Archive for April, 2014

Salesmanship

Posted on April 19, 2014 11:13 am under Microfiction
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Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but this anti-aging formula really works. Look at me!
(The commission on this stuff paid for my last facelift.) (135)

You don’t have to subsist on celery. Take Dr. Good’s formula and eat all you want. You won’t gain an ounce.
(Ounce, no. Pounds, yes.) (135)

Cures fatigue in three days
(If you take it at a spa away from your six kids.) (79)

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This week’s word was subsist.

Beyond Citrus

Posted on April 14, 2014 4:00 pm under General
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This post brought to you by Fresh From Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

Florida and citrus fruits have alays been linked in my mind.  As a child, I remember receiving a gift box of citrus fruits each year from relatives, who wintered in Florida.  A northern employer, used to brighten frigid January weather by presenting each employee with a crate of Florida citrus fruits. It wasn't until my brother took up residence in Florida, however, that I began to appreciate that Florida's  fresh produce included far more than citrus.  In Florida, there's always some locally grown produce in season.  In April, it's blueberries.

While some northern portions of the country are still covered in snow, Florida is enjoying fresh, locally grown blueberries.  Blueberries are one of our family's favorites and we're always looking for new blueberry recipes.   Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 160

Posted on April 12, 2014 9:23 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, April 13th*

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Word of the Week:subsist

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These Are A Few

Posted on April 8, 2014 10:00 pm under General
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At least once a year, we find ourselves watching The Sound of Music. That’s one of our favorite things, including listening to Julie sing about a few of her favorites. I got thinking about that yesterday, when I read about a cleaning service in Raleigh NC that, for an hourly fee, will handle just about anything that you don’t want to. They’ll clean your refrigerator, buy your groceries or walk your dog. You just make a list of your least favorite things and they’ll handle the rest.

I sat thinking about least favorite things for a few minutes. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 159

Posted on April 5, 2014 11:05 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, April 6th

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Word of the Week:yearn

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