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Random Question from My Pedicurist

“Have you been to Aruba?” asked the gentle Vietnamese pedicurist who spoke only enough English to communicate nail length and color. “Excuse me?” I asked. “Aruba. Have you been to Aruba?” Mind you, this is the only piece of conversational … Continue reading

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Diana went to walk with Jesus yesterday

Those of you who know me can attest to the fact that I’m not a very sensitive, emotional, touchy-feely kind of person. I often substitute sarcasm in situations more tailored for tears and a hug. Having said all that, I … Continue reading

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VBS 2010 – An Arts and Crafts Disaster in the Making?

(The accompanying photo is of an inadvertently phallic candle that my friend Michelle’s son made for her. It appears he suffers from a lack of crafting genes too. God love him. Wanna see more creative blunders? Check out http://www.regretsy.com. where … Continue reading

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The Sad Effects of Foot in Mouth Disease

This week has been checkered with grievous episodes of misspeaking on my part. It isn’t a shock to those who’ve known me for more than an hour. All my life, I’ve said the wrong thing to the point of fully … Continue reading

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A Marriage Just isn’t a Marriage without the Tangy Zip of Miracle Whip

My husband James and I tend to agree on most things. We’re just sickening that way. Before marriage we had the tough conversations, the ones on the “must discuss list” according to relationship experts like Dr. Phil and Father Guido … Continue reading

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Wine and Garlic for the Last Supper??

We’re in the home stretch of Lent, something I don’t normally observe, except when it’s all over my black pants. But Easter, starting with Palm Sunday, is a big celebration of faith for our family. As a Sunday school teacher … Continue reading

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James Takes Three Stabwounds in the Shoulder. No Charges Pressed, Except by Doctor.

In a postage stamp-sized hospital cubicle, I sit across from my husband James. Judging from his relaxed visage, thanks to an IV bag that contains liquid Valium or Tequila, He’s a little more comfortable than I am. He’s wearing a … Continue reading

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Today I went to the gym.

This morning, after dropping Jack at preschool, I drove to the gym. It wasn’t because I wanted to workout. In fact, I’d have just as soon written algebraic equations based on the condiments in my refrigerator or attempted potty training … Continue reading

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Backdoor Bargains and Bactrian Camels

I’m cheap. Okay. I admit it. While some of my best friends wait around salivating for the newest J Crew catalog, I’m in Ross sorting through their latest shipment of Ralph Lauren seconds. These polos are only one-third of average … Continue reading

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Notes from a Narcisist: there’s a place for ugliness and it’s not the fast food drive thru.

This needs to be addressed. Sometimes a topic speaks to me, begging to be written about. It camps out until I sit down at the keyboard and exhorcize it from my brain. Occasionally these topics are so controversial that even … Continue reading

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