March 7, 2014One More Thing
I have girlfriends that are so super organized, they have a dictation apps that sends them email grocery lists, itemized and in alphabetical order. I have friends that shop meal by meal, and are always out of something. I fall somewhere in between. Even if I make a list and plan ahead for this weeks meals, there's still something I forget or run out of. Toilet paper, dishwasher soap, napkins and American cheese are my usual suspects. Even if I buy these items in bulk, I realize I'm without at the most inconvenient time: right when I get home from the store. Sure, I can get by folding a paper towel in four and allow it to pass for a napkin, and there's a substitution for most key cooking ingredients. But what it really comes down to is expectations. When she's trying to copy a recipe or room decoration from her favorite magazine, the closer she is to that picture or the one on her mind, the better. So paint some pretty pictures in that pretty little head of hers today. She flips through your pages daily, and she can spot airbrushing two miles away so keep it real. And while you're at it could you pick up some milk for her on your way home?
March 6, 2014Avon Waiting
I'm having a love hate relationship with the pothole repair crew that seem to follow me one step ahead every route I need to drive on. One pothole can bring miles and miles of stuck traffic, much to the dismay of many drivers. On a positive note, it's tax dollars hard ...
March 5, 2014Relax
I passed a billboard that showed the top part of a smiling woman, lying on a massage table with, a pair male of hands gripping her shoulders. The message read "have a relaxed day." Clearly, this massage company was going for the head and shoulders of any female, but ...
March 4, 2014Tax
The National Taxpayer Advocate finds that Americans spend 6.1 billion hours a year on tax prep. Even with all the numerous software options, a large amount of time goes into crunching numbers. I was trying to teach my teenagers how to do the EZ 1040 form, and they did ...
March 3, 2014Flu
When Mama is sick, the household gets challenged. Add a few more family members, and you can guess why 'disinfectant' is a buzz word right now. It's been a long, cold, and lonely winter, even for the warmer states, and a new season of spring is highly anticipated. ...
February 7, 2014No Cafe
I'm sitting by a Starbucks that is out of coffee and tea products. You can imagine the response they are getting from all the customers showing up to get their rich and creamy carmel macchiatos. Vanilla bean frappachinos are no substitutions for their Pikes Peak ...
February 6, 2014Tea for Two
I'm taking NJ Transit heading into New York City; it's early on a Sunday morning and the train is packed; from a good glance the passengers are about 75 percent female. I'm sitting next to a woman (Miss Lisa) who has tackled the challenge of taking her girlfriends 4 ...
February 5, 2014Sunny
My mother suffers from S.A.D. seasonal affective disorder. Her moods are greatly affected by the weather. She lives in Minnesota where the winters are brutal. Sunlight therapy and extra vitamin D are suppose to help, but they don't. Winters harshness has effected many ...
February 4, 2014My Space
The kickboxing and slam classes I attend have tripled in size since January , a common happening thanks to all who have a resolution the get fit for 2014. This creates a stir amongst the regular attendees who have gotten used to having their particular space on the ...
February 3, 2014Day After
The Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl, and the Super Bowl. What kind of Bowl will there be next year? Quick, buy the rights for an app to that now! Big sporting events usually equal good food and fun with your family and friends. We enjoyed gluten - free Super Bowl food ...