Archive for February, 2012

Maps of the Human Heart.

Very nice article and great pictures.  Love the pictures


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One Awkward Year

Allow me to deviate for a moment from our regularly scheduled programming of embarrassing stories and general ridiculousness to pay a tribute to a woman  whose death has caused me a surprising amount of grief: the inimitable Whitney Houston. Despite what some might call a mild obsession with celebrity culture, I’ve never before felt truly upset upon learning some famous person had passed away. But last night, hearing that Whitney had died, I was absolutely struck to the core.

Some of my greatest memories are set to a Whitney Houston soundtrack.

My friend Nichole had Whitney’s Greatest Hits album, this massive, amazing 2-disc collection featuring all of her standards from I Wanna Dance With Somebody through her jaw-dropping rendition of The Star Spangled Banner which, truly, is the way the song is meant to be sung. Trapped at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key dreamed of a day when his words…

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This is a really good blog that I follow. Awesome news about the Gluten Free Thin Mint Recipe. I have two grand-daughters and a son-in-law that have celiac disease, in varying degrees.

Free Range Cookies

“What’s a record?” asked a niece.

Finally, something I know about.  Not kidding here.  I’ve been helping with homework for the past couple of months and here’s what I’ve learned: I am NOT smarter than a fourth grader.  Lattice multiplication?  Honestly.

We headed to the basement for a trip back in time.  Before too long, I started waxing nostalgic about unusual food that my mom used to make.  She also had a thing for Girl Scout cookies and would buy hundreds of boxes each year.  Hundreds. Mostly thin mints that promptly went into a basement freezer. Of course, that was back in the day before BOTH of us were diagnosed with celiac disease.

Regular Girl Scout cookies are off limits now, but before anyone starts thinking, “poor you for missing out” – I was very lucky to get diagnosed.  Stayin’ Alive is awesome.  My mom, however, is…

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This is a great site.  Some really creative ideas here about decorating.  Great pictures as well.  I love the shelves on the wall that hold your favorite books.  What a clever idea.

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