Tag: family

Check It Off For Thanksgiving

Let’s see – here’s my Thanksgiving check-off.  I’ve included highlights of some recipes that I’ve used in the past (and they tasted great). Turkey – thawing (yes, use all the pepper called for in here) – CHECK Cranberry relish – done (if made ahead or frozen, leave the walnuts until right before ready to serve)…

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Caves for Girls

According to mancavesite.org, a man cave is: A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends. According to Wikipedia, this is because: a wife may have substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has…

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Love Never Expires

In her sister’s obituary, Christine Grote wrote: Annie never walked, she never spoke, and she never worked.  She filled our lives with smiles, and radiated light and love every day of her life. Christine is a fellow blogger who recently published a memoir of life with her sister, Annie.  Annie was born severely brain damaged and lived 51…

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Boy Picture – New!

I took a picture of my favorite boy toy with his new goatee.  It looks pretty nice!  Don’t you just love all those curls around his face – so elegant. Word for tomorrow – EXPIRE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Verify My Assumptions

My high school was an average school with average students.  At least, that’s how I’ve usually thought of it.  Many of had successes and have gone to own businesses, work in various professions, even go to Hollywood (without success).  In general though, few of us have made national news or achieved national prominence. But you…

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The Most Valuable Thing I Own

In my varied readings, the question was posed – what is the most valuable thing that you own?  Not the most valuable thing that you have, but that you own. I think for me, the most valuable thing I own are my job skills.  I’d written recently about my grandfather urging the cousins to have…

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Chummy Playing Scrabble

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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Shameful, Shameful Humor

My favorite boy toy has always had a sense of humor (at the end of this link, I told one of his jokes).  At the time I thought it was shameful that he acted that way, but all these years later it’s pretty funny to look at this Christmas picture from when we were newly…

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Accomplice Is What I Want

Jean-Paul Sartre once said: I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted. Saul Bellow added to that with: When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. I’ve been posting here every day since February.  I’ve told stories and posted photos of my own accomplices and the…

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