Author Signing

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The books are based on a private invesitgator named Kinsey Millhone. Each book is titled for a letter of the alphabet – A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, and so on. So, Mom calls me in mid November…

McTV

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I don’t care for this particular trend and hope it goes away. When I go out to eat, I want to enjoy the food, the company, the clinking of dishes. I do not want to explain to my first grade…

Thanksgiving 2005

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Now, you must realize that I don’t cook. We go to my Mother-in-law’s home for Thanksgiving dinner like we do every year. So, this is all new to me. But, I was encouraged by a recent trip to a friend’s…

The Day After

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I haven’t been shopping the day after Thanksgiving. This year I decided to give it a try. I consulted a counselor after attempting to shop the day after Christmas one year. She told me it might be therapeutic. My daughter…

Off We Go to the Livestock Expo

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Yes, Livestock Expo. We were invited by homeschooling friends. Since we were studying farming and cattle in class, it sounded like an excellent field trip. This time, though, Rob said he couldn’t make it. I’m not sure why. We watched…

Chicago Trip 2005

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  Allyson and I went with our friends, Valerie and Kim, to the American Girl Place in Chicago. Our trip was planned around their 1st Anniversary event for the American Girl Club. We left for Chicago on a Friday morning,…

Aloha! Allyson Turns 8

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This year Allyson wanted to do something cool (or hot). We invited all her friends and their American Girl dolls to a Luau Party. We passed out leis at the door and everyone made their own grass skirts. We danced…