Monthly Archives: January 2009

Life in the slow lane

Today’s alternative title could be “Why my slow cooker is my best friend.”   I have two slow cookers and they stay on my kitchen counter. One has a broken handle so it’s tough to take anywhere, but it still works and I still love it.   Imagine walking in and having dinner ready to [...]

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For the love of gadgets

I’m really not much of a gadget person, though I do have a Salad Shooter. I just had to share a couple of cool, useful tools.   How many times have you taken your flashlight out of your glove compartment only to find batteries are dead? Of course, that’s assuming you have a flashlight in [...]

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Birdwatching: Just another reason to work at home

  I started feeding the birds about 20 years ago because I thought it would be good for my cat Laser to have something to watch. Little did I know that I would become hooked and the hours would go by as I sat at the window just marveling at these beautiful creatures.   That [...]

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Woohoo! Tractors, manure and 900 pounds of butter!

If you like the West End Fair, you’ll love the Pennsylvania Farm Show. No doubt about it. It’s a two-hour drive to Harrisburg, but it is worth the trip. It’s free to enter and the activities and sights are endless.   Let’s start with The trademark Butter Sculpture. Nine hundred pounds of butter. This year [...]

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Gotta get organized

I asked Santa for some organization for Christmas. My goal: to organize my sewing room.   For once I am on trend. I wasn’t thinking about being organized as a New Year’s Resolution. I just want to spend my free time sewing instead of searching for lost stuff.   On New Year’s Day I was sewing and [...]

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