Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 in Review

The lovely Laura posted this questionaire, and I decided to play along.  Feel free to join in, too. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? We decided to have a baby, and got pregnant. I learned … Continue reading


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Let it Snow

I can’t believe how fast the snow’s coming down! Ed has the day off work today but he’s headed out to do a side job.  First, he cleaned out the wood stove and started a fire for me (how romantic, … Continue reading


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12 Month Meme

I’ve decided to post the first post of each month for the last year, along with the first sentence or two of that post, following Sharon from Casaubon’s Book’s lead.  I’m also going to add in a photo from the post.  … Continue reading


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A New Car?

So… the saga of my car and its problems continues.  I drive a 1997 Ford Explorer.  We didn’t trade it in during Cash for Clunkers because no payments were better than having to make payments.  However, about a month ago … Continue reading


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Hearty Oat Bread

Adapted from the recipe for Oatmeal Bread from King Arthur Flour 3 cups unbleached bread flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup milk 2 Tbsp butter 1 packet active dry yeast (about 2 1/2 tsp) … Continue reading


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