Thanksgiving leftovers…

I’m not quite sure what it says about our house when 25 for Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t feel “big”. Last year, we did this for Christmas – basically, when we don’t have the kids, we host dinner for friends. It’s fun. But last year felt big. It baffled me at first, we had the same number of…

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like…

I have this addiction to those “irresistible headline” things. It all started when I began checking the Snopes site because of all the hoax e-mails. I would dutifully go check it out, then reply back to the ridiculous e-mail with the Snopes link. Then I discovered the “Daily Snopes” section, a collection of fun, silly…

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Count Your Blessings & De-stress!

Prompted by the constant onslaught of “how do you keep so calm with all the holiday stress?” stuff, and updated for 2007. If anything, I’m more relaxed this year, less stressed, enjoying what I have and not worrying about what I don’t. This year, we’ll be doing a lot of driving at Christmas. The kids…

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The Christmas Tree Ball Munching Boxer From Hell

I have, on occasion, talked about Daisy, the Christmas Tree Ball Munching Boxer From Hell – and I thought it finally time to introduce that maniacal bundle of cyclonic canine cuteness to the folks around here. Daisy is as typical a Boxer as you could possibly hope for, cute in a squashed-face, sad-eyed sort of…

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It’s a wonderful time…

…it’s the greatest time of the year! Time for singing and dancing and time for joy and good cheer! Look at all of those presents just waiting there by the tree… OK, so I grew up with the Chipmunks, what can I say? It is, however, nearly “officially” Christmas time – for my family, the…

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Is that your comma?

It’s National Punctuation Day! It’s called “punctuation” and it’s your friend! Please correctly punctuate the following sentence: A woman without her man is nothing You can use whatever form of punctuation you desire, but you may not add or remove words. Punctuation is powerful, and can create very different meanings for that simple sentence above.…

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