Michelle’s Blog

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 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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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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My house smells wonderful!

We may have gone a little overboard in the garden center of our local WalMart the last two weekends. First was an eagerness to plant my first Earthbox. More recently we were drawn in by beautifully fragrant flowers and cute succulents! I couldn’t resist the beautiful and fragrant hyacinth. I decided to place them in…

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November 8, 2016 – Election Day

The big day is here! By now every American who is going to vote in this year’s presidential election should have done so. And as I wait to hear who will be our next president, I think back on all the lessons I have learned in these last few years. 1. God’s got this. An important thing…

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My doggy has found her kindred spirit!

It happened once before when our neighbors took in a stray. Alas, that dog ended up being more than anybody bargained for. It has been several months and my sweet Leah still seems to be looking for her old friend. Last week we met “Baily” at a big adoption event. She is about the same…

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Leah’s Eyes

Leah is our 1 year old terrier mix. At about 8-9 months old she started having problems with her eyes. It started with an occasional squint and a wink of her left eye. Then her eyes started to turn cloudy blue. Could our sweet puppy be getting cataracts? To the vet! I really like the…

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Daisy!

I told my daughter we could get a second dog for her 14th birthday. She wanted a cute little 2-3 year old lap dog, but our search with local rescue groups didn’t go so well. Day 1 – Meet Daisy! (August 28, 2016. 4-5 Weeks old, 2.9 pounds) We thought we were bringing home a…

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