Tis the Season

We’re the type of people that don’t like to do a lot of Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving. But this year, it seems like we’ve barely worked our way out of our turkey hangover, and blam, it’s December. And so today, we set out on our first decorating — and strangely enough, it wasn’t even technically…

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Friday Drabble: The Kid’s Table

A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. With Thanksgiving on the horizon this week, this one comes with a double helping – 200 words. The Kid’s Table The…

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This Year’s Menu

This weekend, I worked on the Holiday Menu.  No, not figuring out what side-dishes were going to go along with the Thanksgiving bird, but maybe one that’s (if possible) a little more near-and-dear to my heart.  The Holiday Drink Menu.     There are old favorites and some newbies on this year’s menu.  I can…

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Morning Summit

After a couple of days of feeling out of sorts, it seems that Penny’s puppy pharmaceutical treatment has helped out immensely and that there was a very energetic and eager pointer ready for a big mountain hike this morning. Let’s Go! Let’s Go! Taking off! Local mild Santa Anas brought in warm temperatures and clear…

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Do you believe in omens?

So, my sister is coming from Maryland to visit for Thanksgiving.  We did a lot of prep work this weekend to prepare, but I'm always looking for omens as to how the week might go. Well — both Penny and my car are sick.  Penny had to take a de-wormer (ick) and my car needs…

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Columbus Day to Thanksgiving Reading

One of the B-list holidays in America is Columbus Day, which falls next week – celebrating (or not) the “discovery” of the New World by the intrepid Italian-sailing-for-Spain navigator a mere 517 years ago.  Every American school child knows that “in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” and in a few weeks we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving…

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My Favorite Dish

There’s been a lot of discussion this past week about what peoples’ favorite dish is for Holiday meals. And yesterday as we were going about our tasks of feastly preparations, I realized that there was another aspect to a favorite “dish” that I hadn’t thought about.  Here are my favorite dishes.  They are Buffalo Pottery…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

To say that I am thankful for all the wonderful things in my life is the biggest understatement that I can think of – other than perhaps that I have been more blessed than I could possibly have hoped for. I love and am loved everyday — which has been the most wonderfully unexpected joy…

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Thanksgiving Data Analysis

Now, I might not have John King’s (from CNN) fancy interactive electoral map, but I thought it might be fun here on Thanksgiving Eve to look at the polls focused on the holiday’s feast and activities that I put up last week. First-off – turnout was great!  A 50% increase (or more) over any previous…

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Thanksgiving Data Collection

Patty recently had a post on what we thought was the best part of the Thanksgiving meal.  She was collecting responses, but of course being a scientist, I want numerical data. If you choose an “other”, please indicate it in the comments. Data For The Meal: Data For The Holiday: For me, it's cranberry sauce…

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