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T.G.I.F.

Actually, it wasn’t too bad. It did seem long, though. Maybe because our weekend was so busy. We, for the most part, have pretty relaxing weekends. That’s why I look forward to them so much. We’re usually at the ball … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Have you ever had to do summer school?

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Top five regrets of the dying

It was kind of funny that I found this article today. This question is on my stick em note pad. I just hadn’t written it yet. I’m sure you have a few regrets. Maybe some are big and some are … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Whoa! I just read this on our local news website and thought, “I wonder what everyone else would think of this!” The short version is Minnesota is starting a campaign to tell people that if they qualify for food stamps, … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Updated

I loved being a Girl Scout. I just loved it. I loved the camps and the activities and the crafts and yes, I loved that ugly green dress and I still have my sash. I loved earning those badges that … Continue reading

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Baby name remorse

Did you name your child something trendy or too common? Do you suffer from baby-naming remorse? Did you and your partner agree on names? Do you have an “instant memory” of any  names from the past that don’t sit well … Continue reading

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Language immersion schools

What do you guys all think about this? I do know quite a few Canadian parents who chose to immerse their kids in French schools but I’m not familiar with all of these languages. What a huge choice. What other languages … Continue reading

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Are you good with money?

When it comes to money matters, what is your greatest fear? Are you good with money? Who handles your money and does the bill paying? What are people’s biggest worries? Here’s a poll on what worries most Americans. Inspired by … Continue reading

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Free To Be X, Y, or Z?

Many of you have heard the news story recently about the couple who have chosen to keep the gender of their 3rd child a secret.  Yes, a secret.  The child’s 2 older brother’s, the midwives who were there, and one close … Continue reading

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Too much, Too Soon?

We probably all remember our first crushes, our first kisses. Mine was in the 6th grade. I remember it being so awkward, that I didn’t care if I ever did it again. Actually, I don’t think I did do that again … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes Be Gone!

I got this in an e-mail and I thought it was pretty neat.  Not sure if it works, but ya know what?  Against mosquitoes I’ll try anything! Mosquito Spray…Worth a try  I was at a deck party awhile back, and … Continue reading

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Pick Me, Dove!

How many of you watch reality TV?  Any show, doesn’t matter which one.  Have you ever thought, “Man, that would be so great to be on that show!  Wish I could do it!”  I like Survivor, Dancing With the Stars, … Continue reading

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How early is too early to earn part of your own keep?

I know we’ve talked about this before but it was a long time ago and other than SKL, most of the others who come here, didn’t then. So, one more time. What brought this up was I was chatting this … Continue reading

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Orange Banana Smoothie

Here’s a yummy snack alternative! 1 banana sliced 1 c. milk 1 c. orange juice 1 yogurt (any flavor) Mandarin orange slices (optional) ½ c. ice Combine all ingredients in blender.  Start blender on low then move to high speed … Continue reading

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A Historic Exercise

This is something that I do every now and again when I’m bored, or when I need something for mind to do instead of obsessing about my problem-of-the-moment.  Sometimes I find myself doing it when I’m frustrated with what our … Continue reading

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A trip to the police station

I can remember when my boys were little. I don’t remember how old they were but they were under 10. I took them to the fire department so the firemen could talk to them and explain the warnings and dangers … Continue reading

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Do you have any secrets?

Oh, not nasty, juicy or headline grabbing secrets!!! Household secrets. Do you have simple ways of doing something that you don’t think other people do? Here are some tips from Eloise. She always has good idea’s but I want some … Continue reading

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Boys vs Girls

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Joel Northrup.  He’s a home-schooled Iowa wrestler who qualified for State with the Linn-Mar Wrestling Team.  When he got to his first round, he discovered he was paired with Cassey Herkelman of … Continue reading

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Who Does That?!

Today it is bitterly cold here.  So cold, to quote Laura, it’s booger freezing cold!  So cold that you don’t want to go anywhere even though you have to but you really want to snuggle with a blanket cold.  Yeah, that … Continue reading

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At what age….

I was over at Mom Logic reading one day and was thinking back to when my kids were younger and they still liked to make things for people. Bookmarks or play-dough pots or pop-cycle stick picture frames and I remember how much fun … Continue reading

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His Mom was Careless

I saw this little boy’s picture circulating around the internet a couple weeks ago, and didn’t think much about it.  It appeared, I think, as part of a post on a mom-blog site that I read, but I didn’t read … Continue reading

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Gotta Pay to Play

This story is sad and appalling.  Gene Cranick lives in rural Tennessee, where there is no fire protection district, like many of us are accustomed to.  His taxes do not go to support the closest fire department, but that department … Continue reading

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A Presidential Quandary

What do you think of the “New” Oval Office? It is the President’s prerogative to redecorate ‘his’ office, and it’s pretty common occurrence.  Each president is entitled to put his stamp on the room where he will be working, where … Continue reading

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The Standard of Harassment

I rarely want to call radio shows.  But when I heard this story being discussed on two separate shows, I found myself talking to the radio, nearly screaming at it, and stomping around my kitchen, slamming pots in my indignance.  … Continue reading

Posted in adults, arguments, beauty, behavior, celebrities, character, choices, clothes, comfortable, dumb, embarrassed, fairness, football, gender behavior, gimmicks, harassment, life lessons, lifestyles, Media, men, news, opinions, Political Correctness, professional behavior, sex, sports, stupid people, Uncategorized, whining, women, working | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments