Category Archives: Francie

If You See A Dog in Green Plastic Booties

Inspired by the book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” and Dr. Suess If you see a dog wearing green plastic booties, You will stare and stare like it’s your most important duty. You will think, “Wow. They’re like mini shower caps. Look at that!”   SPLAT!!!   You will trip over a speed…

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12 Ways to Get Happy During a Crazy Election

Let’s get happy. I just can’t take the media frenzy any more so I’m going on a happy diet. I’m not going to eat cookies or a pile of pizza, although those things make me really happy in the moment. Then my jeans are too tight and I’m unhappy. Stop reading about you know who,…

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Daylight Saving Still Lives In My Clock

  My bedside table is home to stacks of waiting-to-be-read books, a lamp and a clock radio. I’m not even sure how hold my clock radio is, but it’s old technology I contemplate disposing of each time I dust. I don’t use the alarm or the radio. It’s overkill because only the red digital face…

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Cleaning Closets: The Art of Indecision

    Hands down, the hardest part of tackling a big project is getting started. Months and sometimes years go into stewing about it. For me, it’s always organizational issues like overstuffed closets or a jammed garage. I read somewhere, “Clutter is the result of indecision.” It’s true; I’d rather set something aside and think…

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Noises In The Night: What kept me awake?

What was that?!? I swear I heard a slam and then quick footsteps down the smooth hardwood floors. Slap, slap, slap. Someone is running away with my laptop of stories; I just know it. I read about a neighbor losing all her laptops to a thief while she dashed out for a quick errand. Now…

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Turning 50. Yippee!

I just turned 50.  I didn’t freak out or cry.  I didn’t buy a sports car or get a facelift.  Things are different, however.  In just a short time, I’m finding fifty-year-olds surprisingly friendly. “Welcome to the club,” most of them say to me. Gosh, nobody has ever welcomed me anywhere like this crew. I…

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She For She: Every-Day Ways Women Help Women.

Growing up in the 70s, I was lucky to be told I could be whatever I wanted to be by mom.  She was a huge fan of Gloria Steinem, admiring the voice she didn’t have to promote equal rights for women, at least not publicly.  She could tell me.  Over forty years later, the world is still…

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Francie on YouTube

Four years ago, I didn’t know much about blogs or how the camera on my phone worked.  Now I know three platforms for blogging.  I have a camera app on my phone so I can edit photos creatively and easily.  I have a personal page and a blog page on facebook; I love facebook now…

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Getting to Happier

I’m a pretty happy person, at least from my view. Of course some days are happier than others like finding a parking space at every errand stop. Or finding a super cute, super flattering top on SALE. Sometimes, I think things are just meant to be on those days. I never thought about topping a…

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Celebrating Moms

After my first baby turned three, I told my mom, “Being a mom is the longest I’ve ever held the same job.”  She ever so quickly and smoothly responded, “And it always will.”  Almost sixteen years into my mom career, I’ve come to appreciate my job like I never thought I would. The first few…

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