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    Brrr! It’s Cold Outside!

    This January, the temperatures here in Northern Illinois have been registering in the teens and single digits. The other morning, for example, the “travel to school temp” hovered around the 5 degree mark. To me, having lived here all my…

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    Reflections on 2012

    As I sat in the hot tub Sunday (December 30), I found myself wondering where August, September, October, November, and December had gone. As the cold wind blew and the bright moon reflected light off the snow on the neighbor’s…

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    The Christmas Cookie Collection

    Christmas cookies – those wonderful delicacies that we make for holiday celebrate. Sometimes those recipes are recorded on special recipe cards or found in special books, and they are rarely made any other time of year. I started my Christmas…