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Jun. 19, 2011 5:19 am 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011 6:09 pm
"If you love your job, you'll never work another day of your life..." I don't know who first said it, but I believe it.  I also don't know of anyone who ever said "If only I'd put in more hours at the office!".   Friday was my last day of work until August 9th - so right now I can say that I… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 5, 2011 5:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2011 1:47 pm
Wow!  Back on May 26th I attended the long-awaited Bob Seger Concert.  The next night, I went to a Pampered Chef party at my daughter's.  The next day my sister and her husband arrived from Rapid City, South Dakota for the week -and that's what this blog is all about..... My nephew graduated… MORE
 
 
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May 27, 2011 2:20 pm 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2011 3:11 am
Last night was a long awaited night for me - very long - 32 years to be exact.  For everyone else besides myself and my friend of 33 years it was just a little over a month wait.  I'm talking about the Bob Seger concert in Cleveland, Ohio.  Originally it was scheduled for April 7th but Bob… MORE
 
 
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May 23, 2011 1:09 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2011 4:50 pm
It's been awhile since I wrote.  I've been busy with "real" life - good and bad.  My brother who is only in his 40's suffered a heart attack.  Lucky for him (and us who love him) he is OK, and this may be a good wake up call for him to begin a new healthy lifestyle.   I got sick again, went… MORE
 
 
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May 1, 2011 11:57 am 
Updated: May 3, 2011 3:12 am
They say April showers bring May flowers.  I guess there's some merit to that old saying.  When I was a kid I loved going to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  They lived on a farm; not the kind that had animals (that would have been over the top!) but a vegetable farm. Grandpa… MORE
 
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Apr. 20, 2011 5:30 pm 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2011 3:11 am
Last weekend hubby and I packed up our new camper and went on a trial run at the nearby state park.  The weather was not promising but this trip was about the new camper and not much else.  The only plan we had was that on Saturday evening my daughter and son-in-law and parents were… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 10, 2011 4:41 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011 3:07 am
Way back when I was young my family would go camping.  We didn't have all the camping gear necessary for a week of fun but the state parks have a deal where you can rent all you need.  So, we would pack up our station wagon and head out to our "rent-a-tent" site for a week… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 29, 2011 8:41 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2011 4:52 am
Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm my Spring Break had officially begun.  By Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm the living room remodel job was offiically finished!  It is beautiful - I love it!  The pictures show the finished job.  On Saturday we had my parents, sister and her… MORE
 
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Mar. 19, 2011 4:14 am 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011 6:41 am
I sit here sipping coffee in my new living room!  It's not totally finished, but it is totally new and that makes the coffee taste better!  I'll post pictures once it is completely done, but that will be a while.  My husband still has baseboard to do and he can't get to it just… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 9, 2011 2:59 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011 10:19 am
The remodel job is moving right along.  My husband is really working hard to get this job done.  Sunday's drywall hanging went well.  Sunday night's dinner was Cheesy Chicken Meatballs  with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed broccoli.  Monday morning came… MORE
 
 
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Mother Ann

Home Town
Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In
Ravenna, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I've been married for 32 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 a black lab that gets to go duck hunting with dad, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. 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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