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Waffle Wednesday

Summer is here.  

There are the most obvious signs – it’s much louder around here than normal and I’m making trips to the grocery store every other day.  

Usually there is the hot weather – but that isn’t cooperating.  So, it kinda feels like an extended spring break.  

But, the best way to tell that it’s summer is because I have NO IDEA what day of the week it is, let alone the DATE!  Honestly, it could as easily be the 16th or the 26th, as the 6th of June.

The ONLY way for me to keep track of the day of the week is by following the breakfast pattern.  During the school year, we have a set routine.  

Monday – Pancakes

Tuesday – You’re on your own – Mom has coffee group

Waffle Wednesday

Thursday – cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs

French Toast Friday

Saturday – this is the only day that changes

Sunday – sausage with biscuits and gravy

As long as I keep to this morning routine, I’ll be able to keep track of what day it is.

Here’s what I’ve learned:  Today was Wednesday.  We had waffles.



Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


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How 5 Pounds of Sugar is good for you…..

We just returned from Spring Break.  A split weekend trip between Nashville, TN and Auburn, AL.  We ventured south to visit family who have recently moved to Auburn.  It’s an understatement to say that my kids were thrilled about visiting an SEC campus.  We gave ourselves a tour of facilities – you know, walk around and act like you are supposed to be there.

This gave us access to the football field, the baseball diamond, the pool deck of the Natatorium and the basketball coliseum.  It was quite an adventure.

For those of you who follow college football, I’m sure that you are familiar with Toomer’s Corner on the northeast corner of campus, a drugstore opened in 1896 that serves it’s famous fresh squeezed lemonade and hand dipped ice cream.

Toomer's Lemonade

A quick google search gave me the generally accepted recipe for Toomer’s Famous Lemonade.  After reading the recipe, I have decided that this a unique exception to the healthy lifestyle that we all crave – a time when there is an argument that 5 lbs. of sugar is actually GOOD FOR  YOU!

Here is what I learned: 5 lbs of sugar is good for you when it evokes tradition, brings together generations and creates lasting memories of family vacations.  It’s good for you when it has it’s own Twitter Account and Facebook page and Live Webcam to stay connected to your memories.


Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


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