Archive for October 2014

What my perfect day would look like

What my perfect day would look like
Have you ever fantasized about having a perfect day? I have; more than once. Tonight is blogapalooza; we’re to write about a subject, edit it, add photos, etc. and publish in one hour. Tonight’s topic is “in detail tell us about your perfect day.” Let’s begin…. My perfect day would be a day without pain.... Read more »

Illinois politics: Why November 5th is my favorite day of 2014

Illinois politics: Why November 5th is my favorite day of 2014
Why will November 5th be my favorite day of the year? Because those horrible political ads will finally stop. I love that we have a DVR and can zoom right past the ads most of the time. However, watching a live show becomes near torture from the ads. Bruce Rauner this, and Pat Quinn that.... Read more »

Trichotillomania: How my girl's fan fiction earned her an A+

Trichotillomania:  How my girl's fan fiction earned her an A+
I am not the only writer in the family. This is the story of how my girl’s fan fiction earned her an A+. I’m putting this post in the Trichotillomania category, because every bit of encouragement, every ounce of positive, self-esteem boosting feedback is incredibly important to my oldest who struggles with trichotillomania. What is... Read more »
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Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?

Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?
I heard a great message during service this morning that got me to thinking. The question posed to us was, “Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?” In some things, I’m a commitment maker: 1. I’m happily married for 18 years. 2. I’m a sold-out, born-again Christian, and I share my faith in... Read more »

Top 10 things people say and do that make me want to SMH

While eating my chili-smothered baked potato today, I started thinking about #10 on this list. So here are the top 10 things people say and do that make me want to SMH (“smack my head”). 10. Have you ever seen those people that refuse to eat the skin from a baked potato, but are the... Read more »

I gave up country dancing but I wish I hadn't

I gave up country dancing more than 20 years ago, but I wish I hadn’t had to. I danced several nights a week, and I was good at it! Back in the early 1990’s, I’d spend hours in a country bar dancing. I was young, single, pretty and slim. I had dance partners, friends and stangers... Read more »
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