Category Archives: friends

Sooo….this happened (I was on TV)

Most people would describe themselves firmly as Either an Extrovert, OR an Introvert. I believe I fall squarely between the two. I am uncomfortable in new situations–it takes me time to open up and get used to things. The men … Continue reading

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Two Ingredients and a Big Step

A simple recipe, one with only two ingredients, served a dual purpose for me last night. It was my menu, and my own personal challenge. Yesterday marked 7 years since my mom passed.  I felt it, I do every year.  … Continue reading

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From the View of a Child

I should start by saying this post is far overdue.  Months actually. Last year I was contacted by members of the National Cancer Society in my home state.  A woman had worked with my mother, remembered me, and asked if … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Going On Here?!?

Most of my life I’ve longed to be a crafy person.  I’m just not.  I can follow instructions just fine, but left to my own devices….my mind is blank and cavernous. I wish I could troll through stores like Hobby … Continue reading

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Keep Holding On..

Over the past weeks and months, Mother Nature has held a fairly firm grip on the headlines.  While we’ve all heard it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, in 2011 she’s been a downright hormonal, fit throwing shrew.   … Continue reading

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It’s on the Plate

Lately things in my life are a little out of whack.  That doesn’t mean things are necessarily bad, or good, but there is a substantial amount of change…and waiting.  (I’ve had difficulty with both in the past) In just about … Continue reading

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A Change in the Lineup

It’s the week of Thanksgiving. THE holiday that centers around food. No gifts, no candy, no bar-hopping shindigs, just friends, family and food. This week I will make at least 12 pecan pies. I sold them to earn a bit … Continue reading

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Making a Mess (and Cleaning Up One)….with Manicotti.

Earlier this week I had a lot on my mind.  I was tense and stressed, but knew there wasn’t much I could actually DO about it.  I was in one of those moments where I was just stuck over thinking. … Continue reading

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Oh The Pasta-bilities!

A  few weeks ago I took a pasta class.  Groupon had offered a deal on a cooking class from Arkansas Extended Learning Center and within a few hours I was carefully studying the file, picking out which courses I would … Continue reading

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Not Going “Home”

This weekend is my High School Reunion.  As I’ve previously posted, I’m going to mine.  I’ll admit, I’m a bit anxious but I’m mostly looking forward to seeing people, reconnecting in a way that’s impossible to do via online chats … Continue reading

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