It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

…Yes, I can now happily sing Christmas songs and carols, now that Thanksgiving and my birthday are over. 😉


All Tied Up


So this is total, shameless self-promoting post, because I KNOW there are many people out there who want to send Christmas cards, but do not have the time to address envelopes and attach stamps, and then get them to the post office. In addition, I heard a couple weeks ago that the US Postal Service expects a 10% increase in packages and other mail over the holiday season. That sounds like longer lines at the post offices. I don’t know about you, but I REALLLLLLLY don’t like waiting in long lines. I do, however, love sending out cards and gifts. Lucky for me I can do the latter, without contending with the former.

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October 27

Fourteen years ago, in a short ceremony on a cold and dreary Saturday afternoon, a 6’4″ Southern gentleman and I read vows that we had written to each other. Those vows bound him, his son, my daughter and me together. The witnesses were my second eldest sister, who was heavily pregnant, and my then 3½ year old daughter.

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Don’t Blink!

Yesterday was my daughter’s 5th birthday. When her Mema (Grandma on her daddy’s side) called and asked her what she was doing and if she was in school now, she told her that we do school at home, and no, Mummy had not done school with her that day because it was her birthday. I explained that it was the family tradition, to take off birthdays from school. After all, we don’t have snow days. 😉

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My Family’s Foray Into Feingold

I first heard about the Feingold Diet when I was sharing with a dear friend of mine how frustrated I was with my four year old daughter’s behaviour. My wonderfully funny, sweet girl had become increasingly full of temper tantrums and it was hard to enjoy spending time with her. Being a homeschool mom, that made for difficult days, because there were not a lot of breaks from her behavior. As I shared these things with my friend, she encouraged me to speak to another mutual friend about an eating program that her family was doing that had yielded fantastic results, particularly for one of her three sons.

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Lately I’ve been witness to some very different outlooks on life and things. On one side of the continuum there are those who are thankful and grateful for what they have, and who take pleasure in the “simple things” – family, love, laughter, card games, nature and so on.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tonight was date night. Hubby and I decided to go see the movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which, of course, is the sequel to the 2011 movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We had really enjoyed the latter, so it was an obvious choice. I had fond memories of watching the 1970s series, Planet of the Apes on Sunday afternoons with my family.

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Talking With The Teens

When I was a member of my high school student council body, one of the things I participated in was Teacher’s Day. This was a day where the teachers got a day off from teaching and the student council members taught the lower school. I chose to teach Food and Nutrition to a group of 9th grade girls. I chose that group because they were at a fun age – most would have been between 13 and 14 and they were old and mature enough to respond to me but not yet too old to give me much “lip”, which I may not have handled that well, being only a few years their senior. We cooked, we laughed and the day was a fun one.

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Getting Back to Writing

I’ve been away from writing for too long now. My husband and eldest sister have been working on me for months, if not a year, to start writing a book. I don’t feel like I have a book within me right now, but it is perhaps to come later, after I get back into writing.

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