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Entries from November 2004

Turkey cookies

November 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

While not professionally-decorated turkey cake, I thought that these homemade turkey cookies were fun. The girls and I each drew and cut our own turkey design on paper to use to shape the dough. Then we decorated with an assortment of sprinkles, chocolate chips and almond slices. No meat products were employed in the making [...]

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Tags: food

Brining and blogging

November 28th, 2004 · Comments Off

Friday I wanted to try to write some posts but I ended up spending most of the day brining a turkey. The bird had been a bargain and a bit of an impulse buy. On Thursday we went to visit friends who hosted and cooked most of the meal. But in the grocery store on [...]

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Tags: food

Forgiveness gets forgotten

November 25th, 2004 · 5 Comments

Forgiveness has been on my mind for a while. I’ve written this post and then wondered when I should publish it. Recently it seems that saying sorry has become a popular topic among blogs including The Art of the Apology, A Million Guys in Pajamas and So sorry. Here is my post…originally written in October… [...]

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Tags: journal

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s plants

November 24th, 2004 · 4 Comments

But I still take pictures of them! … thanks to my neighbors for sharing the loveliness… I don’t know the name of this flower, but it reminds me of the scene in a dressing room, someone trying on prom gowns and discarding them in heaps on the floor… One of the last roses of the [...]

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Tags: gardening

The cost of vanity: paying for the placebo effect

November 24th, 2004 · No Comments

Last month I did something I thought I would never do. One afternoon, I spent a large amount of money on a tiny tube which promised to fix a facial flaw. I succumbed to my own dissatisfaction and surrendered to the cash register. This product required application twice daily for at least eight days to [...]

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Tags: journal