Monthly Archives: November 2012

Including the Real Me

A few years ago we started creating photo cards for our holiday greetings.  We like to receive them from others, so we decided to join the photo card senders group.  The cards are a convenient way for those we don’t … Continue reading

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Dreaming About the Little Things

We have all played that game in our minds… you know, that one where we think “what would I do if I won the lottery” or “what if I was rich and famous.”  Certainly, the usual thoughts come to mind … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Gobble

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck There is no holiday that is quite as centered on food as Thanksgiving.  Sure, anytime we … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm….

Last night, as I was switching over a load of laundry, I gazed upon the top of the washer and was reminded of this quandry I posted a few months ago.  So for those of you who are new to … Continue reading

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Wallow in Bright Moments

It is far too easy for each of us to get lured in to, and overwhelmed by, the challenges and unpleasantness of certain aspects of our daily lives.  We simply tune into the news in the morning and are greeted … Continue reading

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When Did My Tide Change?

Once upon a time, many years ago, in a far away land, I was the youngest employee at my job. I was working at an ad agency, it was my first job out of college, and I was making $12,000 … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Grant a Pass

My plans this evening had included tackling my ironing.  You see, as I schlog through the weekly laundry, I stack all items that need ironing in one basket, then choose an evening to set up my ironing board in front … Continue reading

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Real People, Real Power

When I received my notice for Jury Duty, I did what pretty much everyone does. I groaned.  I thought about how I would be out of work for at least a day, wasting time sitting around in a Jury Pool … Continue reading

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