Life without Internet and Cable TV

by Bernadette Cooper

We have made another major life change. With uncertainties as to hubby’s future employment we decided (once again) to be proactive and take action. This meant moving back to his hometown. One of our daughters graciously agreed to let us stay with her until we figure out what our next steps will be. She doesn’t […]

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Florida Baby Watch – Day 6

by Bernadette Cooper

While waiting for our grandson to be born I have been finding ways to amuse myself with my daughters. Today my youngest & I went to the Port Orange Farmers Market followed by some window shopping. We came home with some gorgeous corn, asparagus, and a head of cauliflower to try that Pinterest recipe for […]

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Spring Chickens 2014

by Bernadette Cooper

As a kid in Texas we had chickens. In my memory we had a gazillion  and the coop my dad built was humongous. My only experience with them, however, was feeding them and cleaning & refilling their nasty water containers, all the while trying to avoid the carpet of poop they laid daily.  (YUCK!) 40 […]

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How to Peel Garlic

by Bernadette Cooper

Get. Out. Of. Town. This was my thought after watching this video. Peeling ANYTHING shouldn’t be this easy but I guess it is! Find the original post here:  http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/2013/12/how-to-peel-a-whole-head-of-garlic-in-less-than-30-seconds.html

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I Scream for … Snow Cream?

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Today I made snow cream. This may not sound like a big deal to a lot of people, but for someone who grew up in a pretty much snowless environment its is quite something.  My taste buds had never experienced this delightful treat, and now I can see why parents & children alike get excited […]

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Tablecloth to Curtain

I found this cool, retro looking tablecloth for $2 at a local thrift store. Turns out it was the perfect size to fit the one window in our tiny kitchen. All I had to do was fold over one side & stitch straight across to give the same pattern at the top & bottom. It […]

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Dr. King on Service

Driven by love for his fellow man. Ahead of his time. Taken too soon. Wonder what the world would be like today if he had lived?

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Friends are friends all over

More than one friend posted the same or very similar posts at the same time. It isn’t the first time this has happened. I love it!

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The Art of Dance

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I know I keep saying this but It’s amazing how quickly things can change.The art of dance was once a sequence of rhythmic movements performed by (with the exception of ballet) two people. In the course of one generation, dancing has become a hodgepodge of random movements and nobody “needs” a partner to get on […]

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Finger Knitting Tutorial

Due to overwhelming response (HA!) here is a brief tutorial on Finger Knitting. This is something I learned as a kid in Texas though I’m not really sure who taught me. All I knew was it was easier than crochet & the supply list SO simple. The problem was I never knew what to do […]

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I ate LIVER, and I liked it!

I ate liver, and I liked it! Yes, this is true, and not just a catchy title. This is a big, fat, hairy deal because even the smell of it makes me ill.

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Protected: as to the Lord

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There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Google+ Custom URL

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My Google+ usage comes in fits & spurts. Today started as a fit, just hopping over to make sure something posted from a website that was acting wonky. Much to my surprise there was a lovely message at the top of the page telling me that I had  been selected (!!!) to claim a Google+ […]

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Five Minute Friday – Grace

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Grace:  a special favor, a privilege, disposition to or an act of kindness, courtesy, or clemency. It’s something I didn’t know much of growing up, at least not in that sense.  Grace was what we said before meals or an old lady’s name.

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DIY Stress Ball

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Today I learned how to make slime! I know it sounds nasty, but it’s really cool and fun, and not very messy.

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