Tag Archives: chores

Visibly Invisible

In true DIY fashion, for the past few weeks my husband has been doing a refresh of our kitchen. He scraped and repainted the popcorn ceiling (not a project for the faint of heart – messy and no fun for … Continue reading

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Pondering the Lack of a Last Step

There are some questions in life to which we will never really know, or understand, the answers.  We real women hate that.  We like to be in control, know why things happen, and have everything move smoothly.  We can learn … 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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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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Be Brave & Face the Portal

It’s been there, waiting. Behind closed doors, lurking. Conveniently ignored most days, yet silently beckoning for attention. It is…our home office closet. Or, more appropriately named, The Place Where Stuff Gets Shoved Away.   A depository for a bizarre mix of … Continue reading

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