Communication Is Like A Tennis Game….

January 31, 2017

The story, “An ever expanding circle of uninvited guests”, reminded me of a recent scenario that came up for me. I’m a college student and in December one of my classes had a party. At the end of the party one of the women in the class, “D’jane” put out an announcement. “I’ve talked privately […]

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The Ever Expanding Circle of Friendly Guests

January 25, 2017

I love to host parties and events and do so pretty frequently. We throw a variety of events – everything from huge blow out parties to bbq’s, brunches and game nights. I am part of a women’s gaming group that meets monthly. These women are sweet and funny and I enjoy their company. There are […]

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Moocher Mom Misunderstandings

January 19, 2017

This week’s theme of moocher week, and some of the comments, had me wanting to get opinions on a situation I was just in. I don’t honestly think I was a moocher, but maybe I was. Backstory. I am good friends with a lady I will call Sara. Sara and I have sons around the […]

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Wedding Wednesday – The High Maintenance Wedding Guest

January 18, 2017

We have a very high maintenance, not to mention rude, relative I’ll call Susie. She says she has all sorts of “ailments” , none have been proven and they always seem to crop up when another relative is in the hospital. She’s had several for years with no symptoms.   And says she is allergic […]

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Moocher Week Continues…..Business Mooching

January 17, 2017

Moocher Week?! I’m ready. My husband did some accounting work for a small limousine company (friend-of-a-friend). Instead of paying, the guy offered us a free limo ride. A couple of weeks later, our car was in the shop, so we took him up on his offer and he agreed to pick us up at 7:30 […]

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Sympathy For The Late Man’s Ex-Wife

January 16, 2017

I don’t have an example of a faux pas yet — I just want to avoid one. I just received news that one of my uncles has passed away. He was married to my Aunt (Father’s sister) for many years, and they had 4 children, 3 of whom are still living. Growing up I was […]

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Furniture Store Folly

January 12, 2017

After many miserable years as a corporate sales executive, I’ve begun to follow my dreams as . . . a furniture salesperson. That’s right, working in a furniture store has always been my quirky dream and I’m loving it! We had a bit of an eyebrow raising moment yesterday. Mom, Dad, and Grandpa came into […]

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It’s Moocher Week! Don’t Mix Money, Friendship and Hospitality

January 11, 2017

I have been friends with Amy for 5 years now. We met in college and she lived nearby my house. She has now moved to another town 2 hours away. We are still very close and see each other often. She has not finished graduate school so she has to come once a week in […]

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