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I’ve done it hundreds of times: made a plan. I’ve made plans for parties, plans for trips, plans for getting work done, and – yes – plans for self-improvement. And, once again, I’m making a plan for this last category.
… finish reading Making a Plan
Today is Design Guy’s birthday. From what he told me in our last chat, he and his partner are taking twenty-four hours and getting off the grid. Going to a small resort in an upstate New York meadow. Probably having
… finish reading Design Guy
I’ve never been to Duluth, MN, and might never have come now except for my son Kevin’s plans to participate in Grandma’s Marathon tomorrow. It’s the fortieth anniversary running of this event; and it’s being acknowledged in a big way.
… finish reading Marathon Musings
Yesterday, I whined about Donald Trump. Today I’m taking on Mother’s Day. People will soon call me a Curmudgeon First Class.
It’s not mothers or motherhood or mothering that I object to. It’s not the Hallmark® idea that offspring should
… finish reading Mother’s Day, 2016
Easter weekend was wonderful, but it wasn’t without its moments. Moments of angst. That’s the way life is. For the record, here are some things that could have derailed our enjoyment, if we’d let them.
First, we broke a little
… finish reading Weekend Casualties
Many Americans remember that on this day in 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States subsequently joined World War II. I say ‘many’ because as the decades tumble after each other, there are fewer and fewer people
… finish reading Honoring the Day
About a month ago, I un-hired my cleaning lady and hired myself instead.
My cleaning lady did my home in about two and half hours and often commented on how easy it was. That didn’t surprise me, because my husband
… finish reading Cleaning House
I found a story in tea cups during book club at my home yesterday.
I was preparing to serve the usual coffee, tea, and water. Got the mugs out for the Joe; found my pitcher for the water; and then
… finish reading Tea Anyone?
For several years I swam at a local health club two to three times a week. I even took some refresher lessons and learned to do the butterfly. Almost mastered the breathing that accompanies it too.
But then I became
… finish reading Doing Swimmingly