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Hanging In There!

July 12, 2014

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Oh, hello. šŸ™‚ I have been thinking about you. I thought I would drop by and say a quick hello before I run off again on other exploits. šŸ™‚ I have been reading your blogs, just not commenting much. I usually read “on the go”: at coffee or lunch breaks, during commutes, or when I […]

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Mega Freaky Spider Story

May 25, 2013


This post is not for the fainthearted! I’m warning you! Graphic image loading! At work the other day, the janitor opened the cleaning closet to pull out his mop bucket. “Hey, come here! Look at this!” he hollered. I trotted over. OH. MY. GOSH. This is the honkingest, hugest, monstrous-est wolf spider I have ever […]

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Coming Up to Breathe

April 1, 2013


As a kid, I watched a lot of sports competitions and programs on television. While I was never an enthusiast for swimming competitions, I remember being filled with awe as I watched the swimmers race across the pool. They seemed like googly-eyed fish, spurting across the surface of the water and taking the tiniest of […]

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Why I Quit Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Blogger, Part 1

March 4, 2013


It all started in 2007. I created a Blogger account and started keeping a journal of all the places my kids and I visited for our “field trips.” Several people found the website, and before long it was listed as one of the best travel websites on the Internet. When I took the blog to […]

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The String That Ties Us

February 20, 2013


In between learning my new job, working at my old job, managing the house, instructing my son’s intense Biology course and keeping the growing piles of laundry and dishes at bay (thanks to my daughters!), I found time to listen to a song. My son heard it on his radio app, and was so impressed […]

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Sowing My Raw Oats

February 2, 2013


I’m leading a rather bland life right now, I have no heart-warming or funny stories to tell. All I have are snippets from my mundane life, lol, take it or leave it. :S I’m thrilled this morning because I finally found something I can eat for breakfast. Since I’m on a raw food diet for […]

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Spring is Coming

January 20, 2013

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Nice song from Steven Curtis Chapman.

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I Have This Amazing Knack….

November 6, 2012


… of scheduling my life so that all the activities are dumped within a month-long span at the end of the year. This time around I did better, though — I actually REMEMBERED that I have all these scheduled activities. :smarty: It’s a bittersweet victory, though, because now I have to DO all these scheduled […]

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Words and Lists and Stuff

October 17, 2012


My home projects have consumed every waking hour for almost two weeks. I’ve remodeled the entire living room by adding a wall of bookcases — from floor to ceiling, over 9 feet high! — and moving the kids’ school station out of the room into a corner of the dining room. I finally have enough […]

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Sometimes I Miss Country Living

August 22, 2012


For all its rickety-ness and drafts, I like my old house and I have one of the finest yards in town. But sometimes I remember living in the “sticks,” and I miss it. I spent a number of years in the Catskill area as a youth, REAL down-to-earth living, and my thoughts usually turn to […]

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