Monthly Archives: November 2010

Well, thank goodness THAT didn’t happen.

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and while I walk through the grocery store watching my fellow Americans scramble like wild turkeys for pie crusts and hostess gifts (might I suggest the Martinelli’s sparkling cider?  Just as good at the adult table, as it is at the kids’ table), I stand silently in line and to pass the time (and keep my blood pressure down) I think about all that I’m thankful for.  Somewhere between the woman who might require […]

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Promises, promises

“How do you keep an idiot in suspense?”  That’s the way the old joke goes.  And ends.  Nothing else.  Just a question asked. And never answered. Sometimes, I feel like the butt of that joke.  I’d say epitome, but when it happens I don’t feel like an epitome.  I feel like the large, rather embarrassed looking backside of a baboon.  “Never make a promise you cannot keep”.  Didn’t Thumper’s mother give that advice?  I know I’m a big fan of […]

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Eat More, Weigh Less!

This is the evil, tantalizing subject line that popped into my emailbox and – despite my card carrying gold membership in the “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” club – I was sucked into opening it, because I’m a bonafide foodie.  And oh, my foodie brethren, I know you would be right next to me with breathless anticipation, if you thought we were on the brink of discovering the secret potion or brand of snake […]

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Please STOP.

Rock bottom.  When you get down to nothin’?  You got nothin’ to lose.  Thank you Wynnona Judd for pointing out that a “dead end street is just a place to turn around.”  I needed that.  For awhile now I’ve strung together a series of difficult days and I don’t mind telling you that it is often impossible to find any bloody bootstraps, much less pull oneself up by them. While I know the phrase “This too, shall pass” (all too […]

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Touch-a-touch-a-touch-a-touch…

Love the skin you’re in, so says the ad campaign.  The largest organ of the human body is the skin and touch is one of the first senses developed as an infant.  It’s also the last one to leave as we grow old.  Scientists say that touch plays a critical role in childhood development and happiness as adults. Well, duh. As a self-professed hugaholic (NOT in, or planning on, a recovery program any time soon either), today’s technological dependence is […]

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