Happy Meals ban in Santa Clara County – latimes.com

Just a thought… if a parent is feeding their kid junk meals “because of the toys” often enough that the kid is obese and has developed diabetes, I don’t think a little thing like legislation to remove the toys from the meals is going to be quite enough to pound a clue into the parent’s…

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I don’t care how many cabinets I have…AKA: gadgets you won’t find wasting my counter space

Yea, alright, so we all know I’m a sucker for kitchen goodies. And we all know I am the happy owner of a kitchen that actually has more than enough cabinet and counter space. Yes, such a thing does exist! That does not, however, mean I am going to clutter it up with tons of…

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Holiday Decor – it’s that time of year again…

It happens every year… Immediately on the tail of all the Back-to-School sales, it starts. What starts? The holiday madness of course! I remember as a kid eagerly awaiting the time when the Halloween stuff would hit the shelves, usually not until the very end of September, sometimes even early October. It was an anxious…

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What to do with an olive tree

When first moving into this house, I knew there was an olive tree in the corner of the back yard. Aside from the obvious mess I knew it would cause, and worrying about a certain canine tracking mooshed olive goo in on her feet, I didn’t give it another thought. Not really, anyway… Then, said…

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Can I get some service here?

Finally, something to blog about other than my impending move, on-going job search and the training of the replacement… A Casio watch, a rather outrageously expensive time piece that not only tells the time, but acts the part of altimeter, compass, barometer, and lots of other ometers that I don’t care to think about, as…

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The book report from hell?

Who comes up with this stuff? Seriously, somewhere, is there a group of teachers all indulging in some interesting substances, then brainstorming the best, most creative, craziest assignment ideas? In the years my kids have been in school, I’ve seen some strange methods for book reports. Gone are the days of dioramas – noooo, we…

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House Hunting Chronicles – Clutter

The ad said things like: Spacious, attractive, well kept, new carpet, huge family room! The house has been on the market for nearly a year… I wonder why?

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The joys of house hunting…

Thanks to a long list of circumstances that would be far too boring to relate, The BF and I are house hunting… Thanks to those same circumstances, we’re doing it sort of long distance – meaning, we’re not physically driving around and looking, but relying on the agent to send us potential listings, and then…

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The Work Files – Where is my desk?

Once again, I am left to wonder… Witness – the usual state of my desk. There are the usual items of a cluttered in basket, notepad, sticky note reminders and other evidence of work in progress. Witness my desk on a recent workday when a pile of stuff to get shipped out got dumped upon…

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