Category Archives: Hobbies

Collections, Part 3

And then there are the items that we deliberately collect. I’m not sad to say that I have many such collections, mostly related to crafts like scrapbooking, jewelry making, and quilting. There’s my book collection which now spans 3 rooms … Continue reading

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Made you look

Yes, we shopped on Black Friday. After a little hemming and hawing, I convinced the hubbinator to purchase a new tool chest on wheels. I had this one in mind: Something relatively compact that I could put the miter saw … Continue reading

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Decking the halls

And so it begins… The stockings are hung, just not by the chimney. The tree is up. Although the hubbinator had a Griswold moment where he thought a ginormous tree would fit in our living room with just a bit … Continue reading

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Yes, I did it.

We were at Costco the other day and tried this raspberry syrup. It was amazing. So I made pumpkin spice pancakes and used it. Delicious. But then I kinda got to thinking… What is syrup but flavored sugar? And so … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

I hope everyone enjoys the day and gets plenty of treats. I thought I’d share my sister’s recipe for Witch stew. Ask witch to stand in a cauldron, add water. That’s it. Happy Halloween. DISCLAIMER: No witches were harmed in … Continue reading

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Growing Up

It’s been the rainiest October in a long, long time here in Phoenix. And, really, all I can say is “Yay!” I love the rain. We have a metal awning that protects our pool equipment from the blazing sun and … Continue reading

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The Gloves are off

We were supposed to get rain yesterday. We had sprinkles at 3:30 in the morning but then it was sunshine and occasional clouds. So the hubbinator and I went to the home improvement store to purchase some plants for our … Continue reading

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