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Don’t Blink! North Texas Fall Colors

One tree. We have one maple tree in the front yard. That’s it, as far as fall color goes. So when it turns in the autumn, I have to photograph it for all I’m worth. Here it is early in … Continue reading

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Party Animals… and Vegetables

I’m starting to realize the grim truth: I’m outnumbered and surrounded–by my appliances. Last week, the toaster oven and the gas stove rebelled… on the very same night. In support of our quest to eat more super-healthy foods, I picked … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday is this week, so I’m pampering myself a little… Instead of crafting a thoughtful post for today, here is an oldie-but-goodie that I wrote more than six years ago. Hint: I’m even older now than when I posted … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Pounded!

This time, I can’t even blame the appliances. Just my choice, perhaps, of recipe… or utensil. Brent’s mom, Jeannine, had bravely invited all the Johnson clan to her house for a mini-reunion. “What can I bring?” I asked, innocently. “Your … Continue reading

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More “Spamples”

Back in 2012, I shared some comments from my Spam folder. Some were crafted to sound almost like they were from a real person. Others were hilariously obvious robot comments. I notice a pattern: they use flattery and offers of … Continue reading

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Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You… by Anita Renfroe

Remember the hilarious viral video of the lady singing “The Mom Song” to the tune of the William Tell Overture? The lyrics are made up entirely of the “repetitive and reflexive… things that mothers say day after day after day … Continue reading

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Warning: Interplanetary Appliance Conpiracy

As I mentioned last time, Brent and I drove for hours through the Cascades to get back to our kids’ house. Construction detours, rain, no cell service, verrrrrry spotty map info, snacks but no real lunch… Relief flooded us when, … Continue reading

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