Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thanksgiving Hangover Recipe: Turkey Noodle Soup

The best part of a roasted poultry is the inevitable soup you can make with the carcass. A lot of people get intimidated by making a soup, but it’s one of the easiest things you can do. If you can … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Hangover Recipe: Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole

We hosted Thanksgiving this year and I was put in charge of my very first turkey. Thanks to sage advice from the guru of Good Eats, Alton Brown, it was a great success thanks to a good overnight brine and … Continue reading

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Ready, set… boredom (PLUS, a shameless plug)

So tonight was my first night “out on the floor” as they say in cosmetology school. Out of the classroom, and into the salon where I will now perform a variety of heavily supervised services on brave individuals too cheap … Continue reading

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Beantown or bust

Well, folks, it looks like we’re going to be going to Boston after all. I got a call from the hand surgeon at Children’s Hospital Boston yesterday. It was so nice to talk to someone who seems to know what … Continue reading

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Roll Your Own Baby Food

We’ve been kind of lazy parents. When it came time to get Liam started on solids, we reached for the Gerber instead of the Vitamix. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the convenience, but homemade baby food isn’t … Continue reading

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Windows 7: My First Impressions

I have to admit, I was excited about Windows 7 from the get-go. I downloaded the Beta and Release Candidate and played with both, but not really that in-depth. Still, it was enough to get me convinced that it was … Continue reading

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100 minutes I will NEVER get back

After putting the kid to bed tonight, The Hubs and I decided to make some caramel corn and rent a movie. Given that we NEVER get to see movies anymore, you’d think the Redbox would be bursting at the seams … Continue reading

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Reason #562 why I love me some US Bank

Just got an automated telephone call a minute ago. You know the type. You look at your caller ID, see some generic 800 number and contemplate whether or not you’re up to the task of dealing with whatever salesperson is … Continue reading

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A quick note to let you all know how much I rule before I pass out.

Peeps, I am seriously awesome. Tonight was my final exam for the classroom portion of my cosmetology program. Not only did I pass… not ONLY did I get an A… I got ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Apparently, this has only been … Continue reading

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Liam's Macrodactyly

So I mentioned the appointment with Liam’s surgeon the other day, but it occurs to me that I’ve never really talked about Liam’s hand on this blog before. And I know that when we got Liam’s diagnosis, I would have … Continue reading

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