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Woodlake HOA Hell and Gestapo Neighbors-Happy One Year Anniversary in VA to Us.

My friend Ron once made a wise statement about neighbors that’s stuck with me for over 20 years now. “I want a house that’s far enough away from everybody that I can mow the grass naked if I want to.” … Continue reading

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When Someone Calls You By the Wrong Name, Do You Correct Them?

Today, my older son Andrew celebrated an important adolescent rite of passage. He got braces.¬†This means that he’ll be in much pain tonight…and that my boob lift fund is empty once again, sadly. I know it’s essential for us moms … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Snow Days in Virginia

(If you’re new to my blog, here’s a little background info.) I’ve never lived in a place that gets more than a microscopic dusting of snow once a year. Until now. And I may never get used to it. Depending … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Exam Chair

Apparently I have a nervous tongue. I’m a chronic cheek chewer and I need to be more stealthy when brushing my teeth. These were three revelations made this morning by Dr. Troika, the most invasively thorough dentist I’ve ever encountered. … Continue reading

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Lost Keys, Rainy Mondays and Depression

* When I write about being depressed, I’m not looking for anyone to tell me how great I am or all the things I have to be thankful for. What I want to hear more than anything is “Oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Questions about Life, Nursery Rhymes and Pole Dancing

WARNING: If you get offended easily, just want to skip this one. No need to comment. No need to Tweet. I won’t be offended. According to Ancestry.com I’m part Polish myself and I’ve had Polish friends and no one ever … Continue reading

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Christmas List: “For My Mom To Be Happy”

Looking around my house, it doesn’t take long to figure out which holiday decorations are my favorites. I cherish anything made by my boys’ chubby little hands, from pipe cleaners, glitter, beads, Popsicle sticks, construction paper and crayons. Seeing these … Continue reading

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A Brilliant, Money-Saving Life Hack for the Holidays

In a world up to its adhesive googly eyeballs in impressive blogs that teach us about crafting, cooking, decorating, travel and self-care, I’ve always prided myself on being different. On producing a blog with absolutely zero educational content. In this … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo Day 4: People Who Have “One-Upmanship” Other Irritating Conditions

Now that my son Andrew is 13, he’s suddenly become an expert on driving. Even though the kid has zero experience behind the wheel of an automobile, he’s getting more and more adept at pointing out when I’m going too … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from Escalophobia, Genophobia or Mycophobia? I fear for you.

To find the phobia that suits you best, visit http://phobialist.com/ The other night I quite accidentally overcame my lifelong fear of down escalators (escalaphobia); and I was almost too engrossed in my new book to notice. In fact, being distracted … Continue reading

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