January 2021

Planning your vaction!

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Is there anything more precious than vacation time? Today while I am writing this post, it is National Plan Your Vacation Day. The U.S Travel Association stated that 97% of Americans report that having a trip planned makes them happy! The NPVD planner quote that I take away is this. “Survey data also found that […]

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The Varmint Tree

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The Tree was old and rotted. It really should come down. But I loved the branches spreading. The way the light filtered through. I couldn’t stand the thought of all those that lived there Not having a place to go The squirrels had their nest there. The birds sang and squawked and squalled. The barn […]

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Opening the friend and family cookbook!

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This week I decided to open up the friend and family cookbook and follow some tried and true recipes. I picked out a couple recipes for the week before I went grocery shopping. Today, I am trying one of them out. Tomorrow I will try another. While I anticipated good food, and a plan for […]

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Maid Rite is Made Right!

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Today I took my husband Keith to Maid Rite in Springfield, Illinois. This wonderful diner famous for its loose meat sandwiches has been on the National Historic Register since 1924. Inside we were told that this site dates back to even earlier than that. The Building The diner is located in a train caboose. To […]

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Grafton IL For Eagle Hunting & More

This past Wednesday, the Grandkids got out of school at noon. Then we were off! My husband Keith and I decided to head to Litchfield and drive through Steak & Shake. This was the first leg of what our granddaughter Lilly refers to as “Grandcamp” adventures. After a totally non-nutritious, but delicious lunch we headed […]

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