Change of Plans

Hubby is retiring in exactly one month. It’s exciting.  It’s terrifying.  It’s overwhelming. We are going through massive changes in our lives and I am not one to deal well with change.  But today, we made a decision that I feel good about.  It totally changes our plans.  No more log cabin.  Instead, we put […]

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Lincoln, New Hampshire

We decided to take a quick trip to New Hampshire, just the two of us, for the husband’s birthday.  It was really good getting away for a few days, just the two of us.  I have not traveled up north much so I was really surprised by how incredibly beautiful it was.  It reminded me […]

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Cooking tamales in a pressure cooker

I did it.  I succumbed to the peer pressure. I bought a pressure cooker.  We don’t do anything half assed, so we bought a giant 10 quart so we can feed our herd. First, we used it to make the pork roast for our tamales.  Because it’s Christmas eve, and tamales.  It’s tradition and shit. […]

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Jack

Jack is my chocolate lab.  He’s really big.  And he’s really dumb.  But I love him.  More than most people.  Not my people, just other people.

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Food in Mugs

I hate baking.  And not just because my last name was Crocker.  That means I should love baking, right? I also hate sweets.  Which should mean I weigh a whole heck of a lot less than I do.  But I don’t. So when my kids ask for a dessert, I break out one of my […]

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