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The Search for Happiness via Hector

Yesterday, I used a free movie ticket and treated myself to Hector and the Search for Happiness. I don’t know about you, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been looking for happiness.  Sometimes, it’s just there, in every breath, like the day I was married or when my children were born. But other days……

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Monday Morsels 10.27.14

This past weekend we were in Chicago for my nephew’s wedding.  I lived outside Chicago for a year or so when I was growing up, so it’s always fun to go back and see how things have changed.  And boy, have they changed!  Yet somehow, there’s a lot that’s the same, and I mean that…

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What’s GREAT about Homeschooling

There’s a stereotype of homeschoolers that “do” school every day in their pajamas.  Sounds kind of great, in a way. While it may be true for some homeschool families, it rarely happened in ours. Unless, of course, someone was sick and took a detour into the schoolroom to see if Mom would make a grilled…

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Autumn Squash Soup

Up until two autumns ago, if you asked me what I would want for my last meal, without hesitation, I would have said ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and cooked with toasted walnuts in a brown butter sage sauce.  Yeah… that exactly. After that, well… just wrap a big shiny bow around me and send me…

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Monday Morsels 10.20.14

Last week I relaxed.  Sort of.  That is, I relaxed when I wasn’t lying on the floor of my bathroom with stomach trouble. I had a couple recipe related posts planned, but for almost 5 days food looked, smelled and sounded awful.  On the bright side, I’ll be able to fit comfortably in the vintage dress…

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Monday Morsels 10.13.14

We’ve had a tentative dip into fall here.  Several days of cool weather, followed by a brief sub-freezing snap, rebounding with a LOT of days of almost summer-like rain and sun.  I’m glad I didn’t put on my flannel sheets just yet.  It’s been kind of nice going to bed at the just-right temperature and…