First time, first week Fantasy Football. WON

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Won my league.  Amazing, as I did not exactly read the rules when I signed up, nor did I do any research.  I signed up and clicked the Join Live Draft button.   I got lucky that the two QB's I chose weren't on the same bye week, because I didn't check.  I just grabbed A. Luck and C. Wentz.  I remembered halfway through to check the injury list before drafting a player.  Thankfully, none of my player's names appeared on it.  I did not look for ease of schedule or last year's stats.  I went with gut.

HISTORY - A Triumph of States Rights

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A Triumph of States Rights -  Originally posted 2012


In 1869, Republican Governor of Wyoming Territory, John Allen Campbell, signed a law granting “every woman of the age twenty-one years” the opportunity to vote in any territory election.  Voting rights for women were included in the Wyoming state constitution in 1889, the first state to do so.


Girl in Alaska Stories - Part Two

Girl in Alaska Stories - Part Three coming soon!  Girl in Alaska Stories Part One & Part Two for Purchase at Smashwords and other ebook retailers. If you would like to check out Girl in Alaska Part One, please follow to Smashwords!

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Marcus Lemonis - Reddit AMA

AMA refers to a Ask Me Anything.  The Profit is one of my favorite shows (CNBC) and Marcus is one of the best examples of an impactful leader on television.  He understands that business is all about the data and all about the people behind the brand.   Some episodes are infuriating i.e. Farmgirl Flowers (SE03-EP20).  Actually, the FF business might be wonderful but the owner...ugh.  She is why some people hate feminists.  Dial it back, honey.  Sometimes, the problem really is you.  Other episodes make you cheer for the little guy.

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Herb Spiral Zone 4-5

My sister, months ago, sent me text with some pictures of an an herb spiral "we have to do this!!"  Knowing we were in the middle of landscaping and knowing that I am sucker for a unique idea, my sister also knew my response was a "hell yeah" before she even received my text back.  We receive compliments on it often, even though it is year one and the HS (herb spiral) is not yet where I want it to be.  

What I learned:  

The List

Coming soon.  A novel.  

the truth will set you free, but not until it is finished with you.

-David Foster Wallace



Sun Dried Tomato Dressing/Marinade

I use this as a salad dressing and as the marinade for a cucumber and tomato salad. Recipe makes approximately a 1/2 cup.


1 T sun-dried tomato paste

1/4 C olive oil

1/2 t white sugar

1 small clove garlic minced/pressed

3 T balsamic vinegar

Pinch of salt and a shake of pepper

Whip into an emulsion.  A tablespoon of fresh basil leaves, chopped, is a nice addition.  If the balsamic flavor is too strong, add another tablespoon of olive oil.  

Blossoms Loved by Bees

  1. Borage
  2. Melons - Charentais
  3. Winter Squash - Galeux D'Eysines (before the Squash Vine Borer got to them)
  4. Cucumber - English

In order of how much they were loved by my garden bees.  Pretty sure borage is bee crack.  It will be in my garden every year.

Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Chicken

Buy the size whole chicken you need, I usually get a 4-5 lb chicken. In our house this serves four people, but not gonna lie, we also wish we had some more.  Also buy your favorite loaf of crusty bread, as this recipe will give you a lot of delicious drippings for dipping.   The drippings also go well with carrots and potatoes, if you want to roast a few under or next to the chicken.


2 T sun dried tomato paste

3 T softened butter

2 T Meat/Poultry Seasoning (I use Chef's Secret)

2 T Balsamic Vinegar

Whip It Good.

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