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Growing up, I lived in a house with a huge (for Long Island) backyard. It was a stretched pentagon-shaped piece of property 60 feet across in the front but about 300 feet across in the back. It went back at its deepest 250 feet deep, and the house wasn’t big so there was a wide […]

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This past week has been one of the most productive that the Big Girl/Little Girl household has ever seen. My husband and I have cleaned house — literally. We got rid of the equivalent of two carloads of stuff from the garage, four large boxes of old electronics (including a 37-inch LCD TV that was […]

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Quick aside on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Yesterday I went to Trader Joe’s for salad fixings. I stopped in front of really pretty red Roma tomatoes. Three of them sitting under plastic. On top of what I thought was a plastic tray. I hated doing it, but I had both kids and my mother-in-law with […]

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I have to take 60 steps to get to and from my new compost bin. I know this because I counted during one of the seven or eight compost bin runs I made yesterday. First I had to get rid of the watermelon rinds left over from breakfast. At lunchtime my cargo was a bunch […]

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Composting at Last

My husband came home from the store today with a surprise. One that made me smile really widely: A compost bin! Finally! He gave it to me right before dinner so all the non-meat scraps that are sitting on the table will soon find a new home. I can’t wait to see how this is […]

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I spent Friday in the city at the ASJA Writer’s Conference, which took place at the Roosevelt Hotel. Great conference, I was excited to see all the people I talk to on Facebook and on our online forum. Once I left the hotel, though, and made my way down 45th Street I was really excited. […]

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