School Lunches – What do your teens like?

Can you believe it? My baby is about to be in 10th grade! The days of impressing her with my cool cookie-cutter artwork lunches are long gone. Being a teen has brought a whole new level of complication to school lunches … Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods are out thanks to braces. She can’t stand…

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What are your thoughts on free and reduced price school lunches?

As I fill out the paperwork for my daughter to begin another school year, I find myself stuck on this page that tells how to apply for free or reduced price lunches online. I am stuck not only wondering if I should apply, but also trying to decide how I feel about the program in…

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My baby is turning 15!

I am suddenly remembering how many times I told her she wasn’t old enough for something and she asked if she could when she is 15. I wonder if she will remember?   She wants a fidget cube. And she wants a Kindle Fire    

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Eggplant – Patio Baby Mini Eggplant

This is the story of my first Patio Baby Mini Eggplant. Plant specs: Plant Size: 10 to 24 inches tall Fruit Size: 2″ – 3″ tall Matures: 45 days Spacing: 24 inches apart Light: Full sun Special Characteristics: I wanted an eggplant for the pretty purple flowers 🙂 I chose the Patio Baby Mini Eggplant…

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Pepper – Islander Bell Sweet Pepper

This is the story of my first Islander Bell Pepper. Plant Specs: Plant Size: 24″ – 36″ tall Fruit Size: 4″ long Matures: 56 days after planting Spacing: 18″ – 24″ apart Light: Full Sun Special Characteristics: I chose this plant for its pretty purple fruit. 🙂 It will be lavender or purple when ready…

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Living with Regret

“What is the worst thing you have ever done?” Our pastor asked this today. With so many bad choices in my past, the one that stood out in my mind was trying to obey another parent’s wishes. How could that be bad you ask? Years ago, my daughter wanted to invite the little girl next…

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My dog ate a tea bag! What the vet said.

Our small town recently got its own coffee house! But it is closed on Sundays. So my daughter surprised me with the chai latte she knew I was craving. Our sweet doggy decided that the tea bag was hers and gulped it down before we knew what happened. Now a tea bag is small, and my…

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Tomato – Bush Goliath, Hybrid Tomato Determinite

  This is the story of my first Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomato Plant Specs Plant Size: 36″ – 42″ Fruit size: 3″ – 4″, 6-8 oz Matures: 68 days after planting Spacing: 24 to 36 inches Light: Full sun Plant type: Determinate Special Characteristics: This hybrid tomato is supposed to have all of the characteristics I…

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My Plants

Welcome. This page is a running list of the various plants I am growing in my yard. I will link to pages on how to care for each as I learn. At the bottom of the page I will list my unidentified plants for anybody who wants me to figure out what was left by previous owners.…

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The 8-hour workday

“Welcome to an 8-hour day” One of my co-workers made this comment to me at the end of an especially busy evening that kept me at work until 5. Thank you, dear co-worker, for re-introducing me to the 8-hour-work-day. It has been a while. But we are actually old friends. If only you knew how…

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