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Things I’ve Learned While Back in the Workforce

April 20, 2013


It’s been a long time since I had an “outside of the home” job. I was a stay-at-home and work-at-home mom for over 20 years. I’d forgotten how nice it is to just COME HOME and not have the piles of work all over my desk. But I’ve also forgotten the most difficult part of […]

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What’s With the Pansy Winter Storm Names? Or, I Must Be Feeling Better Cuz I’m Back to Ranting

February 8, 2013


Good heavens, as if the media hasn’t dumbed down our culture enough, now they are assigning names to winter “storms.” :meh: What the? Here in the Great Northeast, we get big snows, like, A LOT. We don’t need no stinkin’ names like “Ivan,” “Nemo” and “Willie.” What is this now, SeaWorld?! What ever happened to […]

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The Peevish Disputant Strikes Again

October 2, 2012


Well, I was reading a few of my most recent posts and I realized I have had WAY too many happy, perky posts around here. It’s time to get riled up! It’s time for the latest “Pet Peeves” Edition! Right, Livvy?! That is my kitty’s “peevish” face. So we call her our Peevish Disputant when […]

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Parking FAIL

July 10, 2012


It’s always a nail-biting white-knuckled purgatory an adventure when I drive around certain areas of Central New York State. Take this morning, for example. I was only out and about for two hours or so, as the son had an appointment. Within that brief two-hour span, however, I gained 50 additional gray hairs and the […]

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Time To Fight Back the Telemarketing and Scamming Calls!

April 10, 2012


Well I just spent about 40 minutes combing through my son’s cell phone, checking the received phone numbers and doing a little research online. Even though his number is on the Do Not Call list, he received a whopping 32 telemarketing calls for the month of March! THIRTY-TWO! That’s just… insane. Wow. What a hassle, […]

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Is Health Insurance REALLY Worth it??

March 19, 2012

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Man, our health insurance is expensive. I can’t believe how expensive insurance, in general, is! It seems that most premiums are becoming out of reach of the average large family. The Hubs and I have been hashing through some of our expenses, trying to slash this or that. Insurance is where we are doing most […]

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The National Do Not Call Registry

January 23, 2012


Feast or famine, as the saying goes. When it comes to telemarketers, it’s always feasting time. We’ve slowly incorporated more cell phones now that the kids are older. We now have five cell phones and one VoIP phone, and I’ve really enjoyed the relative quiet. Before, our landline would literally ring off the hook with […]

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Black Friday: Smart Shopping or Dumb Shopping?

November 24, 2011


I had to make a run to Walmart on Thanksgiving morning (sheesh, I always forget SOMETHING) and drove past Best Buy. I thought it was open, seeing the parking lot fill up. But then it hit me: The store isn’t open! These are Black Friday shoppers! Hello, it was 11 IN THE MORNING on Thanksgiving […]

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Go 180

November 15, 2011

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This movie (below), the 180movie, will make you think. It’s done by Ray Comfort, who runs Way of the Master. We love his TV show. In the beginning, it has some disturbing images of World War II. It’s stuff we’ve seen in high school, but it’s still disturbing. But it certainly makes the point. And […]

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September 27, 2011


My daughter got a call on her cell phone the other day. We are very cautious about answering calls because we get so many telemarketers and wrong numbers. If she does not recognize the number she does not answer the call. Usually, the callers have phone numbers like 769-0 (a true telemarketer number). The number […]

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