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Girls’ Day In

4 Apr

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Silliness is good for the soul.

My sisters, mom and I rediscovered this fact during our recent girls’ day in. Complete with tempura chicken wings and chocolate-oatmeal cookies, we pigged out, talked too much and watched sappy chick flicks. After eating more calories than should be legal, we also played a little bit of Just Dance – although I think we burned more calories laughing at each other. Sorry, but those pictures won’t be posted – hah!

To bring in the spring, we also took a mini photo shoot with a flower wreath we all helped make. And ironically, the pictures captured our different – yet strangely similar – personalities. Craziness runs in the family, just in case you haven’t already picked up on that.

Here’s wishing the weather will cooperate and get warm soon!

Until next time,




Being Five

26 Aug

Dear friend,

Do you ever wonder who generate the ideas that become children’s toys? If you haven’t payed attention to children’s TV or waltzed down the toy aisle lately, you’ve probably missed out on the latest craze for Dinosaur Train. It’s alright if you don’t know what I’m talking about – I had no idea such things as dinosaur trains could even exist, or had a need to.

But they do, apparently. And my nephews seem to love them. So, for my youngest nephew’s fifth birthday celebration, he received a splattering assortment of little dinosaurs…with a train set. Some of the creatures’ heads were so big that the figurines could not even stand up. That’s beside the point, however. The point is, I have no idea where the creative genius of people comes from that would inspire someone to even imagine that placing dinosaurs on a train set could ever generate revenue – who knew?

Other than that, I had the chance to see my brother and his family’s new home today. It’s a country home in a very small town – and not too far from where I currently live. I absolutely fell in love with its charm. And also with their morsel of a cat, Sugar. What a sweetie  – no pun intended!

Until next time,