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Christmas, Family, Extended Stay, and Rigid Flexibility

It’s Christmas time, and that means reflecting on family, friends, and the true reason for Christmas. In my mind, and without any intent to be blasphemous, I must go back to my Catholic upbringing and make a confession: “It has been more than one month since my last blog post …” Often as we approach […]

Moving from “Surf City” Sand to “Children of the Corn” Rows

Moving Our feet firmly anchored in beach sand, grains drain through the thin middle and pile effortlessly onto the base of the hour glass.   Drifting snow and swirling winds replace high and low tides. New adventure looms. *** Yes, the time has come to spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, […]

Thanksgiving, Kids, and Counting Pumpkin Calories

Thanksgiving … it is one of the great American holidays, and its activities are excellent sources of alliteration: Food, football, festivities, friends and family (at your own risk, in some cases). For me, I’m very grateful, even thankful, for the many blessings received throughout the year – wonderful people whose paths have crossed mine, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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