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Hi, my pretty, pretty princesses! I hope spring is beginning to show her face where you live. Here in Louisiana, it’s wet today but finally we’re not dealing with cold weather that we’re not used to. Easter Sunday was beautiful, although it got a bit rainy in the afternoon. Mass was, as always, joyous and …
About five years ago, I went through a bout with thyroid cancer. No biggie, really. I didn’t even know that I had it until my thyroid was removed, but after that, I had to go through Radioactive Iodine treatment which, at the time, meant four weeks off my thyroid meds and two weeks of a …
Actually the news is from Friday. My baby brother finally got a kidney transplant!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! This is me and Rob. He’s been on dialysis for more than five years, and from experience, I know that dialysis is actually hell. It’s hard on patients and makes you tired, miserable, and yes, I know it’s life …
When we moved from PA to Louisiana in 2005, one of the first things we did was buy a new refrigerator. I loved that it came with an ice maker. One of my favorite things is a large glass of instant decaf iced tea filled with ice. A couple of years ago, the ice maker …
Dear friends, I find myself worried today. I know that God is in charge and prayer is better than worry, and trust me, I have prayed about this, but I won’t stop worrying until it’s over. Let me start at the very beginning. This is my baby boy: Now, of course, that was when he …
I love doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I don’t do it every year because usually I’m in the middle of a book and don’t want to stop to start something new. This year, I finished the second run through of Pigsty Princess the end of September and decided to let it sit long …
Prologue to the story: When we were in China, Katja and I took our kids (the ones that were in China!) to a shopping center with the intention of looking at silk. Now, I never buy silk here in the States so finding out they originally wanted something like $100/meter nearly knocked me over. In …
I have always love vintage clothing, especially the WWII era. If you have seen any of my pictures from recent Readers’ Luncheons, which I post on Facebook, you know that I’m all about the clothes. Well, a while back I bought a pattern for a 40s era Swing Dress from Sense & Sensibility patterns. I’m …
Gossip Girl is my guilty pleasure and down time TV, relaxation show. I’m now on the fifth season. One of the characters, Dan, has wanted to be a writer since we first saw him, so naturally I knew that part wouldn’t be portrayed realistically. My daughter has already finished the series and warned me that …
My son starts fifth grade today which is mixed emotions all by itself. Where did my baby go? Found out that an author I’m working with contacted the publisher and asked for her book to be reassigned. I wish she’d talked to me about her concerns. The publisher asked me why this happened and while …
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