Monthly Archives: October 2011

Possibly The Best Joke Ever

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? It was dead. *Courtesy of a small child who trick or treated at my parents’ house. Clearly, this kid has a future in comedy. I’m still laughing. Of course, I could … Continue reading

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My Blankies

It’s October 26, and I’m still holding strong to my “No Heat ‘Til November” policy. Luckily, the weather has cooperated. I’m forever grateful. I’m also grateful for my warm bed. My heated mattress pad isn’t the only thing warming my short … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy Being Orange

Oh, fall. I like you for two main reasons:  (1) you’re not winter, and (2) you have lovely food. However, most of your food is orange. Namely, squash and pumpkins. When those items are incorporated into my already carrot-heavy meal plan, people … Continue reading

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It Was the Best of Food; It Was the Worst of Food

I conquered a cooking/construction project this weekend — I constructed a lasagna. A butternut squash lasagna! With squash, thyme, and basil from my garden! I had fun constructing the little lasagna. It was kind of like Jenga with foodstuffs. And it … Continue reading

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A New Home For Julius

Julius is my orange tree. Carolyn gave him to me for Christmas last year. Stacey named him, so I declared her Julius’ godmother. She accepted the position. Julius lived indoors last winter and seemed to develop seasonal affective disorder before spring … Continue reading

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Doggie Treats and Frozen Toes

Tonight I ate a dog treat. Then I ran around the house (literally) to warm up my cold toesies. Just a typical evening. The dog treat wasn’t bad. I’d sit, roll over, jump, bark, etc. if someone offered me a … Continue reading

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A Sign, A Cowbell, A Half-Marathon, And Apples

I ran the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon on Sunday. It was a bit of a comeback, since my right knee kind of imploded after last year’s Des Moines Marathon. Apparently, my knee didn’t want to run two marathons last year. … Continue reading

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