bizarre place just west of the Estrogen Highway that runs between Normalville and Menopause City. I used to live in Normalville.  It was an idyllic place whose conditions were perfect for raising a child.  And although I really … Continue reading

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Problem Solver

Let’s just say that you’re a smart, beautiful, 17 year-old girl.  And let’s just say that you happen to have a snow day, are home alone, and get a hankering for some hot chocolate. The dilemma? This hot chocolate mix … Continue reading

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Snow Day

There’s something so novel and magical about the first snow of the year. So I took a quick walk around the yard with my camera before it all melts into a slushy mess tomorrow. One of the photography newsletters I … Continue reading

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