Itch, Itch, My Goodness An Itch

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By mid-August, I generally have bought and wrapped my holiday gifts. I start shopping for the next year right after this year’s BIG day. [ Read More ]

Magic Time

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I’m no longer twelve. Not by a long shot. My allowance dried up long ago and they don’t even let me off school for two weeks at the end of the year—school’s another thing I’ve outgrown. Sometimes, I miss that kind of magic. [ Read More ]

Holiday Gym Reminder

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This gym has some great advice. I’m still holding out for a secret 3rd option… [ Read More ]

Fun with Turkey Basters

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Turkey baster crafts…. This is what we did after dinner. 🙂 [ Read More ]

Hayrides and Mudslides

As a child, my family and I would take trips out to a farm to a pick pumpkins and ride a spooky hayride. One year I learned a valuable lesson about keeping my hands in the vehicle at all times. [ Read More ]

Some Halloween Love For People Without Costumes

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Dear Secret Diary.  Today was Halloween, and I know folks enjoy being complimented on their costumes.  But this doesn’t mean that those not wearing costumes can’t also feel some love. [ Read More ]

Why Carol Doesn’t Cook

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Now first it is important to let you know that I am not known for my expertise in the kitchen. I am more known for not being relied on if one is looking for a home-cooked meal. Being from Long Island, perhaps the joke about Jewish girls making reservations as a means of preparing dinner was … [ Read More ]

Halloween Trick

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A friend had a tree blow down by the storm two days before November 1st, so she got a little creative with it. Just in time for Halloween! [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Why Does The Easter Bunny Carry Eggs?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, I will address an incisive question about the Easter Bunny posed by AlpacaLover <3 a number of months ago.  AlpacaLover politely challenged: [ Read More ]

A Second Grade Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day was always a big deal as a little kid.  In second grade, all the moms were invited to come into school on their special day and hear poems that their children had written for them.  [ Read More ]

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