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My apologies to my Northeastern SparkPeeps....

Sunday, January 25, 2015      7 comments

One of the *few* things I appreciate about living where I do is that we get this balmy weather fairly regularly in January. I'll take it! Especially after all the recent grey ... Read more

Silly fun for my feline-lovin' friends....

Monday, December 22, 2014      3 comments

Neko montage! (I have a cat named Neko, and am going to try this on my 3 cats ASAP!) www.boredpanda.com/carto
on-anime-eyes-cat-montage/ Read more

A quick holiday quiz.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

Because I am befuddled. emoticon And need outside thoughts. Read more

Ye Olde Five Goode Things

Saturday, September 27, 2014      3 comments

One of my best friends and I have a thing we call Five Good Things, or 5GT, along the lines of "glass half full". It HELPS, when things really suck, because it makes you see the positive, despite overwhelming evidence otherwise! It makes y... Read more

old favorite, but SP is no longer a fave

Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

I heard this YEARS ago on a local radio station, and, granted, I haven't done a lot to research the artist (much to my chagrin), since then it's always on one of my run or walk playlists, because I find it so uplifting. And, much to my surprise,... Read more

What I want my 50th to be like

Saturday, November 23, 2013      8 comments

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Go Fourth and Kick Some Butt!

Thursday, July 04, 2013      7 comments

I love it! It's like an I SPY painting...see how many odd items you can spot! Image courtesy www.etsy.com/listing/125
362057/bill-clinton-the-la
dy-killer-... Read more

July, July!

Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

So titled, b/c I love that song by the Decemberists... emoticon I haven't blogged in a long time, because... Read more

Chinese New Year of the Snake

Monday, February 11, 2013      4 comments

So, my Snake son cooked his Snake mother this: www.nytimes.com/recipes/
9558/Takeout-Style-Sesame-
Noodles.html Surely my luck will change th... Read more

I've got to stop this!

Thursday, January 17, 2013      8 comments

When I was full-blown sick, I could *NOT* stay up til even 10 p.m., which was completely unlike me. Now that I'm on the mend, I'm staying up just to have my "me time", a.k.a. "I can complete a train of thought without being constantly interrupte... Read more

Mayan Apocalypse, Pt. 1

Friday, December 21, 2012      6 comments

I'm sure there will be more end-of-world things to mention tomorrow, especially since it's my Anniversary and Christmas is near, and my children are fussy. It is, indeed the Perfect Storm. (Or the Mayan Apocalypse, take your pick.) Oh, also... Read more

bizarre holiday shopping via Amazon

Friday, December 14, 2012      5 comments

Perhaps I have a lot of strange cookies on my computer, but I did a gift search on Amazon titled "practical gifts for grandma", and boy, did I get a lot of search results that were inappropriate for my Mom!!! (try it)... Read more

ABC's of Thanks

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      7 comments

JANEDOE12345 inspired this. (written quickly, 'cos I'm about to hit the road for dinner at my bro's five hours away) A-Apple. B-my 4 brothers (I often type my “bot... Read more

Sci-fi fan food fave

Thursday, September 27, 2012      3 comments

I have not tasted this, but I am in love. Is going on my gift list for Geek husband.... Read more

Five Good Things

Saturday, September 08, 2012      6 comments

Or, heretofore known as 5GT, when I'm even more tired than I am at this moment. (but, I'm stubborn as heck and have decided I will be blogging again, come what may) 1) Eldest brought home his new instrument for band (a baritone, which to me... Read more


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