Monthly Archives: September, 2016

Tough Choices

So, I’m back on the wagon.  That’s right – I had fallen off for a while (okay, for a very long time), but I’m back on again. A couple of weeks ago, I started working out and eating right again. Yuck! Thankfully, I’ve seen results.  Well, I haven’t actually seen the results in the mirror …

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I Just Can’t

I’m the type of person who has entire conversations in my head.  No, I’m not replaying what has been said – I’m playing out the way I think a conversation should go.  Often, the other person doesn’t get their first line right, and I’m totally scriptless and things go wrong fast. I also try to …

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Parenting Woes

I’ve been seeing commercials online which have made me feel like I was a really crappy mother. The problem is – I don’t remember ever being silly with my kids when they were little.  Hopefully that’s just my poor memory.  I truly hope that I was silly with them and that I have lost that …

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Dumb it Down

I’ve gone to a new writer’s group a few times now.  For the most part, I really appreciate the feedback they’ve given me.  They seem to know their stuff and I can tell that they want to share their knowledge with me so I can succeed.  I’ve taken many of their suggestions, but not all. …

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Retail Guilt

I’m suffering from retail guilt, but not in the way you’re thinking. Stores around here are screaming for help – advertising any and every way they can.  They openly admit that they’re short-staffed.  By the lengthy lines at the check-out counters, I believe them. So why do I feel guilty?  Because I could do my …

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Broken Hearted

I don’t watch the news and I don’t read the newspaper.  Why?  Because I want my head in the sand? Absolutely!  I will be the first to tell you that ignorance is beautiful, peaceful bliss.  And, in certain circumstances, I prefer to be blissful than angry and sad all the time. I mean really – …

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Early Thanksgiving

Today, gratitude seems to be the theme of the day for me.  So many people wait until November to think about the things for which they’re thankful, but I’ve found that if I can maintain my gratitude throughout the year, I am much happier. Today, I felt it strongly three times. The first one, I …

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Ruddell Auto Mall

I received a large, unmarked envelope in the mail.  Curious, I opened it to find that I had won $2,500!  Woo-hoo! (as long as the number on my mailer matches the number at the “event”) A local dealership was having an off-site sale and they sent out the mailing to get people to go to …

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Christmas is Here!

Obviously, I know it’s not, but I’m ready.  Yesterday marked be beginning of the holiday season for me.  Normally, I wait until Halloween, but yesterday the perfect storm happened in my house which made me get all excited about the holidays: I realized that holiday events were fast approaching (the first one is at the …

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#YesAllWomen

“#yesallwomen because I was taught to bring mace to college, and my male friends brought condoms” #YesAllWomen because “When I graduated and moved away my parents got me a rape whistle.. my triplet brothers got watches” #YesAllWomen “Because what men fear most about going to prison is what women fear most about walking down the …

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