Apr 10

Sunday on the sofa

It’s Sunday here, April 10th, and the snow(!) from yesterday has melted.  While we wait for spring to return, we’re all doing a little relaxing indoors.  One of my dogs, Tess, a mixed-breed rescue (who was named–by my family–after my main character in My Watcher’s Eyes), seems to have made it into a science.  In …

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Apr 05

Spring is here, no matter what the thermometer says!

It’s April 5th, so what did I wear to run the kids to their dental and orthodontic appointments this morning?  A lightweight cotton shirt, with another lightweight cotton shirt (okay, cardigan) on top.  It’s spring, damn it, and apparently I’m willing to suffer to prove it.  (Didn’t prove anything, by the way, except that I’m …

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Mar 27

Happy Easter from us and our bunnies!

HappyEaster! Hoping your spring blooms with good health and happiness!  xo  

Mar 18

Fun Friday!

Since it’s another Fun Friday, thought I’d share a photo of one of my writing buddies….  We thought he was a Golden Retriever, but it turns out he’s an elusive, rarely-photographed Pillow Retriever. Honestly. He’s waiting to go outside and he’s hoping I won’t notice he’s trying to take something with him. Hope you all …

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Mar 07

Household Help

So.  When you ask your butler for a little extra help—what?  No butler?  All right, then surely your maid—no maid, either?  Oh good, then I don’t have to be jealous. 😉 Please, let me assure you, however, you do have household help.  We all do. I’m referring to the everyday ingredients just sitting around your …

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Feb 17

Thou Shalt Sucketh and It Shall Be OK

No, I am not trying to make light of the actual commandments. Yes, I’m suggesting we keep this “rule” etched onto the smooshy surfaces of our brains, as a reference for whenever we try something new. After all, most of us don’t score a 300 on our first attempt at bowling. Some of us start …

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Feb 17

From Coop to Nuts

I should make it clear from the start that this won’t be a true “soup to nuts” article on keeping chickens; the information is simply too vast to condense it here. However, I do think the title suits the subject. It can be read as either: owning chickens can drive you slightly nuts, or you may …

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Feb 17

For the Love of Dandelions

I love dandelions. Maybe “love” is a strong word, but I really do like dandelions.  I’m also a fan of what they represent: a chemical-free lawn. Unfortunately, I live in an area where many lawns are chemically treated and mine tends to stand out…especially at the height of dandelion season.  I bite my lip, duck …

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Feb 17

I Write, Therefore I Am. Just Kidding.

Even if I didn’t write, I’d still be me.  Just a whole lot less me than I am. We could all say that to some extent about our interests and hobbies, couldn’t we?  They are, of course, part of what makes us us.  But what about our passions?  They might not be required for living, but in …

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Feb 17

Homely Beauty

That’s right.  I’m pretty proud of my homely beauty.  I love that many of the products from my beauty routine come right from my home.  In fact, most the things I’m wearing on my face today are edible.  No, I don’t eat the leftovers. Prove it, you say?  But of course.  Here’s a summary of …

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