jennifer on November 21, 2007

Our family is in the last throes of a Mad Dash household cleanup. You know the fine tooth comb, white glove, dusty corner type of clean up. It is harried and busy but well worth the effort once we get together with family. I wish everyone who is traveling to spend time with their loved […]

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jennifer on November 20, 2007

Over the weekend the homeschool co-op where our sons participate in sports was vandalized. Broken windows, broken doors, tagging and general mayhem seemed to be the end result of the vandalism. It was bad enough that it happened but especially disappointing because the co-op had just completed renovations which began in April 2007. Thanks to […]

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jennifer on November 19, 2007

I’ve noticed that each day, I’m waiting until the 11th hour (literally ) to place both my NaPodPoMo & NaBloPoMo posts each day. I happen to be a bit of a procrastinator by nature so it comes as no surprise that this is the case. However after doing this for 19 days in a row […]

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jennifer on November 18, 2007

My youngest son is in a Christian Youth Band at a local church organized by his guitar teacher. Over the course of the last 2 1/2 months, I’ve watched this group of young musicians go from individual players to a harmonized group. It’s been an amazing transformation especially consider that they only practice together 1x […]

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jennifer on November 17, 2007

I was at the grocery store today and was overwhelmed by all the Thanksgiving items prominently displayed throughout the store. Turkeys in carts made me realize that on Thursday it will be Thanksgiving. I’m having a hard time coming to grips with the time of year. Not sure if its because of the busy schedule […]

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jennifer on November 16, 2007

As you may or may not know I have participated in two Half-Marathons (13.1 miles). The first was the Inauguaral P.F. Chang’s Rock-n-Roll Marathon in Phoenix, AZ 2004 then it was off to the Greater Hartford Marathon in Hartford, CT 2006. Since the pattern so far has been to do one of these every two […]

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Today my sister received a rude awakening as to the true cost of inflation. Here in our region of the world, Texas, you can find a dozen tamales for around $5-6. That’s a pretty typical price range. My sister had pre-ordered 3 dozen tamales from an acquaintance last week. When she went to go pick […]

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jennifer on November 14, 2007

As a kid I was always a curious gal. I wanted to know why things were the way they were. I tore through books at breakneck speed soaking up they knowledge they contained. I wasn’t the brightest in the barrel, but I could definitely see daylight. I was a pretty fast learner and enjoyed studying […]

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jennifer on November 13, 2007

Sometimes I’ve got so many ideas for projects in my head that I wonder where  I should start. What should I do first? When would be the right time? Who can I get to help me? Where will I get the funding? These questions roll around my head with no clear answer in sight. Time […]

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jennifer on November 12, 2007

We have all heard that old sage advice given to all newlyweds, “Never go to sleep angry”. I think this applies to a lot of things. Like “Never Eat Angry… because you’ll get heartburn” or Never Drive Angry…because you’ll get into an accident” or even better “Never Send an Email Angry….because the person you sent […]

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