Category Archives: Musings

Downsizing: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and The Gift of Prom Dresses

About midway through last year, when DSH and I finally decided to Downsize For Real and put our house onto the market, I made a mid-year resolution. The resolution was that I would remove at least one thing per day … Continue reading

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Skin in the Game

DSH and I have similar philosophies with regard to money and finances.  This has given us one less thing to argue about over the years. We both agreed and enforced similar habits with regard to earning and spending money with our children.  … Continue reading

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Irony

Today is my birthday. Today our cat, Angel, died. She has lived with us since 1997. She was 2 years old then. Our babies were 4 years old. She spent most of her life with us living under the kid’s … Continue reading

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Downsizing. For Real.

About mid-way through last year, DSH and I decided that we were going to downsize.  For real. In other words, we’ve been talking about downsizing for a while now.  I have been ready for far longer than my DSH.  I … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Signs That Your Child Has Actually Become an Adult

Our New Year’s Day 2013 started with a move.  Our middle child, who was on temporary assignment in Indiana, made her official permanent move away from our family home to her new home 1,400 miles away in Arizona.  (Three down, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

From our home to your home . . . Faith – We wish you all the best at this time of year whether you are Christian or non-Christian, religious or not, close to family or far away. Hope – Our hope … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging; O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging; Not only green when summer’s here, But also when ’tis cold and drear. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas … Continue reading

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Downsizing For Real

We are downsizing.  For real.  The house is for sale (well, it’s off the market for the holidays). We have cleaned and organized the basement.  Does one only do this when one is planning on selling their home? We are … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

I know that I have been silent for a few weeks, but I could not let this day pass without a tribute to one of my personal heroes – Julia Child.  You see today is the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Justice For Abused Children

A verdict was reached in the Penn State child abuse scandal.  The perpetrator is now a child sexual predator in the eyes of the law – guilty on 45 of 48 counts.  More victims are coming forward including one of … Continue reading

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