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Ode to a Fireplace

As a renter, I couldn’t very well ask my landlord to install a wood-burning fireplace in our first floor duplex, so I settled for electric. I found a lovely traditionally-styled fireplace with the most realistic electric flame, and a fantastically large mantel, just perfect for hanging stockings and garland upon. I was delighted, except, it…

Sugar Love

Now, I don’t know why I like sweets and baked goods so much, though I reckon genetics plays an important part. My mother wasn’t big on baking, however, she is an incredible cook. She would make the required birthday cakes, but I suspect Betty did most of the work there. I do remember quite clearly…

Vegetable Lasagna

Another Ativan, because at this point we know one, two, even three – even 5mg though they be – were not going to help. Forgotten were the doctor’s dosing directions and warnings; my rational mind had long since fled. Waiting to take off, my two new friends had settled in for the long flight, foolishly…