Monthly Archives: December 2008

Chintzy, part II

This is some chintz-patterened paper. Ugly! You might remember I asked for input on chintzy – if you knew what it meant, and if you considered it a Yorkism. I asked that because a certain coworker of mine had never … Continue reading

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A chintzy post

It really is going to be a chintzy post. Here’s the question: Do you know what chintzy means? And is it a Yorkism? (Again, take Yorkism to mean something that is said a lot here and not necessarily said commonly … Continue reading

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Have a go at this one

I thought we were due for a couple of “light” posts… since I’m sure we all “ate heavy” over the holidays, right? This one comes from faithful reader Jo. She’d mentioned in before, but in her response to my discout … Continue reading

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The final Christmas tree

On Sunday, we put up the last of our Christmas trees – the one for my daughter’s room. Despite a setback in which we found out that last year’s lights wouldn’t light (and a run by Hubby to CVS to … Continue reading

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Christmas fun with the girl

Last Friday, my daughter Sarah’s school had a big event where all the third-graders got to make and decorate a “gingerbread” (OK, graham cracker) house. I went to help her, and we had a lot of fun. She really gets … Continue reading

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A tale of two lunches

So Hubby and I had to go to Weis today to mail a package… and while there, we decided to pick up lunch. Motivated by my awesome workout and fitness talk with a trainer last night, I opted for this: … Continue reading

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Christmas crazy

As I hinted at before, we’re kind of crazy about Christmas decorations in our family. We don’t do any outdoor lights, but we’ve been known to have four (or more) Christmas trees, fully decorated, and we collect Christmas things like … Continue reading

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It’s officially Christmas time

It’s officially Christmas – our department has decorated at work. Yep, that’s our tree. And our snowman-on-a-sled. Grand total height of tree? 4 inches. That’s our Christmas spirit, right there. At home, the boxes have been hauled up from the … Continue reading

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I cooked again

In an effort to contribute something vaguely healthy to our Thanksgiving Day festivities, I made a Weight Watchers recipe for bacon and cheese mini-quiches. Here they are: I used my new Pampered Chef mini-muffin pan. Basically, you line the mini-muffin … Continue reading

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Another sweet and salty combo

Remember the reasoning behind dipping your french fries in a Wendy’s Frostee – salty and sweet as a taste combo? Well, Jo chimed in with another salty-sweet combo: Chocolate ice cream or chocolate marshmallow sundae, with potato chips! Now, Jo, … Continue reading

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