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A Freezer Martha Would be Proud Of

A Freezer Martha Would be Proud Of

  I’m just kidding.  If Martha ever found something so messy and disorganized in her garage fridge, she’d pass out in a dead faint.  And later, she’d fire her entire kitchen staff. I spent about an hour this past weekend, freezing my rear end off […]

On Evacuation and Freezer Lists

On Evacuation and Freezer Lists

  I have accomplished three important things, so far today. The first thing is coming to the conclusion that, no matter how smug I might feel about having a freezer full of food and dinners, that alone will not be of much help in my […]

Thanksgiving Countdown: Turkey Broth and Pie Dough

Thanksgiving Countdown: Turkey Broth and Pie Dough

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, as far as I’m concerned.  It’s all about food, family and celebration, without the stress of all that endless nervous fidgeting about What-to-Get-Whoever.  Ugh. That being said, hosting Thanksgiving and the next day is a LOT of work.  My […]

Always Celebrate Halloween

Always Celebrate Halloween

  Regarding Halloween, I am a LOVER.  I love Halloween, I love the idea of the Day of the Dead, ghosts and witches, and I think it’s just plain fun! Today is Halloween, one of my very favorite holidays, ever.  I think it has something […]

Chicken, Wild Rice and Vegetable Sunday Soup

Chicken, Wild Rice and Vegetable Sunday Soup

  The weather here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon has been absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous this Fall.  Some years, the rains will start in Early September and continue through June.  Gray, soggy skies get old, really fast.  Often, as soon as the leaves change color, […]

My Worn Out Wardrobe

My Worn Out Wardrobe

  I was reading on this gal’s blog one day about how to figure out what the hell to do with yourself when the kids fly the coop.  One of her articles was about throwing out your old, crummy underwear to lift your spirits.  You […]

Empty Nester

Empty Nester

  We have a big, old empty nest out here in the country.  I am the very lucky mom of 5 amazing kids, two loving (and tolerant) kids-in-law, a darling gal who I think of as a daughter-in-law (whether she likes this idea or not) […]


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