Category Archives: Positivity

Proper Coffee Shop Talk

Coffee shops have become my office. I like to write there because I can really focus most of the time and my soy lattes come with a swirly heart. No laundry is screaming to distract me, nor cookies begging to be eaten. When I leave the house to write, I say to Hubby, “I’m heading…

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Happiness Is Going To The Dump

We had a pile of junk in our garage. Nobody wanted to drive it to the dump. Not me nor hubby and no surprise, not even my college son home for spring break wanted to drive to the dump. I thought maybe, my son and I could partner. ‘Ya know, give us a little one-on-one…

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When Your Friend Wants You To Love Cleaning

One of my favorite mantras: Life is too short for a clean house. The only problem, it’s not a forever statement. I could be reported to CPA or a Department of Health Agency but I wouldn’t let it get that far. After awhile, the dust, grime and clutter make me bonkers and I’m forced to…

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Glamorous Chicken Wings for the Oscars

One of my favorite times of the year is Oscar Night. A girlfriend is kind enough to host every year, cooking up fancy nibbles to eat with sparkling wine.  We dress in comfy clothes, maybe adding a sparkly bracelet or necklace to feel movie-star-esque. I bring my own Oscar chair: a bright red bean bag so…

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When You Bring A Bowl of Soup To A Neighbor

I live in a mixed generation neighborhood. If you want to see babies in a stroller, they live here. If you want to pretend little boys are not hiding in your bushes for hide-and-seek, they live here. If you want a teenage babysitter or a teenage driver, gulp, they live here. We have the middle-aged…

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Cool Gift Idea for Movie Lovers

  Movie season to me is from Christmas to the end of February.  The announcements for nominees for The Golden Globes and The Oscars motivate me and my friends to go to the theater about once a week to cover all the Best Picture films.  And if any are out while I visit in Colorado, my…

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Sharing Day: The Best Enchilada In The World

When the Health-Crazed Organic-Man Hubby is away, the rest of us eat pizza, hamburgers, spaghetti and enchiladas.  Pretty much anything with starch in the main course is a treat.  I cook, except hamburgers. I can’t top my favorite organic burger from Roam, about the only time I eat something organic that Hubby won’t eat. During one…

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It Bugs Me When….

I tell ya, sometimes I’m going along and I’m stopped in my tracks.  A small pet peeve rears its head.  Something like a cereal-crusted bowl next to the sink instead of soaking in the sink or rinsed out and placed in the dishwasher and it bugs me. Or, it bugs me when I find a…

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Old Fashioned Valentine: Roses

For years, bouquets of  red roses with baby’s breath seemed trite to me for Valentine’s Day and an obscene amount of money just because it’s a holiday.  I couldn’t lay that kind of tacky and expensive pressure on my sweetie pie.  Anything BUT red roses spoke to me.  A homemade Valentine or even a conversational candy…

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Sharing Day: People Are Good In DC!

On a recent business trip, Hubby dropped his wallet.  He was just 12 hours away from flying home, possibly without ID.  He called me in a panic in the hotel lobby of a new hotel he had yet to check into because, he was without ID and Credit Cards! Once his wife, me, talked him…

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