Cold weather calls for soup and cornbread

Yesterday’s forecast was expected to be a high of 25 degrees and a low of 11 degrees. That, my friends, is why you don’t start a diet on January 1.
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Painting on the water tank

We have been luckier than many in the illness department, skipping the flu and strep throat (so far), but I have had bronchitis since Christmas Eve and cannot shake it.
I have literally consumed close to 100 Hall’s cough drops since that time.
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Birthday treasure hunt a big hit

Christmas is packed away, house cleaned and notes made for next year. Along with a list of everything I got for people gift wise. I make notes about decor and meals that I’d like to change (or keep). You think you will remember these things, but after spring, summer and fall sets in, you won’t.
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Random encounter saves the gravy

A random encounter the day before Christmas Eve saved the day for me. I was assigned to make dressing and gravy for mother’s house Christmas Eve. The dressing is no problem as I have made my mother-in-law Lana McNeece’s enough to be confident that it will be delicious just like hers.
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The many whys of the Christmas holidays

Why does Christmas come so slow when you are a child and so fast when you are an adult?
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Bruce Christmas Lighting Contest has long history

Bruce 20th Century Club will have their annual Christmas light judging this Thursday night. In considering how long this contest has been around, I know from my own recollection, at least 55 years, because I remember it when I was a little girl.
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Mimi marshals parade while Jack meets Santa

Bruce Lions Club’s annual Christmas parade went off without a hitch this weekend. Last year’s parade was delayed twice due to bad weather, but this year’s weather was perfect– barely cool enough for a jacket.
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Charlie and Jack can challenge decorating

Christmas trees part two: dog/baby proofing. Trees are up, and I have my fingers crossed at the end of every day that they will still be up when I get home. I have done a little preventative decorating to help that process along.
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How many Christmas trees are too many?

In addition to Thanksgiving cooking, we’ll be putting up Christmas decorations at our house this week. I bought a new tree for the bedroom – a skinny “pencil” tree that I put up Sunday.
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Christmas card chaos reigns supreme again

It was deja vu all over again, with our annual Christmas card photo taking session Sunday afternoon.
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