Archive for August 2011

Oh Adderall, I need you so.

Oh Adderall, I need you so.
A few days ago, one of my favorite bloggers wrote about her ability or inability to focus. That same day I had planned to write about the same subject but I got distracted. Really. Next thing I knew, there was her post. It was hilarious and totally relevant.  But I had planned a different twist... Read more »

I 'm a hoarder. Of memories.

I 'm a hoarder. Of memories.
Lately I have been feeling a little weepier than usual as some major milestones are about to come upon me. Anyone that knows me can confirm that it doesn’t take much to make me cry. Commercials, cute babies, the end of “White Christmas” when Bing and Danny sing to The General. Stuff like that. So... Read more »

Paying for College? Better sell that kidney

Paying for College? Better sell that kidney
Earlier this week I paid what was the second to last tuition bill that we will ever have. We have already put one daughter through four years at Indiana University (out of state) and our younger daughter is now in her senior year at The University of Kansas (out of state). Seeing the light at... Read more »
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The business of going out of business

The business of going out of business
Three years ago just before the economy was about to plummet into the depths of hell, the boutique that I had owned for 7 years was about to do the same. I had never really had what one could call resounding success but I’d held my own. I paid my bills and had happy customers.... Read more »

Selling your house? What a pain in the ass!

Selling your house? What a pain in the ass!
When I moved into my tiny little home back in 1990 it was going to be our starter house. We had larger visions of what we wanted but at the time, this was all we could do. Somehow or other it came to pass that we have stayed here for 21 years. And now we... Read more »

Aging Sucks...in a word.

Aging Sucks...in a word.
A few years back I was watching an interview with Cher as she was being asked what she enjoyed most about aging. At that time her mouth still moved and she replied “Are you kidding? Aging sucks! Nothing!”. I was under 50 then and still hadn’t really started to feel the effects of what she... Read more »
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Please help me to resist the next Bachelorette/Bachelor season

Please help me to resist the next Bachelorette/Bachelor season
Oh what a night. I have to begin this blog by saying how happy I am that I never have to watch Ashley Hebert play with her hair ever again. Tonight as her tattooed sister began to blast Ashley’s ultimate choice, J.P., her hands never left her head. Throughout this season I have sworn that... Read more »