Category: A Writer’s Life

Taco Tuesday and Menu Planning

Back in the good old days when funds were limited and payday came once a month, I did meal planning. It was the best way to be sure our little family of five would have good meals for …

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THE Chair

This little chair came to live with us in May 1990 after my mother-in-law passed away. We’d given it to her when she started having trouble sleeping in a bed. She loved the small size because it fit …

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Our Nighttime Guest

We have a nighttime thief around our house. We rarely see the culprit. We do see the evidence. It’s not the first time said nocturnal guest has stripped my potted plants. The pots originally sat on the front …

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Doggie Love

Finnegan loves me. How do I know? I actually considered his actions of leaning on me, staring at me, and dropping his head into my lap when least expected to be very annoying. After reading “5 Signs of …

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Hoarding Memories

Recently Chicken Wrangler Sara blogged about a relic she’d uncovered from her past. If you didn’t read that blog, you can here. She comes by her hoarding of things with fond memories honestly. Her father and I have …

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Deviled Eggs or Angel Eggs

Deviled eggs and cookouts go together like PB&J. They are a mainstay at our cookouts. I use my mother’s recipe. She never wrote it down, but I watched her enough to know to mix enough egg yolks, mustard, …

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To Back or Not to Back into Parking Spaces

If you’ve read my blog about our l-o-n-g driveway, you know that backing my car is not one of my strong skills. I hate to back. I’ve backed into more trees than I care to admit. Once with …

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My Zinnias Are Blooming

I love the bright, daisy-like flower heads of Zinnias. They’re easy to grow, bloom profusely, and provide a great splash of color in a pot or flowerbed. A primarily warm weather flower, I missed seeing them when we …

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A Child of the Soaps

Long before epic series like Game of Thrones and Outlander kept us breathlessly awaiting the next episode, serial radio shows kept listeners beside their radios. Busy taking care of housework in 30s and 40s without the benefit of …

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Mother’s Day Trivia

A long time ago in a land far away, we wore roses to church on Mother’s Day. I can remember as a child going to my grandmother’s house before church to pick a flower to pin on my …

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