This year’s reunion story

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It’s not tragic, sad or over the top. I have a cooking disorder. It’s called “I can’t remember $h** when I’m cooking.” My mother had it too in her later life. I didn’t understand it until I got to that … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 14 – Summer, e-mail, failures, stupid people, time flies

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Holy cow! – July is almost half over! How did that happen? We are in a stretch of warm lovely weather. My kind of summer. Ice cream, watermelon and cold beer. (Note to self: remember to get some protein. No … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 27 – Magazines, recipes, cats, Mom, endings

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Sayonara – After subscribing to a magazine for over thirty years, I’ve decided to call it quits. I love paper magazines better than digital. I love to support them but I have to draw a line in the sand. This … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 19 – Renovations, weeds, Starbucks, critters, books

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Last summer project finished! – We sanded and recoated the kitchen hardwood floor. It’s not as bad a job as you think. Overall it took 10 hours over 3 days. We did the pre-start conversation (or the tailgate as I … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 25 – Time, correlations, skills, writing, research

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Correlations – There is a definite correlation between how bad my hair looks and how long the drive-through line is at Starbucks. At this point in life I am not too proud to walk-in with a rooster or two sticking … Continue reading

Passages – Cooking

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Holy cow batman! What’s that smell? This past weekend I cooked up a storm. There was soup and chili and some items that make cooking easier like sautéed onions and mushrooms to freeze then pop in Marsala sauce. There was … Continue reading

Aging, another sign

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Back when I was much younger, I thoroughly enjoyed magazines. I loved the fashion rags with their fabulous clothes. They gave me dreams and fantasies and sometimes stole my paycheck. I loved the home and garden magazines too. There were … Continue reading

Cupboard check – what’s in your drawers?

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Cupboard check: Baking powder, expiration date March 2013 Baking soda, expiration date July 2014 Flour, best used by (oops! it’s smudged) Espresso powder, use by 2009 It’s time to start thinking about the holidays. (Egad! I am so not ready!)  … Continue reading