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My Sense of Humor

If you don't find this funny, then do not ask me to marry you. No offense.

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Anonymous said…
I'm always on the lookout for new storage ideas. The vegetable storage idea was terrific, although I'm having a bit of trouble with the paper punch.
Lee Ann said…
Hey Mom! Thanks for commenting!

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