Archive | January, 2012

So I Get a Little Excited…

January 31, 2012

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My lovely friend at Boca Frau, Susi, gave me the distinctive honors of two blogger awards. I haven’t done a blogger award ceremony in EONS. In 2008 and ’09 I got a huge, huge number of them and I got burned out. So I’ve kept away from them in general, but Susi is a new […]

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To All You Google+ Users

January 30, 2012

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My friend Carole wrote a very informative and enlightening post about Google+, Why I Deleted / Downgraded My G+ Profile. You MUST READ the post and the links she includes if you have signed up for Google+ or are thinking about it. My problem is this: I do not want to put my last name […]

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It’s Saturday!!

January 28, 2012

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:frolic: Woo hoooo!!! I have the day off! The first in a long time! OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH what will I DO today? Should I vacuum… yeah, I should. Should I do laundry?? … definitely. Catch up on the exploding dust bunny population? Clean my tornado-stricken desk or bookshelf? Maybe even install the flatbed scanner and the software […]

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Follow Friday Fill In #47

January 27, 2012

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Well, I just finished work (writing articles) and dinner is in the oven. This is my brief respite before more kitchen work, setting the table, and after dinner cleanup. Here are this week’s questions from Feeling Beachie! 1. Nothing is better than ____. Nothing is better than peace with God. Therefore, since we have been […]

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A Review of Greased Lightning Cleaner

January 25, 2012

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I just LOVE my new cast iron sink! But the thing stains SO easily and it’s such a pain to clean. So when the dudes from Greased Lightning took pity on me and offered to send me a free bottle of their cleanser, I jumped at the chance. See how pitiful my sink is. Be […]

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Frugal Alert: Home Loan Refinancing

January 24, 2012

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When I was an apartment dweller, and even after I’d bought my first home, any discussion or mention of mortgage financing promptly put me to sleep. Zzzzzz. What could be more boring?? Now that I am an experienced home owner with a ton of kids, a remodeled kitchen, and my sights hopeful for more home […]

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Livvy and the Spaghetti Monster

January 24, 2012

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The other day, I prepared spaghetti for dinner. As I was waiting for the big stockpot of water to boil, I wrested open the box of “Thin Spaghetti” and placed it on the counter. Being a mom, I then rushed off to accomplish a billion other jobs in the meantime. A minute or two later, […]

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Damart Thermolactyl vs. Old Man Winter

January 24, 2012

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That isn’t the name of a new Godzilla movie, as cool as it would be. :grinny: Thermolactyl is a fiber, for a type of ladies and mens thermal underwear. Today, I am reminded of Damart’s thermolactyl on Upstate New York’s traditionally coldest day of the year. My oldest son just informed me that he’s outgrown […]

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The National Do Not Call Registry

January 23, 2012

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Feast or famine, as the saying goes. When it comes to telemarketers, it’s always feasting time. We’ve slowly incorporated more cell phones now that the kids are older. We now have five cell phones and one VoIP phone, and I’ve really enjoyed the relative quiet. Before, our landline would literally ring off the hook with […]

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Note to My Pals: Please Feed Me!

January 20, 2012

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When my computer was struck with a debilitating virus earlier this week, I managed to save most of my data. I had a lot of my stuff on an external hard drive, thank God! But I did lose some data and one of them was my RSS feed reader list of all your blogs that […]

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