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    Dad Magic

    The Chevelle, in its natural habitat. It’s June. This means all kinds of stuff is in store, like the last day of school, the first day of summer and, of course, Father’s Day. I got to thinking about Dad stuff the other day, as I was driving with my oldest. He said, “Hey Mom, look at that cool car!” I said, “Yep, looks like a Chevelle. That’s a nice one.” Quizzical amazement passed across his face as he asked how I knew so much about different types of cars. Apparently, my ability to identify something he hadn’t seen before makes me an expert. I told him, “I don’t know, I guess…

  • Activities,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season,  Things to do

    It’s Spring! Now What?

    Flowers and Bunnies and Sunshine, Oh My! We’ve been waiting for this since October: It’s Spring. The weather is improving and we’re already adding eggshells and coffee grounds to our derelict compost bins, whilst planning out our organic, raised-bed, backyard kale gardens, made from reclaimed barn wood and spruced up with chalk paint that was sourced from sustainable chalk fields in well-paying, sub-industrial countries. This year, we’ll master the pepper jelly recipe that looked so simple in the magazine we thumbed through while waiting for 37 minutes for a kid with pink eye to be triaged at the urgent care. (Psht, urgent, my two-toned duck boot bottoms.) We’ll pop that…

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    Not just a weird old saying-

    It’s real. This is an old blog -using that term loosely as it amounts to a couple of sentences- from another time and place, literally & figuratively. It is one of my favorite things ever. I am pleased to present you with photographic evidence of something our grandmothers have long warned us about but, regarding its actual existence, many of us harbored doubts : Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you THE TURNIP TRUCK! Now, do your best to not fall off, ya hear?

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    Prepping

    …and other pre-snow commentary… Yesterday’s social media post seems to have generated a bit of activity, so I will share it here, for a wider audience to enjoy. Or not. Whatevs. ❄We stopped by the store this afternoon to pick up a few things. You know, just odds and ends that you might need in case we’re snowed in for a couple of days. I know you’re thinking, “milk sammiches” but really, it was booze. Anyway, after weaving my way around 2,457 of my closest friends at the overpriced grocery store that I insisted we go to because it’s the only one that carries the wine I like, I was…

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    Antique Ideas

    Daylight Saving Time Is Dumb. There, I said it, but we were all thinking it. If it was a concept with current relevance and everyone played along, it might be understandable, but this is not the case. The concept of adjusting the clocks has a contentious history, but began as a way to conserve energy. Franklin started it, Wilson ended it, Roosevelt brought it back and eventually, ‘Merica broke it. It took an act of congress to apply some uniformity, after the people couldn’t agree on which time to use. Today, we mostly play by the same rules, with the exception of a few stalwart states that had to go…

  • Goals,  Holiday,  Life,  Real Estate

    Love Is In The Air

    Because, Saint Valentine.                                                                                    Is there anything you love more than coffee? Love is in the air, so thick you can almost smell it. (If it weren’t for the icicles that form on your nose hairs every time you inhale outdoors.) That lovey-dovey feeling, when we think about all the things (we can put little heart stickers on) and people we adore (eating boxes of chocolates with), makes Valentine’s Day sort…

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    We’re Mad At Each Other

    But, really, it’s Facebook’s fault. Here’s a giant dust bunny!! I assign chores to my children, but am terrible at consistently enforcing their completion! Yay! Long before the election, the unexpected outcome or the contentious inauguration, we were already traipsing down the path of chaos, thanks to The Zuck Behind The Curtain. How soon we forget. On the off-chance that this theory holds even a drop of water, I’ll share a recent rant and a plan for action. TL;DR: I’ve gone off the deep end & blame Facebook for our current socio-political climate & vow revenge, in the mommest way possible. So, here’s what’s up, Facebook. We had a deal.…

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