Jennifer Marshall's Blog – November 2012 Archive (9)

Things I've Learned This Week

** The SNL "Schweddy Balls" skit just never ever gets old.

** I'm still not a fan of LED Christmas lights.

** Candy Cane Chapstick is the bomb dot com.  For real.

** The endless barrage of holiday catalogs being crammed into my mailbox has once again…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

The True Meaning of Christmas

As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence.  (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!)  That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need.  And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.

For the past…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The world would be a lot happier if everyone ate Thanksgiving dinner in their pajamas.

** Chuck E. Cheese is totally a rat, not a mouse -- am I right or am I right?

** That stupid Taylor Swift song is never ever ever gonna get out of my damn head.

** "Benign" is truly a magical word.

** A successful…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 23, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** My kids think Santa can make ANYTHING, which means that I am totally and completely SCREWED.

** "Customer" and "service" are two words that, sadly, don't belong together anymore.

** Static electricity is a very unfortunate side effect of Winter.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 16, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

A Smile's Worth A Thousand Woofs

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You likely know by now that Goatdog is generally a giant thorn in my side and that I often contemplate turning him into the main course for our Thanksgiving dinner.  That being said, though, he has somehow managed to worm his wicked way into our hearts with all of his quirky little…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 15, 2012 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

The Magic of the First Snowfall

As much as I loathe winter weather, there truly is something magical about the first snow of the season.  Those white flakes falling gracefully from the sky always bring an unexpected peacefulness in my otherwise chaotic world.  And being able to share that special moment with my kids makes it all that more memorable for me.

We got our first snowy dusting just this…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The time change is making me think I'm late to everything.  (O.k., so later than usual).

 

** My town has already put up its Christmas decorations.  So we can now eat our Halloween candy under the mistletoe.

** After a thorough cleaning of my daughter's room, turns out there isn't a dead body in there after all.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 9, 2012 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Just Keep Blotting, Just Keep Blotting

When it comes to smashed grapes, I tend to be more of a white wine lover.  But every now and then, I do love to sip some red.  However, this past weekend proved to me why I should probably save it for very special occasions (like when the floor is lined with plastic).

So it was a chilly Friday evening, and my hubby and I decided to open up a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Hurricane Sandy gave a whole new meaning to the term “shit storm”.

** Governor Chris Christie was surely a bulldog in another life.

** You pretty much have to turn tricks to be able to afford all those Halloween treats.

** It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel sorry for a dog trying to take a dump in a sheriff’s…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

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