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Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review added on 03/09/2017 after second reading. Date first read unknown. I was either a teenager or in my early 20s at the time. What I remembered about this book before picking it up again was that Big Brother...

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Educating Myself on Economics
Oh, boy.  I just finished reading this here book and, boy, was it painful!  So much so that there were several times I almost marked the book DNF; Did Not Finish, for those of you unfamiliar with the terminology.  Pure will power kept me going.  That and a ...

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Movies I'm Willing to Pay to See in 2017
Going out to the movies is expensive.  While I'm not at all opposed to going by myself, I prefer to take the husband, our boys, my sister, or a friend with me.  While my sister or a friend will pay for themselves, my boys and the hubby tend to be on the sam...

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A Writing Update
I started this blog with the intention of sharing my writing process and progress.  Over time, this site has morphed into more of a mommy blog and the writing became less and less of a focus.  That doesn't mean I stopped writing.  What it might be indicativ...

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My Favorite Books of 2016
Goodness...where to start? I guess I should mention that these are my top five picks from the books I read in 2016 and they are presented in no particular order.  To see a more comprehensive look at all the books I read this last year, take a peek at  Krist...

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One Second Everyday Videos
It's a new year, which means it's time to do a couple of  One Second Everyday compilations.  First up, my 2016 in Review.  As you will see, I did not remember to snag a one-second video once a day. Next, the app had a little holiday "gift".  It offered to t...

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2017 Reading Challenge
First, there's the #RetroRereads challenge that I feel is rather timely.  It took me some time but a list eventually emerged.  As I said on the Goodread's challenge board , most of these titles were selected in order for me to continue on in a series.  Only...

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No-bake Cookies
I'm afraid I'm going to lose this recipe. For this reason, I decided I would take some pictures and write it down here. Directions: In a large pot on the stove top, combine the sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.  A...

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2016 Reading Challenge Overview
In January I posted about my 2016 Reading Goals. This is a check-in to see how I did.  If you didn't click on the link above, here's a brief summary of the goals:   1) I wanted to read my own damn books in an effort to reduce the TBR shelf. 2)  Read some of...

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Summer Fun
Ken and I have been camping quite a bit this summer.  While this isn't unusual for us, what is strange is that most of our camping has been as a couple instead of as a family.  The boys rarely want to spend a weekend away from home.  Home is where the PS4 s...
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