Dress Code For Shower Gifts

September 17, 2014

A friend of mine was invited to a co-workers baby shower and this was included in the invitation along with blank gift tags. I don’t know anything about the personality of this co-worker but to say the least my friend was a bit taken aback by the request. The baby showers I’ve been to, including […]

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Fruit Loopy Entitlement Pigs

September 15, 2014

I have a front yard planted with super dwarf fruit trees to give a green fence, and three grape vines being trained to grow over a pergola to give shade and fruit. The peach has been producing for a few years IF the frost doesn’t get it which happened so we only got a few […]

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Feel Good Friday – “My Philosophy For A Happy Life” by Sam Berns

September 12, 2014

About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this TEDx speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from […]

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What Is Yours Is Mine…Particularly Your Hotdog

September 11, 2014

I have an issue with my MIL, and I’m not sure if the blame lies with me, her, or somewhere in between. I wouldn’t say I have issues with personal space, but I have firm opinions on what I find acceptable. For example, our bedroom is our own space, mine and my husband’s. I do […]

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No Courtesy For The Hydrant Hogs

September 10, 2014

I am writing because I am not entirely sure as to what I should do in this situation. My house is situated in front of a fire hydrant, therefore, nobody should be able to park in front of our house. My husband and I have never parked there, nor have any of our friends or […]

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Technical Difficulties – All Fixed!

September 10, 2014

As some of have noted to me, the comments to posts are not displaying. I updated the WordPress software yesterday morning and apparently there is a glitch causing a conflict between WP and the theme. I have updated the theme as well but as yet this has not resolved the problem. You can still make […]

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When A Primary Mourner Goes Unnoticed

September 9, 2014

I have just returned from an uncle’s funeral, and I am seething. My husband and I rode to the funeral with my parents, which took place an hour away from the town where we all live. On the way, we managed to hit multiple traffic snafus. We left early to have plenty of time, but […]

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When Aunt Flo Makes An Unexpected Visit And No One Tells You

September 8, 2014

I was browsing at the store, waiting for my order to be ready. A very well-dressed woman in a light beige skirt walked by, high heels clicketty-clacking. I glanced up as she passed by and noticed that the back of her skirt was stained. Yes, in that way. I debated–should I tell her or not? […]

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