Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:56

Goat It Goin' On

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Since we're all suffering from mental fatigue, some much needed: "AWWWWWW!"   via GIPHY
Monday, 25 May 2020 08:21

Food & Fun

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With the Memorial Day holiday here, things feel a little more normal-ish than before. Perhaps you're gathering (safely) with family or friends, enjoying nature, laughing, having a few cocktails, and enjoying a cookout. Here's something I'm serving up today: Mediterranean Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1 pound tricolor pasta (like bow tie or fusilli) 1 cup of lite balsamic dressing (or more according to taste) 1/3 cup diced bell pepper 1/4 cup diced onion 2 large pepperoncini peppers, diced 1/4 cup halved black olives 1 1/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 1/2 tablespoons grated romano cheese Directions: Bring a large pot of…
Monday, 01 June 2020 03:50

Only Love Can Do That

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Are you shaking your head right now? I find myself, at times, in a daze. There is so much that we've had to face this year. And just when we thought we had turned the corner-- we're gut-punched by all this violence and destruction. If you're feeling scared, or confused, or angry-- or all of it-- you aren't alone. My emotions have run the gamut as well. Sometimes in a five minute span! I just want you to know that though I may not know you personally, I do care for you. I am thinking of you, and I wish…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 08:56


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I wanted to share with you a really cool song that I find insprirational-- one that really captures a spirit of togetherness through this whole pandemic. My hope is that our togetherness doesn't fade away when things return to normal-ish. I do believe that we-- especially here int he NEO-- always look out for each other. Just so you know, JenY Nation, we're always with you-- through the good and the bad. And no matter what, we will always remain strong & resilient.  So, enjoy "We're All in This Together" from Northeast Ohio's own Ravenwood. (Find them on FB: @ravenwoodrocks)…
Friday, 29 May 2020 03:58


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This picture is my reaction to the horrible news that Pier 1 is shutting it all down. As I look around my homestead, there are so many pieces of furniture and home decor and gifts that have come from Pier 1. I used to joke with store employees that I could never work there because I would probably spend my entire paycheck there!  I'm having a small, private ceremony to lay to rest my Pier 1 credit card... Sigh. In all seriousness, I feel for the employees nationwide that will lose their jobs.  With that, I end this with: "Eat…
Thursday, 28 May 2020 05:15

Light Up the Lake

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Not everything is cancelled! (Collective sigh of relief...) Cleveland's Light Up the Lake is rescheduled for September 19th. Guess this gives us an excuse to celebrate Fourth of July twice? Hey, silver lining... To keep a beat on what activities are happening in The Land, go to:
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 05:53


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I love going to the zoo! I can't wait until we can we walk through and soak up all the awesomeness of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. But until then, we can "Cruise the Zoo" to see the giraffes, bears, and elephants. Not only will we have a good time, but proceeds will go to care for the animals. Perfect!  Get yoru tickets:
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 03:49

Happy Place

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I encourage responsible cyber slacking. I mean, seriously, you can only tolerate so many minutes (five) on a video conference call. LOL  So, if you need to take a break... these are some social media accounts I follow that are fun. On Twitter:  @Wendys: The most savage responses to tweets ever!  @dog_feelings (Thoughts of Dog): These tweets are written as a dog would speak.  @wofanswers (Wheel of Fortune Answers): Clips from Wheel of Fortune with the most wrong answers to these puzzles.  On Instagram: @this_girl_is_a_squirrel (Jill The Squirrel): If you love squirrels... I have to watch her stories every day!…
Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:51

That Smell

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It's me! If you're smelling some citrusy awesomeness! I'm that person who changes home decor with the season, and my scent for the season. I looooooove the smell of this White Citrus lotion from Bath & Body Works. I like Coconut Lime Breeze, too, but that's now discontinued. Sigh.  Anywho, sciene has proven that wearing citrus scents makes you appear younger-looking to everyone else. With that said, I won't bathe in White Citrus. I don't want to appear to be 6-years-old. But... if I wear enough to be carded again-- victory!  
Friday, 05 June 2020 03:52


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Never go to the store hungry. I've done it two weeks in a row now, and then wondered how I dropped so much money while there.  In addition to buying a brick of Havarti cheese-- because I'm gonna make a grilled cheese sandwich one of these days--  and some thick-sliced bacon, I impulsively saw this cute and delicious little set of oil with dipping spices for $7.99. I can purchase an entire large bottle of olive oil for that price. But... when you're carb-starving and you haven't been to your favorite Italian restaurant in forevs and you're missing "bread and…
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