Today was the first of the simple signs of the season that make this month my favorite. Thanksgiving is my absolute best day of the year. Our family is very nuclear… It is just myself, my husband our kids and grandkids. Together, a total of about nine people who very much enjoy being together. We
Moles digging up your yard? Here's one way to curb the problem! We have a beautiful yard (at least we think so), and never more so than when it is newly mown. Last week I finished mowing after a few days of rain. The yard looked green and lush and gorgeous with the exception of the dirt
After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,
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Finally! I had feared the entire winter would limp by without a single worthwhile snowstorm. I need not have feared…we're getting a whopper today here in the Upstate New York. The forecast is for 18 to 24 inches of snow where I am located, along with some hardy winds and very cold temperatures that started
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It surely sounds like an odd thing to write about, but every time I make dinner in my crock pot, I get so happy 'cause it's so easy. I keep telling myself to write about why I love my slow cooker and I never do it, so finally, here goes. When I was a young
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Menopause snoring is a frustrating and often unaddressed issue for women. Menopause and sleepless nights often go hand in hand. After menopause, snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia and other sleep disorders become far more commonplace for post-menopausal women. Fact: Post menopausal women are less satisfied with the quality of their sleep, and as many as 61%
My family has one shared experience over the holidays: sitting down over an amazing dinner together. We eat, we talk, we laugh, we share stories. The food is spectacular. Holiday meals are one area where I don't spend a lot of time being careful about my spending. This year, I decided to check out a
Each year as winter approaches I like to move the coop so that the hens have fresh ground as the winter cold and wet descends upon us. The coop my son built is uber sturdy, and we keep it inside a 10 x 10' chain link fence safe from the foxes, coyotes and owls. The
In the Upstate NY North Country where I live, the growing season is short but sweet! For those who have the gift of the green thumb, having fresh fruits and vegetables during summer and fall is a priceless gift of health. So, when winter rolls around, what's in season? Root vegetables are at their peak
So, this week I was uber excited to be accompanying my husband on his business trip to Germany. Never been there, it's the land of my ancestors, so I'm in! He would be working and in meetings with his company, and I would be free to roam and explore beautiful Heidenheim an der Brenz. Up
Today has been designated "Mother-In-Law Day"...one of those bogus holidays designed to sell Hallmark cards or related products. Anyway, I was delighted to get this funny post from my son-in-law. Too funny!
I hate to be the wet blanket. Sometimes I just have to speak my peace even though it may be pointless. So here goes. Michelle Obama is a tremendous First Lady, in my opinion. She has been a class act from her first day in the White House. Her focus has been on her family,