Archive | September, 2012

Graduating From the School of Hard Knocks

September 28, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Facebook for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. “Experience is a hard master but only fools will have no other,” Benjamin Franklin once said. Yeah. That school of hard knocks… it hurts sometimes. I'm in the process of backing up every scrap of […]

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Random Toodles #938

September 27, 2012

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I think it stinks that Google does not include our non-Blogspot blogger email avatars when we comment on other blogs. That’s just so mean. *** Most email programs “ding” when you have new email. Mine dings ALL. THE. TIME. It “dings” out of the blue, whether I have new email or not. I’m still gullible […]

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Frugal Alert: News & Coupons for the Geeks Among Us

September 27, 2012

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Has anyone noticed that a lot of the Star Trek and Doctor Who fans are… well, to put it lightly… older people? Like, my age and up? I have a new name for those of us older tecchies — Geezer Geeks. How’s that, huh? You like? So how many of you like science and technology? […]

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Facebook Frivolities

September 27, 2012

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As much as I hate all the “political” posts by folks on Facebook — especially those Obama-Is-My-Savior posts — I do also hate the emphasis on frivolity, too. So when I saw this poster, I chuckled… All is fair in love and war, you know. šŸ˜‰

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Frugal Alert: Free Anti-Inflammatory Beverage Plus Shipping

September 27, 2012

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Trivita is again offering a sample of their popular anti-inflammatory beverage, nopalea, for free (but you have to pay shipping and handling). Nopalea is a drink that comes from the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica). The cactus is very rich in a certain type of antioxidants called bioflavinoids which have shown to […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Good, Old Fashioned Yankee Sense

September 25, 2012

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Er, make that “scents.” :grinny: Don’t hate me. I spent another few days in the Adirondacks, this time in Raquette Lake. LOVED IT! This candle was on the fireplace mantle. Best Yankee Candle EVAH!

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On Whiteface Mountain

September 23, 2012

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Ever hear of Whiteface Mountain? It’s in the Adirondack Mountain range. It’s also where the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held. I am madly in love with Whiteface Mountain. We went up to the summit last week. It’s the only ADK mountain you can drive up (near to) the summit. Franklin Delano Roosevelt apportioned […]

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Hey! Don’t Leave Me!

September 21, 2012

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I have gotten, like, ONE comment this week! From Lin, who is such a sweety. Thanks, Lin! Don’t leave me, guys! it’s just a busy week for me! I have been traveling and trying to squeeze in the typical laundry/dishes/cooking/cleaning/kid-management/cat-care jobs while trying to keep my job, my husband, and my travel blog at the […]

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Here I Am

September 17, 2012

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You know what’s so cool about living in Upstate New York? This. That’s the view from Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Almost 5,000 feet above sea level, and a mighty fine place it is. šŸ™‚ Oh, every place has its own beauty and interest. But I just happen to live in the same […]

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My Pal Made Me a Bag!

September 16, 2012

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I got this in the mail. Isn’t it beautiful! My friend Karen from ChatBugKaren made it! I have been admiring her quilt work for eons. I needed a new bag to carry my stuff to church and back. Now that I am in my mid 40’s, I figured it was time to retire my nylon […]

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