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It was cold yesterday. The frost hung on the trees all day. No wind.  The world stayed frozen white  with a cover of cloud like a stainless steel lid.  

On these still cold sepia days, it is hard not to succumb to malaise. The weather sits there like a big lump. So I went out to make the dogs their new pillows and yes this is an outside job.  Which immediately raises the spirits.

I found these jute bags in a store the other day, they were practically giving them away! I was thrilled. I had swooped across to the pile.  Exclaimed’ Oh, look John’, then felt them and counted them  and smelt them and said to the wide eyed woman next to me .’ They smell like coffee, how delightful. You smell ‘  I said to the lady. Not taking her eyes off me she obediently aimed her…

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These look so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt!

Savoring Every Bite

There are many kinds of kisses; a mother’s tender kiss to her child, a platonic kiss hello or goodbye, a passionate lovers’ kiss or a chocolate kiss!!

Nestled inside these little butter nut balls is a kiss.  Butter balls are popular cookies, soft and tender with a gentle touch of finely chopped nuts.  The unexpected surprise of biting into a butter ball and finding a chocolate kiss were knows as the Surprise Cookie in my family.

It was my Aunt Mary that made these cookies for us when we were little.  While my aunt made many Italian cookies, she seemed to bake more kid friendly cookies for us.  And as a child, I can honestly say I looked forward to her holiday cookie trays.  I remember my excitement when I first realized a chocolate kiss was in the cookie.  It was like finding the prize in the Cracker Jack Box. …

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Where Is Wally?


Where is Wally and Ward Cleaver when you need them? I can’t believe that the televisions of today act as potal for evil and crudeness. The four major stations; Fox, ABC,NBC, and CBS are filled with shows that would have not even been allowed in theaters in the 40’s,50’s and most of the 60’s. I will not even list them, due to the fact that there are just too many!

Letting Freedom Ring

By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (ret) via Family Security Matters

As the West continues to pressure Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program to develop nuclear weapons, Tehran refuses to do so, assuring the outside world its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

For those wishing to believe Iran, they should take little comfort from such assurances. An analysis of its leadership’s words and actions over the past several years are bone chilling indicators what a nuclear armed Iran plans for our future.

For those unconvinced as to Iran’s evil intentions, they should reflect on that leadership’s words over the past several years including, more recently, the following:

          Threats to use military force to close the Straits of Hormuz for the West’s non-military act of imposing economic sanctions upon Tehran.

          The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s declaration, “The Zionist regime is a true…

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The Liberal Bilge

Washington Times

The White House hyped the news Friday February 3 that January payrolls had risen by 243,000. The hitch is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also dropped 1.2 million from the calculated workforce. Somehow this net loss of a million workers in a single month was transformed into an improvement in the unemployment rate. As the old saying goes, figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.

“Job growth was widespread,” the BLS reported, but most Americans sense that something isn’t quite right with the numbers. The most important change was the deep decline in the workforce. While the overall population jumped a 1.6 million in January, the workforce declined a record-setting 1.2 million. This figure represents those who out of sheer frustration or for other reasons have dropped out of what the government defines as the active labor pool. They are worse than simply unemployed; they are both…

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The Liberal Bilge

Washington Times

The White House hyped the news Friday February 3 that January payrolls had risen by 243,000. The hitch is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also dropped 1.2 million from the calculated workforce. Somehow this net loss of a million workers in a single month was transformed into an improvement in the unemployment rate. As the old saying goes, figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.

“Job growth was widespread,” the BLS reported, but most Americans sense that something isn’t quite right with the numbers. The most important change was the deep decline in the workforce. While the overall population jumped a 1.6 million in January, the workforce declined a record-setting 1.2 million. This figure represents those who out of sheer frustration or for other reasons have dropped out of what the government defines as the active labor pool. They are worse than simply unemployed; they are both…

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