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December 07, 2012


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Me too, Kirsten. The mundane is getting me down. I always feel more crafty this time of year...trying to go with that. I tried out endless meal plans over the past year...currently just going with simple....baked potato night, soup night, biscuits and gravy night. Of course, lowering my housekeeping standards....and lowering....and lowering, helps. :)

I've been blogging again....if you are interested in keeping up with us.


Oh, I looked at that blog - I shouldn't have! Now I want a real camera and an old pretty house more than ever. And maybe another beautiful baby too.

Feeling your busy pain this Nutcracker season. Tonight (after driving to the city for 5pm vigil Mass but missing half of it because the snow slowed down traffic and it took 90 min instead of 45) I am trying to wrap two enormous boxes that go onstage to hold gifts and keep running out of tape. Tomorrow is a marathon 8am - 7pm day with music lessons downtown and dress rehearsal from 2-7. Ugh.

L. wrote M.J. but forgot the stamp so it was returned to us today. We'll try that again!

Jennie C.

I love that blog, too, and I feel your pain about life running you and not the other way around. I've been rereading all the old housekeeping books that inspired me way back in the day. All that advice I've forgotten. I have just recently begun making menu plans again, and that's a load off. If I could get my pantry organized, that would be even greater! One thing at a time, though. :-)

Lots of love,

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