Archive | May, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

May 31, 2009

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Um, well, I don’t know if these are quite “unconscious,” as I am quite awake and alert… “mutterings” may be OK except that I am not speaking, I’m typing. This is something akin to a verbal Rorschach, I suppose….. (no, I’m not ALWAYS a spoil-sport, just tonight I am, lol!). But in the ATTEMPT to […]

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GIVE ME LIBERTY

May 30, 2009

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YESYESYESYES!! This video made me jump up and down with excitement! It’s The Spirit of Liberty, produced by the Erwin Brothers. You watch this and tell me if your skin does not tingle! Wow! I come from a long line of patriots– from the Mayflower to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut to the Lexington Green […]

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When the Baseball Bat Just Won’t Do…

May 28, 2009

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That just about sums up my home’s security. That, and a really mean cat. Oh yeah, and I have a very powerful left hook. But my bat has found a part-time job with a cute-looking softball in the backyard, and my mean ol’ cat is getting old. Although, *ahem* my left hook is still in […]

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Hello, My name is Rebecca… and I Homeschool…

May 28, 2009

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There are days when you really need a boost, some kind of motivation to keep on keeping on, even when you are dog-tired. Like this: [insert maniacal, hilarious laughing here] Perfect for the days when the kids won’t shut up and do their work! I love motivational posters. Well, these are motivating for ME anyway. […]

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Are Roombas Really Worth It?

May 26, 2009

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It seems a lot of people have been getting Roombas now. For the technologically-uninformed, Roombas are those weirdo-looking, round-shaped vacuum robots. I have seen them priced as high as $600! Let me repeat that; I HAVE SEEN PRICES AS HIGH AS $600!!!!! I cannot imagine buying a vacuum cleaner for that price! And ya gotta […]

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Pretty Furniture!

May 26, 2009

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Well, while this kind of store doesn’t exactly qualify as “frugal,” the antique reproductions made me drool. lol. Years ago, when we were house hunting, our realtor (who had raised seven children) advised us about furniture shopping– he said buy junk until the kids were grown, then throw it all out on the curb.. and […]

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Kitty Corner

May 22, 2009

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Can this cat relax, or WHAT?!?! I wish I could sleep as well as she can. She’s out like a light, beside me on the couch. We’ve had a bat in the house, sneaking around. Can’t quite find it yet, but it comes out at night and Livvy the Cat watches it all night. I […]

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Online Guide to Healthy Living

May 21, 2009

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I love medical websites. I have four kids, three cats, a dog, a bird, and always a housefull of kids. You better believe I am practically a registered nurse/doctor right about now! Rusty nails, roundworms, infections, good eating, sugar highs…. *sigh* I never thought that being a mom and pet owner would catapult me into […]

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Keep It or Toss It?

May 21, 2009

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Now that the warm weather has hit, I’m paying more attention to the shelf life of food. I am a very, very bad person– I thaw out my meat on my counter. *dodges tomatoes* I know! I know! I am bad! You don’t need to remind me. I just HATE waiting 4-5 days for the […]

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June is the Wedding Month

May 21, 2009

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Wow, I just realized that I haven’t been to a wedding in years. That’s what I get for having only old friends. :-p HA! But June is traditionally the biggest month for weddings. I married in December. I didn’t want to marry in June because I didn’t want to sweat like a pig in my […]

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