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Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan

It is still winter!  Here is a recipe that looks and sounds delicious.  I could almost smell the garlic through my monitor.  Pasta tonight?  Yum! Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan. Advertisements

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Bedroom on a Budget

My in-laws will be visiting for the holidays and I wanted to provide them a comfortable and welcoming guestroom – on a budget.  Off I went to the local thrift and Goodwill stores in search of furniture and accessories. The … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – A Holiday Challange

It’s Monday again – already – and time to fess up that I didn’t do so well on my physical challenge last week.  Oh, well – not going to beat myself up.  I went walking twice though and it was … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – New Challenges

If I have any regrets in life so far, here they are. As anyone who knows me will agree, I am a rather reserved individual.  There is very little that frightens me.  I have always believed I could do most … Continue reading

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Victory at Sea – A Cruise Update

We have had a change of plans! One of our travelers was not able to take off the week of March 31, so we will not be cruising on the Carnival Dream after all.  Instead, we will be plying the … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50

In 365 days, I’ll turn 50. Beginning today, I will chronicle my final climb up the face of 50.  Each week I will write a small post about my ascent. Today, I’m balancing upon a small ledge, taking some time … Continue reading

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Tarragon Chicken Salad – YUM!

There are many joys to be experienced as we grow wiser and, yep, older – we become more self- confident, hopefully we become more financially secure, our children leave the nest, etc…  Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to the … Continue reading

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Is it a dream? A Carnival Dream!

OK, so it is set – March 31, 2012, I will board the Carnival Dream for a seven night “Exotic Western Caribbean” cruise. My husband and I, along with our 14 yo son, my cousin, her husband, her 8 yo … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday – Cherished Friend

This month, one of my most cherished friends turns 47.  We have only been friends a short time – mere months.   But it that time, my friend has helped me immeasurably.  My friend has shared wisdom, effectuated numerous creative ideas, … Continue reading

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What is in the air?

Last evening, I gathered on my deck with a group of friends celebrating the last weekend of summer as all good Marylanders do – with a couple dozen crabs, corn on the cob, and cold beer.   As it tends to … Continue reading

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