Ginger Martin's Blog

Scared of Spiders

My fear of spiders can be somewhat paralyzing at times.  I know there are many who share my fear.  I think it’s fairly common, but I wish I didn’t have it.  I remember having a bug catcher as a kid and sometimes a spider would crawl inside and start spinning
Posted  on July 6, 2015
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What’s Old is New Again

One of my hobbies is finding old pieces of furniture at garage sales or thrift stores and giving them a new purpose and a new life.  Chalk paint is a wonderful way to make something pretty again.  But I decided to try my hand at decoupage.  I had an old
Posted  on June 1, 2015
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Flower Memories

I grew up on a corner lot in suburbia, which means, I had a huge front yard where my family and I would climb trees and play croquet and wiffle ball and badminton to see which of us was best at hitting that weird shaped ball.  Our Cocker Spaniel, Max,
Posted  on May 18, 2015
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It’s The Little Things

When I got home from work one night last week I was in a horrible mood.  I’m not sure why.  I guess I felt exhausted and overwhelmed by the list of things I needed to get done around the house.  The last thing I wanted to do was take Truman
Posted  on April 17, 2015
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There seems to be an epidemic in my community and it’s something that has been bothering me for months.  People are not picking up after their dogs.  Not only are people not picking up after their dog on someone’s lawn, but they are blatantly leaving it right in the middle
Posted  on March 10, 2015
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Here We Go Again

A couple of months ago I blogged about how my Christmas cactus bloomed at Halloween.  Well, to my delight I noticed that my Christmas cactus is all full of buds (even more than at Halloween) and is about to bloom again.  My guess is that it’ll be in full bloom
Posted  on February 19, 2015
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I Can’t Wait For Spring Because…..

I’ve been mapping out my brand new vegetable garden that I’ll be putting in my backyard.  I used to have one years ago but neglected it after a few years and let the grass grow back over the plot.  Now I am starting again from scratch and have already measured
Posted  on February 11, 2015
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Some Like It Hot

I love hot, spicy food.  I always say if it’s going to be hot and spicy, it had better hurt a little; otherwise, it’s not hot and spicy enough.  I should have been in the SNL “Super Fire Hot Wings” sketch.  So, I decided to try a recipe I’ve never
Posted  on January 21, 2015
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Count Your Blessings

My favorite Christmas movie of all time is White Christmas.  Call me corny but I love everything about it.  The era, the clothes, Vera Ellen’s dancing, Rosemary Clooney’s singing, Bing and Danny.  Sigh.  It’s just dreamy.  There is a song in that movie called “Count Your Blessings”.  Irving Berlin wrote
Posted  on December 17, 2014
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Christmas Cactus?

Twenty years ago I won a tiny little Christmas cactus at an office holiday party.  It had pretty little buds on it that opened just a couple of days before Christmas.  I still have that Christmas cactus only it’s not so tiny anymore.  It has grown into a big, beautiful
Posted  on November 12, 2014