Category Archives: self control

This Year, I Resolve To….

…I don’t know. I haven’t the foggiest idea about what I should resolve to do, because for a ridiculous number of years, I’ve been resolving to lose the same ten pounds (plus the ten that I added that year, which … Continue reading

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Time to Check In

A month ago, I wrote a post about New Year’s Resolutions, and I said that I’d check back in “next month”.  Well, here I am… activating your webcam and peeking into your home office.  HAH!! YOU!!!  I see you putting … Continue reading

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What don’t I get?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard this story or not. I think I’m the only one I know who doesn’t find it funny. It’s the four women who used super glue to glue a man’s genitals. This story isn’t even … Continue reading

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I’m NOT smoking!

I was one of those people who never thought I’d quit smoking. It’s probably a good thing I got sick or I never would have. Hey, I loved smoking. But there are so many things I don’t miss about it. … Continue reading

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How big is your bubble?

Personal space. I need mine. More at certain times, less at certain times. My bubble changes size all the time. I don’t like people right up in my face or hanging on me. I can handle my son and my … Continue reading

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Taking things out on those we love

Hurting the ones we love. How many times have you done that? Do we do this because we can? Because it’s safe? Because no matter what, this person will always be there for us and always love us NO MATTER … Continue reading

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What do you concentrate on?

Try watching this 30 second video if you can. If you can’t, it’s about someone being interviewed for a job but all the interviewer can concentrate on is the stain on his shirt. Are you like this? I know I … Continue reading

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Don’t think about it

Have you ever thought about serendipity?  About things just, well, happening, when you need them to? Lately, I’ve been going through a difficult time, and I’ve been thinking – nay, obsessing – over it.  What should I do?  If I … Continue reading

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People who just don’t care

I have a tiny little rant coming.  How many of you have people in your life that just DON’T care??  You can tell them something, and they could just give a rip!?!  It’s like you never said anything.  Is it … Continue reading

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Why do we laugh when we shouldn’t?

We’ve all done this don’t you think?  Laugh when it was inappropriate? Laugh when we shouldn’t or when something isn’t even funny.  Maybe even at something that’s sad. We were watching a movie review of the new Clint Eastwood movie Gran … Continue reading

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The marshmallow test

I thought this study was pretty cool.  It was on the news the other night. The instructor told the kids they could have a marshmallow one way or the other but if they could wait until he got back, they would get … Continue reading

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