Month: November 2011

Unplugging for the Holidays

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone.  Another Thanksgiving that flew by too quickly.  Another Thanksgiving that involved an obscene overindulgence in food and alcoholic beverages.  Another Thanksgiving that ended with a need for a vacation from my vacation.  And now that Thanksgiving is over, we can all move on to December, a month filled with […] Read more…

Top 10 Little Things I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is almost here, and like most people, I’m thinking about all the things I’m thankful for this year.  Of course I’m thankful for my husband, my children, my new puppy, my family and friends, our health, and steady paychecks. These are the obvious big ticket items, the things I am grateful for every year, […] Read more…

The Quest for a Baby-Sitter Who Puts the Pizza in the Fridge

My husband and I went out on another couples’ date over the weekend.  (Wow, going out 2 weekends in a row.  Maybe I’m not such a party pooper!)  We don’t really have a regular baby-sitter so we borrowed one for the night.  This girl was a sweet, responsible, married, 20-something-year old who works in a preschool and is studying […] Read more…

Party animal or party pooper?

Over the weekend friends of ours came to visit from out of town.  I’d been looking forward to their visit for weeks.  This was one of my best friends in the world, a friend I’ve known since we were 9 years old, and her brand new husband.  I couldn’t wait for a weekend filled with talking and […] Read more…

Top 10 Overused Phrases in My Vocabulary

About a year ago, I realized I was saying the word “actually” a lot.  So I decided to make an effort to reduce the word’s usage in my eveyday vocabulary.  But while I bit my own tongue to keep the word from slipping out, I discovered I wasn’t the only one who was overusing actually.  […] Read more…

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