Monthly Archives: October 2011


If someone asked me to define the word “love”, I’m not so sure I could put it into words.  Could you?  When I think of the meaning of the word “love”, it is always one particular picture – a black and white sketch … Continue reading

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Why I Have A Love-Hate Relationship With My End Tables

My husband and I did a den makeover about 5 years ago.  We ripped up carpet and laid hardwood flooring, we stripped outdated wallpaper and a wallpaper border and painted.  We bought all new furniture – a new couch, loveseat, … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

I am currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin in my book club.  It is about a woman who decided to devote a year of her life to becoming happy.   It is a thought-provoking book to say the least and I … Continue reading

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Recipe for Frozen Fruit Salad

This is a recipe I got out of Good Housekeeping Magazine many years ago (I used to clip a lot of recipes out of that magazine when I was a teenager).  It’s pretty easy to make.  I don’t make it a lot … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving These Days

It doesn’t take much to make me happy.  There are so many little things that I so often take for granted that make me smile.  Here are just a few.  1.  Swinging pig-  This guy hangs in the tree right … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

Question:  What’s a good piece of advice you’ve received? My Answer:  I took a Marriage and Family course in college and it was one of the best, most enjoyable courses I had in college.  I still have my Marriage and … Continue reading

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Summer’s Trying Hard to Hang On

I love Hydrangea bushes and have several of them in my yard.  This is what most of them look like now. But there’s this one Hydrangea bush in my front yard.  I couldn’t help but notice it this week, because … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

Question:  What is your favorite autumn weather comfort food?  My Answer:  A big bowl of chili, a fresh garden salad, and a pumpkin muffin. How about you?  Gail

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Bats (The Flying Mammal Kind)- Part 3- The Vampire Bat

Yes, there really IS a Vampire bat.  And he’s perhaps the most misunderstood bat of them all!  No, Vampire bats don’t turn into Dracula or any other Hollywood-depicted evil creature.  They do, however, drink the blood of other animals, usually large animals like horses, … Continue reading

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Bats (The Flying Mammal Kind) Part 2

As I stated in part 1, I became very interested in bats after having 2 encounters with rabid bats.  I began reading all I could about them and learned that my lifelong belief that bats are horrid, scary, aggressive creatures who … Continue reading

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