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  1. Getting back on the Wagon

    by , 05-20-2013 at 11:09 AM
    The last few months have been unusual even for us. There were several medical issues that had to be addressed that kicked our behinds financially and emotionally. The big kids now have a semester or year of college under their belts and everyone is getting ready to face the summer. Pixie is taking one class but Lou and Annie are taking the summer off. They will focus on work and Annie needs to get in her volunteer hours so she can apply for the vet tech program. Little Bear and Little Mouse will ...
  2. March 2013 Dinner Menu

    by , 02-28-2013 at 07:48 AM
    1 – Lentil and Walnut Loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy
    2 – Beef & Broccoli over rice
    3 – Pork Carnitas (in the crockpot) sweet potatoes and green beans
    4 – Red Lentil Ragout
    5 – Baked Chicken with basil and lime, corn and peas
    6 – Tostado Stacks
    7 – Tuna Pasta, cauliflower
    8 – Eggplant Bites, oven baked fries
    9 – Chicken & Dumplings
    10 – Veggie Tacos
    11 – Beans & Rice
    12 – Stew (crockpot)
    13 – Refried ...
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  3. Snowed In

    by , 02-22-2013 at 07:21 AM
    I was very happy work and school were canceled yesterday for the kids. I am thankful DH took a vacation day instead of waiting to see if his boss shut down the plant Thursday. As it turns out his office-mate made it in. They dismissed everyone at 1030 am. This is when it was really getting bad weather wise. The coworker's car slid off the road and he walked back to the office. Thank goodness he had a warm place to wait for help but as of this morning they had not had a tow truck available to help ...
  4. Finding the Fit

    by , 01-08-2013 at 06:36 AM
    One of my daughters just figured out something about herself that makes her feel more at ease with who she is. I compared it to realizing you have a size 9 foot you have been trying to cram into size 7 shoes your whole life. It may be a little detail but it makes a big difference.
    Those people I admire are those who know who they are and don’t make apologies for it. No I am not talking about those who flaunt bad behavior or dress like they lost a fight with a horror movie character. I am ...
  5. Feed the Birds

    by , 01-05-2013 at 06:56 AM
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    Part of our homeschooling is trying to pass along our values. With the boys being little I try to keep it simple. Today the value was caring for others. In this case, the others were the birds of the back yard. I had the boys fill a small plastic cup with seeds and dried fruit. They pushed a piece of cooking twine halfway through it then I filled it with water and placed it in the freezer. After a few hours we took them out and tied them to the tree the ...
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