Category Archives: preparation

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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Fear Not The Mud

This weekend I joined a few thousand other mildly crazy real people to take part in the Rugged Maniac, which is a 5k course made up of hills, mud, and 25 different obstacles to be tackled by the fit and … Continue reading

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Identification by Affiliation

It is somewhat amazing that not all of us Real Women are officially diagnosed with multiple personality disorders. As soon as we reach adulthood, we start accumulating roles and responsibilities and associations. Over time, we no longer become known as just … 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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It’s RW Law

There’s very little in life that is guaranteed.  Some days, as a matter of fact, it seems that whatever is the opposite of your intended result will be the inevitable outcome.  Or, put more simply: Murphy’s Law. I’m not a … Continue reading

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Blinkin’ Power

A few years ago, The Marist Poll asked Americans what super power they would most like to have. More than a quarter would like to have the ability to read people’s minds, while the same number of folks wanted to … Continue reading

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Resolving to be Realistic

A friend sent me a card some time ago that showed a woman standing at a store counter, a sign hanging above her that read Exchanges. She was requesting an exchange to get her old body back. I can totally … Continue reading

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