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German Grocery Shopping

No cheese and salami samples here Updated July 2013 My husband, two teen-aged children and I spent a week in Germany last summer. Rather than stay in a hotel, I thought it would be fun if we lived like Germans in a vacation rental apartment. Well, apartments have kitchens. And kitchens need groceries. So while […]

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‘Tis the time to be thankful

Loads of bloggers are veering into the cliched topic of thankfulness this week. I shall follow suit as, really, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being thankful. Especially when you have plenty to be thankful for. So, here goes, people. I am thankful that on Thanksgiving my sister brings green bean casserole, Lynn brings jello, Anita […]

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My best Tina Fey impression

. I read Tina Fey’s funny memoir Bossy Pants in the spring of 2011. In it, she included “The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter” – a funny take on traditional prayer with funny aspirations for her then three-year-old daughter. I was so inspired I promptly wrote a prayer for my own two teenaged children, then […]

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Picture perfect advice

While waiting for someone to help me fit a photo with too-thick foam backing into a frame at Michael’s, I discovered I have a talent for selecting the perfect picture frame. Even though I can barely draw a stick figure. There were two ladies ahead of me in line. The guy-employee who worked in the […]

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