On Electronic Devices and the First Week of Vacation

first week of vacation by the pool
Today marks the end of our first week of vacation in Spain. It’s been a crazy, busy week, and I can’t believe that we’ve only got two weeks of vacation left!

We’ve both been working a lot since we arrived here last Friday while at the same time trying to acclimate ourselves to the warmer climate and catching up on much needed sleep and rest.

We also seem to have been on our electronic devices for an inordinate amount of time which is totally opposite of what we intended before the vacation began.

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My 2016 New Year Resolutions

happy new year 2016

It’s 2016. And another year has just passed. Most people ring the new year in with joy and smiles, looking forward for the year that is to come filled with all of its wonderful surprises.

I, on the other hand, look at the new year with foreboding. Damn. Another year just means that I’m one year closer to…GULP…dare I say it? THE END. THE END as in I don’t breathe air, I don’t see the sky, I don’t exist anymore.

I don’t want THE END to come. In fact, not for me and not for anyone that I love.

I just want everything to stay the same. But, nothing every stays the same, does it?

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6 Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner Success

Lund Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner success can be fleeting.  But, every once in a while, the stars all align, the clouds part and everything seems to fall perfectly into place.  That’s what Thanksgiving was this year. I’m not exactly sure if I could point out one single thing that made the Thanksgiving dinner a success. Everything just seemed to come together so well.

For someone that stresses a month before the event (that’s me), this was a pretty stress-free evening.

The turkey turned out great. The side dishes were tasty. The guests really got along. The conversation was interesting and fun. We all had a great time and we even got to bed on time!   For me, this equals Thanksgiving dinner success.
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Meatloaf Muffins for the Picky Eater

No food thanks

I have a confession. My daughter is a picky eater. But she wasn’t always that way.

There was time that I would proudly announce (ok, GLOATED) to anyone listening that MY daughter ate all kinds of vegetables from broccoli to cauliflower and even green beans! Anything I put on her plate, she ate it. What a lucky mom I was.

And then, she turned 3 and suddenly, her picky eater behavior just suddenly immersed out of the blue.

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