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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Other Blogs

I've been spending money again. Lots of money. I'm sure Brian loves to hear, "Honey, I just put $3000 on the credit card today" when he comes home. Its the time of year when I buy backpacks and school supplies and Cody's old room starts looking like a warehouse. You can see some pics up at the Backpacks for Pine Ridge Blog. The UPS man is probably not happy with me this time of year. Or maybe he is ... he gets his route over in one stop.

Today I've been cooking. I'm not a great cook - I figure good cooks are people who love to cook. I don't. I do it and I do OK but I don't love it. But no one is starving at my house - anymore. I did that for a while but not because of my cooking ability. Something I wanted to do when Cody got married and Logan moved out was to make up a book with all the recipes I've collected over the years for them to take with them. I had wild ideas (imagine that) about doing a scrapbook cookbook and all. But ya know what? Scrapbooking is expensive. Its a lot cheaper to just do a blog. Its free in fact, and other people can access it as well. So, if you're feeling brave, I have a blog of recipes. I'm still adding to it and still trying to take photos of the dishes I have there, but its a start.

I think most of you know about the Pine Ridge Blog where you can keep up with all that's happening with the mission trips to Pine Ridge Reservation. If you've missed it, well there's some cool pics and stories up there from Fred and Judy's trip and some news about Shelly's visit - she'll be here in a week and a half!

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