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Today I've been working on my before-mentioned Project 365. Here's the cover for scrapbook number one (I have a feeling there will be several).
I also got updated through today, so I'm off to a good start. Let's see if I'm able to keep up as the days roll on by.

We took down our Christmas decorations today and got the house cleaned. It's always a good feeling to get things back where they belong. I love the holidays, but I'm glad they're over for another year!

My current book - Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews, an author I haven't read before.You might be able to see the $3 price tag. I picked this up at our Book Ladies book sale at work (the money raised goes to charity). I think I even got it for $1.50. The last hour of the sale everything is half price...I'm only about 100 pages into it, but it's pretty good so far. Short synopsis: A female and male chef are competing for the next big star on The Cooking Channel, and I think there is a romantic interlude coming up. The female character, Gina Foxton, sounds like a younger version of Paula Deen, and it's also set in the far, so good.

Haven't posted a quote in a while, so here goes: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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