Archive | May, 2011

Chinese as a Second Language

May 18, 2011

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My kids, for some reason, are nuts about the Far East: China, Japan, etc. I never had much interest, really, until they got into it. I think they expressed interest after reading some stories about some of the marvelous missionaries who went to these countries, like Gladys Aylward from England and Eric Liddell. Gladys Aylward’s […]

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Back From Virginia

May 16, 2011

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I’m back! I told you I needed a vacation. On very short notice (but in the works for the past ten years), I finally got to visit my brother in Virginia. It was WONDERFUL!!! Oh, it is so good to be back home again (especially after a 10 hour drive, ugh), but we were so […]

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Snazzy Salt and Pepper Shakers

May 12, 2011

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How are these gadgets for adding some panache to your table? Here are some really neat salt and pepper shakers! Which one is your favorite? Having the king or queen over for burgers? Try these! I really like these because they are so unique, but I could never use them on my table. I’m a […]

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Don’t Forget Savings.com!

May 12, 2011

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Sprrriiiingggg is HERE! Yes yes! And now that the threat of snow is FINALLY over, I can turn my attentions to all the work I need to do around here. And there’s a lot. Besides finishing up a lot of the small, incomplete renovation work around here, there’s the yard work. The flood and the […]

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This Food Is For the Dogs

May 9, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrish for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I had the honor of getting a free sample of the new Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6 dry dog food for our two Yorkies. They loved it! But oh dear, just what they need– more energy. :-S […]

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The Exquisite Faberge Egg

May 7, 2011

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I am fond of Russian history. I have read numerous books about the Romanov dynasty (the last Russian monarchy) because of their connection to Queen Victoria (the last Tsarina Romanov was the grand-daughter of Victoria). Something last week made me remember the Faberge Egg… I don’t remember now what that was, but I wanted to […]

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Vacation Preferences

May 7, 2011

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Oh, Lord willing, the plans we have this summer. It’s been a CAH-RAZY couple of years! We’ve renovated the living room, kitchen, dining room, experienced a dozen destructive floods, have been working our tails off the pay the debts…. I have promised the kids that any renovation projects will be small this year and that […]

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Ain’t That the Truth

May 6, 2011

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I got this Chinese “fortune” cookie shortly after we “voluntarily” donated our hard earned, Constitutionally-protected cash on April 15th…. Can you read it? It says: A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. :blink:

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Oh No, Mother’s Day is Sunday!!

May 6, 2011

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Oh gee. I guess the days have whizzed by. I just found out that Mother’s Day is Sunday. :brudder: Grrrrrrreeeeeeattttttt. I have two mothers (that sounds funny, haha)– one is my stepmom who is like a mom to me, the other is my “real” mom who lives far away, so we don’t see each other. […]

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Think Sink

May 6, 2011

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Ooo lala. Need a kitchen sink? I recently wrote a few articles, one on the various designs for Vessel Sinks. Wow, those sinks are beautiful. A vessel sink is like a bowl that sits on top of the counter. The bottom of the “bowl” has a hole for the drain pipe. The faucets for vessel […]

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