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Home Work (of the best sort!)

April 16, 2013

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It’s a big work day here at Nana’s house today…Holencik Insulation has a couple guys here installing a sun tunnel and attic insulation.  Sun tunnels are pretty much a skylight…but a 14 inch diameter skylight that is fixed.  And a lot less complicated to install.  They are a great solution for bringing natural light into a dark […]

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The Best Laid Plans….

March 14, 2013

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Well, I promised pics of the desolate backyard and delivered Arpege (remember those commercials?)  There are, of course, excuses.  Yesterday was the day all 4 doggies went to the beauty parlor.  They go monthly right now due to the mud in the yard, and I get about 4 hours off those days…it’s ordinarily quite peaceful on […]

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Spring Nesting

March 12, 2013

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Phew!  It’s almost a year since my last post.  In that time Mike’s VA disability claim was finalized and he is now a disabled Vet.  It’s a big weight off my mind…if something happens to me, there are resources available to take care of him, and that is a huge comfort.  And speaking of Mike, […]

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford…”Gabby”

November 17, 2011

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Although the events preceding Feb 18 this year are pretty much a blur, superseded by the horror in our lives, I do remember the shooting in Arizona.  I remember wondering what the world was coming to…wondering how we had become a world of people, however damaged any individual might be, that any number of us valued […]

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Family, Comfort, Celebrations…Together

September 25, 2011

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Fall.  It’s time for nesting…settling in, getting ready for winter and snuggling.  Today seems to be the day to launch the Autumnal nesting at my house. Mike went to the church 90th anniversary luncheon with Mel.  I seized the opportunity to stay at home and get some stuff done.  First I watched two tivo’d episodes […]

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Pennsylvania Electric Choice: What A Broken Mess It Is!

May 24, 2011

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I am unable to believe the legislature in Pennsylvania couldn’t foresee that deregulation of the electric companies would create a huge mess…even worse than the AT&T divestiture debacle in the 80’s where nobody benefitted for a very long time, if ever.   It astonishes me that the PUC cannot wrap their arms around the fact that […]

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A Smallen Christmas Story…It could only happen to us!

December 9, 2010

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 It was about 1983 or 1984…we were living in our first home, a lovely old Queen Anne, in the charming little village of Coopersburg.  Kristin was in about 3rd or 4th grade and Lara was about 3.  Mike was a member of Jaycees, and I of Jaycettes (the following year they changed their name to Jaycee Women), and […]

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HP Giveaway at The Pioneer Woman

December 7, 2010

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Hey there!  Check this out…a free (well two actually)web enabled HP Printer;s are being given away at Pioneer Woman’s blog.  You can read about it and enter the drawing, HERE….  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/special-offers/2010/11/28/name-your-favorite-holiday-recipes-and-enter-to-win-a-printer/ I love to read The Pioneer Woman.  Her sense of humor is similar to mine and I’m amused almost daily.  She’s a much more […]

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Confessions of a Shop-a-holic….

July 26, 2010

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     Boy it’s like feast or famine around here right?  No posts for months or 2 in one day.  SIGH.  What can I tell you about that?  What plausible excuse can I offer?  Life happens is about as good as it gets I reckon.         Anyhoo…I digress.  Yesterday, my girls, both of whom have […]

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Crocus Watch

January 18, 2010

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     January’s marching on…and almost over.  The Big Guy is a retired man now and today’s his first full day.  Well, it’s his first full day assuming I let him live all day as he sure has been feisty and argumentative lately!         There’s been small flurries of activity around here.  The little carpet […]

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It’s Christmas!

January 8, 2010

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Really…it is the second day after our Christmas but that wasn’t what I meant.  I’m a happy camper and just hooked myself up with some great things and it feels like Christmas for me!  I’ve been watching Craiglist for quite a while…specifically to try to find some of their wicker stuff.  I missed a whole […]

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On The Expressway…

December 28, 2009

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They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  If that is true, mine is more like an Avenue…or a Boulevard…or maybe even an Expressway.  Every year I have excellent intentions…get off my hind end and the computer, keep the house tidier, get some exercise, cook healthy meals, sew daily to lessen […]

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The Countdown to 2010

December 19, 2009

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Seems I haven’t posted since Halloween!  wow.  Well, Hatter took the prizes in two of the local watering hole costume contests and son was a bit fatter in the wallet as a result.  I told him he’s on his own next year.  Not that it wasn’t fun…but he was a pain in the neck! So […]

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Snow? In Mid October? Did I Wake Up In Denver?

October 15, 2009

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As per my usual 0:dark thirty routine, I went out of the house this morning to do my morning chauferring.  It was cold.  It was DAMP.  It began to rain.  My bones ached.  I got hot chocolate from Dunkin while I was out.  Tra-la-la, home I came and had an Advil chaser for the arthritis.  […]

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My Hard Drive OD’d on Data

August 14, 2009

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OK.  My trusty laptop is giving me fits.  Actually, it’s having fits.  Forget the silly incidentals like the 6 missing keys or the fact that it regularly overheats if you try to watch streaming video.  I turned it on yesterday and it didn’t turn on right away…then asked if I wanted to do disk repair.  […]

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Here’s What I’ve Been Doing the Last Couple Days

August 1, 2009

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New Edge Originally uploaded by itsewyou Yes…I know we aren’t getting paid just now. But I’m taking the Gov at his word that there is a plan to release operational dollars this week. I “needed” a new car so I went off car shopping about midweek. Cash for clunkers was my motivation…our 2002 Explorer Ltd […]

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Time To Clean House!

July 11, 2009

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And that is what the Fashionista and I are doing.  We’re taking a merciless view of the stuff in the house and sorting it into piles.  Trash.  Keep but move where it belongs.  Donate.  Sell.  And then there’s a yard sale to run at the end of the month.  I wish the Fashionista and I […]

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Pet Projects

July 8, 2009

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It’s not easy being the pet project of a fashionista who maintains a willowy thin persona.  Said fashionista is also one who regularly eats those all bran twigs and pretty much eschews anything that tastes really, really good and expects me likewise to eschew them.  I swear she is militant.  And then she reminds me […]

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Guess Who Won the HGTV Dream House????

March 14, 2009

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Not me.  Again this year. But you can find out on Sunday. Bummer.

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