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My House

In a previous post, I promised you the story of my house.  I read somewhere, probably on Pinterest, about the idea of writing down the story of your house and hiding it somewhere for future generations to find. John and I bought our first home about a year after we were married.  It was small but …

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A Little Self-Therapy

We saw the house on the news, surrounded by crime scene tape and sheriff’s cars.  The big white house on the little country road.  I used to live there.  My parents had the house built next door to my grandparents’ farm (where my mom grew up) and lived there for more than 30 years.  It’s …

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Reasons to Workout Before the Kids Wake Up

When we’re all getting ready for school in the morning, it’s easier to workout before the kids get up.  Now that we’re all on summer break, I don’t always get up and going before they do.  But working out with the kids watching is very demoralizing. “Mom, how come you don’t look like them?” (Referring …

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I Hope They’re Not Sitting Here

Baseball season is upon us again, and I thought it would be fun to make a list of the people you don’t want to sit around you. The Drunks Let’s just start with the obvious, especially if you have small kids like I do.  You just know somebody’s going to spill something, fall over someone, …

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Pork Loin Roast

This recipe is not new, but a family favorite.  I got it from my mom several years ago, but I do not know the original source.  It is ridiculously easy for how delicious it is. All you need: 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 T butter 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper …

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Sometimes, I Question Her Taste

If you ever watch Project Runway, you’ll hear that quote a lot, “You know, sometimes I question his/her taste level.”  Usually it’s coming from Nina Garcia, who, judging by what she wears on the show, has a fairly classic/timeless sense of style, never anything too outrageous.  In my house, it applies mostly to my almost-7 (going-on-15-who-thinks-she’s-23) …

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Opening Day at Home

Today was Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds, and although we were fortunate to be at the ballpark last year, this year we spent it at home.  We still celebrated though.  We had a small family gathering and the kids did their best to make it feel like we were really at the ballpark.  We …

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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

A couple of years ago, C started telling me what he knew about orange juice.  He told me how many oranges it took to make a carton of orange juice, and about the size and shape of the container.  He sounded very knowledgeable, and I was thinking that he must have watched some informative video …

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Play Ball!

Today is the first Spring Training game for the Cincinnati Reds, it is 32 days until Opening Day, and I dropped C off this morning at a baseball mini-camp put on by our high school team.  C wore his baseball pants and last year’s C-league jersey and hat.  I got this big stupid grin on …

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Pajama Pants and Second Thoughts

Not wanting my son to feel left out, I whipped up a quick pair of pajama pants.  Just in time for spring training this week, I picked up some baseball-themed fabric.  C is a big baseball fan and he loves his Cincinnati Reds.  He can tell you every player’s number, even the bullpen catcher (Mike …

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