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The Most Vague List Of Resolutions Ever In The History Of The World

I’ll be honest. I like New Year’s way better than Christmas. Christmas is fun – but I’m never sure the good balances out the bad. We had a rough month of repeated unexpected expenses and since we have a budget we really try to stick to (that also gives us a savings for REAL emergencies) we had to tighten our belt at the time we needed it the loosest of all. I’m currently out of paper towels and stevia but we only have $2 left in the grocery budget for the month and since we’ve gone over in SO MANY...

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Post-Christmas Gray Days

Sometimes my life is so formulaic I’m almost embarrassed. I get stressed about money during Christmas and then once it’s over I experience the post-Christmas blues where you’re just depressed that you spent all of that time/money/energy and now you’re expected to go back to your normal life with no extra vacation days or presents to open. So, yeah. I’m in that post-Christmas funk. And sometimes there’s just the things going on in my life that throw me in a funk that I just can’t write about due to the fact that I would like the people in my life...

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If You Find Out Something You’ve Said/Done Offended Someone

There was quite a kerfuffle (“kerfuffle” is my new favorite word because I’m 80.) on Twitter the other day and it reminds me of TONS of kerfuffles lately with people dressing in black face and people using the word “gay” as derogatory and people using Geisha costuming in concert performances. These are all things that someone did that angered a group of people and we (should?) find ourselves thinking a lot about our words and actions and how they effect other people. And here’s the thing – if you’ve ever been offended by something (for example, when people compare Liberal...

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Where’s My Poster Of A Cat Stuck In A Tree With the “Hang in There!” Message?

This weekend produced a few restless nights for various boring reasons and I woke up this Monday morning before 4am (because no matter how tired I am, I still can’t sleep late) feeling super-frazzled. I tweaked my back so I’m having issues that prevent me from getting comfortable in any seated position. My poor scheduling this weekend gave me almost no free time to catch up on things I’m responsible for, making me start this week already behind. We have things going on almost every night this week, meaning catching up on anything: sleep or otherwise – is out of...

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It Turns Out I’m Not Alone In My Car Wreck Nightmares!

I have this recurring nightmare…or at least the theme and the circumstances repeat themselves. Maybe not the exact details…but the set/plot twist/characters are always the same. I’m driving or riding in a car that goes off a bridge or a cliff. I always have a moment to contemplate my impending death, as if the fall happens in slow motion. Those two elements are the same. Car falling. Me acknowledging my impending death. There are other more terrifying elements that vary. For example, who is in the car. Most of the time it’s one or all of my kids. If we’re...