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Let’s Talk Tofu


Tofu is on my mind today because it’s Friday.  Friday is date night, but this Friday also apparently has a lot of hot basketball action on the TV.  So my husband cleverly suggested bringing home Chinese-food take-out tonight instead of going out to our usual favorite Friday-night steakhouse. I love Chinese take-out, not to mention [...]

Posted March 23rd, 2012 | Tags: Food, Frugal Ideas

The Running Sewer *or* The Sewing Runner


When I’m not running I’m usually sewing (or maybe reading, napping, or housewifing, but those are topics for another day).  Over the last two years I’ve learned a lot about sewing and have improved my skills considerably. I’ve also discovered I have a fascination with “vintage” Singer sewing machines.  The older the better (kind of [...]

Posted March 20th, 2012 | Tags: Sewing

Extreme Cheapskate?

I finally got around to watching the first episode of the TLC show Extreme Cheapskate. I recorded it back in February, and my husband wasn’t home on Saturday night, so I thought I’d watch (he would NOT like this show!).  Apparently, this show is now going to be a regular series.  I for one can’t [...]

Posted March 19th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Where in the World is Tessie Rundiego?


I decided that I’m  running to Toccoa, GA by way of ol’ Arkansas.  The 30 Freeway runs right out of Dallas and straight there. I have run 40.3 miles since I started on March 10, and that puts me right about Campbell, TX.  Wow!  What a great town!  I really wish I could stay a [...]

Posted March 17th, 2012 | Tags: Band of Brothers, Mileage Update, Running,

Jake Jacked My Wich!


Steve and I usually like to bowl about ten games on a Sunday morning.  Yeah, it’s no big deal. He always tells me that if I get a Turkey, he will buy me a turkey sandwich for lunch.  A Turkey is three strikes in a row in bowling lingo.  I know this because one time [...]

Posted March 15th, 2012 | Tags: Bowling, Free sandwich

It’s Here!!!! It’s Here!!!!


Yesterday I was kvetching because I hadn’t yet received the brochure for the Beyond Band of Brothers Tour.  Then I went out to the mailbox and there it was. Wow!  Whoever put this puppy together deserves a LOT of money.  Because it made me want to call up right then and there and reserve two [...]

Posted March 13th, 2012 | Tags: Band of Brothers



  Currahee is a small mountain (or a large hill) in Toccoa, Georgia.  It is three miles up, and three miles back down.  And I want to go there and run those three miles up and three miles back down. Camp Toccoa was where the soldiers of the 101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy [...]

Posted March 12th, 2012 | Tags: Band of Brothers, Running,