Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Weekend Was a Real Treat

I am writing this blog post from the relative safety of my upstairs bedroom, sitting in the queenie chair with my dogs huddled next to me, to escape the throngs of angry trick-or-treaters who came to my house expecting candy … Continue reading

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Putzing, Piddling, and Puttering – The Best Day Ever

After two of the most stressful, exhausting weeks at work, today was a dream come true.  When I called Tripp at work this afternoon, the first thing he asked me was, “Have you been piddling?” to which I boldly proclaimed, … Continue reading

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When Work and Blogs Collide

I take full responsibility.  I spent the better part of my PTO in a complete empty-nest meltdown.  For two days I whined and bawled about how aimless I’ve been and how quiet and empty my house feels in the afternoon.  … Continue reading

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In It to Win It

Last week when I was going through the plastic tubs of lake stuff in the basement I stumbled across this picture of me and my niece, Mady, from the Tulsa State Fair a few years ago. No I am not … Continue reading

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Apple Muffin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A few years ago, I participated with my sweet niece Madysen in the C&H We Love Dessert Contest at the Tulsa State Fair.  It was our second attempt in the contest, and I am very proud to say that she … Continue reading

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Friends I’d Pick All Over Again

This past weekend I attended my 25th high school reunion.  In the week leading up to it, my thoughts alternated between: I am now at the age when I thought my parents were old I wish I weighed about 10 … Continue reading

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For the Love of Pansies

There is nothing like getting my hands dirty to help get my head together.  After spending an entire day stuck inside sorting through boxes and piles, it was so good to be outside digging in the dirt.  And considering the … Continue reading

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Operation Rescue Me

I blame my mom.  I inherited her weird need for my home to be free of chaos.  I’m not talking about my house being ‘clean’ necessarily or even having all the messes and effluvia of normal everyday living being picked … Continue reading

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Drowning in Stuff

My three favorite letters in the English language are P.T.O.  Yes friends I’m talking about Paid Time Off.  Thank you, Jesus.  Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in stuff?  I feel like I’ve been treading water for the past … Continue reading

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Red River Romp

Perhaps you’ve heard of this little football game thing OU plays with Texas every year. It’s been about 10 years since Tripp and I have been to an OU/TX game.  But when it comes to the Red River Rivalry, it’s … Continue reading

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