Feel Good Friday – My Favorite Time of Year

December 8, 2017

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ATM Etiquette

December 7, 2017

I’ve never seen this particular issue of etiquette pop up on your site and I’m curious about your thoughts. The other day, I parked my car outside my bank to visit the walk up ATM on my way to work in the morning. I got in line right after another lady began her transaction. It […]

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Wedding Wednesday – “I Sent My Regrets” Many Times

December 6, 2017

About a year and a half ago I casually dated a woman named Tiffany (not her real name). We met on a dating site and then realized she is friends with some of my friends from High School. We’re both women in our mid 30’s. We met for coffee, dinner, and a few movies. Nothing […]

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Neighborly Sharing Is Caring But Please Have Respect

December 5, 2017

We live in a very large, but tight-knit community that stays in close communication via a private Facebook group. As one of the Administrators of the group, I’ve had the “pleasure” of creating and enforcing rules and boundaries in this online world. Over the years, rules and guidelines have had to be created and I’m […]

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Church Christmas Potluck Dinner Payout

December 4, 2017

This story happened a while back, last Christmas. Background: Every year, my church hosts a potluck Christmas dinner. This dinner is organized around the congregation’s book clubs – each group is expected to provide a different part of the dinner (potatoes, desserts, vegetables, etc.). There is also a significant portion of the congregation that is […]

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Wedding Wednesday – Raffle Tickets, Anyone?

November 29, 2017

My BIL, John, is getting married to his fiancee Amy in two weeks. The festivities leading up to this wedding have been cringe-worthy to say the least. They include: – Wedding invitations requesting an 8/27 RSVP response for a 10/10 wedding. We discovered after the fact that the John and Amy have an “A list” […]

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Pleasing The Unpleasable Is Taxing

November 28, 2017

Need advice- rude family members or am I overreacting? Having a birthday dinner at my home for my sister. Invited are my husband, my uncle (father’s brother) my sister, sisters fiancé and myself. My father, who usually hosts but cannot because he is a lifelong hoarder and has destroyed the house and is unable to […]

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Christmas Give Away!

November 27, 2017

British designer Harold Holdway, in his world-famous 1938 Spode Christmas Tree design, adorned the top of the tree with jolly old St. Nick. We find his design both unique and charming, as do Spode Christmas Tree lovers the world over. The celebrated tree is found in three-dimensional form in these charming 4.75″ Christmas tree salt […]

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