Friends, Football, and Fun

I must confess, I packed a lot of living into my Sunday this past weekend.  The hubby and I hosted a brunch for ten friends, we witnessed a football game of epic proportions, and we played the most extraordinary and engaging board game with a pair of our lively grandkids.  Life is good. Sunday morning …

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Harvest of Blessings

I must confess that I absolutely know when autumn arrives in my neck of the woods.  On my drive home from my granny nanny duties, I check to see if "the sign" is there, and if it is not I go on my merry way thankful for another day of summer.  However, when I see …

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Six for Saturday

I must confess I am a sucker for sweet sounding alliteration (did you catch that?) which is why many of my blog articles are entitled this way.  Anyway, it's about time I posted again, but I’ve been preoccupied with a variety of late summer activities which have kept me away from my laptop lately.  But today …

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Be the Change You Wish to See

I must confess I was not born with a green thumb.  Although I aspire to have a one, gardening is not going to appear on my resume anytime soon.  When my son and his wife recently moved into their new home, I offered to plant some flowers around their property and achieved mixed results.  Friends, …

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Wine, Food, Beer, Flowers

I must confess, I had a near death experience today.  It happened at the car wash.  I was getting the plethora of dead insect remains off of my car as I happily rolled on through the scrubbers when everything stopped. WHAT!  When I was a kid this was one of my worst nightmares.  The last …

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Swedish Death Cleaning: It’s Really a Thing

I must confess, when I first heard about Swedish death cleaning I was a little startled, but more intrigued.  I was viewing a television news program a few weeks ago in which this concept was featured, and I borrowed from the library the book that the news piece was based upon entitled, The Gentle Art …

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The Big Reveal

I must confess that I've been a little less than enthusiastic about blogging lately.  Recently several people asked my about my blog, and I thought it was about time to get back into the swing of things.  When my daughter in particular asked why I haven't been posting, I thought about it and replied honestly, …

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Good Riddance Winter, Hello Spring

I must confess, I blinked and spring was gone.  The weather here in Western New York went from freezing and snow to 92 degrees yesterday, setting a record in these parts.  I will not miss this past winter.  Ever.  Nope.  Not even gonna look back and complain all over again about how miserable it was. …

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The Perfect Word to Describe Today

via Daily Prompt: Fret I must confess, when I saw the Daily Prompt today I was shaking my head and saying, "Yes! Today is a day to fret."  In a recent post I was excited to tell you about some upcoming renovations we were doing to our home, and today was carpet installation day.  Only …

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A Walk on the Sunny Side

I must confess, it's been taking extra effort these days to look on the sunny side of things. With the cold and continued snowy weather being the main culprit that's been bringing down the mood around here, I woke up today and made a conscious decision to look on the brighter side of things and …

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Thanks for the Memories

I must confess, it's been a looooong time since I purchased a dining room set - thirty years to be exact.  I bought my first set as a young wife and mother while working at a part-time job to save up the cash.  It  was a beautiful oak set that was Amish made and included …

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