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June 4, 2010 | 1

No, my spellcheck isn't on the fritz.  I'm borrowing that deliberate misspelling so I can take this opportunity to conGRADulate my older son, who graduates high school this evening.

Wasn't it just yesterday that I was buying his freshman-year ... Read More

April Fool!

April 1, 2010 |

Yesterday I went around the house hiding all the rubber bands, the Saran Wrap, and the masking tape--because today is April Fool's Day and I have children.

My daughter mentioned as far back as late September that she can't ... Read More

Dinner Date

February 11, 2010 |

Valentine's Day is almost here, and the pressure is on to plan the perfect date.

If you don't like crowds, you might want to avoid restaurants on February 14.  Everyone goes out to dinner on Valentine's Day.  It might ... Read More

Flower Time!

February 9, 2010 | 2

Valentine's Day is coming up, and you know what that means:  it's time to think about getting some flowers for your sweetheart.

It's also time to realize that flowers go way up in price at this time of year, ... Read More


February 2, 2010 |

Are you a fan of scented candles?

It's a huge industry, because there are so many people who enjoy the candles.  The other day while visiting friends, I found out that it's not just adults that like them.

Our friends ... Read More

It's Our Anniversary

January 13, 2010 | 2

It's our 19th anniversary--or 20th, depending on how you count.

19 years ago today, my husband and I were married.  Our wedding came on the heels of a snowstorm that dumped several inches of snow in the area, causing ... Read More

There's a present by the tree, stockings on the wall

December 10, 2009 | 1

Every December at elementary schools all over the country, the ritual of Santa's Secret Shop takes place.  "Budget" envelopes are sent home so the children can bring in money and buy dollar-store gifts for their family members.  Of course, the ... Read More

Today's Your Birthday!

October 21, 2009 | 1

It's my sister's birthday today!  I wonder what kind of present she's wishing for.

As kids, birthdays were always fun and special days (as they should be!)  Often, the grandmotherly lady who lived next door to us would offer to ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Duran Duran Edition!

August 10, 2009 |

That's right: Duran Duran has a whole day devoted to them, and it happens to be today, so I had to dedicate this post to the group that performs a song that's a favorite of my seven-year-old:  "Hungry Like the ... Read More

Happy Birthday to Me!

July 28, 2009 | 2

Today's my birthday, but we're not going to talk about how old I am.  Fair warning to my sister and brother who read this blog:  if you post my age here, it will be edited out of the comments.  Yes, ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: (Hot) Dog Days of Summer Edition

July 20, 2009 | 1

Sorry about that title!  Sometimes bad puns are what I'm all about.  So I'll let you get straight to the savings.  Hang onto some of these links--we've got some long-running offers today.  And why not pass the word on to ... Read More