Author Archives: Laura

Do You Believe in Prayer?

M*A*S*H is one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and I remember one episode, where a wounded soldier came in who had no wounds, but had declared himself to be Jesus Christ. All the characters had their opinions, from Fr. … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About Armstrong?

Well, the news came out yesterday… Lance Armstrong has finally quit something. After 13 years of trying to prove his innocence, he has given up the fight against the US Anti-Doping Agency and refused to go to arbitration. The USADA … Continue reading

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Pull Up a Leaf

Yeah, yeah, I know. We’re not even through August yet. But I’m already pretty stressed, and I need a long walk down a quiet path in the woods, with the leaves crunching under my feet. While I did get a … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

What is your “homepage” when you sign on to the internet? Do you have a different one at work?

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Pull Up a Pillow

I’m tired, y’all. This adjusting to a new schedule thing is for the birds. Don’t get me wrong, I like working… I feel all grown up and stuff. It’s amazing how getting dressed up every day puts a little more … Continue reading

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Parmesan Tilapia

Pinterest has given me a lot of good ideas for food, lately. Tonight, I made the “Best Broccoli Ever”, and this fish to go with it. They went together so nicely, I’d recommend pairing them again. If you have your … Continue reading

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Pull Up Some Lunch

Well, it’s Monday. Today’s the day I start my new job. I figured using a picture of an office lunchroom was appropriate for our Monday Chat. I have no idea what to expect. I’ve started reading the books to prepare … Continue reading

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Best Broccoli Ever

yeah, that’s what it said on Pinterest, months ago, when I pinned this recipe. I tried it tonight. It’s fabulous. Steve loved it, too, and he’s been on one of his goofy diets again, so if he eats it, you … Continue reading

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Year ‘Round School

This has been a topic of great debate all over our country for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was horrified – HORRIFIED!! – at the thought of going to school all year. Who goes to … Continue reading

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Pull Up Something Cool

yeah, bad name. Sorry. Couldn’t really think of a good one. BUT. This weekend, we took Josh and his buddy Wyatt to our local science museum. It’s tiny, but really kid-friendly. The boys had fun learning about how tornadoes form, … Continue reading

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Changes, Changes…

Well, gang. As the saying goes, “All good things must end.” Well, I guess we might be coming to one of those. (sorry to bump this in on your TGIF, Nikki… but I was so excited, I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Gymnastics with a Twist

My college roommate’s daughter is not only a budding gymnast, she’s a huge fan of the sport. She competes almost all year round, and attends camp during the summer. This year, the camp sent her a video of one of … Continue reading

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Pull up a Ring

Well, of COURSE I’m doing the Olympics!! Are you watching? I loved the Opening Ceremonies, even though I missed the first hour (this is what happens when you forget that TV stations put everything in Eastern Time! oops). I was … Continue reading

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This pic always cracks me up. And yes, she has a GOAT in her lap.

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Chicken Piccata Stir-Fry

I absolutely LOVE Chicken Piccata. And I always thought it was soooo hard to make, because you only find it in really fancy restaurants or see it made on those gourmet cooking shows, and even then, you don’t see it … Continue reading

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Screen Time

I make no secret of the fact that I am a HUGE fan of Figure Skating. It’s a fact that, if a piece of music gets ‘under my skin,’ my brain will start skating to it. Good thing, because I … Continue reading

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Wicked Strings

This is phenomenal. I don’t watch America’s Got Talent, but I’m sure glad I have friends that do, otherwise I’d have missed this. My friend Jill the Husky Trainer posted this on her FB the morning after it ran. I’m … Continue reading

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Question of the Day from Karen Joy

What is the oddest thing in your refrigerator?

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Pull Up a Booth

Some of you live in the country, like I do, and have the wonderful experience that is your local County Fair. Some are lucky enough to experience the State Fair, as well. For those of you who are not familiar … Continue reading

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I so want to do this to my washer and dryer!! Isn’t it awesome?? I’d change a few things, though. I’d probably do it in turquoise – like ’50’s Car turquoise, ’cause my laundry room is already a really bright … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask

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An Unfair Advantage?

Do you guys all remember Michael Johnson? The runner from the 1996 and 2000 Olympics with the “golden shoes” who won a bunch of races? Yeah, him. Well, he’s still competing, is planning to compete in the 2012 Olympics in … Continue reading

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Burgers

This looks fabulous! I love Gouda cheese, and how can they be bad when they have BACON?? I’d get rid of the hot sauce, though. I’ve got a delicate tongue, and anything hot irritates me. Still, it looks yummy and … Continue reading

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Cooler Corn

It’s Sweet Corn Time! And I love me some fresh sweet corn, fortunately, I live in Corn Central, and you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a pickup truck on the side of the road full of corn for … Continue reading

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