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Cooking Just Became Fun Again!

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Cooking Just Became Fun Again! This past week of house sitting has spoiled me! Cooking has suddenly become fun again. A spacious oven was all it took. Pure happiness cooking in a full size range.  Oh my word! What a difference! Luxury, thy name is a Spacious Oven!! After 3 1/2 years of cooking in […]

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Points To Ponder As You Choose Your Ideal Home

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Points To Ponder As You Choose Your Ideal Home As we prepare to move from our 38′ 5th wheel which has been “home” for the past 3 1/2 years we look back on the points we pondered while choosing our ideal home. We are retired so what works for us now may not have worked […]

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Learning to Play Piano or Old Dogs New Tricks

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Learning to Play Piano or Old Dogs New Tricks I’m learning to play the piano.  Yes, it seems you can teach old dogs new tricks.  For many years (all my life and that means many years) I  have enjoyed music. I’ve never played an instrument although almost all of our kids are musical.  So I […]

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Embracing Life’s Changes! Nothing Ever Stays The Same.

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Embracing life’s changes! Nothing ever stays the same. Life’s about changes nothing ever stays the same. Isn’t that how the lyrics of the Patty Loveless song go? It might sound cliche but only because it’s true. Good, bad, planned, unplanned, change is a fact of everyones lives. Changes are on the horizon for The Husband […]

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Looking Back On Memories Of Southwest Washington

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Looking Back On Memories Of Southwest Washington I spent some time yesterday looking back on memories of Southwest Washington, my childhood home. Childhood perceptions are remarkably different than the reality we see through our adult eyes. Raised on a dairy farm in southwest Washington for the first 13 years of my life, I attended a […]

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Men And Women Do Think And Communicate Differently!

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Men And Women Do Think  And Communicate Differently……at least The Husband and I sure do!! The Husband says my brain is like the iCloud and his is like an old PC…turn it on, wait for it to boot up, hit dial up, push c, colon, back slash, run….meanwhile, my brain is in the cloud with […]

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National WHAT Day? Nude Gardening Day?

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National WHAT Day? Nude Gardening Day? The Husband, while scrolling through Facebook, started laughing and commented, “did you know tomorrow (first Saturday of May) is National Nude Gardening Day?” Uh, NO?? Can’t say that I had that one marked on my calendar as a day that needed to be celebrated. Who makes this stuff up? […]

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It’s Countdown Time Until Mother’s Day

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It’s Countdown Time Until Mother’s Day Today as this is posting the countdown until Mother’s Day is 18 days. What are your family traditions for this day? In the U.S. we celebrate Mother’s Day the 2nd Sunday in May. In the U.K.,  Brazil, Germany,  Japan,  Australia, Peru, France and Ethiopia this holiday is called Mothering Day […]

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5 Things I Can’t Live Without Mine Are Not the Same as Hers.

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5 Things I Can’t Live Without, Mine are Not the Same as Hers. So NoniKay asks me what are 5 things I can’t live without.  Well, I soon found out that mine are not the same as hers.  First thing I said was my toothbrush, as I am holding it in my hand.  She looked […]

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Five Things You Can’t Live Without? What Are They?

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What Are The Five Things You Can’t Live Without? What 5 things can’t you live without? Food, water, shelter and things like your comb and toothbrush don’t count. Think about it for a couple minutes. Can you come up with 5? Can’t be people. Has to be things. Tangible THINGS. As long as we have […]

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