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Thanksgiving ABC’s

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Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States and it’s time for my annual tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. Even though I maintain a gratitude practice every day, I still love doing this list every year. Some of the items repeat year after year, others are new. Here’s this year’s list:Continue Reading

Review: Little House Life Hacks

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How many of you remember the TV show Little House on the Prairie? I loved that show, and I got excited when I heard that our friend Angie Bailey, together with co-author Susie Shubert, was working on a book about life lessons gleaned from the show. Little House Life Hacks: Lessons for the Modern Pioneer from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Prairie is not a cat book, but I loved it so much, I just had to share it with you. Oh, and that’s Janet, Angie’s beautiful tortie, posing with the book. Even though she’s not listed as a co-author, I have a feeling she may have had a paw in it.Continue Reading

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Review: OKSOU Apollo 630 True HEPA Air Purifier

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February 2024 Update: It appears that OKSOU, formerly Okaysou, has gone out of business. Their website no longer exists, and I have been unable to get in touch with my marketing contact. The good news is this an almost identical air purifier model is available from Levoit.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of OKSOU’s (formerly Okaysou) air purifiers. We already have four of them, one in our living room, one in the dining room, my bedroom, and one in our family room aka kitty playroom. I was delighted to get to try one of their newer models, the Apollo 630.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Turning Leaves

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If you’ve read this blog for a number of years, you’ve heard me talk about the maple tree outside my bedroom window and how much it means to me. We planted it when we first moved into this house, more than 39 years ago now. I’ve watched it grow into a beautiful, mature tree. This tree has been with me through a lot of life – through both joyful and challenging times. Each fall, it’s one of the last trees to turn. It used to turn the most incredibly bright, vibrant red.Continue Reading