Monthly Archives: April 2009

Spring cleaning: What we accomplished

So, as a result of spring cleaning, it’s like we live in a different house. Seriously. Some of the changes: 1. We now make our bed each day. And you CAN make the bed, because you can get to the … Continue reading

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Tightwad treasures

Here’s a question for Yorkers past and present and Yorker wannabes. Do you now, or have you ever, lived in a home that had one of the following: – Tinfoil ball – Drawer full of aging rubber bands – Graveyard … Continue reading

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Weekend Wal-Mart warriors

Here’s one for you: Only in York County can you go to Wal-Mart at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night and run into three or more families from your church – including the pastor’s wife. Also, a money-saving tip: Wal-Mart has … Continue reading

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Sarah’s tribute to spring

Last Thursday, my daughter’s school had its “science, art and curriculum fair,” where you got to go see the kids’ best work displayed all around the school. Sarah really loves anything creative, and she had a lot of great projects, … Continue reading

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Excellent news

I’ve been back on the diet-and-exercise wagon (yes, again) and in 10 days, I lost 3.6 pounds (yes, again.) Despite it being, as I told one of my cousins, the 27th time I’ve lost these 3+ pounds, I’m super-excited. And … Continue reading

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A Yorkism that’s a real cut-up

Sorry, the post title is a bad pun courtesy of my husband, who makes bad puns out of anything. No, today’s Yorkism is about these things: You know, you cut with them, right? But say one of that item was … Continue reading

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So much to share, so I’ll jump right in

Did you all miss me last week? I’m back. I had been sick. Feeling much better now, though. I’ve got sooo many e-mails and comments to get caught up on, and I’ve got lots of pictures to show off. I … Continue reading

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Good news updates!

Yes, I have some good news to report. Easter dinner was excellent. The car is at the garage today, hopefully putting an end to my scary noise. And we did even more spring cleaning yesterday. I wish I had taken … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

… or, if you celebrate Passover – or if you celebrate Easter, but not today – or if you don’t celebrate anything – then just have a great Sunday! If you DO celebrate Easter, today’s “York County food pop quiz” … Continue reading

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Various and sundry

So, here are some things that happened this week, and please insert requisite apology for not posting here. 1. Spring cleaning is going really well. In fact, as of today, we have a drum set, at least three boxes of … Continue reading

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