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cue Annie....
Saturday, May 30, 2015      4 comments

The sun is making an epic return to North Texas! Check out today, though. I've never seen *that* in the forecast! ... Read more
Cute NYT piece for women of a certain age...
Sunday, May 17, 2015      7 comments

www.nytimes.com/2015/05/
17/style/if-youre-older-an
d-you-know-it-shake-your-a
rms.html ... Read more
A reminder for me to Fake It til I Make It
Sunday, March 15, 2015      3 comments

www.ted.com/talks/amy_cu
ddy_your_body_language_sha
pes_who_you_are?language=en ... Read more
My apologies to my Northeastern SparkPeeps....
Sunday, January 25, 2015      8 comments

One of the *few* things I appreciate about living where I do is that we get this balmy weather fairly regularly in January. I'll take it! Especially after all the recent grey ... Read more
Silly fun for my feline-lovin' friends....
Monday, December 22, 2014      3 comments

Neko montage! (I have a cat named Neko, and am going to try this on my 3 cats ASAP!) www.boredpanda.com/carto
on-anime-eyes-cat-montage/ ... Read more
A quick holiday quiz.....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

Because I am befuddled. emoticon And need outside thoughts. ... Read more
Ye Olde Five Goode Things
Saturday, September 27, 2014      3 comments

One of my best friends and I have a thing we call Five Good Things, or 5GT, along the lines of "glass half full". It HELPS, when things really suck, because it makes you see the positive, despite overwhelming evidence otherwise! It makes y... Read more
old favorite, but SP is no longer a fave
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

I heard this YEARS ago on a local radio station, and, granted, I haven't done a lot to research the artist (much to my chagrin), since then it's always on one of my run or walk playlists, because I find it so uplifting. And, much to my surprise,... Read more
What I want my 50th to be like
Saturday, November 23, 2013      8 comments

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Go Fourth and Kick Some Butt!
Thursday, July 04, 2013      7 comments

I love it! It's like an I SPY painting...see how many odd items you can spot! Image courtesy www.etsy.com/listing/125
362057/bill-clinton-the-la
dy-killer-... Read more
July, July!
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

So titled, b/c I love that song by the Decemberists... emoticon I haven't blogged in a long time, because... Read more
Chinese New Year of the Snake
Monday, February 11, 2013      4 comments

So, my Snake son cooked his Snake mother this: www.nytimes.com/recipes/
9558/Takeout-Style-Sesame-
Noodles.html Surely my luck will change th... Read more
I've got to stop this!
Thursday, January 17, 2013      8 comments

When I was full-blown sick, I could *NOT* stay up til even 10 p.m., which was completely unlike me. Now that I'm on the mend, I'm staying up just to have my "me time", a.k.a. "I can complete a train of thought without being constantly interrupte... Read more
Mayan Apocalypse, Pt. 1
Friday, December 21, 2012      6 comments

I'm sure there will be more end-of-world things to mention tomorrow, especially since it's my Anniversary and Christmas is near, and my children are fussy. It is, indeed the Perfect Storm. (Or the Mayan Apocalypse, take your pick.) Oh, also... Read more
bizarre holiday shopping via Amazon
Friday, December 14, 2012      5 comments

Perhaps I have a lot of strange cookies on my computer, but I did a gift search on Amazon titled "practical gifts for grandma", and boy, did I get a lot of search results that were inappropriate for my Mom!!! (try it)... Read more

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