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I’m Back [in the saddle again]

I’m back to blogging! Please come visit me over at my new place:

Don’t forget to tell me any new & important things in your life when you leave me a comment, either here or there. I haven’t been able to read your blogs for the past 2 months. (Life without internet has its drawbacks.)

Musical Monday: Taking care of business

Eight times over the course of the past 7 weeks, I have taken someone (myself and/or one of the boys) to an appointment with a doctor or dentist.  Not a single one has been for illness; these are just routine health care visits.
Next up? The cat needs her annual exam.

Gotta love Weird Al:
(Darn Vevo. You’ll have to click through. Trust me, it’s worth it!)

Anything new in the skies?

Head on over to watch an old Carol Burnett skit at Suburban Correspondent. It *might* make you feel better about airline fees… or not!

Spring Break

It’s that time of year, and for my blog, it means I will be taking some time away from the computer. See you on the other side!

Reflections in bits and pieces

So I watched the State of the Union address this morning. I know, I know — it happened nearly a week ago, but I’ve been busy. Still, I wanted to share my thoughts …

What was that, a 4 minute or 5 minute standing ovation to start the event? I bet people had sore hands by the end of that!

I was struck all over again by the fact that we have a black President. This brought tears to my eyes this morning, knowing that America has come so far from the days of slavery in this country.

For the first 5 minutes of the speech, it looked to me like Nancy Pelosi was chewing gum.

The entire roomful of people applauded hating the bank bailout. Heh.

A few minutes later, I had to wonder: What? Republicans don’t want banks to repay taxpayers for the bailout? They sat silent while Dems gave a standing O for that idea.  Ditto for cutting taxes.

$10K tax credit for 4-year university degree? I can get behind that! I have 4 kids — college tuition is scary. And improving community colleges is a step in the right direction in my book. Around here, the CC is referred to as the “University of Route 7” (which may or may not be derogatory).

Health Care Insurance Reform: “Git ‘R Done!”

But what this non-partisan voter wants to know is, how many calories did the die-hard Dems burn by their consistent motion? I lost count of the number of times they leapt to their feet to applaud President Obama’s words.  (And NO,  I’m not going t0 watch it all again just to find out!)

Fall Foliage

We have had some great color this fall. This tree is a prime example:
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Just a few minutes ago, I stood on our back deck and took that picture. Last fall it had some bright color, but it definitely wasn’t that fantastic. Two years ago it was a disappointment: you could imagine it had a coppery tinge to the leaves as they went from green to brown, but it was mostly in the imagination. They clung to the tree long after other leaves had fallen, but a Thanksgiving day windstorm ripped those clinging leaves off in less than 5 minutes. That was 2007.
This year, we are enjoying the color.
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To my Canadian friends

Thanksgiving is coming up in less than a week.

Happy Thanksgiving, just a little bit early!

Now, do you love your kitchen? I read over on Quilly’s blog that Maple Leaf Foods is giving away a DREAM KITCHEN to a lucky Canadian resident!  Head on over to this post to learn more.  😛

Happy 4th of July!


Celebrate your independence, have fun, and stay safe! 😀

A Correction

I found the following in my comment box regarding my last post. Yes, I had a little nagging voice telling me to check out my info, so I went to  I should have checked out Snopes as well, or at least I should have Googled!  *sigh*  Good news, it’s only her age that was wrong.  Read on…

Please know that Regina Brett, author of 50 Life Lessons, is not 90 years old (don’t feel bad – that misinformation is all over the internet), but she is indeed wise. She is actually 53 years old; she is the senior metro columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (Ohio’s largest weekly newspaper); she was a finalist in both 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary; and she has a book based on her 50 Life Lessons coming out in April of 2010. You can check out her website by going to where you will see that all I’ve written here is true !! You can also read all of her past columns, including the columns nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, at


I just spent time updating my blogroll. Please look for your link there, and if I missed it, leave me a comment! I’d like to finally have my blogroll up-to-date. Thanks! 😀

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