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Shoes, and Internet Problems – Not-So-Effortlessly Combined

What DO shoes and the internet have in common? Let me try to explain. Stay with me as I venture down the “bunny trail” that may – or may not – make sense to you. First, let me say with sincerest apology that I was only able to read a few of my favorite blogs […]

Why This Isn’t My 100th Post, 1 Year Blogging Anniversary, or Duke the Dog’s Birthday

This well-crafted bit of writing was supposed to be my 100th post, one year blogging anniversary, and Duke the Dog’s first birthday post all rolled into one.     There’s only one slight problem – I’m a month late getting it out. So instead, this is my 110th post, Duke is now one year and […]

30,144 Reasons to Love Costco From the Comfort of Your Own Home or Bomb Shelter

Who doesn’t love Costco – the bulk-buying bonanza of big-box-store bomb-diggity? I’m pretty sure “Mama June” from everyone’s favorite reality show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” probably does. Based on her overflowing shelves, it looks like she’s got supplies to last for years, if not several lifetimes. Like the rest of us, she does need […]

15 Heart-Breaking Breakup Songs for Your Achy Breaking Heart.

The lump in your throat made it hard for you to swallow, and your skin started getting clammy. What was it you heard? “This couldn’t be happening,” you thought. Breaking up??? Oh no you di’nt! It. Was. Over. Your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife – now EX-boyfriend, EX-girlfriend, EX-husband, or EX-wife was breaking up with you – […]

Catch Me, I’m Fall – ing. Or is it Fall Behind, Spring Ah…

Growing up in the fine American Midwest (Omaha, Nebraska), I always looked forward to the rapid shift from summer’s hot, muggy days to the cool crispness of fall. That benchmark usually occurred – in my mind – as soon as Labor Day was over. You knew that time had come, as you watched moms everywhere […]

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