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Found Earrings, But Were They Really Lost

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Today I was cleaning vases. When I looked in the green glass vessel,

Green Pot

I found a single earring.


Not sure why it was there. Rather than climbing the stairs and placing it in my jewelry box, I thought I would just put it in this fun little box.


When I opened the box, I found this–


I had been looking for the earrings for the past several months. I was sure that they were together and that I put them in a safe place. Just couldn’t remember where that safe place might be.

Now I know. Apparently, my subconscious believes that the little box with the metal lid is a safe place to store earrings. Well, and a nice needle.


Friday, December 14th, 2012


Today our lovely girl died. She lived a long life, but it wasn’t long enough for me. I miss her so much.

Nora Previous Christmas

Maryland More

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Cool stuff to see around the farm.

Farm Door Steps

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012

I recently acquired this cup and bowl set.

Cup and Bowl

Curious–is the duck nervous about where the guns are pointed?

Duck and Guns

A duck wearing a bow tie that is being rode by a dog dressed as a cowboy, guns drawn.
Who would have come up with this imagery?


Bill the Bull, Another Reason to be Vegan

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Today I was on the road with my sister and her young daughter, when we saw a rather disturbing thing.

Bill the Bull

This is what is left of Bill the Bull.

The folks attempting to sell Bill’s head mentioned that he made great steaks. Then they told the story of how he was a pet, then his head hung in their house, and for several years he was in storage. They decided that they did not want him anymore.

My 9 year old niece thought it was horrible that they cut off his head, and that they made steaks out of him. So I asked, “What is the difference between the steaks made from Bill and the hamburger that you had last night?” A good discussion occurred regarding the use of animals for food.

The following is a list of my current favorite vegan books, websites, and blogs.

I was a vegetarian for years before I found Dr. McDougall’s books.

Books authored by Dr. McDougall and Mary McDougall–

The McDougall Plan

The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less

Dr. McDougall’s Website

I was in a bookstore looking through the vegan section one day and found Tanya and Sarah’s first book, How It All Vegan . I must admit the title cracked me up. When I travel I always carry my copy of Vegan a Go-Go with a few additional favorite recipes.

Books authored by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer–

How It All Vegan!

The Garden of Vegan

I gave a copy of La Dolce Vegan to several family members and friends.

Books authored by Sarah Kramer–

La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin’ Made Easy

Vegan a Go-Go!: A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road

Sarah Kramer’s Website

I ran across Jennifer’s blog, liked her recipes so much that I ordered a copy of Vegan Lunch Box for my sister who has kids, and a copy for myself. Everyone loves Jennifer’s Triple Chocolate Cupcake recipe.

Jennifer McCann’s first book–

Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

Jennifer McCann’s Blog

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Tuning Bar ClosedTuning Bar Lid Off

Tuning Bar Lid Off Open


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Saturday, April 14th, 2012

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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