Monthly Archives: December 2013

Year in Review: 2013

Looking back at some of my favorite posts from 2013, it was a busy year that saw me finishing my list of 101 things in 1001 days. January Just Say Yes I suspected it was risky to get together with … Continue reading

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COMPLETED: 101 Things in 1001 Days

COMPLETED: 101 Things in 1001 Days I completed 101 things in 1001 days, a quest that took a lot of my energy for the last two and three-quarter years, but gave back more than it took. My list took me … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Filet mignon, bourbon-glazed carrots, and souffle

For the last few years, we’ve been having extra special meals on Christmas day. My sons are now teenagers, and as we’ve let go of some traditions that we had when they were little boys, we’ve also grown to appreciate … Continue reading

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Decluttering my closets (and my life)

See this little piece of wood with nails pounded into it? I don’t know what it is or why I saved it, so as I worked through the last cluttered area of my house, it was safe to say it … Continue reading

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I Am Only 9 Percent Human: What’s in My Gut

{Previous post: Give gut.} When I discovered that I am only 9 percent human, my curiosity compelled me to learn more about the microbes that outnumber my cells ten to one. These little buddies and I are a complex system … Continue reading

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Board Games … Bored Games

#55 (101 things in 1001 days): Play, give away, or throw out each of the 32 board games in my basement. Completing this task was much harder than I ever would have predicted. My family has been supportive and cooperative … Continue reading

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Messages From the Underground

For Twisted Mixtape this week, it’s dealer’s choice, and I’d like to share five great songs with hidden messages. 1. “American Pie” by Don McLean Many rock fans know that rock and roll history is hidden in “American Pie,” but … Continue reading

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Of course my husband wants a pink, purple, and turquoise scarf

{Only 3 things to go to complete 101 things in 1001 days!} Knitting a Scarf From a year ago: I am not schooled in the domestic arts, nor am I coordinated. I needed to take to YouTube to see how to … Continue reading

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Playing the bodhran, an Irish frame drum

{Only 4 things to go to complete 101 things in 1001 days!} Squeezed into a little Irish pub, a pub that looked exactly like what a movie set of an Irish pub would look like, I held my pint and … Continue reading

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