My Attempt at Expressing Gratitude on Father’s Day I am not a very sentimental person. I used to be, but that part of me is long gone. Lately, my cards to my dad on Father’s day consist of something like “Happy ‘Farter’s day” or “Enjoy laying in your armchair… since that’s something you never... Continue Reading →
Go Polish The Silver
“I need to speak with the man of the house. Refrigerator repair is quite technical and you wouldn’t understand.” I was sitting in my formal dining room polishing the silver when the doorbell rang. I jumped up from the table and danced over to the door trying not to let pain from the tightly cinched... Continue Reading →
The House with Four Dogs
My household has four dogs: two black and white ones, a tan one, and one with brassy fur that looks like a dye job gone wrong. It can be chaotic and loud…but it is never boring. Just sitting and watching how four dogs, each with very different personalities, interact with each other is beyond entertaining. ... Continue Reading →
♫ I’m a Believer…Not a Trace of Doubt in My Mind ♫
There is always that one song that takes you back in time. For me, there are lots of those songs. Some of them transport me to painful times, and some to happy times. Sadly, any Nirvana song takes me straight back to tenth grade and makes me feel like an overly sensitive, heartbroken teenager. But... Continue Reading →
The Truth About Compliment Seekers
If anyone has ever asked you the question “does this make me look fat?” you probably already know that there is no right way to answer. This question can come in other forms, such as “do I look old,” “does this color look good on me,” or “do you like this dinner?” If you hesitate... Continue Reading →
Excuse Me, But I Think You Have the Wrong Impression
When my daughter was a toddler she was sorting through her Little People toys and giving each "person" an appropriate place in the Little People Village. When she got to a Little person who she felt did not have the right color hair or had on the wrong clothes, she would catapult the toy across... Continue Reading →
Thanks for Pointing Out How Quiet I Am, I Really Didn’t Know.
Thank you to all the people who ever pointed out that I am quiet because I really couldn’t have figured that out on my own. Okay…that sounds kind of rude, but it really is surprising how often people have called this to my attention. It used to really break me down when someone reminded me... Continue Reading →
So, Your Brother is a Hoarder?
Hoarding is hereditary....
4 Reasons for Chronic Disorganization
While a disorganized desk has been linked to a genius mind, there is likely some order that may not be obvious to the outside observer. In order to maintain order and make space for your mind to thrive, it is important to identify some factors that lead to disorganization. The cyclone effect- this occurs when... Continue Reading →