Q is for Quare Things – a-to-z blog challenge

There’s a song I used to hear a lot, growing up with my Dad.  The song, from a band called the Wolfe Tones, is called Quare Things in Dublin, and on the surface is about a clock in the city that has four separate faces.  If you look at it from one side of the street,…

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P is for Perfect – a-to-z blog challenge

A child walked into a house today and made the declaration, “Oh my gosh, whatever you’re cooking smells amazing!” It was my house.  This was one of my children.  And she wasn’t fishing for concert tickets, car keys, or a puppy. My house is cluttered.  Currently, my railing is sporting two weeks worth of clean…

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O is for Only in America – a-to-z blog challenge

I may have expressed a fondness for the Mo Rocca show on the Cooking Channel “My Grandmother’s Ravioli”.  I love it – beyond love.  It is a look at the grandparents who came to this country from foreign lands, bringing with them the recipes from generations of Irish grandmoms, Italian grandmoms, Jewish and Russian grandmoms….

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N is for Nephrology – a-to-z blog challenge

Nephrology is the study of diseases of the kidney.  There are lots of diseases of the kidney.  I happen to be the recipient of one chronic kidney condition that truly is the gift that keeps on giving. I have chronic kidney stones.  Some people are great at many things.  It turns out, I am great…

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L is for Last – a-to-z Blog Challenge

  It was the LAST thing I would have ever expected.  Days before my 40th birthday, having battled infertility much of my childbearing years, the sheer exhaustion I was feeling was dismissed as an impending bug. Seeing the two happy pink lines on the home pregnancy test?  Yep, the LAST thing I would have guessed….

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K is for Knight in Shining Armor – a-to-z blog challenge

Knights come in all shapes and sizes, and believe it or not, they don’t all wear those big, gaudy, tacky suits. My sister is facing one of the most difficult experiences of her life in the next 24 hours.  But she is an amazing woman.  She is strong, she is brave, and she faces things…

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The Best Things I’ve Ever Eaten – Disney World Version

I periodically pour over the Disney World restaurant menus, always searching for new things I’d like to try, but I always have a list of my favorite things.  I’m sure you have a list of things you love, like Lou Mongello’s carrot cake cookie obsession from the Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (I really…

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Magic Bands, FastPass+, ADRs, OH MY!

Remember, back in the day, when you could just show up at Walt Disney World, ride the rides, eat nice meals, have a great time, and go home?  Yeah, me neither. For as long as I’ve been planning Walt Disney World vacations (approximately 7, 459 years), I’ve had to get up at the crack of…

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