Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.
A few weeks ago, I passed a promotion at the end of an aisle in my local grocery store. I succumbed to said advertisement and purchased the suggested snack, Olde Cape Cod Kettle Corn Popped Crisps. Made from corn, popped in sunflower oil, and sprinkled with powdered sugar and sea salt, these things were so yummy that they survived less than an hour in my kitchen once they were opened. The other day, I found these same chips on sale again. This time, they were buy one, get two free! Tough decision. Yes, the chips made it into my cart, into my car, into my kitchen, and into my family. Latest accompaniment: as a side to a bowl of chicken corn chowder made by Katherine the Great.
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