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Not For Sale

Not For Sale

I love to drive.  There is such a feeling of freedom being out and about and it leads me to wander into new neighborhoods as they appear around Monterey...

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We All Ate The Homework

We All Ate The Homework

Homework prompted my dinner choice.  Junior’s class was supposed to make a dinner that reflected their ancestry.  Well, I knew we came from English...

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Lucky Me

Lucky Me

I have never felt like luck was on my side and could never find a four leaf clover in the yard. At times, my preparation has met opportunity with good...

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A Sweet Surprise

A Sweet Surprise

 It’s the little things that sometimes make the biggest impact.  As is my usual habit, I cracked open the back door to enjoy a quick smoke while...

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Snowy White Food

Snowy White Food

The Mother’s Club Bake Sale always sneaks up on me.  Even though I have coordinated the effort previously, I can never keep track of the timing....

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Chicken Littles

Chicken Littles

Chickens were on my mind. At Martel’s this week, a new section of the fowl section was set aside for Cornish hens.  The ladies’ magazines...

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The Clean Plate Club

The Clean Plate Club

Discovering the enjoyment of a meal comes down to one final visible sign.  The clean plate.  At breakfast, the kids down their cereal, pancakes or bacon...

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Accidentally Made Up

Accidentally Made Up

  Judy Anne was known to spend a good deal of the first part of her morning “putting on her face.” I wasn’t as perfection-oriented as she was...

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The Loves of My Life

The Loves of My Life

Valentine’s Day!  A day for lovers of all kinds.  I made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and most of them really resembled hearts of some sort...

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A Lady Always Knows

A Lady Always Knows

After I told Edie that we needed to have more time to discuss her thoughts, I asked her if she could join me for lunch at the Crystal Tea Room.  We would...

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