Best Laid Plans #3

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The guys made quick work of taking the last of the siding off. Says the lady who doesn’t go up and down the ladder… Our bedroom is on the other side of this wall so I wonder if we’ll notice any difference in sound or temperature now the siding is…

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The Best Laid Plans #2

Yesterday the guys got a great start on tearing the old siding off the house. College Boy was off work today so he came to help. Love Bug and Caesar Boy came along. Aren’t they getting big?!   There’s Teacher up on the ladder again.   And there goes Jo-Bear…

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The Best Laid Plans…

Remember last summer when we pulled the floor out of the kitchen and dining room? If not, check out the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” series of posts. They’re a perfect example of how a little project snowballs into something major. At the time I was adamant that I…

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Four Down, Two to Go

I originally sat down to write about Jo-Bear’s high school graduation, but before I started writing I thought I’d look up what I wrote about the other kids’ graduations first. Wanna guess what I found? That’s right – Nothing. #momfail Again! So instead of a post just about Jo-Bear’s graduation…

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Homemade Cat Food

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Do you ever get an idea in your head that you think you’ll never do, then the next thing you know you’re doing it? That’s how I started making homemade cat food. It all started when Jo-Bear told me “Mom, you should make your own cat food, Aunt Dee does…

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Double Trouble

It all started about a year ago when Jo-Bear was visiting his girlfriend, Yoopette. Her cat had a litter of kittens and Jo-Bear, who’s a HUGE animal-lover, fell in love with the kittens and begged for one. We already had Kippy, Murphy, Laelia, and Snickers, and were planning to get…

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Flooring Ideas

I’m the kind of person who has more ideas than time or money to see those ideas become reality. For instance, I’ve been thinking about how to redo the playroom floor. Not that we’re planning to do that anytime soon – first we need to finish redoing the kitchen and…

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I’m Dreaming of a Great Garden

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I love gardening. There’s nothing better than planting little seedlings, and watching them grow into mature plants that produce delicious veggies for us. Unfortunately I’m not a very good gardener. My beets and carrots never grow. My pepper plants get huge but never produce any peppers. My tomatoes don’t appear…

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Goodbye My Murphy

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Murphy died two days after Kippy. Unlike Kippy, who we knew was sick, Murphy’s death was unexpected. Sure, we knew that at 17 years old his days were numbered, but we didn’t expect him to go anytime soon. Also unlike Kippy, who hovered “on the brink” for a couple of…

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