It’s the number conundrums

Sometimes (oftentimes) numbers don’t make sense ­— to me at least. Oh sure, two plus two equals four and numbers are unchangeable so they should follow logical standards. But they don’t. Therein lies the mystery.
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Family ties are ‘imperfectly perfect’

Family: Flawed and fabulous, adoring and amusing, messy and magnificent, important and irreverent, loyal and loud and yay, it’s year-round.
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Gratitudinally speaking during Thanksgiving

Gratitude is among us! ‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Let’s talk turkey.
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Lost in time without a calendar

Our family calendar is an information multi-tasker. Each year I purchase one with large monthly pages and ample, oversized daily squares so I have plenty of room to write the myriad of time-sensitive tidbits that decorate the pages and give meaning to our days, weeks, months and the year as a whole.
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The comforts of not-at-home

There’s something luxurious about an overnight hotel stay. And hotels work hard to make us feel that way. The term hotel bedding has become synonymous with generous thread-count, high-end crisply pressed white cotton sheets.
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Hey, baby: It’s our one thing in common

There are 7.5 billion people in the world. That’s 75 followed by eight zeros. A billion is hard for the average mind to fathom. One billion is equivalent to a thousand millions. In other words, a really big number.
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Secrets revealed of miracle oil

The little pump dispenser sat on the sink in my bathroom for more than a month before I noticed the label.
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Summer’s over: It’s time to store the boat

There isn’t much that makes my husband nervous. Heck, he’s raised four teenagers, which included teaching three of them (so far) to drive. Anyone who can do that can do anything. Or practically anything.
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Adventures in home delivery

It’s no secret. Technology is changing the way we do things. I don’t trust myself to get dressed in the morning before checking my weather apps (I have three). And I’m not sure how I survived prior to having the find my family app at my fingertips.
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Learning new things about scents

We’ve known each other for more than 30 years and I’m still learning new things about him. This weekend it was all about scented candles.
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