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On Creating Things

I’m coming to you live while proctoring my last exam of the semester!

Well, I mean, maybe I’m exaggerating here as you won’t be reading this “live,” but it’s always more fun for me to write in the present tense like I’m talking, so that’s what I do. I guess you can say it helps me be more creative. Honestly, I never enjoyed writing until I approached it this way, and, well, here I am, writing.

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Journal News and Updates

USA Masters Weightlifting National Champ? What?

Last week, I took a few days off work, traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and competed in the 2024 USA Master’s National Weightlifting meet.

Never in a million years did I think this would be the result.

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Food Teaching

Why, Hello, 2024!

So far, you have been a hoot, and we are only a month in!

Let’s start with the holidays. It’s been a few months since I posted an update.

First, having a son in college who comes home for a month is a whole new stage of parenting I was unprepared for.

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Food Journal Recipes

A Must-Share Pasta Recipe and Random Life Updates

Pasta alla Norcina

I will kick off this post with a fantastic recipe I made last night because that’s probably why you are here.

If you want to read my boring life update (because it’s been MONTHS since I’ve blogged), it’s below the recipe card.

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Journal Recipes

Road Trip Highlights

I’m going with highlights here because I cannot possibly begin to sift through all the emotions and thoughts in my head right now. Part of me would love to do a complete recap of our entire trip and share all the fun details of the last dinner party I hosted, but I simply don’t have the mental capacity.

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Journal

More Road Trip Planning!

Guys, OMG, what a whirlwind the last couple of months have been!

I started moonlighting as a bartender while wrapping up one doozy of a semester. My Mom had knee replacement surgery. I got COVID (first time!). The 12-Year-Old got involved in his school play. AND THE 17-YEAR-OLD IS GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL?!

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Birthdays, College & Pour Decisions

Nope. That’s not a typo. I absolutely fell in love with this punny sign I came across in Aldi and had to pick it up.

It is also a great way to tell you some exciting news!

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Journal

Disconnected, and It Feels So Good!

I hope you read that title as I intended it. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but my head is full of movie quotes and song lyrics, and they tend to bubble to the top anymore.

Anyway, my goal was to post at least monthly this year, and, well, I already failed.

How in the world is it March already?!

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Journal

Why, Hello, 2023!

Four months!

That’s one heck of a stretch of time for me not to blog!

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Well, It’s Been a Minute, hasn’t it?

This may be the longest stretch of time I haven’t blogged. My last post was in June, and frankly, after all the car troubles on vacation, my youngest broke his arm, we needed to replace our entire HVAC system, and I just was not in the mood.

It was “a summer,” to say the least, but things have been looking up lately.