I counted dogs one evening when I returned from the grocery store, and I was one short of the three dachshunds we have. Our dog Jake had sneaked out of his area and was on the loose in the house.
NDSU Extension Service, 12/21/2012
“What would you like for Christmas?” I asked my husband as we shopped one evening.
“I just need some new undershirts,” my husband replied. He grabbed a package from a rack and handed it to me.
NDSU Extension Service, 12/14/2012
“Mom, something smells heavenly!” my 14-year-old daughter exclaimed.
“Wow, what’s for dinner, Mom? When is it time to eat?” my 17-year-old son asked a little while later.
“Be patient. You’ll see,” I said.
NDSU Extension Service, 12/07/2012
“What does this advertisement mean, anyway? It says ‘the more you buy, the more you save,’ ” my college roommate remarked.
A good craftsman never blames his tools, my husband teased.
Note to other husbands or significant others: Dont say that. Ever.
NDSU Extension Service, 11/23/2012
As I noticed an advertisement for a Thanksgiving buffet at a local restaurant, I was tempted. Who can resist golden roasted turkey with stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and rich gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, assorted salads, breads and pumpkin pie?
“My freezer went out. What food can I save?” my caller asked.
She wasn’t sure how long her appliance had been out of commission.
“I want to make the recipe from your column, but where am I supposed to get some pumpkin?” someone asked me a couple of years ago.
“What do you mean?” I asked. I thought she was teasing me.
About midmorning, I sometimes find myself a little low in energy, so I rob my lunch bag. I eat the yogurt, crackers or piece of fruit. Sometimes I eat all of the ready-to-eat foods.
By lunchtime, much to my disappointment, sometimes I have one thing left to eat. That’s a pretty sad lunch.
“That apple tree is amazing. Look at this apple!” my older daughter exclaimed as she held up a large, bright red apple. She had just come inside after using our apple picker to pluck some of the brightest red fruits high in the tree in our backyard.
NDSU Extension Service, 10/18/2012
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