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Dear Home Improvement Store Lady…

I had a truly graceless moment yesterday evening that took only seconds to erupt but several months in the making. It all started in April when I visited my sister and brother-in-law in Florida. They had one of those new-fangled infrared grills. I nodded and said, “Oh, that’s nice.” My husband, however, starting poking around its innards and promptly fell in love with its something-or-other shield, and for days after we got home continued to extol its…

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Holiday Blog Hopping – Did you open any gifts yet?

If you celebrate Hanukkah, chances are you’ve opened at least one Hanukkah gift by now. But if you celebrate Christmas, you might be watching a growing pile of gifts under your tree, waiting for a chance to dig in. 🙂 When I was growing up, we didn’t open any gifts, not one, until Christmas morning. (Santa doesn’t come until after midnight after all!) Typical children, my sister and I would wake our mother and grandmother…

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