Saturday, October 27, 2007

5 things I learned from my November Issue of REAL SIMPLE

  1. You can rent classic and new title books online from You receive free shipping both to and from your home. Subscription plans range from $15 - $36 month.
  2. It is best to store coffee (ground & whole beans) in an opaque airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture. Oops, Bob!
  3. Gail Blanke shared the story of losing her brother at the age of 24. I felt a lot of myself in her story and agreed with things she said. I especially liked what her mother said during that time, "We'll never lose him." Blanke also listed 4 steps to making it through a loss. 1. Be true to your convictions 2. Shift your attention to others 3. Talk about the one you lost 4. Write to him or her (this one was especially helpful to me after we lost Ellie and Kate - I wrote to them often the first few months).
  4. There is a woman out there, Carment Staicer, who has 6 children and still has time to write a blog. Check it out .
  5. The best way to avoid a stressful Thanksgiving Day is to enjoy the day at someone else's house - thank you Karen & Loren!