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I spent the last 45 minutes chasing down a fraudulent charge that was charged to my debit card at BarnesandNoble.com. The charge is in the process of being refunded and my debit card has been cancelled, but can I just say that this is not fair? When Dan’s card was hacked a few months ago, the crooks were making their way through France and Germany, buying cases of expensive wine, but I get thieves who read instead of traveling the world while drinking? Figures.
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The new season started last week, but I have been so busy with the start of school, that I have yet to watch a complete episode. Will you check it out with me, and let us know what you think? And then please like us on Facebook, so you can participate in our polls and discussions. See you there!
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Late this summer, I picked up running again. After years of debilitating joint pain that made it impossible for me to run regularly, I am healed (I think)! It’s a miracle (I think)! This is great news for me because I really enjoy running and was so sad to give it up. I even signed up to run a 5K in a couple of weeks. My goal is to make it through the race and not come in last. A pretty safe goal, I think, because there is bound to be someone there walking, right? I’m banking on that.
Also, because I am a total dork and unashamed to admit it, I timed myself running a practice 5K last night and then compared my results to the girls’ results in a recent cross country meet that Ambrose participated in. And guess what? I totally beat some of those whippersnappers! Should I call them up and encourage them to enter my race? Nah, just kidding. Sort of. No really, kidding.
Does anyone have running shoes they recommend? Mine are okay (Saucony), but I am really interested in getting a very supportive pair of shoes, to reduce the likelihood that I will go back to my achey joint ways.
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The cooler temperatures of fall always inspire me to try some new recipes, and there is nothing quite like Pinterest for finding some great new recipes to try. One recent winner in our house was this super easy chicken. It’s called World’s Best Chicken, and I must say it pretty nearly lives up to its name, even if only because 1) it’s not horrible for you 2) you can put it together in minutes, and 3) everyone actually eats it. WINNER!
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He is six. I am not kidding. But it kind of feels like God must be. How else to explain the fact that my baby — my sweet newborn infant — is now six years old?
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I really like Rachel’s 10 minute idea, don’t you? Let’s hold her to it.
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