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Weekend plans…

Some of my relatives are going to be stopping by this weekend for a visit. I haven’t seen them for a long time, and it is always interesting when they do visit. One of them is a very talented musician … Continue reading

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Cereal night…

I have cooked dinner for the last five nights in a row. I try to make my family healthy meals most nights of the week. Tonight is one of those nights where I just can’t bring myself to cook. For … Continue reading

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Organizing…

My kids finished their school work early today which gave me precious time to work on some things around the house. One of the things that I desperately needed to do was organize my office supplies. I have boxes and … Continue reading

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Falling…

Yesterday I was on my way to run on my treadmill and fell very hard and banged myself up pretty good. I thought that this was going to throw my off track with my running for a while. Surprisingly when … Continue reading

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Gifts…

t always seems like just when I think I know a person they do something that intrigues me. My younger brother has never shown an interest in playing an instrument in his life. This week he posted online that he … Continue reading

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Money…

My youngest son understands what money is and how to count it. He knows when he has money and when he does not have money. What he has trouble grasping is that the prices in stores are not negotiable. He … Continue reading

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Summer plans…

We have a swingset in the backyard that my children have outgrown. It isn’t like one of those playsets in woodbridge va and is just a plastic swingset designed for very young children. We have a porch swing that we … Continue reading

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Baking bread…

Today I decided to bake bread for the first time in many , many months. We had a ton of snow overnight which made the prospect of going to the store for bread unappealing. My children love bread and given … Continue reading

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Squinting…

It has been a couple of years since I have had my vision tested. I have noticed lately that I am having to work a bit harder than I would like to in order to see the television. I should … Continue reading

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Sledding…

As I type my husband is taking our sons sledding. This is the first time this winter that they will have gotten to go sledding. The weather has either been too hot or way to cold for them to sled. … Continue reading

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Record Needles…

We have a couple of record players in our home. One of them is used frequently and is in good working order. The other is supposed to work, but we cannot track down a needle for it. It isn’t like … Continue reading

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Chores…

We have always been big on getting our children to help with chores around the house. It is important to us that they grow up knowing how to take care of themselves and have the skills to be independent people. … Continue reading

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Joy…

Music is a huge part of my husband’s life. I am not saying he is a musician or that he will be looking to buy wah wah at musicians friend in the future. What I am saying is that music … Continue reading

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Working out…

In the past three months I have made a major change in my level of fitness. I work out 6 times a week for about an hour at a stretch. I am now able to run for 30-35 minutes at … Continue reading

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Missing our friends…

This morning I spent a bit of time online connecting with our previous neighbors. We lived within a block of one another for about 5 years until we both decided to sell our homes. It was funny how we thought … Continue reading

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Hooked…

In November we started a running program called “Couch to 5K”. I just finished week four of the program yesterday. It felt amazing to have completed week 4 because it is the longest I have ever run in my life. … Continue reading

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Running music…

Four weeks ago I decided it was time for me to take up running. I have been using a program that takes you from being a couch potato to running a 5K in 9 weeks. I am loving the program … Continue reading

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Ammo…

My father-in-law could not believe that we have a hard time buying ammunition in our area. We live in an area where hunting is a very popular sport. The stores around here have jacked the price of ammunition up sky … Continue reading

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Pounding…

I have had a pretty bad cold for just over a week. Today is the first day that I have felt close to being on the road to being better. The one thing I have is a lingering headache. It … Continue reading

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Comments…

I love how people will comment on a blog, and it often makes no sense. So many people clearly comment in hopes of getting a link back to their website. What no one seems to realize on this blog is … Continue reading

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