The Cleaning Fairy and the Drill Seargant -Part One

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I finally realized the cleaning fairy will never stop by our home and I am left with all there is to do. I am getting older, the house is not getting smaller, and it seems I am constantly running behind. I feel like I spend all of my precious free time cleaning and scrubbing the house, and I am tired of it. Continue reading

I wish you all a Happy Time

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Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender and race neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious faith of your choice, or worldly practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or earthly traditions at all. Continue reading

Austrian Cinnamon Star Cookies

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Cinnamon star cookies (Zimtsterne) are a traditional part of the Holiday Season in Austria and Germany. Cinnamon and almonds taste great together; the smell of the cookie in the oven is mouthwatering. The history of the cookie is interesting as well. Cinnamon was a rare and rather expensive spice in Europe, and almonds had to be imported. Only the rich and Royals could afford both throughout the year. Ordinary people used cinnamon and almonds only for once-a-year festivals such as Christmas.  Continue reading