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Minty Mondays: It's All Relatives!

Monday, March 26, 2012

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.” – Author Unknown


A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom and I had relatives over yesterday and it was a lot of fun. My mom says… she loves fudge, especially with nuts in it… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Good morning!

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis, “M*A*S*H

Yesterday was a day filled with relatives and I loved every minute of it. It started out with a phone call with my daughter and son-in-law, Dallas; he is one of the nuts in our family that Minty loves! This photo is a little dark but it is Dallas with a chicken on his head. Do you get the picture? LOL! Their little family is becoming quite self-sustainable with their gardening, canning, and now they will produce their own eggs.

On another note, my parents just put their home on the market (actually, my sister, Nancy did). They are moving back to Minnesota and they came over, along with my other sister, Becky, yesterday as they had an open house. I want to spend as much time with them as possible. If you know anyone that is thinking of buying and/or selling in Loudoun County, VA have them check out www.AugustaNationalTerra

I think one of the BEST parts of my day was that my cousin, Roxanne came over while my parents were here and brought tea and crumpets. I think I fell in love with tea yesterday! I love my cousin, Roxanne. We grew up being a little envious of each other. She is a year younger than I am and was envious that I was older and the cool cousin from Washington, DC (she grew up in Wisconsin). I was envious of her because she was so smart, talented and self-sufficient. Of course, now she boasts about being a year younger than I am AND she is still smart, talented, and self-sufficient, which I now thoroughly appreciate and now lives in the very cool city of Charlottesville!

Roxanne also brought two dogs, her dog Opal and a dog she is caring for, Mr. Worster. It was quite the contradiction between the tea and crumpets and managing three dogs! LOL!

To top of my relative day, I spoke with another cousin who lives in Minnesota. I spent a couple of summers with his family when I was a teenager. We stayed up all night and played cards, and then of course slept half the day, the next day. He and his wife have been a GREAT help to a close family friend who is dealing with Cancer. They have been at the hospital almost every night for nearly a month. It was nice to connect with him.

Yes, I am definitely rich in family and very grateful for it. I am also rich in friends. One of my very busy friends took the time out yesterday to visit the Open House. I could not feel more blessed.

AffirMINTion: I am rich in the love of family and friends.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 4/28/2012 9:35PM

    Glad you got to make memories w/your relatives.

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FLAME42 3/26/2012 2:12PM

    Hey, that is one type of fudge (even with nuts) that has no calories!! Family is such a blessing. I don't have very many cousins but with 3 children, spouses, and 14 grandchildren I really never feel lonely. Spent time with 10 of the gkids, son, daughter, other daughter & husband yesterday. Really just an ordinary Sunday around here.
So happy you were able to spend time with so many of your family too. Did Minty appreciate the 2 visiting dogs as well??
Have a great day and week.

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WILLOW49 3/26/2012 11:54AM

    What a wonderful day you had!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/26/2012 8:52AM

    What can I say . . . definitely gotta love fudge, right!?! Your family sounds like mine. We always have a fun time when we get together. That's what it's all about!! Gotta love the picture with the chicken on the head!!!!! LOLOL

Have a Minty Monday! Keep sparking.

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RSTAPLE 3/26/2012 7:57AM

  Glad you had a good time with family!!

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BESSHAILE 3/26/2012 6:23AM

    I just love cousins! Lucky you to have such good ones.

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BAMBI31311 3/26/2012 6:14AM

  Lovely blog, thank you !

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