Author Archive: publicinhiding

Girl in the Bathroom

I have a confession – I made a little girl cry.  It wasn’t intentional – honest!  Nor was it my fault… mostly. Okay.  A bit of backstory.  When I was a kid, I was sure that raw onions were “too spicy” so I never ate them.  When I was pregnant with my second child, I …

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Didn’t Get It

I don’t think I’ve told you that I’m looking for a new job.  I took the gig at Home Depot because it was quick and easy.  Now that I have an income (which isn’t nearly big enough) I have the ability to look for a new job (which would pay my bills and help me …

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So Proud!

I told you earlier in the month that Mr. C decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year.  He did it!  He won!  He is the proud owner of a full-length novel, which he wrote in 13 days. And I couldn’t be prouder! He was totally cute today, showing off all of his badges, his word …

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Beware What You Ask For

Remember the other day when I said I was anxiously looking forward to the arrival of the blue/green/rose colored eggs?  Yah, you should really be careful what you ask for. You remember the three egg day, yes?  Yay!  The hens are laying!  Well, at least four of them.  The four that lay brown eggs.  If …

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Still Bothered

When I was a little girl, another little girl told me that my sweater was “too purple.”  It was one of my few sweaters, and I had always liked it.  It was a nice shade of purple with some pretty white decorations.  Hurt, ashamed, and embarrassed, I looked up to her (I was sitting) only …

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One Month from Today

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!  Not that I’m counting down or anything. Okay.  I’ll admit it.  When it comes to Christmas, I’m still a kid at heart.  Don’t get me wrong – I love the adult side of it, too.  I love the baking, the decorating, and finding the perfect gift for all of my loved ones. …

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Oh – It’s On!

Christmas is 31 days away!  Let the craziness begin! Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten, shopping craziness hangovers have set in, and Christmas music is EVERYWHERE. I love it!! This is my favorite time of year – by far.  I mean, what’s not to love? Long, cozy evenings warmed with soul-filling dinners.  A blazing fire crackling …

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Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving!  May your table be covered with old favorites, surrounded by loved ones and warmed by love and joy. My children have told me for years that I’m predictable.  Mr. C seems to echo that sentiment.  I’m beginning to realize that I am very much a creature of habit.  I don’t like change. Because …

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Small Business Saturday

As you’re perusing the insane ads for Black Friday, I would urge you to consider Small Business Saturday. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s where you go shopping in your local area, at the small businesses owned by Mom & Pop.  Maybe the money you save on Black Friday could be spent on …

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Dopey Dog!

I promised you a happier blog today.  What’s happier than my dopey dog? Prince is a champ when it comes to learning new skills.  He will “shake” or “sit” like no other.  He’s still trying to figure out “play dead” and “roll over,” but I’m hoping he’ll get them someday. However, when it comes to …

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