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And Baby Takes the Prize

March 25, 2013

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As someone who has been out of the loop as far as attending baby showers up until two years ago, and having recently attended another one, I observed a few interesting changes in the whole affair. While there’s nothing wrong with the traditional way of gathering women friends and relatives together to coo over the new […]

10 Easy Ways to Mess with a Young Mind

March 22, 2013

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For the last few days, I have been stuffing my head with technical bits and pieces, trying to become more comfortable with social media, but sadly some of that knowledge has already leaked out my ears and has puddled on the floor under my desk, waiting for someone to come clean up the mess. While I have […]

Closet Wars

March 11, 2013

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With the milder days of Spring (finally) peaking around the corner, I found myself once again with a need to renew and refresh my wardrobe for the new season ahead. Rummaging through the tangle of wire hangers (yes, I still have a lot of the old-school kind) and zippered bags in my closet, my mission was to shift […]

Searching for a Safe Place – But Where Exactly is That?

February 27, 2013

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I start this posting on an uncharacteristicly serious note. It is because my father was lost to Alzheimer’s disease for over a decade before his passing in 1998, that I intentionally spend some part of each day focused on mental exercises. As a result, the “use it or lose it” philosophy has been drilled into my subconscious. […]

A Wandering Mind Follows No Set Path

February 22, 2013

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It’s been one of those mindless, unproductive afternoons, staring out my office window, imagining that the snow is all gone from the garden, the waterfall is happily gurgling away, I’ve cleared the office paperwork, and I’m awaiting a dinner invitation to that fancy French bistro in town. (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?!) Although none of […]

Departing is Sweet Sorrow, Delight on Safe Return

February 19, 2013

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Ignoring the aggravation of cancelled or late flights and the long lineups that ensue from unplanned airline changes, how do you feel about airports? Over the decades, I have had countless trips to airport Departure and Arrivals gates. (It’s seems that it was part of the fine print along with the marriage vows.) Honestly, I […]

Laundry Day Sing-along

February 14, 2013

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Many of my gal friends with retired partners absolutely relish any solo time they can snatch when their spouses are out-of-town, whether that’s a few hours or a couple of days. Apparently, absence, in those cases, doesn’t make the heart fonder, it’s the glue that keeps the union intact. I count myself lucky to have Hubby […]