Archive | October, 2011

Chummy Playing Scrabble

October 11, 2011

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My daughter and I love playing board games together.  This started when she was little and we’d play Hi-Ho Cheerio and Candyland.  Hint:  if you ever play Candyland with a small child, be sure to hide the card that sends them all the way back to the beginning.  Inevitably they will get it instead of […]

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Companionship Provides Warmth

October 10, 2011

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When Cat #2 was dying from cancer, I worried whether I would lose Cat #1 at the same time.  Cat #1 always had an above average need for companionship and I didn’t think he’d do well as an only cat. Cat #2 was still somewhat healthy, so we brought home the kitten while there was time for […]

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Proper Cookware Is So Nice

October 9, 2011

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My favorite boy toy and I recently celebrated our anniversary.  It’s hard to believe we’ve known each other for forty years, let alone been married as long as we have. Our daughter surprised us with a set of new pots and pans.  For some people (my Mom will laugh when she sees this because she […]

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Plus Size Is What I Am

October 8, 2011

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It’s not a big secret that I’m plus size and have been for years and years.  I exercise regularly, watch my diet, and am generally in good health.  I can’t seem to lose weight, but I can be healthy. Years ago, a co-worker was struggling with her weight.  She made a memorable comment to me one […]

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Within A Book, Gems To Discover

October 7, 2011

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As I’ve mentioned before, I love reading.  It entertains me, relaxes me, makes me knowledgeable and helps me to live a better life.  Within each book, even the mysteries I love so much, there are gems of wisdom to discover.  A few books though are truly spectacular, including Nina Sankovitch’s memoir, “Tolstoy and The Purple Chair“. After […]

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Content Beagle

October 6, 2011

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Is this a content looking beagle?  Although you might want to put on sunglasses before looking at that white tummy for too long. Word for tomorrow – WITHIN.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Sometimes I Buy Lunch At A Food Truck

October 5, 2011

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I take my lunch to work most days.  This week I’m eating homemade lentil soup with some low-fat cheddar cheese and crackers.  This recipe from Cooking Light is great, but doesn’t usually have to bake as long as the recipe calls for (start checking at the 30 minute mark). Sometimes though, I buy my lunch from […]

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Identical Quizzical Expressions

October 4, 2011

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The boys are not usually allowed upstairs, but sometimes my favorite boy toy lets them come up to keep me company as I get ready for work in the morning.  They were so cute at the top of the stairs, he got my camera out.  This caused the boys to give him identical quizzical expressions […]

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Security Comes In Multiple Forms

October 3, 2011

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Henry Ford once said, The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. What’s interesting about this quote is that my paternal grandfather worked for Henry Ford, inventing things such as the one piece metal roofs on cars.  Why did he invent it?  Because my […]

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Old Letters Are Like Traveling Abroad

October 2, 2011

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I haven’t traveled abroad in years, but I have friends and co-workers who have.  One comment I often hear is how different it is in other countries, from food to personal appearance to expectations for housing and entertainment. I find that old letters are the same.  They bring to life a different time and place, […]

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Rake Leaves For Fun

October 1, 2011

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One of the places we lived allowed leaves to be burned in the yards.  Our yard, while small, had a number of mature trees.  I enjoyed going out to rake the leaves and exercise in the cool air of fall.  We set aside a corner of the yard for burning the leaves; it was so satisfying […]

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