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Miami, Florida
I craft, I bake, I knit, I scrap, and sometimes, I even parent my three young children.
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Anita - OMG, I know, about Charlottesville. I would be fearful myself, if we still lived in Va Beach. Such ugliness. Its a bad time, through this whole administration. Lets hope it stays far from Roanoke, at least. Keeping you in my thoughts. 3 ~m
Zippi - Well, Lyme is in all 48 CONUS states currently, but I do believe I may have contracted the illness when I went home to New York (Syracuse area) for my 20th high school reunion in 2014, although it may have been dormant for much longer than that. Lyme is the great imposter and can change forms, so it is hard to nail down. I freakin hate it with my whole heart!! Coming around to visit yall in a little bit! ~M
I imagine it was, um, nutty in the psych word during those full moons!! ~m
Whats the bottle flipping about? I dont have a clue... ~M
Diana - Youre darn right!! :( :( That makes me so angry!! ~M
Stacy - Ah yes, the hospital socks Ive kept are the better kind with elastic and slip-proof coating, not the cheapy kind. Wouldnt keep those! My kids havent had the fidget spinners, but my daughters are interested in the fidget cubes, argh. Might make stocking stuffers for Christmas; well see. ~M
Gal - Yes! You can keep the socks. Next time... ;) ~M
Thanks, Bev. As Hubs would say, Well now you know. And knowings half the battle! lol ;) ~M
Howdy, folks! (BTW Gal, et al.: I didn't mean to call y'all old when I said "fogies" a week or two ago! I was just trying to expand my weblogular lexicon. Didn't mean to insult anyone, sorry!) This week, we're... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Smellyann Strikes Again
So y'all remember we have chickens in the backyard, right? This was the day the chicken coop arrived, and Rob put it together with some help from the kids. So to recap, here's the coop. There are ten birdy-birds in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Smellyann Strikes Again
I'm terribly sorry this place has been a ghost town, but I've been having a tremendous amount of Lyme-related pain and suffering lately. As a result, we haven't done half the things we've set out to do as a family,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again
Stacy - That sounds like fun for your senior class! Sorry about your husbands leg; I hope its all better by now. Cheers! Melanie
Bev - Nahhh, youre not old enough to have a 50yo kid! :O ~m
Well thanks, though I *feel* like Im 80. :\ lol ~Melanie
Gal - I have to be; its the only beach Ive got around here in the mountains! lol ~m
How ya doin', folks? I actually slept a couple (literally just a couple, tho) hours last night, so I'm feeling pretty pleasant right now. What better time than to work on Saturdya 9? Link up here if you want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again
Bev - OMG, that is hilarious! What a funny story; I love it. Thanks for sharing!! :D ~Melanie
Howdy, folks. Welcome back! Look at me, an early bird. I'm a Wild Card; you never know if I'll be early, late, or not show up at all. But who cares? Let's get started. Link up here if you want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again
ASDB: At first I thought, wow, this Mama is serious!! And then I thought about what Ive been through and what would happen if that shit started with either of my daughters and I think, yeah, that would be me too! Scary, scary, some people... ~Melanie
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on Saturday 9: Angel at Smellyann Strikes Again
CD - It was terrifying. I still have nightmares about it. :( ~m
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on Saturday 9: Angel at Smellyann Strikes Again
Stacy - Thats right, blame the kids. hahaha, jk! But its true; wed have far fewer pets w/o the kids at home. I dont complain, but it does get interesting when company comes over! :O ~M
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on Saturday 9: Angel at Smellyann Strikes Again
Hey fogies! Sorry for the radio silence this past week, but I have been siiiiiick as a dog. Hopefully that is well over. Link up here at Saturday 9 to play along with the rest of the bunch! Let's get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again
Woohoo, Im not the only one!! ~melanie
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2017 on Saturday 9: Don't Stop at Smellyann Strikes Again
OMG. I almost forgot all about Saturday 9, and here it is 10:38 PM (Mountain Daylight Time) on Saturday night. Sheesh. What a slacker. Anyhoo, let's get into it, shall we? ~*~*~*~*~ Saturday 9: Don't Stop (1977)... because Country Dew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again
As part of our schooling the first week of this new 2017-2018 year, the students at Sweet Pea Academy have been learning about our Neighbors to the North: Canada. We've done a timeline of the nation's history, completed map work,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Smellyann Strikes Again