Surefire Babysitting Tip #1

After babysitting for three weeks straight I consider myself an expert on babysitting.

So, I wanted to share my number one tip for babysitting.

I find that this tip works like a charm with a rambunctious seven-month old baby.

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Blogging as Therapy

I have kept a diary since I was a little girl.

One of my crushing moments was when my older brother found it and read it aloud to his friends. We were all kids. I was furious then.

Now I smile at the memory. How I wish I still had those diaries with their locks and keys and childhood scribbling!

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A Tax Treat

Here’s a little sustenance to keep you going if you are still preparing your taxes.

This was a gift from a friend.

I appreciate friends who stick with me during my darkest hours!

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Writing on the run

I was trying so hard to post every day on my blog.

I was trying to answer every comment.

I was trying to read other posts and to comment.

I was doing well and then came my trip.

No big deal I thought. With a few adjustments, you can continue your regular schedule.

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This Month Needs Your Support!


Let’s be fair….

We observe Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month….I would bet that this is an incomplete list.

These are causes that speak to the heart of life in America and deserve our attention.

However, I must point out that we have another month-long cause that deserves our immediate and unconditional support.

No matter where you stand on issues or what you believe in, I call on you to support Continue reading “This Month Needs Your Support!”

Jane Can Do Anything

Hi there,

Do you feel better today about your life?

About the world?

About almost everything?

I sure hope so! I am not just being nice when I say that.

My friend Jane called me today.

We talked for over two hours about everything.

So, if the world isn’t right, it’s not because we didn’t do our best!

If only women ruled the world, right?

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My Bad Boy!

In case you are wondering (and I know you are), I have a love-hate relationship with gas.

I am nervous when something seems to go wrong such as a wonky pilot light.

I often leave a window or door partially open when using gas.

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Cool water**


Yes, I know water is good for me.

And I do try to drink at least eight glasses or more daily.  But somehow, especially, in the cold weather, I am lucky to drink two glasses!

Then again, I inhale coffee all day long. So, it’s not that I don’t drink.   Just not water.

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My New High Maintenance Boss!

Normally, I would not complain about my boss in a public forum.  It is unprofessional and usually accomplishes nothing.  Plus, you know the old saying about if you can’t say anything good about someone…But, here goes. Continue reading “My New High Maintenance Boss!”

Quirky Portland

Street scene in the Pearl District, NW Portland, Oregon


In Portland, we think of everything! Continue reading “Quirky Portland”