She was also one of the first people in our neighborhood to make an “egg tree” out of plastic eggs and a dormant spring bush in our front yard. Friends and neighbors would gush over her efforts and she would smile happily. Ever the moody teenager, I would roll my eyes.
I am changed. I live in a different place, have had different jobs, and enjoy different friends than I would have if my Dad’s life had not been interrupted much too soon. Some of those differences I know absolutely; some are question marks...
My washing machine has been spitting “dirt” on my clothes. That’s probably not the official diagnosis, but that’s what it looks like to me. It’s one of those intermittent problems. Holy Moly! Do I hate intermittent problems?! You know the feeling… when your car makes a chug-a-ta, chug-a-ta sound most of the time, only not … Continue reading The Washing Machine
Today we celebrate Sunny’s Gotcha Day - March 30, 2013. It was a day that I was NOT looking to add another canine friend to our pack. Our beloved red dachshund, Rudy, had passed away only a month earlier, and honestly, I was still feeling somewhat fragile having just survived the first year without my … Continue reading Along Came Sunny
I’ve been frustrated lately with some of my tried and true products. These are products that I have used for years. I know it’s nothing new for brands to try to reduce the costs of production, but as a consumer, my patience has been tested recently. I’ve been buying Puffs facial tissues for over 30 … Continue reading Brand Loyalty
I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day. Actually, a lot of people were standing in line at the grocery store. It was a Wednesday at 6:30pm. I’m not sure if other people have the lack of shopping/planning skills that I do, or if they think this would be a great … Continue reading Speak My Language
My mom used to say this when the car wouldn’t start, when something got spilled on the floor, or when she had her fill of a whiny child. If you were badgering her, with little to no response, a sudden and explosive ‘Good Gravy!’ was your warning sign to skedaddle on out of there and … Continue reading Good Gravy!