This is a Test. Let’s Play.

Well, there’s been a momentous occasion in the life of Deirdre. Momentous, I say. I quit my gym. Those of you who know me will understand why this is such a big deal…that up to now my body-building hobby has actually been an enormous part of my life. Every single day of it. For years. But now I’ve decided to make the physical activity switch from this ind...
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Getting a Handle on the Fondue Effect

Ahhh…Fondue. It’s delicious and it’s fun. It's also a gooey metaphor for a mistake we all make in life. If you’ve never indulged in fondue, it’s basically a meal where you take little bits of solid things and dunk them into various kinds of liquid things. Little bits of bread go into cheese sauce…little bits of meat go into savory sauce…little bits of pastr...
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When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit…shall we say…active during my recent travels. And so I did what many of us would do. I shut my eyes and willed it to go away. Which, of course, didn’t work. It was easy to freak out. After all, I’d allowed myself to live in blissfu...
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How to Like Your Life More

So it’s over. My little “life sabbatical”, the one that took Hubbie and me overseas for six months, is over. And in the blink of an eye that sneaky little bugger known as reality has quickly set in. Exhibit A? My new living room at the moment: If you follow my blog you know that – despite this chaos – it’s been worth it. The trip was filled with lots of ...
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