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Santa’s Mixed Bag

It is just over a week until Christmas.  Like most R.W.’s, I’ve been hurtling towards the big day on Warp 10 Overdrive for several weeks.  I haven’t had any available time to write, and for someone who finds sanity in … Continue reading

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Getting Lost on Sleep Street

We all know that a woman’s brain is wired like a super highway system with dangerous corners and intersections, where the minimum speed limit is somewhere around 90mph. We are supposed to have off-ramps and rest stops that allow us to … Continue reading

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In Celebration of… Appetites

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  – Erma Bombeck Lo and Behold, in the blink of an eye, the holidays are upon us once again.  … Continue reading

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Not So Glossy

Six years ago I started this blog after browsing a magazine rack in search of something entertaining to read while traveling.  At the time, I was struck by how none of the magazines related to me, or to the other … Continue reading

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Wash warm, Tumble low

“These aren’t my socks.” “Wait. Are these my shorts?” “Mo-o-o-m, this is Dad’s underwear.” “Think this stain will come out?” “How long as this stuff been sitting wet in the washer?” Ah, yes, the joys of laundry.  It is a … Continue reading

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They’ve Got Me Surrounded

I’m the token female in my household.  I’m surrounded by men.  My husband, my son, my dog – all male.  And currently my stepson is staying with us while he transitions during a move from west coast to east coast.  … Continue reading

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Busy Signals

Busy – Adjective:  Actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime; not at leisure; otherwise engaged. Rarely do we hear Real Women say “I’m busy.”  Mostly because the term busy conjures up images of meeting deadlines at work, or … Continue reading

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