Monthly Archives: August 2011

Phases

In my advancing age, life sometimes begins to look more like phases than like months or years. For example, there was the phase of awkward adolocence (I lasted in that nerd state for…well, heck, not sure if I ever got … Continue reading

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One last dash of summer

Every year at the end of the school year, we make our “Summer Fun” list – a list of things we absolutely want to do during the summer months.  Things on past lists included going to our favorite metropark for a … Continue reading

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Black, White, Silver, and Crispy Gingersnap

I’ve had quite a bit of color come into my life over the last four days. It started on Friday when I stopped typing and picked up the paint brush to finally turn the kitchen from white walls and wallpaper glue remnants … Continue reading

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Aw hail….

Today was supposed to be a very productive day around the house. I bought some paint yesterday with the plan of getting up early and getting the kitchen looking a little bit nicer by the end of the day. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Dinner is served

Curt’s birthday dinner went very well. I started it off with Caprese Salad and Artesian Garlic bread and dipping sauces. I used balsamic vinegar, but Curtis really liked the Peach vinegar I picked up at F. Olivers in Canandaigua, NY … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, country boy

Today is Curt’s birthday. Knowing that they were not going to be here to celebrate, the girls and I had a little party for him on Friday. We had cake (gluten-free, of course). We had presents – homemade and purchased. … Continue reading

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Showdown at high noon…er high 10 am

Ever since the snow melted and the world turned green, it has mocked us. Coming. Going. Didn’t matter. It mocked us, daring to do something about it. Usually, I drive by trying to not look; rationalizing that if I don’t … Continue reading

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