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Taking the Day Off

Hubby in a fez because fezzes are cool Yesterday I went out on a date with my hubby. Both the kids were in school, he didn’t have work, and I took the afternoon off. And it was amazing. We just walked...

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Juggling Explosives

Photo by mbtphoto. Doesn’t he make juggling look easy? Last night I had a minor melt down. I managed to hold off until the kids were in bed then the ugly thoughts and tears began. Now my overly...

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Betrayed by Junk Food

Chocolate Understands So it’s one of those mornings and the adult part of my brain that was trying to get me to work out, lost. Which means it is now time for junk food. So I am pondering what to eat...

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Take it slow and make it hot.

I like to snack, but I also am hoping to lose weight, and the two don’t always go well together. Of course I do try to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, but sometimes I just want something else....

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Training my Husband

My hubby I adore my hubby. Rod is a wonderful partner, and we have been married for many years. Wait, let’s see, girl child is 13 so for 14 years we’ve been married And while he is almost perfect, I...

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Do writers make good cult members?

Kevin Bacon by Sagindie I watched The Following with hubby, okay I peeked at it while doing other things like hiding behind pillows, and hubby. This is a seriously scary show, very good, but I’m...

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Please State Your Subject Before You Speak

My poor abused hubby, I think he’s ignoring me. So, conversations with me can be a multidimensional event. I’ll start a conversation, one line, in my head, in an email, and then start talking out...

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The Hand Clap of Death

Photo by ilovememphis So my friends, or supposed friends who I work out with, wanted to try Zumba at our gym. It’s fun; I enjoy the music; the teacher has enough perky energy to run Disneyland, and in...

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Post Cupcake Sadness

Photo by thesparechangekitchen My loving husband bought me gluten free chocolate cupcakes. For the sake of my sanity, we won’t discuss the calorie count of these amazing treats. Before I ate my...

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20 days of freaking out

Photo by docguy Sane is not a word most people would use to describe me, which is why twenty days before I am going on the annual work trip to San Diego I am trying desperately to lose weight. Yes,...

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Brainwashing, it’s not just for cults anymore

Photo by docguy I am always my own worst enemy. The thoughts that run rampant in my head can take a turn for the worst, and when this happens my life crashes. Of course, I have big batches of time...

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Type A persona engaged—warp speed ahead!

Photo by Nebulux76 I was watching So You Think You Can Dance, which I love it is one of my favorite shows. So there I am watching these amazing beautiful power dancers, while eating a huge plate of...

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I am a Movie Grinch

My poor husband I am so mean to him. I love movies, and I enjoy going to the theater, but I HATE spending that much money. It’s crazy for me and my family. To go and buy drinks and popcorn is over...

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Hold My Hand I Have to Plot

Photo by aarongilson I have the best critique group. We support of each other, and always find the gems in a steaming pile of shitty words and clichéd actions. Not only can we find the gems, we help...

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Two Things That Have Helped Me So Much!

Photo by Lynn Kelly Author As a rule I bounce between being a gung ho, do everything perfectly, type-A person, and a lazy, whiny, couch potato. But I have finally found a solution! Now this might not...

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My brain is mush.

Sorry I’ve been gone, but at work I got the 13mo old and he is teething- but only at night joy, and he is super cute and sweet, but I haven’t had a good nights sleep in over a week and I’m so not used...

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Yoga pants—the 24/7 pants.

Love these yoga pants by Herban Devi I love yoga pants. They are the perfect pants. They fit no matter what; they always make my butt look good; and I can wear them all day long. YES—all day long,...

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Women Who Make Me Purr

So I post pics and videos of beautiful men sometimes, a lot, as often as I can get away with. And I thought it would be nice to post some videos of women who make me wish to be them, or fall at their...

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Now We Are Forty

Photo by PublicDomainPictures So as I turned forty last week, there was a real chance that I was going to spend the day eating ice cream while hiding under the covers. However, my daughter had other...

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Ten to Twenty Years

Photo from Tar Sands Blockade No I have not FINALLY been caught and sentenced to prison. Rude! I have recently turned forty and been a bit introspective, thinking about the rest of my life. And now...

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