January 2010

Hunkered Down

by Edie Wadsworth on January 31, 2010

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I love any reason to hunker down.   If for nothing else than just to  relish in saying the words ‘hunker down’. And this is what I see just outside my breakfast room this morning. It’s not the 6-12 inches of snow they predicted, but 2 inches of slush is enough reason for hunkerin’ in […]

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Mocha Cake=Pure Bliss

by Edie Wadsworth on January 28, 2010

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I thought it was high-time mocha cake gots its’ own post. Mocha cake deserves more than to be thrust in the corner while beef-potato-cabbage soup struts its’ stuff. Mocha cake is not an afterthought; nor a recipe to be thrust to the bottom of another post.  Mocha cake stands alone as the single best weapon […]

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On David, Brandi Carlile and ‘Hallelujah’

by Edie Wadsworth on January 27, 2010

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{photo of my favorite accessory and flea market find :  the bust of David} This year, in lieu of my traditional list of New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do a ’40 in 40′; forty things I wanted to do in my fortieth year of life. But because I couldn’t quite figure out photoshop and […]

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Our Good Samaritan

by Edie Wadsworth on January 25, 2010

I woke up Saturday morning with a raging head cold.   I’ve used {roughly} 11,234 ‘puffs with lotion’ tissues, a full tube of chapstick and bottle of kids’ cold medicine.  Too bad I don’t know a good doctor.   Adding insult to injury,  the Vikings got beat, my dirty wet dogs are ruining my school […]

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Recipes

by Edie Wadsworth on January 24, 2010

My Big Fat Greek Goulash Best Beef Stew Ever Mocha Cake The Lightest Fluffiest Angel Wing Biscuits Beef Enchiladas Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Glazed Apple Bars Irish Stew Southern Cornbread Spicy Tomato Soup Fish Tacos Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes Blucberry Coffee Cake Strawberry Dream Cake Late Summer Vegetable Soup Chicken and Dumplings Cheese Tortellini Soup […]

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a little spring sewing

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2010

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Thank you for all your encouragement and advice yesterday. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted any harder task:  teaching my girls, facing my own demons,  and  praying that at end of the day, God fills in the gaps. We’ve spent the better part of two afternoons in the craft room—-which always seems to cure our […]

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Classical Homeschooling: Staying the Course

by Edie Wadsworth on January 21, 2010

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I find myself at a bit of crossroads in my homeschooling journey. For the sake of those who are new to this blog, I’m in my second year of homeschooling my two littlest children—7 and 9, both doing 3rd grade*ish work—after quitting my job 3 years ago as a family practice physician. I have loved […]

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Help for Haiti

by Edie Wadsworth on January 19, 2010

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If your children are like mine, when they see a snippet of the devastation in Haiti, they are captivated. Especially when the devastation involves so many children. We are all at a loss for what to do. I’d like to jump on a plane and bring all the Haitian orphans home with me. Since that […]

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Desperate for Home :: A Review of Till We Have Faces

by Edie Wadsworth on January 17, 2010

I shall attempt to give my thoughts on C.S. Lewis’ book  Till We Have Faces.   I know this for sure;  what little  I can string together on the subject  will be inadequate.  This book left me stunned, ashamed  and yet profoundly hopeful and longing. It’s a complex layered story that lays bare the human […]

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Happy Birthday Malachi

by Edie Wadsworth on January 16, 2010

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This is Steve’s oldest son Malachi {with his girlfriend Alex}.  Today is Mal’s birthday.   We miss him so much and wish we could be with him today to celebrate!  We’ve found it gets harder and harder to spend time with your grown children when they have real jobs/responsibilities.    We were looking back at […]

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Christmas Coveting

by Edie Wadsworth on January 14, 2010

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The Backstory {in the following true story, the names have been changed and faces hidden to protect the innocent} It happened the first day they went outside to play after Christmas.    They came in with cold chapped faces and forlorn little hearts. “Mom (in a pitiful, woe-is-me little voice),  guess what such-and-such got for […]

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Books Read in 2009

by Edie Wadsworth on January 13, 2010

All the President’s Men Harry Potter-Chamber of Secrets The Glass Castle Harry Potter book 1 West Oversea (Lars Walker) The Abolition of Man Toqueville’s Democracy in America Heaven on Earth Glen Beck’s Common Sense Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Year of Wonders How to Read Literature Like a Professor March John Lock’s 2nd Treatise of Gov’t […]

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So they loaded up the truck…….

by Edie Wadsworth on January 11, 2010

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Well, I decided to move to WordPress and it’s gonna be more of a Klampett-style move.   Jed pulled up his truck and loaded me and all my posts up….but we seem to have lost Jethro and Granny in the chaos.   Pardon the mess and the random things flying overboard and hopefully in a […]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Surviving Blissdom ’10

by Edie Wadsworth on January 8, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Blissdom last year. I left the conference sure that I would attend it again. And it’s hard to believe that it’s just one month away. To give you time to gather your survival supplies, I wanted to do this post early. So here it is: how to survive Blissdom […]

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Ringing in the New Year

by Edie Wadsworth on January 7, 2010

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How do you get your children to: 1. Sing for you on New Year’s Day 2. Make ’2010′ with their bodies in the cold windy chill…. 3. Join in a collaborative effort to do the dishes 4. And with only a small amount of tomfoolery? Answer: You feed them large amounts of pasta and bread […]

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