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February, 2013

Gag Me With a Yellow Bean

Gag me! I was enjoying a nice bowl of chili for lunch today when I discovered my only food nemesis – the yellow bean! The site of it made my stomach churn. I was almost rendered incapable of swallowing the yellow-beanless bite of chili I had in my mouth. I forced my way through it and savoured the piquant taste. …Continue reading →

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The Best Ever Potato Casserole

It will cost you too many points but this is the yummiest potato casserole you will ever eat! Ingredients: 2 lbs frozen hash brown potatoes 1/2 cup melted butter 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated onions (equivalent to about 2 slices of an onion) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cups sour cream 2 cups …Continue reading →

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The Heidictionary

The Heidictionary is a dictionary of words, terms and expressions Heidi uses that I had never heard of and/or enjoy so much I simply have to share them with you. BUTTONS - what Heidi calls a remote control for the television. Her mother points out the reasoning behind the terminology, “Well the remote has buttons.” CANADIAN GOOSE – used by Heidi …Continue reading →

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8 Reasons Why I Would Not Make a Good Amazing Race Partner For Heidi

Both Heidi and I love to watch the Amazing Race and when we are watching we like to discuss our strengths and weaknesses as they would pertain to the Race. We analyze each task to determine which of us would be best at which ones. Our analyses never end very well for me. Although I have many strengths in a non-Amazing Race environment, I have come …Continue reading →

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Who lives in the Great White North?

  I’m sorry…who lives in the Great White North? Wichita, Kansas is shut down for the third day in less than a week because of… SNOW! I told you it snows in Kansas. And when it snows it pours I guess. My children have had two snow days this year and so far Heidi’s children have had three! Who would have …Continue reading →

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Flu Shot Non-Fiasco 2013

Just an update on our flu shot adventure from yesterday… Everything went well. There were still some tears and a tiny bit of screaming near the end, but all in all it was a typical flu shot adventure. Here are some pictures taken of my daughters in the doctor’s office while they anticipated his arrival…and the arrival of the needles. …Continue reading →

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Flut Shot Fiasco of 2008

Today my daughters and I are getting our flu shots. This is the latest we have ever received one but I guess the old adage “better late than never” can apply to us in this case. That being said, I go to this appointment today fearing a repeat of the 2008 flu shot fiasco. It was November of 2008 and …Continue reading →

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Weekly Weather Outlook – February 5 – February 11, 2013

Yesterday was a snow day for my children. We had two weather systems come through on Sunday, February 3 into Monday, February 4. The first one dumped 20 – 25 cm (8-10 inches) of snow on us Sunday morning into the afternoon. A lot of the main roads were clear enough for driving by that evening - far from perfect, but clear …Continue reading →

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Help stop sexism in media during the Super Bowl by joining the #NotBuyingIt movement on Twitter!

This post was originally published on my other blog site Tonight, Sunday, February 3, 2013, it is the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. According to Miss Representation, the Super Bowl is the most watched television event in the Us and 50% of Super Bowl viewers are women or girls. Visit to join …Continue reading →

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