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Apr. 27, 2015 4:36 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2015 1:06 pm
There was nothing on our calendar for this weekend.  Nothing at all.  That is a very rare occurrence for us.  I always thought that once the kids grew up our calendar would be blocks of blank spaces, nothing to fill our time with.  That hasn’t happened yet and my kids are well into their 20’s. MORE
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Apr. 18, 2015 7:39 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:10 pm
Some people who know me would say I'm pretty impatient. Those people would be right. The others are also right, because I do know how to have patience when it comes to some things. I can't tell you what, though, as I'm busy being patient about thinking what that could be. Any patience I do… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2015 5:44 pm 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2015 7:08 pm
This past weekend was a busy weekend. First up on the agenda was the season opener. I'm talking about soccer. For 9-10 year old boys. Yahir plays soccer in every season so he just finished up his last session of indoor soccer a couple weeks ago. Spring outdoor got started right away and the… MORE
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Apr. 9, 2015 1:43 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2015 3:11 pm
While I was on Spring break I kept myself very busy. I spent mornings working on the dreaded Spring cleaning chores and afternoons and evenings were for fun. And fun I had. Each day was a day spent with friends catching up on each other's lives and just living the good life.  The end of my… MORE
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Mar. 29, 2015 4:39 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2015 3:59 am
I am on Spring break - ever since Friday at 3:00 pm. That means a whole week off and plenty to keep me busy. This year I decided I would do a little Spring cleaning on my break - but divide it up and do just one room a day.  I figured that way I won't tire of it and quit mid-way through that… MORE
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Mar. 22, 2015 6:52 am 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2015 3:25 am
The first day of Spring arrived! All week we'd been having Spring-like temps and even saw the sun a few times. Each afternoon my daughter and I would text the other to make plans for a walk with the dogs after work. We knew we had to stick to the paved hike/bike trails because our "normal"… MORE
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Mar. 7, 2015 5:14 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2015 9:34 pm
Jon and I took a day off work yesterday. He got the day off because he had worked last Saturday and had to flex some time off. I took the day off because no way was he going to be off without me! That and 5-day weeks have been few and far between for me this winter because of the weather and… MORE
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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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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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