Taking a walk down memory lane… Blog style

Yeah… So, here I sit, up to my elbows in alligators (someone kindly remind me to look up the meaning/origin of that charming saying) and I’m trying to keep my promise to myself. That one where I said I would keep my blog all fresh and sparkly clean, full of cool updated posts by Yours…

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A Blog Was Born – a look into my amateur mind

Way back when, when I decided to start this silly thing called a blog, I really didn’t know what I would do with it. Mostly, I figured it was just an outlet for writing, spewing, ranting, holding forth and letting my writing flow without editorial effect (other than mine own…). I didn’t realize at the…

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A lump of coal…and a warm hearth

Ever had someone threaten to give you that in your stocking? Or perhaps you’ve threatened to give it instead. That’s what my grandparents used to tell us Santa would bring for naughty little boys and girls – nothing but a great, ugly lump of coal. It had special meaning to us. To most kids, the…

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Tune in today!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mommymatter Then come back here or to MommyMatter to check out all the links I’m going to mention…. Straight talk about kids and gun safety. Or, heck, just tune in to hear what I actually sound like. Yipe. 1 pm PST today – that’s 2 for you Mountain folks, 3 for y’all in Central and…

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Things that make you go hmmm…. Searching is fun!

I’ve done some pretty strange Google searches in my day… Heck, I even recall back in the days of yore, before I knew better, using things like Ask Jeeves (when it still had that annoying butler type guy on it) and the aptly named DogPile (though I’m still known to hit that one up sometimes…)…

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Count Your Blessings & De-stress!

Prompted by the constant onslaught of “how do you keep so calm with all the holiday stress?” stuff, and updated for 2007. If anything, I’m more relaxed this year, less stressed, enjoying what I have and not worrying about what I don’t. This year, we’ll be doing a lot of driving at Christmas. The kids…

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The Work Files – Parlez-Vous Français?

Warning – this post contains some strong language – just not in English. “Mon Dieu!” and “Je n’ai aucun sens de modèle!” Those were the phrases greeting me within the first paragraph of an article I was busily proofing. Fortunately, my limited grasp of French was enough to tell me what my charming little writer…

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Weekend fun and follies…

In the process of working on an article for work, completing my Christmas decorations, discovering I had no muffin pan in my house, celebrating my son’s 11th birthday, actually doing laundry (usually, The BF does that), and once again wiping the fingerprints off my stainless steel refrigerator (I will never, ever, ever buy SS appliances…

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Mysterious Events…

Can you identify this item? For some, it’s going to be a snap; others may think this is some strange relic, or perhaps even a hoax, not a real thing at all, sort of like Bigfoot. Make no mistake, it’s very real and it’s very scary. Sometimes, it’s even infuriating. I found this specimen in…

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Giving a little Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year in America the holidays are upon us. Halloween is past and the entire season of thanksgiving, peace and good will has begun. It’s also a time of incredible commercialism, but let’s set that aside for a bit and turn our eyes to better things. Whether your family has the traditional…

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