Monthly Archives: September 2010

Positive contributors…

We are the type of parents who try to just let our children become who they are meant to be. We offer our children structure, love, and guidance each and every day. We don’t however try to steer them towards … Continue reading

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Just get through the day…

For the most part I am a person who is not prone to huge mood swings. I consider myself to be a stable person that can be counted on to be the same person each day. Today is one of … Continue reading

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Smarty pants.

It struck me as funny this morning when I came downstairs from taking my shower to find my 4 year old sitting in front of the computer. Considering that no one had helped him turn it on you can kind … Continue reading

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Attempting dehydrating.

A few months ago I was gifted a food dehydrator. It has sat in basement waiting for me to put it to some good use. I haven’t had the time to really do that until now. I have been so … Continue reading

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A long weekend.

Next weekend we will be heading out of town for a long weekend. This might not sound like a big deal but it is to us. You see this is the first weekend in 11 years that we have spent … Continue reading

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Getting there…

We are about 3-4 weeks into the school year here. I started the kids a bit early because this is the first year that I will have two students instead of just one. My little guy is in K4 which … Continue reading

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Just how I am.

Over the years I have wasted a great deal of time fretting about how I look or how much I weigh. I have worried about how to go about removal of stretch marks and whether I am getting saggy under … Continue reading

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So far it is easy.

For quite a while I have wanted a couple of backyard chickens. One of my friends told me that I was crazy to want chickens because they are so dirty and stinky. I almost took her advise because her mother … Continue reading

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Shaping up together.

While cleaning out the attic this morning my husband and I discussed how we would spend the quiet winter months. One thing we intend to do is spend more time working out. We have a couple of pieces of exercise … Continue reading

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Just waiting.

Our chickens are only one week old. I already find myself planning what I will do with all of the wonderful eggs that they will produce in the coming months. It will be about 4 months more before we get … Continue reading

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Talented men.

Both of my brothers are smart and talented guys. Their talents lie in very different areas which makes them really handy when it comes to a great many things. I am sometimes envious of the skills they have and their … Continue reading

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A clean attic…

We made our bi-annual pilgrimage to our attic to give it a complete cleaning. For some reason our attic ends up being a catch all place for everything that we think we need to keep but has no purpose at … Continue reading

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Our weekend.

Next weekend is a time that we have looked forward to for quite a while. This will be the first weekend that we have spent as a couple away from home without our children in about 11 years. We have … Continue reading

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Winterizing.

We spent this morning getting our garden ready for winter. The first thing we did was to harvest our potato crop. It ended up being quite a disappointment. We planted 6 barrels of potatoes. What we harvested ended up being … Continue reading

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Always planning something.

I often wonder if the ideas and thoughts my children have are unique to them or if all children do these things. For example, my older son is a dreamer and a planner. He is always coming up with ideas … Continue reading

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Hoping it tastes really good!

This weekend we picked up the side of beef that we ordered last spring. This beef is locally grown and grass fed. We paid a bit more for this beef than we have in the past simply because it was … Continue reading

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They are still sitting.

This weekend I decided to go through my kid’s rooms and purge some of their belongings. It is always and interesting process to see what they decide they need to keep and what they can get rid of. In my … Continue reading

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Just drink it…

As I sit here trying to clear my mind and compose my thoughts my husband is sitting next to me eating cereal. He was raised in a family where table manners were stressed to the utmost degree. I was raised … Continue reading

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Let me tell you…

Did I mention I am back on a plan to loose weight? If I didn’t I have to tell you that once again I am forgoing sugar and carbohydrates in an effort to loose a bit of weight. I am … Continue reading

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Busy month.

September is one month of this year that I have been looking forward to for a long time. At the end of the month my husband and I are going away for the weekend. In almost 11 years we have … Continue reading

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