May 16, 2013


Hello, Pals

This is unreal. This is the first time in about ten years of blogging that I have not blogged for such an extended period of time. And I’m looking at my computer keyboard with its dingy, dirty white keys and wonder How the heck could I let this go for so long?! This keyboard is […]

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April 20, 2013


Things I’ve Learned While Back in the Workforce

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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April 1, 2013


Coming Up to Breathe

As a kid, I watched a lot of sports competitions and programs on television. While I was never an enthusiast for swimming competitions, I remember being filled with awe as I watched the swimmers race across the pool. They seemed like googly-eyed fish, spurting across the surface of the water and taking the tiniest of […]

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March 4, 2013


Why I Quit Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Blogger, Part 1

It all started in 2007. I created a Blogger account and started keeping a journal of all the places my kids and I visited for our “field trips.” Several people found the website, and before long it was listed as one of the best travel websites on the Internet. When I took the blog to […]

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March 1, 2013


I Can Smell You and Other Things You Shouldn’t Say at a Retail Counter

And here I thought I was SO smart. I finally figured out how to add my own ringtones and text tones to my smartphone. (Apple is notorious for controlling every durn thing on the iPhone). I decided to get cute and use clips from one of my favorite movies, “Up.” For my daughter, I chose […]

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February 20, 2013


The String That Ties Us

In between learning my new job, working at my old job, managing the house, instructing my son’s intense Biology course and keeping the growing piles of laundry and dishes at bay (thanks to my daughters!), I found time to listen to a song. My son heard it on his radio app, and was so impressed […]

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February 19, 2013

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Cool Phone Apps That Should Be Created, But Never Will

Oh, the smartphone. How I love thee. I can do almost anything on the thing: search the web, convert international currency, play the guitar and piano and drums, blog and read blogs, see in the dark, plan meals, and do much more! The kids and I were lamenting, however, over some glaring omissions in the […]

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February 8, 2013


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

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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February 4, 2013


Monday Quiz Time

This is a cute meme with good questions. Play along! This week’s questions: 1. Are you good about going to the doctor? Gosh, no. I avoid them, actually. Now that I am older, I do realize that their education and their information can be very helpful (when I have found a good one). Overall, I’m […]

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February 2, 2013


Sowing My Raw Oats

I’m leading a rather bland life right now, I have no heart-warming or funny stories to tell. All I have are snippets from my mundane life, lol, take it or leave it. :S I’m thrilled this morning because I finally found something I can eat for breakfast. Since I’m on a raw food diet for […]

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