Category: funny stuff from home

Why is the local Jewel grocery store selling tiny fried chicken?

Why is the local Jewel grocery store selling tiny fried chicken?
My husband does the shopping now that he’s retired, and I work full-time. We do most of our shopping at Aldi, but today was a Jewel run. In order for me to have a night off from cooking dinner, he “made dinner” and bought a fried chicken for $5.99. It’s normally, $6.99, but today is dollar-off... Read more »

The spider that caused screaming, running and a panic attack

The spider that caused screaming, running and a panic attack
Life around our house is never dull, but this particular August evening was especially memorable. As the newly appointed office manager at work, I work long hours, while my husband, now retired, takes care of the kids, the dogs and the house. However, we all like to eat, so I do the cooking. When I... Read more »

Who, what, when, where and how come: What happened to why?

Who, what, when, where and how come: What happened to why?
Who, what, when, where and how come are NOT the five “w’s” of journalism. It’s who, what, when, where and why. More and more, I hear people using the words “how come” instead of asking “Why?” Why? What is wrong that lovely little three-letter word that asks one of the most provocative questions we can... Read more »
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Two important things I learned today staying home sick from work

Two important things I learned today staying home sick from work
I have great news! I was just promoted at work and got a raise, then promptly came down with a nasty head cold that has been passed all around the office. I thought I was in the clear. I thought, “Sweet! My good hand washing and taking care not to touch my face worked!” Until... Read more »

Five things I never get right the first time

Five things I never get right the first time
Some people say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Logic, therefore, dictates that I am insane. Probably certifiably so. There are five things I never get right (or got right) the first time, and yet I continue to try over and over and... Read more »

You know you are a short girl when...

You know you are a short girl when...
You know you are a short girl when you have to deal with short girl problems every.single.day. What are short girl problems? If you have to ask, you obviously are not one, so I will explain. You know you are a short girl when… …you need a step-ladder in every room in the house, or... Read more »
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He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold

He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold
He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold. Who is “he”? My dad. Sheesh, was he mad. Before I can tell the story, I need to set the scene… I was in college as a commuter. Working 3 part-time jobs to help off-set tuition, fees and books, I rarely had money to eat... Read more »

Converting my family is harder than I thought

Converting my family – it’s a task I took far too lightly. Getting my family to understand that I am now a working mom and need their help every single day is so much harder than I thought it would be! For eleven-and-a-half years, I was a stay at home mom. I took care of... Read more »

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it
It’s true. Ask my friends and family. I bought my very first smartphone today and I already hate it. There’s nothing wrong with the phone. It’s a “certified pre-owned” iPhone 4s, 16G with a pay-as-I-go plan. I’m extremely frugal, so the price of a brand new phone about gave me a rash, or a heart... Read more »
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I may never walk barefoot in my house again - ever

Now that we are having nice weather, I ditch the shoes AND the socks when I get home. I enjoy being barefoot in my house. You will almost never see me with my fingernails painted, but I love, love, love my painted toenails. It’s tough to make feet pretty, but painted toenails gets us closer.... Read more »