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Tea and Quilts

Today was a lovely day for me and The Girl. She goes back to school on Sunday and we decided to finally make our way to the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, a place she’s wanted to visit since we moved here nearly ten years ago. Turns out, however, the museum is closed on Mondays. Undaunted,…

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Texas Adventures – Part 2

When last we met, our people had just left West, Texas, and were making their way through the deluge in two cars, one black and one white, down to Austin. We pulled out of Slovacek’s parking lot and hit I-35 S for the remaining 2 hour drive. The weather vacillated between a good, heavy soak…

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Texas Adventures ~ Part 1

A couple Wednesdays ago I flew from Pennsylvania to Texas for a special girls’ get away. My mother and sister from New Mexico flew in the same day and we were picked up by my Fort Worth sister. The next day we just kind of hung out and enjoyed each other’s company. Then Friday came.…

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Myrtle Beach Adventures

I made it to Myrtle Beach and back in one piece. It was a quick trip, but I loved every minute of it. I even enjoyed the drive there and back. Mostly, anyway. There is, no doubt, much more to Myrtle Beach than I saw, but what I did see was very commercialized. It was…

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Peanut Butter What??

Hey you guys! You’ll never guess what I had for dinner the other night. You’ll never guess where I had dinner the other night, either. Unless you already know I went to Washington to hang out with my Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law, her mom, and my niece and nephew. Then you might be able to guess where…

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A Sweet Someday

For the longest time I’ve said I was going to make caramel corn someday, but I never got around to it. I didn’t really know how to do it and never took the time to look it up. A week or so ago a friend of mine posted a recipe on Facebook and last night…

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Reminiscing Re: Rhubarb

I went ahead and made the rhubarb-strawberry crisp the other night.   It was delish. Just ask Taylor. Or Katie. Or Todd. Um, no. Don’t ask Todd. ¬†Poor guy didn’t get any. Guess I’ll just have to make another one. All this talk of rhubarb reminded me of a funny story from long ago. Shortly…

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Grocery Bliss

I did a little grocery shopping today. NO! Don’t go! I’m not going to whine about it like I usually do. Promise! Okay. Now where was I? Oh, yes. I did a little grocery shopping today. And by that I mean I ordered my groceries online last night and today I pulled up to the…

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On the Christmas Day of Christmas

On the 9th Day of Christmas We went back to the beach. Todd and the kids and I drove down to Del Mar beach just south of Newport, Taylor and I with cameras in hand. So much beauty to be captured! I saw a rather large, purple starfish on the rocks beneath the jetty, but…

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Halfway Through

On the 6th Day of Christmas… We played the tourists. I thought the kids should see Hollywood and Beverly Hills and Venice Beach. So we drove through the crazy, East L.A. traffic to get to Grauman’s Chinese Theater, which isn’t even Grauman’s anymore, but it’s still pretty cool. We walked around and looked at the…

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