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Home Again

On Thursday afternoon we picked the kids up from school and drove up to Great Wolf Lodge for some water park fun in celebration of Livia’s birthday. We stayed overnight and all day Friday (yes, we kept the kids out … Continue reading

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The Plaint of the Middle Class

Yesterday I had my annual work review. My boss told me she’s happy with my work, as always. She told me that she wanted to give me a bigger raise, but she was constrained by the numbers set by the … Continue reading

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Mystery Within a Mystery

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Grade: A+ I began this year of reading with Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. I gave it an A+ grade, because I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery within a mystery. The book begins with the frame … Continue reading

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Bedhugging

I might be a lot older and a little wiser and responsible for two children, but that doesn’t make getting out of bed in the morning any easier now than it was for me as a teenager. This week was … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

I just learned today that bobby pins are called “kirby grips” or “hair grips” in the UK and hair elastics are “bobbles.”

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2019 in Review

Come January, I usually try to sum up the previous year in blogging. One of the easiest ways is to link to a favorite or meaningful post from each month. That’s the approach I’m taking this year, and here it … Continue reading

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Why People Put Up With So Much Garbage

. . . So it’s not that people simply become accustomed to a new situation. Instead, they actually change their thinking. It is as though they can’t bear to continue feeling angry, so they subconsciously look for ways to convince … Continue reading

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Happy, Peppy, Perverse

HAPPIEST, you may be interested to know, anagrams into IT HAS PEP, a lively and fitting phrase. Perversely, it also anagrams into EPITAPHS.

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Fortunes and Omens

As part of our New Year’s celebration, we ate at a Chinese restaurant. My hubby and I got the same fortune in our fortune cookies. Matching fortunes was something I’d never seen before in all my years of indulging in … Continue reading

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Neat

Keeping my bedroom tidy hasn’t been as difficult as I had worried it would be. With the exception of Christmas Day, I’ve made the bed every day since we moved back into the room. As tempted as I sometimes am … Continue reading

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