Monthly Archives: July 2009


A son of a family that used to go to our church just came over yesterday to give us his Cutco presentation.  He called in a bit of a panic yesterday morning because he didn’t have any presentations scheduled for … Continue reading

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Late Birthdays!

[I’m not so good at remembering the niece/nephew birthdays yet – even with G-cal’s help.  Sorry!) Happy 2nd Birthday Ezra!! (4 days late!) Happy 3rd Birthday Addie!! (1 day late!) We love you both very much! Love, Uncle Nik and … Continue reading

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For all you moms of young ones out there

Here’s a good list of “twaddle-free” books for you.  Go there to find a definition of “twaddle-free” as well!

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Two Pieces of Consumer Advice

1.  See Up.  It’s a great movie.  I cried, I laughed, I’ve been quoting from it all day.  We saw it last night.  I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. 2.  Don’t eat the new chocolate Skittles.  We got a bag … Continue reading

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In Memory: Her Sunglasses

I know this is a couple days late but I just wanted to say…Happy Birthday to my precious Granny who would have been 93 years old on Wednesday but who went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2002.  … Continue reading

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The middle school mind

Over a year ago now, I posted a Poetry Thursday poem entitled, “How to Get a Girlfriend.”  So go here to read it before you read the rest of this post. Back in March, I was doing my poetry unit … Continue reading

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A little poll

Try saying these words:blot           lot       sob           clog clock         flock cod           dock Now try saying these words: lost              boss soft              floss cross             dog Concentrate on the vowels sounds in each set of words.  Does the vowel sound different … Continue reading

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A DELICIOUS recipe for green beans

You may or may not be aware that I don’t like green beans.  In fact, I don’t like them at all.  And, if you look closely at our year of CSA pictures from last year, you’ll see that we got … Continue reading

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Week Three and a Half – Meteora on the way back to Athens

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! I often feel uncomfortable around displays of overt patriotism.  It often seems unthinking, a general “The USA is the best – it doesn’t matter what we or our government does, we’re still always right.”  And so, I … Continue reading

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