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Mommy, Mommy, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mommy, Mommy, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

I can feel all warm and happy inside today, because I finally got my garden planted. We’ve had an unusual amount of rain lately, and for many weekends past  I thought I’d get it done, but then the skies would open up, and I’d start searching for Noah on the horizon. Of course, everyone else I’d talk to would tell me that their gardens had been in for a month or so. I began to see Martha Stewart…

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Mei Mei

I have a very sick kitty. She really is a cat, but she’s such a little thing, and while no longer a kitten, she’s so small that cat is just too big of a word for her. So, she’s my kitty. Her “given” name is Daisy. At least, that’s the name my daughter gave her when we got her. But because she’s Siamese looking, she somehow morphed into Daisy Mei, eventually becoming Mei Mei. She answers to any…

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Porky Pig and Bambi

Porky Pig and Bambi

My family has been through a bout of sickness lately – the swine flu.  We’ve been sharing and passing the symptoms around: fevers, aches, chills, headaches, and a gut-busting cough. It’s been abnormally quiet and sedate around here as we all nap, read books, and watch “Ace of Cakes” or “Man vs. Food” without any desire to eat anything we’re watching on the TV.  On top of that, a deer ran into my…

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The times they are a-Changin’…

The times they are a-Changin’…

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Last year, I blogged about a subtle shift my life. A life where I was a homeschooling stay-at-home mom. Then, I only had a glimpse as to how it was about to change. Now, though, the blinders are off.

My youngest is a senior in high school this year, and getting ready to move on to the next phase in life. My oldest has graduated college and is living and working halfway across the country. Our…

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Why doesn’t the world notice just how freakin’ awesome I am?

Why doesn’t the world notice just how freakin’ awesome I am?

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This past summer, I was present when a tragedy took place.  A young man died while I stood just a few feet away.  It shook me from a complacence to which lately, I’d become accustomed.  Tragedies do that you.

Death does that to you.

Next week, it will be 9 years since we got a phone call at bedtime that my husband’s best friend had suffered a heart attack and didn’t make it.  He was 41, thin and…

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When Life Gets in the Way…

When Life Gets in the Way…

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Way back, at the beginning of the year, I vowed that I would blog more. I would make it a point to get my thoughts and voice out there, in the vast world of cyberspace, well… more.  I wrote. I journaled. I even had a few good #zerotohero blogging days.  I felt like I was getting into a rhythm and making it a habit.

And then…. WHAM!  Life interrupted.

I had to take a break from blogging.  A very…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

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Like most people, and entirely unlike my daughter, I like breakfast.  She would much rather sit down to a pizza, nachos, or hamburger for breakfast, for some reason.  I didn’t foster this, I promise.  She used to get up and eat cheese grits every morning, she did, but that stopped pretty much once puberty hit and she started wanting to sleep in all day.  She’s a little weirdo, God Bless her, but…

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Finding Balance Between Crunchy Granola Girl & Willie Wonka WannabeeAs a foodie, I read a lot of food blogs.  I surf for recipes.  I subscribe to several magazines…View Post

Finding Balance Between Crunchy Granola Girl & Willie Wonka Wannabee

As a foodie, I read a lot of food blogs.  I surf for recipes.  I subscribe to several magazines…

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The Top 5 Books I Read in 2013I started a batch of croissants the other day, and it was my well-intentioned plan to finish them…View Post

The Top 5 Books I Read in 2013

I started a batch of croissants the other day, and it was my well-intentioned plan to finish them…

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When You’re Shut Down, Lean In. And Be Set Free.Disclosure: I am a Florida State Seminole.

And a rabid college football fan.  An only child, I was…View Post

When You’re Shut Down, Lean In. And Be Set Free.

Disclosure: I am a Florida State Seminole.

And a rabid college football fan.  An only child, I was…

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