Once upon a time, I was in charge of marketing for shopping centers. What does that mean? Well if you asked my 4 year old daughter at the time, she’d say I worked in the bathroom at the mall. She was partly right since my office was next to the food court restrooms and I […]
Read More I Was the Easter Bunny’s Boss the Day Things Went Very Wrong
My childhood was a lie. I completely missed out. What’s worse is that because I didn’t know, I did the same thing to my kids. I only learned about the lies after they were grown. So please, for the love of Easter egg hunts everywhere, let me save you from making the same mistake and […]
Read More Empty Easter Eggs
Ever play that game where you’re asked to determine which item in a group of things doesn’t belong? Sometimes I think my life is one big game like that. I certainly felt that way the other night at 9:54 pm when the evening included coyotes, a missing Amazon package and a ceiling fan duster. It […]
Read More Fighting Coyotes with a Ceiling Fan Duster
It was my husband’s idea. I just want to get that out there. Most people are conditioned to look out for things that don’t seem right or are potentially harmful. Watch out for red flags, we say. So it’s perfectly natural that everyone who’s come by our house lately has stopped, gawked, and crossed the […]
Read More Raising Orange Flags
I have often praised the builder for the convenient placement of our upstairs laundry room. It’s right near the bedrooms and away from the main living areas. That sure makes laundry easier and keeps the unruly piles out of sight. Yet, at the same time whoever built this laundry room decided to put a slope […]
Read More Whose Turn is it to Hold the Washer Still?
Ever get really excited for a trip, head out the door all full of hope and anticipation, only to have it turn into one minor disaster after another? As empty nesters, Eric and I now have the flexibility to take long weekends to do fun things we haven’t been able to do before. (Note to […]
Read More Make Sure You Board the Right Airplane.
I do dumb stuff so often I’ve probably set a record. You do too? Wait, no, I assure you we are on different levels of the dumb stuff ranking pyramid. Trust me. I’m sure I have a doctorate degree in doing dumb stuff. In support of this statement, I’ll give you Exhibit A – epic […]
Read More Epic Dumb Thing #427… The One in Front of the Mayor.
Ever gotten a note from someone at just the right time and it encouraged you and made your day brighter? Yea well, this is not that. Well I mean it is if you’re spirits are lifted by a wacky sense of humor. Because I have plenty of that and use it often in my “note […]
Read More Let the Sticky Note Battle Begin.
Working in a cubicle had its challenges. On this day, I needed a change in my setup to inspire fresh enthusiasm for the tasks at hand. My back had already proclaimed that if it didn’t get relief and a new position it was going to refuse to function any longer. So… I used what I […]
Read More Girl, Get Out the Box.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s one of my favorite quotes. Benjamin Franklin was a smart guy and I think we would have been friends. Probably would have been friends with Winston Churchill too because he said something similar. Two great world leaders who knew a lot about success against adversity. […]
Read More What’s the Plan?