Tag Archives: Home and hearth

My house is Heidi Montag

Have you ever noticed how work begets work? There are even sayings for the phenomenon. “One damn thing after another”, “It never rains but what it pours.” Oh I know those are intended for runs of bad luck (or whatever … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

It’s a tradition, right? Springtime in the South means pollen, and lots of it. Not just pollen-my-nose-itches but thick visible clouds of yellow billowing out of trees with a breeze, yellow dust covering cars that turns to a paste when … Continue reading

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Old Friends

What is it about familiar things that brings such great comfort?  Comfort food- never anything fancy, rarely made of expensive ingredients or from something hard to come by- usually something warm and creamy and probably rich. Macaroni and cheese, chicken … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, everyone. No, really, Merry Christmas!

It’s almost 8 am. We’ve been up since 5, which is the Time To Get Up On Christmas Morning. All the stuff has been opened, the wrapping paper gathered up, the cinnamon rolls (from a can, as the skies didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and all that jazz.

First, get this video going, and listen while you read. Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve! The whole month…well…3 weeks, anyway…has been Christmas. All of it. From the planning of food to the singing of songs and going to church and decorations … Continue reading

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The Story of Dead Klaus

Several months ago, David came home with this half-grown kitten. He was kind of small for his age, but had an enormous head (proportionally speaking) and paws. David said the kitten was a feral one that had taken to hanging … Continue reading

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Traditional Family Values

One of our household Christmas Traditions is the Unreasonable Gift Request. It started when the boys were young enough to believe they could possibly get whatever they asked for, and had absolutely no clue about what “budget” meant. When they … Continue reading

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