Is it just me, or have other people had to put up a protective "product of its time" shield to buffer the differences in mindset?
In the past I've talked about Lemon and her crazy allergies. Not only does her poor tummy not tolerate any grains, and hence the homemade cat food, but she also has asthma and other allergies that affect her respiratory system. Here is Lemon at her last vet appointment. We have been handling the stuffiness/coughing/ wheezing/sneezing… Continue reading Outsmarting a Cat
The evil hackers made me afraid on my own blog. That is not right. I decided I wasn't going to let them win. My absence showed me I wasn't ready to hang up the towel on this adventure yet. So, I took my ball and instead of going home, I went to a safer playground.… Continue reading She’s Back!
I find it hilarious that an internet meme could inspire a blog post called “pretentious.” Recently I saw this bar joke plus grammar joke meme going around. The best part of this for me is the fact that I understood all of them! In the past, whenever I didn’t know something, I felt intimidated by… Continue reading Pretentious
In my collection of blog ideas, I have an article titled, "Why Your 20 Year Old Self says to STFU." Hindsight let's us be so critical of ourselves in our young and stupid phase. I still have traces of how scared and mixed up I was then. That version of me does deserve a break.… Continue reading Me: Now and Then
Last year was the third year in a row that I had a particular item on my holiday wishlist. I'd given the idea to a different person each year. I'd decided that if I didn't get it this year, I was buying it for myself. Look what I got from DH2U's mom. I normally don't… Continue reading Wet Run Canning Experiment
The other day one of my coworkers was showing pictures of his garage remodel. It was a beautiful, fancy space that I would have felt guilty driving a car into. I think his garage is bigger than my entire condo! My very first thought, which fortunately I was able to refrain from asking, was, "Where… Continue reading Spiders
The first time I heard the story of the Prodigal Son I was in Sunday School. For a brief recap, after having blown his entire inheritance (which he had the nerve to ask for before his father's death), the younger son returns home begging. His dad welcomes him home with open arms. The dutiful older… Continue reading Responsibility
Last weekend, one of my friends held a birthday party with a theme: Shoulder Pads and Pleated Pants. No wonder I am still so stuck in the 80s - my friends are, too!!!! I love it! The price of admission was dressing up in one of those two (or both) items. Up until the night… Continue reading Invention’s Mom
In my senior year of high school, there was a recurring, in-class creative writing assignment: a row story. Each student in the row had a specific part of the story to write: set the scene, male character, female character, action, and if five students sat in the row, a conclusion. The teacher would give a… Continue reading Row Story