beet cake – take 2

Mondays are supposed to be my alone days… they are supposed to be a day that I get the housework and laundry done in silence…  a day where I can ponder the events of the weekend and decide all the ways I should become a better person… everyone should get to be alone on Mondays… […]

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highlight reel

have you ever ran into someone who is so ‘put-together’ that it makes you feel disgusting about yourself? it’s not their fault that they are making you feel this way… they have every right to shower and be clean and water their flowers… but the sight of them just makes you feel like Pig-Pen with […]

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Grandpa is Gone

the farmer’s grandpa is gone…  our middle son got one last wink in with him, our daughter was told that she was beautiful and our oldest son got to say ‘I love you’ in between hockey skates… and the farmer got to tell him that if he was waiting for harvest to end to go, […]

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“I like to think of myself as a 7, but I go for an 11… get it? 7-11”

I made two trips to Wal-Mart this weekend… once to get toilet paper and king size bed linens… the next time was to get king size bed linens that I had paid for and forgotten… and I blame it on a group of teenage boys… (the farmer and I are currently raising two teenage boys […]

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puberty at 37

  so I got suckered into getting braces…  almost botox too… it all begin with my oldest son getting braces about a year ago and then every appointment I take him to I see these adds for ‘invisible’ braces… and I think… I’m here anyways, maybe I should ‘tidy up the chiclets’ … so I […]

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lemon chicken with egg salad and pistachio raspberry cupcakes 

the farm house was quiet today as I prepared the meal… school is back!  I have to say, I am usually so, so ready for the kids to go back to school… but this summer, we actually pretty much got along…  there were moments…  of me screaming… and my middle son always seemed to find […]

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