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Chocolate Pretzel Snack Mix

Pretzels and M&MsMy teenagers are growing so fast I can hardly keep up with it.  Our #2 son, “The Fruitarian,” was laughing at himself the other day, while trying to keep his shirt tucked in.  He said, “tucked…” then raised his arms a little, “untucked.”  At least a couple times a week he mentions needing new clothes, new shoes, or new swimwear.

On top of that, they are eating me out of house and home.  I bought two large pizzas for dinner the other day, which I thought would be plenty for three children and one friend.  It was naive, I know that now.  Our daughter told us she only got one slice of pizza and she was still hungry.  After questioning the boys, we discovered they had eaten about 5 slices each.

And they were still hungry too.

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Orange Sugar Cookies

These orange cookies taste fantastic, with the flavor of fresh oranges!  Orange Sugar cookies are so one of my newest favorites.

Orange CookiesSome days just suck.  They suck, I tell you, like a vacuum.  A few days ago, I hit a new low when I was kind of excited to purchase a used vacuum.  It’s not that I can’t afford a new one, but I just really hate spending money on a vacuum.  I did consider buying new.  I even did extensive research on different brands.  (And, by extensive research, I of course mean that I spent 15 minutes looking through reviews on Amazon.)  I ended up deciding the brand I already had was the one I wanted to keep.

I found what appeared to be a decent used one locally, and it was even kind of an upgrade because it’s the commercial version, and obviously newer than my 14-year-old dinosaur.  The seller had some clearly out-of-control dogs and white carpet and kept asking me questions about my old vacuum. Which model is it?  What’s wrong with it?  Is the motor burned out?  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  It’s fourteen years old, isn’t that reason enough?

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