October 14th, 2011

7 Quick Takes, Fall Edition

— 1 — Hot Lunch

Here’s an easy lunch I like to make on these crazy school days: In the morning, wash as many potatoes as your family will eat and place them in a large pan. Rub with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place pan in the oven and set the delay bake for 75 minutes at 400 degrees, ending whenever you would like to eat lunch.

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September 23rd, 2011

7 Quick Takes, For the Win

— 1 — Excavator Update

We are having a new septic system put in this week. I am not embarrassed to admit that I am all kinds of excited about this. Yes, we are paying someone a ridiculous amount of money for the privilege of having our yard torn up and … being able to flush the toilet on a regular basis. Oh, and take showers. This is country living

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June 3rd, 2011

It’s Friday!

— 1 — We’re approaching the end of our school year and I am tired. TIE. URD. When people used to ask me “how I do it all” with homeschooling and working from home and blah-blah-blah, I used to joke that I wasn’t sure and that perhaps I would collapse from exhaustion on my 40th birthday. Well. I am turning 39 next week and nothing about that joke seems

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