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cold days and comfort food

Following a few lovely days, we were faced with a cold and dreary one.  It could mean only one thing…comfort food.  Several of my kids’ favourite meals are comfort foods:  meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie.  In fact, a couple of them would even choose this type of dinner for their special birthday meal.  I… Continue reading cold days and comfort food

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pray like i mean it

Do I pray like I mean it?   With fervency, with expectation, with contrition, with gratitude and adoration for my awesome God? We’re  studying the book Colossians at our Tuesday night Bible study.  This week’s passage was Colossians 4:2-6.  Verses 2 and 3 say, “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us,… Continue reading pray like i mean it

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home is where you are

This is a re-write, as the first post went awol.  Don’t ask me how this non-techie momma lost an entire original post. I’m at a total loss. Anyway…I’ll try my best to recall my thoughts… We recently passed the one-year marker of our move to the east coast. This has added a bit of drama to… Continue reading home is where you are

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be jealous

Be jealous. My family is so classy. We’re sitting in the car listening to music. Inspirational music.  Praise and worship music.  Carb boy starts burping…a lot. “What on earth?” I query.  He explains that he and his oldest brother play a burp along to the song game. “What?  Seriously?” I respond.  In case you missed the connection, that means you burp to music.  Like a weird sort of percussion instrument. Gives beatboxing a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

burp!Along the same thought, we were sitting some time ago watching a movie when I look over to see them all chewing on their fingers/nails. “Stop chewing,” I demand. They all look at me sheepishly. “Of all the things you could get from your father, it had to be chewing,” I complain.

My df girl looks at me and solemnly replies, “You’d rather it was burping?”

I know…it’s a natural bodily function.  Everyone burps.  Ya. Ya.  But do we need to make it a fine art?

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cha-cha-cha-chia

Am I the only one who thinks of this jingle from back in the day?  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?  Christmas time.  Television ads capturing the hearts of children and the wallets of their parents. Remember Slinky, the wonderful toy song? “Batteries not included” caveats? The game of Trouble with the fancy pop-o-matic dice?… Continue reading cha-cha-cha-chia

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mexican night

Do you recall (the value of friendship post) that my friend taught me the inside scoop on making authentic tacos?  Well, I finally got around to making them.  I followed the directions she gave me as best as I could remember, but the tortillas were not as soft as hers, nor as perfectly round.  I guess I… Continue reading mexican night