Tag: new year

  • The Single Word to Make Your New Year Better

    The Single Word to Make Your New Year Better

    Recently, my house was bugging me. Actually, it was just a part of my house. A relatively small part. The closet. The thing was cluttered with stuff…kind of. Now, some readers may recall that the Maloney family was involved in a move just a few months ago. You also might recall it was a biiiiiiit…

  • 8 Things to Do (and Not Do) When Things Go Foul

    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…

  • What’s in your Mystery Basket?

    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 Truth About Life’s Bumps

    The Truth About Life’s Bumps

    So, my beloved ’99 Jeep died recently. Long-time blog followers will understand the implications of this tragedy. They’ll also know that this is not our first, shall we say, incident.  (Behold…this photo from last year’s mildly embarrassing post). This time around (which was totally not my fault by the way), the story goes a bit differently. I…

  • Guys…Where Are We?

    Guys…Where Are We?

    Let’s begin with a hearty congrats to you. You’ve made it halfway through the year (exactly halfway if you’re reading this blog on the day it first posts). Huzzah! It’s funny. We start the year with all kinds of intentions about how – this year – we will do something different or new that will…

  • 8 Awesome and Not-So-Awesome Things that WILL Happen to You in the New Year

    8 Awesome and Not-So-Awesome Things that WILL Happen to You in the New Year

    I begin today’s post with a few obvious facts. I am not a time traveler. Nor am I a psychic. But I am an observer. And I take lots of notes. And so I know a few thing about you. I know, for instance, that a few things are going to happen to you in…

  • How to Tell if You’re Kidding Yourself

    I’m writing this blog post while surrounded by people at a co-working space. The reason I chose this place is very simple. I hate being alone. Well, to clarify, I hate being alone when I’m doing work. I hate sitting in that perfect little office – the one I enthusiastically set up in my house…