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Of cherry cupcakes, birthday bunting, and taking my celebratory wants into my own hands. (aka, I am happier when I don’t expect the men in my life to be mind readers.)continue reading "Just the right amount of fanfare"
Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.continue reading "The butter dilemma"
Someday I will learn to be superstitious and I will knock on wood when I say things like “this will finally be a normal week.” Also? I will have a teenaged helper here with me tomorrow. I plan to work his fingers to the bone. Poor boy.continue reading "Normal week?"
It’s Sunday morning, and I am sitting alone in my hotel room, sipping coffee and waiting for my family to join me in a google hangout that they probably have no idea I’ve invited them to. It sounds more needy and sad than it actually is. The coffee is quite delicious, and if I don’t [...]continue reading "Fun with freebies"
I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a [...]continue reading "Updates"
One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to [...]continue reading "Of rice pillows and surgeries"
Yesterday morning I went food shopping for all of the ingredients that would get me started on a cleanse. I read the book Clean a few months ago, and it completely sold me on the idea at the time, but I hadn’t been able to find three convenient consecutive weeks to try it out. This [...]continue reading "Not a good time"
I found this post in my unpublished drafts. I started writing it over a year ago in September of 2011. A few nights ago, 11:20pm. Neil and I were heading upstairs to bed, when I peeked in on the kids as I always do. A groan came from Boring Office Guy’s bed. “Still awake?” I [...]continue reading "I’ll need duct tape and a sheet."
For so many years our family room kind of languished in beige-land, but now that we’ve finally started paying more attention to decorating it, I’m noticing something: the Clarkesworld propaganda is multiplying. Sure, Neil, go ahead and put up a couple of posters, I said. Little did I know at the time, Vistaprint was being [...]continue reading "I need to step up my game"
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