Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure out which one is true. Scenario #1 Just as we were getting down to the holiday, I pushed my body to the point where I caught a nasty head cold. It began right after Christmas and slowly eased into my c...
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When Frustration Hits…Ask Yourself This

Recently I found myself engaging in an annoying pattern of behavior. In just the past two weeks there have been several instances when I’ve tried to open a package of some kind. Once it was a hotel bar of soap. Once it was a packet of Vitamin C. Once it was a bag of airplane peanuts. All three times I’ve attacked the package. I’ve tried to pull it apar...
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How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California…but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I’m in the Empire State? The stores are filled with this… ...and the guys wear hats like this (and smile like this)… The thing that brought me to the east coast this time? A visit with family and friends. Trips ba...
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Life Lessons from the Buffet Line

There’s a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly...as in, at least once a week. It’s that awesome. It’s Souplantation. And it makes me Souper happy. If you don’t know Souplantation (also known as Sweet Tomatoes in certain areas), it’s one of those soup/salad/lots-of-other-stuff buffet-style rest...
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8 Things to Do (and Not Do) When Things Go Foul

So, it’s been a foul week. Things just haven’t gone as planned…unexpected tax bills and gross flu symptoms and canceled projects and back-pain that’s led to sleepless nights. They’ve all happened this week. The kicker? My beloved Jeep, the topic of more than a few recent posts, sent a signal that its own foul-ness might not be over… (Am I the on...
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What’s in your Mystery Basket?

Truth time. I’ve got a little obsession. And I know I’m not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse personalities…and food. It’s the television show Chopped. And I looooooove it. In fact, I record it regularly so I can watch it every morning as I prep for the day. If you don’t know the Food Network...
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