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Friday, November 2, 2012

For your happy weekend...

from me to you,

*Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  I always have mixed feelings about this thing.  It helps out in the mornings because nothing makes me less happy than getting up in the dead of dark and leaving the house before the sun has risen all the way.  But then there's the whole business of getting dark before supper thing that is rather annoying and somewhat depressing.  Nonetheless, it happens Saturday night, so don't forget!

*If you're into red wine (we partake occasionally), this Pinot Noir by Francis Coppola is a really good one to try. Not that I'm a wine expert, by any means, but I tried a more expensive one several years ago and have been spoiled ever since. This one is very reasonable, I think.  

*These Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings I made last weekend were not only the bomb but this was by far the easiest dumplings recipe I've ever tried.  My only regret is that I did not double the recipe because there were no leftovers to speak of.  I'll remember that next time.  

*I love this octopus pillow cover on etsy.  I'm thinking of ordering it for Dracen's room to remind him of the octopus he caught at the beach a few weeks ago.  Like he could ever forget!

*Advice on how to care for introverts and extroverts...This is so spot on, I think. I can definitely attest to the "how to care for introverts" part and I'm pretty sure the extroverts in my life do indeed thrive on these ways of caring for them.   
From Pinterest...Diane via René

*It's November which means Christmas is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you struggle the most with what to buy the men/men children on your list.  I keep an entire board on Pinterest devoted to all things Manly Gifts if you need any ideas.  And by all means, if you have any other good ones I need to know about,  please send them my way! 

*If you're a dog person, I think you will find this article most entertaining...The 10 Naughtiest Dog Breeds. Number one on the list?  Yep!  My beloved little wiener dogs.  As if I needed someone to tell me that though.  Number ten on the list? Beagles.  Even worse is a Beagle who lives with a couple of Dachshunds.  I'm a glutton for punishment, I am.  But I love the little naughties more than chocolate.    

*Why not pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child? We'll be working on ours this weekend. National collection week is Nov.12-19.  Here you can find a list of drop-off locations in your area. It's such an easy (and inexpensive) way to give back and giving never fails to make us feel good inside.  That's a fact.  

*Plant some spring flower bulbs.  I may have gotten a little overzealous when I ordered mine a few weeks ago because I now have a giant box of them waiting patiently in my kitchen. Note to self: Must plant the bulbs this weekend.  

*Some very wise and inspiring words to live by...

*And a photo I hope makes you smile as much as it did me...

Happy weekend,

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  1. Women in the 3rd car back need to loosen up a bit.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I agree on the turning the clocks back...this seriously cuts into my running and I've been doing so well!

    I like $2 Chuck Nouvelle something or other they put out this time of year...which reminds me... it's similar to a beaujolais.

  3. Love the last photo. Sometimes I think I'm acting like the ladies in one of the cars further back.

  4. Don't remind me of Christmas. I'm already coming down from Halloween :)

    I'm not sure if you get Peelee Island wine (it's Canadian) but all of their red wines are scrumptious.

  5. What?! All these fragments, on a Friday especially, and you didn't link up?! Are you okay? :)

    Loved those two on the ride, and just as noteworthy are the two sitting two rows behind them. Wow

    Off to check out the recipe!