How Not to Become Like the Person You Don’t Want to Be Like

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Easier said than done. We all have folks we do not want to be like. Our focus is what decides what we will become. Our focus also decides who we will most become like. That’s because we become that on which we focus. We compare ourselves to the person we don’t want to become like – thus focusing on that person and those character traits we dislike. By constantly comparing ourselves, our focus is on … Read more

Creamy Tortellini Soup

The idea for this soup My daughter (Sarah Beth) texted me the other day. “I’m getting ready to make a soup – wish you were here to do it for me,” the text said.  Not to worry, I knew. She’d do fine on her own. I texted back, “Send me photos and the recipe when you’re done and I’ll put it on my blog.” So she did. “I rigged the recipe on my own,” she … Read more

Why Duplication for Every Kid Does Not Spell Love


Every Kids Wants Duplication Most kids think they want duplication for every kid, especially when they have to be the one who lacks an item. The kiddos had come to spend the night after being gone for two weeks. During that time, I’d purchased a used Minnie Mouse cover for the bed of Little Miss. The cover was now on top of her bed, but I had forgotten about it. They found it within minutes … Read more

What DNA Has to Do With Who I Am


Belonging through DNA. Everybody wants to belong and feel important. Evidenced by the new DNA studies that are available, people (including myself) spit into a cup and send off samples so they can learn from where their ancestors really hailed. We want to know where we fit in – and how we got to here from there. [I’ve yet to find relatives I didn’t know I had, but it’s been interesting to learn that the … Read more

Easy Homemade Vegetable Dip

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Homemade is best I clipped this homemade vegetable dip recipe from who-knows-where years ago.  It keeps well in the refrigerator.  You begin with equal portions of sour cream and mayonnaise and add some basic seasonings:  garlic, minced onion, Beau Monde, dill weed, and parsley. There are three things I like about this dip:  1) It’s easy to make  2) It stores for a long time in the refrigerator  3) It’s delicious. I’ve substituted plain Greek … Read more