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Back from Vegas

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

My Las Vegas vacation was wonderful! DH and I left the kids behind (brought my sis and her hubby in to watch them) and stayed at Paris – just the sort of kitschy place we needed. Some people probably think it’s the stupidest place ever but we ... Read more

Blogging is good for the soul

Monday, January 03, 2011      1 comments

The whole of 2010 has been a crazy year for me. I’ve been okay, in general, but a few people close to me have had a really terrible year, and that impacted me at work. In March I had my first arthritis flare-up (NOW I know what everyone’s talk... Read more

I need to get back with the program!

Friday, September 24, 2010      2 comments

I’ve been with SP for something like 2 years now and lost all the weight I wanted to. I was never good at exercising but was sporadically doing enough stuff that I was no longer the human slug, and was doing an excellent job of drinking my wate... Read more

First trip to Niagara Falls

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      3 comments

Niagara Falls was so much fun. We drove about 8 hours (2 stops) to get to Buffalo, where we stayed in a hotel for the night. I used up pretty much all of my Marriott Rewards points for this and the other hotel, and was bummed to discover that ... Read more

I am SO embarrassed…

Sunday, May 09, 2010      9 comments

You know how you suddenly know, suddenly, that your youth is gone and you are a hopeless geezer? Here's how I know. I almost never go to Starbucks. I’m not a big fan of coffee, in general (I’m a tea drinker); I don’t drink caffeinated bev... Read more

A strange thing I just need to vent about

Sunday, April 25, 2010      8 comments

The dumbest thing happened…my hair is starting to go grey, and what’s bothering me most is that the color’s just gotten dull. I bought a color rinse to see if I could find a good color to dye it, and while I was doing this (of course) suddenly ... Read more

A good toy store is a beautiful thing

Friday, March 26, 2010      3 comments

I’m invited to a 4-year-old’s birthday party tomorrow and wanted to get something special for her. Usually I’m a very ‘practical’ shopper. My nieces and nephews get money from me. Many of my friends’ kids get clothes or classic toys. But tod... Read more

Stupid idea of the day

Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

Marketing idea to sell to Toyota – buy a Toyota and get a free life insurance policy with it… DH and I are watching The Big Bang Theory and cracking up like crazy – this is a good one! And, while we’re on that topic, we figure the actors w... Read more

DH is the greatest…why am I so mad at him?

Sunday, March 07, 2010      5 comments

This morning I was going to book plane tickets to a conference I’m organizing in May. DH asked a few questions and all of a sudden the two of us were screaming at each other…for the dumbest reasons. I’m a college professor – this means tha... Read more

“I’ve cut the dickens out of my finger”

Sunday, February 28, 2010      3 comments

Occupational hazard of cooks – cutting yourself with a knife. Not as bad as the title suggests (for you SNL fans) I have a strange DD – at the supermarket today she begged me – BEGGED me – to buy Brussels sprouts. Decided I did have the s... Read more

V-day ski trip

Sunday, February 14, 2010      1 comments

Woke up very early to go skiing with the girls. On the way DD2 declared that this was “the best way to spend Valentine’s Day”. LOL DH wasn’t there with us because he had to work…DDs wondered why that statement cracked me up. Got there a few m... Read more

Update on the blizzard of 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010      8 comments

We never got an actual blizzard where I was but we got between 26-30” of snow according to the news – the snow touches the bottom of my mailbox (on a post) – that’s been my marker. The problem with big snowfalls in a place where you don’t u... Read more

It's snowing in Maryland

Friday, February 05, 2010      5 comments

They’re talking about a record snowfall here…as in the ALL-TIME record. Weather guy just said there could be 30” before this is over, and in MD that would be the most ever (at Reagan Nat’l airport is specifically where they’re thinking the reco... Read more

Retail therapy

Monday, January 18, 2010      3 comments

It’s become apparent to me recently that I really really need a new wardrobe. This morning I was planning to take the girls shopping with me and force them to try on lots of stuff for them, but both were grumbling so I had an epiphany – why not... Read more

Big day yesterday

Friday, January 15, 2010      4 comments

I had a big presentation to give yesterday. Was invited to deliver a class/lecture and although this is what I do for a living (I’m a college professor) I still get nervous when I’m speaking to an outside group. This was a sort-of special assi... Read more


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