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2014

My one and only post for January, 2014 is a revision of my New Year’s resolutions since the year is off to a shaky start. 1.) Post daily. Post weekly. Turn on the computer. 2.) Be the best Room Mom ever. Try not to piss off the whole class. Try not to piss of the […]

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A holiday with a Twist

This is a post from way back in 2006 on what I’ll be doing tomorrow. My sister called me early last Saturday morning. “What’s up, Sister Diva?” I asked. She heaved a sigh before answering. “It’s German Twist Day.” We both genuflected. I spoke quickly, knowing we didn’t have much time. “Do you have all […]

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The rest of the tree story

Please read Part 1 of this sad story to fully grasp the significance of the attached report. Nashville, TN–After an unclear series of tragic events, Leroy “Tree” Brown–family Christmas tree of Suburban Diva–took its own life in the early hours of December 3rd, sources confirm today. While not described as “beloved,” (berated, beguiled and belittled […]

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O (No) Christmas Tree

This year we had it in our minds that we would forego the corner Christmas tree lot, and make a trip out to a tree farm where we would make some yuletide family memories with a chainsaw and some rope. We packed up the kids, headed northwest a couple of hours until we found a […]

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The Real Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner

As you complete your last-minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping today, you might find yourself in bewilderment over the recent released statistic that the average cost of the Thanksgiving meal for ten people is $49.04. You may have some trouble reconciling your 8 foot long grocery receipt for a much larger amount with that very misleading number. […]

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Thanksgiving Primer

With the big holiday only a mere week away, I present to you this friendly, albeit no-so-helpful, Thanksgiving Dinner Primer. Turkey This is the most over-thought protein in the world. There are built-in thermometers, specifically-crafted deep-fryers, brining bags the size of Samsonites and special 1-800 hotlines to cook the easiest part of the entire Thanksgiving […]

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What a crock

Admittedly, my biggest kitchen failures usually come from a Crock pot. If you forget about the first time I made Tiramisu without sugar or my passive-aggressive relationship with yeast, the Crock-pot is my next greatest culinary nemesis. Oh, I do fine with chili, soups or beans because that’s what slow-cookers are made for–heating things together […]

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A tree falls in Nashville

Last weekend in our backyard… Me: The tree guy came and took down most of the dead trees in the backyard except for one. He said he would have to come back for that one with different equipment because it was too big. My Husband: That one by the fence line? That’s no big deal, […]