Update on Guatemala Libraries Project

November 23, 2015

A few weeks ago I alerted Ehell blog readers of the opportunity to directly impact a rural Guatemalan school and community by donating books.   With an extremely high illiteracy rate and few Spanish language reading materials,  the Agua Viva Libraries Project Amazon Wish List was created to facilitate donations to establish libraries in the children’s […]

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Gossiping Rude Guests

November 23, 2015

This incident was the first time I had met many of my partner’s friends, and boy oh boy did it leave an impression. I’m still fuming about it 2 years later! We were invited to a wedding in a resort town that, while in the same state, is too far away for most attendees to […]

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Christmas Give-Away #2

November 23, 2015

My mistake is your good fortune.   Last year I realized I had bought a Nordic Ware cake pan I already  owned.   I’m not getting senile, it’s just that I have a good collection of Nordic Ware’s specialty baking pans and I forgot what I had in inventory.   So, this week’s prize is a brand new, […]

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Feel Good Friday – Fred Astaire Funks It Up

November 20, 2015

This is the best mash up of Uptown Funk I’ve seen yet. Great punctuation of the dance moves to the music. Click to share:

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Hiding The Temptation To Comment

November 17, 2015

Miss Jeanne, I have had a series of confusing interactions and I wonder if I am unintentionally committing a faux pas. I am a young woman on “The Pill”. I have been taking it since before I was “active” for medical reasons and I do not see it as an embarrassment at all. In fact, […]

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First of the Christmas Give-Aways

November 16, 2015

I said there were only two Autumn give-aways this year but that was Autumn!   Time to get ready for Christmas! This week’s prize is the book, Christmas, by Williams-Sonoma. Williams-Sonoma Collection Christmas offers an array of more than 40 time-honored favorites and tempting new ideas. An impressive roast beef or savory rack of lamb will […]

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Feel Good Friday – Gold Medal Performance 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championship

November 13, 2015

I’ve followed figure skating for many decades but until recently I was unaware of the sport of synchronized figure skating.   This is Canada’s Nexxice team and their Gold Medal performance.   Music is “Mud” by the Road Hammers. Click to share:

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drama – When Traditions Must Change

November 12, 2015

HELP.  The dreaded holiday season is now upon us, and it’s only dreaded because of stupid family dynamics. I have a pretty big extended family who traditionally has Thanksgiving dinner together at my Mom’s house. We’ve gotten pretty big now that more of us have gotten married, there are more kids, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. We’re […]

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