November 17, 2014Wrapped
I've done half of my Christmas shopping so far. Don't hate me, it's just that I made a list and I'm on a budget and I like to get things bought and paid for before December. And even though I start out ahead of the game I always manage to do some form of shopping the week of Christmas. The shopping I've done is minimal; mostly gift cards an a few items that I just happened to see at Home Goods one of the best places to gift shop, My items were reasonably priced and specifically purchased for someone on my list. You see the list is essential and I am not unique with this plan of attack. Many women are walking around right now with a holiday list of people they need to buy for plus they are on the look-out for some items they can buy just incase a secret Santa or a last minute gift needs to happen. She's carrying more than this gift list, chances are she's got a list for groceries, beauty and cleaning supplies along with a list of things to do. Thankfully my iPhone has a great scribble pad and I've forced myself to get used to using it but at the end of the day I still find post-it notes in my pockets with reminders of things I need. My recent notes read; pick up prescription, milk and make dermatologist appointment. All three I've not done, yet, they will get carried over to the next pant pocket in hopes that I remember. Remembering to shop for Christmas I've got down, the other things need a little nudge or in this case a piece of paper.
November 14, 2014Caller Number 10
I'm sitting in a stadium parking lot waiting for my tweens who are inside at a rock concert. Usually I attend this stuff with them but they won these tickets on the radio. Two tickets was the prize and boy were they happy as am I to wait while "Motion City ...
November 13, 2014Scrap It
You can only save so much stuff; kids art work, small buttons that come pre-packaged on new sweaters, ticket stubs. I have so many memory makers it makes me want to learn scrapbooking. I mean that sounds good right? I'd be going to the craft store regularly in search ...
November 12, 2014No Decaf
www.Professorshouse.com states "Today US coffee drinkers consume approximately 3.1 cups per day on average, with the cup size being nine ounces. Fifty-two percent of Americans over the age of eighteen drink coffee every morning, and on top of that, thirty percent of ...
November 10, 2014Diabetes Awareness Month
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and I've personally had enough awareness to last a lifetime. That's how long Type-1 juvenile diabetes lasts: a lifetime. Oh sure, they are seeking a cure and more products and devices are making this disease more manageable. But ...
November 7, 2014Dishes In The Sink
There are many typical "nags" a mom would like never to repeat. For me it's, "please put your dishes into the dishwasher." It takes a few seconds more to put a dirty dish into the dishwasher and saves mom a lot of time. My kids have a habit of allowing dirty cups and ...
November 6, 2014Mom Broke Her Arm
My girlfriend Jennifer, mother to two toddlers and a web design consultant, broke her right upper and lower arm in two places after a tumble down a hill while hiking. Yes, she's right-handed, and has a few good friends and babysitters but no family in town to help her ...
November 5, 2014Cars
Car shopping has taken up a large enough space in my head. It's a big decision, and something I'm going to have to live with for at least 125,000 miles. Consumer Reports says one thing, Edmunds.com states another and then my friends have opinions to share as well. Not ...
November 4, 2014Empty
Empty milk cartons and toilet paper rolls are common in many households, leaving mom frustrated that her family can't seem to be considerate enough to 'get it'. The best she gets is when someone will actually open a new roll of toilet paper, but not put it on the ...
November 3, 2014Candy
My tweens came home with enough candy in their trick or treat bags to feed a well attended elementary school. Their five hours of going door to door really paid off, but even they know consuming all that sugar is not healthy for them. It was more about the gathering of ...