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May 30, 2010 6

Busy Memorial Day Weekend

By in Main

Man, oh man, has it ever been a productive weekend! I’ve planted the second raised garden bed with marigolds, herbs and onions, the first raised bed is full of veggies (peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, two kinds of lettuce). We’ve spread seven cubic feet of mulch throughout all of the beds (which looks BEAUTIFUL), cleaned off the [...]

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May 26, 2010 0

Memorial Day Plans: Locals Welcome

By in Main

Event #1: Tallmadge Memorial 5K When: Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 7:30 AM (women’s race starts at 7:45) Where: Starts near American Elite, 81 Northwest Avenue, Tallmadge, Ohio (just off of Tallmadge Circle) Route: (unverified, but this has been the route in the past) http://bit.ly/tallmdge5k Link for Race: http://bit.ly/mem5ktallmadge Bring: Either register and run with Brandi (link above), or [...]

May 26, 2010 18

State of the Union: Weight Loss Journey

By in Main, Wellness

Since February 1st of this year, I’ve been working really hard and since this week is one where I’m feeling overwhelmed with how far I still have to go, I want to recap accomplishments, and also make a few observations. Milestones so far: 1. I’ve lost 35 lbs in 17 weeks. 2. I now run [...]

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May 25, 2010 0

Succulent Bonzai

By in Main, Pictures

I keep forgetting to post the shots of my fun bonzai succulent… check it out! I purchased it from The Succulent Garden on Etsy, and I initially over-watered it unintentionally, but it’s drying back up to a happy state of affairs. :) I love all the red-tinged succulent noodles… I’m such a succulent junkie. :) [...]

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May 22, 2010 0

Writer Meetup

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Paul can’t figure out the ending of his novel, so he put on his scary face and growled at it. We’re having a good time at our monthly off- season Cantowrimo Meetup. :) Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone Lens: John S Film: Ina’s 1969 Flash: Off

May 22, 2010 0

Doodle Test : Happy Saturday!

By in Main

Download now or preview on posterous idea.pdf (56 KB)

May 18, 2010 0

Kitchen Window View

By in Main, Pictures

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglas Adams (The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul)

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May 16, 2010 0

Today’s Plantings/Gardening

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Gardening things accomplished today: Added digitalis (foxglove) and some little stuff I've forgotten the name of for around the border (planted the three salvia plants previously): Planted zinnias around the redbud tree (for which I started constructing a rock border): Discovered this shrubby item is blossoming next to our deck… does anyone know what it [...]

May 16, 2010 6

$2 Check for Pickles

By in Main, Pictures, Videos

Any of you long time reader/followers remember the day I wrote Jim a $2.00 check for pickles? That was in July of 2007 (I can’t believe it was that long ago), and I would like to submit evidence that the $2.00 check is STILL on our fridge, although now it’s a different fridge in a [...]

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May 9, 2010 3

My brother Chris’ birthday gift to me!

By in Main

Hahahahhahahahahahahaha…

May 8, 2010 0

Dishwashers, Doorways, Fur-Spewage

By in Family, Main, Pictures

Old dishwasher that came with the house: New (to us) dishwasher that Jim’s parents no longer need because it was replaced after their house fire (it still works perfectly fine, just needed cleaned up): Jim and his dad were working hard on switching them out today, and then they fixed the downstairs shower so that [...]

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May 7, 2010 0

Furry Couch Lounging

By in Family, Main, Pictures

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” – Edward Hoagland I’m definitely open to living this kind of existence. :)

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May 6, 2010 0

Photo of the Day: Broccoli & Ice Cream

By in Main, Pictures

I love mail. :) Especially random, unexpected mail with a lovely note inside. Show me the coolest mail YOU got this week?

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May 6, 2010 7

Sweaty Victory Face = ME

By in Main, Pictures

This is the face of a gal who just ran for THIRTY minutes of her own free will. Not because Couch to 5k said to, because C25K said to run twenty-five minutes today. C25K said, “Hey, just run 25 today, and we’ll ease you into a 30 minute deal in a few weeks.” My body [...]

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May 5, 2010 3

Planting with Tim

By in Main, Pictures

Woo hoo!! Got lots o’ planting done this past weekend with my friend Tim. :) First we planted the Eastern Redbud that my mother gave me for my birthday: We also planted this Mountain Fire Pieris that I picked up the other day on a whim: And there’s the Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick tree, which [...]

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April 30, 2010 4

Eye-Fi Fo Fum…

By in Main, Pictures

How in the WORLD have I somehow been into photography for over a year now and not ever taken the leap and picked up an Eye-Fi card? I’ve been eyeing them (no pun intended) for several months now and just never allowed myself to order one until today. It might not seem like the coolest [...]

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April 29, 2010 3

Rockstar Milestones

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This evening, I did a crazy thing… I ran for TWENTY minutes straight without stopping. Today is the last day of Week 5 of Couch-to-5K and the most non-stop running I had done prior to today was 8 minutes, so a 12 minute increase had me feeling a little queasy earlier today as I anticipated [...]

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April 27, 2010 0

VitaTop Baking Night!

By in Main, Pictures

Adorable Amy helped me make VitaTops! If you are a Weight Watcher point counter or a healthy eater in general, these are SWEET. So tasty and so much less expensive to eat when you buy the mix and make it yourself. Check out my accidental smiley face! And now we’ve got a second batch in [...]

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April 26, 2010 4

May 1st = FCBD!

By in Main

Oh YES, it’s quickly approaching!  That magical day of the year that is Free Comic Book Day. Figure out which comic book shops in your area are participating and grab you some goodies! :) It’s that time of year again… It also marks Beltaine, which appeals to my newly developing neopagan Druid-ness, and I’ll be [...]

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April 26, 2010 0

Epic Shedding Chronicles – 2010 Episode

By in Family, Main

So, I knew when we got two Tibetan Mastiffs that, while they are considered “hypoallergenic” due to lack of shedding, they do have one very heavy shedding period in the spring, when they lose their winter coat (TMs are double-coated), and there are threads in all the TM groups I’ve joined that warn of this [...]

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April 25, 2010 0

Car Traveling with the Pups

By in Main

Happy Sunday! I’m on my way to my mom’s house with both dogs, the hubby, and the camera, because it’s a beautiful day and we’re going to have ribs and cake for my bday. :) Did a little Qik recording and iPhone photo snapping on the way:

April 23, 2010 0

Ivy! Attack!!

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Today we ripped out a LOT more ivy on the other side of the deck. I did most of the ripping with Jim’s mom (wow am I going to be sore tomorrow) and then Jim tilled up the leftover root bits and look at this BEAUTIFUL soil underneath!! I can’t wait to do awesome things [...]

April 22, 2010 4

Mid-April Blossoms

By in Main, Pictures

Flowering crab apple tree (at the time of this picture, the tree was beautifully tinged with pink and all the blossoms were a pinkish color and now everything is completely white aside from the “unhatched” buds still remaining): Holly bushes! We have two, and I think this little bitty green items indicate that we do [...]

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April 22, 2010 0

Mae & Makai – April Update

By in Family, Main, Pictures

Mae and Makai have been having a pretty fantabulous spring, as evidenced by a desperate need for bathing and distinctive coating of fur clumps all over our house (Tibetan mastiffs shed once a year, and it’s in the spring, and it’s an EPIC kind of event). They’ll both be going to the groomer on Monday [...]

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April 21, 2010 0

Birthday “Cake”

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Love that someone who appreciates my healthy regime gave me a “birthday cake” made of my favorite fruit! :) Thanks Michelle, and thanks to everyone for all the birthday well wishes and cards and various good tidings on my 29th bday!

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