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Feb. 22, 2015 4:31 am 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2015 3:59 pm
I come from a long line of people who do not let the weather get in the way of life. When my younger brother was in college hubby and I loaded up the car with our baby, mom, dad, and grandpa and drove 3-1/2 hours to watch him play a basketball game. In a near-blizzard.  We live in NE Ohio and… MORE
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Feb. 19, 2015 8:49 am 
Updated: Feb. 19, 2015 1:09 pm
There's a little habit I've gotten into lately. I love to go back and read the blogs I wrote in years' past from the month it currently is (for instance, today I went back and re-read all the blogs I wrote in February of each year since I have been blogging).    I use blogging as a diary -… MORE
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Feb. 16, 2015 7:07 am 
Updated: Feb. 19, 2015 12:09 pm
I'm not good at thinking up catchy titles for my blogs. I try, but I think sometimes I try too hard. Anyways - usually my titles speak out loud what is going on in my brain. Which - now everyone can see there isn't much important stuff rolling around in my head.Anyways---I have been thinking… MORE
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Feb. 8, 2015 4:42 am 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2015 6:04 pm
Last weekend was filled with lazy days and time spent reading, cooking, and eating. This weekend has been more like my normal weekends - running here and there, chores, cooking, having fun, anything but spending lazy time beside a fire.Jon got up and headed to the lake. He has caught the… MORE
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Feb. 4, 2015 2:17 pm 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2015 7:14 pm
Our weekends are always so busy. Heck, our weekdays are always so busy. I always thought that when my kids were grown and gone I would be wandering around aimlessly wondering what to do with my time. Well, that didn't happen and I'm pretty happy for that. With that being said, I also like to… MORE
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Jan. 26, 2015 2:36 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2015 6:09 am
Sunday was our Sweet Annie's first birthday.  It doesn't seem like a whole year has gone by.  But it has.  Because I have made it my goal for this year to spend more time with family and friends, I decided what better excuse to get the family together than to celebrate a birthday?  Not just… MORE
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Jan. 25, 2015 3:59 am 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2015 1:49 pm
Earlier in the week I knew this weekend was going to be filled with good times, plenty of laughs, and good food. In addition to me making a promise to myself (aka New Year's Resolutions) to start getting more exercise, I also vowed to have more family dinner times and more times with our… MORE
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Jan. 12, 2015 6:40 am 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2015 2:52 pm
When my two kids were young, I pretty much wore out the words, "Quit playing with your food and eat!".   No parent wants their kids to play with their food at the table.  Good table manners was one of the first things my kids were taught.  However, there are always exceptions to any… MORE
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Jan. 8, 2015 6:45 am 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2015 12:51 pm
I think I'm fairly normal. Maybe not your every day, run of the mill, kind of normal - but normal enough. In one area I consider myself in the thick of normalcy is New Year's Resolutions and keeping them.  Every year I think up all sorts of things I'm going to change - how much weight I'm… MORE
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Jan. 5, 2015 5:03 am 
Updated: Jan. 6, 2015 3:06 am
One of the best parts of our trips to Chincoteague Island is all the great seafood we get to eat.  In the summer we gorge ourselves on blue crab, flounder, oysters, clams...  all the good stuff.  In the winter we do the same, except there are no blue crabs, so we gorge ourselves on oysters… MORE
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Mother Ann

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About Me
I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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