Archives in Category: Me/Family

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Curly

I’m sure I’ve written somewhere along the way that I’ve been growing my hair longer.  It’s almost to my shoulders, even though most people my age wouldn’t go there.

Still, since August 2012, I’ve been trying to eliminate all the

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St. Patrick’s Day

My Mother was the world’s greatest proponent of St. Patrick’s Day.  No, actually, she was the world’s greatest proponent of being one hundred percent Irish.

Green was her favorite color three hundred sixty five days of the year, and once

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Antsy

My motto has always been, “When it’s time to paint it’s time to move.”

I understand most people don’t share this sentiment; they prefer to stay put and add a coat of paint. Or change the carpet or reupholster the

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Potato, Potato

I never met a potato I didn’t like, which is why I try to keep them out of my kitchen.  Otherwise, I would eat them every day. Idaho, Russet, Red, Sweet, Yukon Gold (although this last is my least favorite),

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Crossword

As long as I’ve known Earl, he’s had a penchant for the daily crossword puzzle.  He’s also formulated a variety of rules regarding it.

First, he does the puzzle in ink, which leads to being extra cautious. Earl doesn’t like

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Building 35

I’m plodding along on my online course with the objective of obtaining a builder’s license.  Not sure what I’ll do with it, although Earl suggested I start with making a birdhouse. I suggested I’ll find a builder and just drive

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Hair

I’ve been growing my hair since August 2012.  In that time frame, I’ve gone from a clipped, curly short style to an almost shoulder-length, every-strand-the same-with-no-layers look.

I’m not sure which looks better on me; in fact, I’m not even

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Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, and I remember the very first VD Earl and I spent together. It was wintry cold, and I lived in a flat in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago’s north side.  He lived downtown.

Many of

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The Queen of Clean

Linda Cobb is my kind of gal.  She wrote a book titled The Queen of Clean, originally published in 1998 and still going strong. In it, she solves the mysteries of cleaning one’s home, conquering clutter, and removing spots and

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USPS vs. Me

I’m the type of person who learns the rules and then decides what the standard deviation is. It’s my nature to do just what has to be done to stay under any official organization’s radar.

Which is why I took

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