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“I hate it, I Hate It, I HATE IT…!” – (Senior Living Choices)

Last post, I noted that elder care has been the focus of our latest “everyday adventures”. Here’s our current recipe: Add one cup of elderly, five cups of worry, three cups of time, six cups of patience, and a cup-and-a-half of irreverent humor. Drop in a quarter-cup of guilt (yep, only one-quarter and only when I’m not thinking straight). Stir frantically with no attention to […]

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Everyday Adventures …. and a Recommendation for Your Must-Read List

One of the everyday adventures that has occupied some of our time this year is eldercare. Mr. D&D and I are blessed to still have three of our four parents, ranging in age from 80 to 92. The opportunity to help your parents is a gift…and we’re shoulder high in opportunity this month. So, I’m just checking in to say that […]

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Have a Plan in Place, Because the Skunk Always Wins

There are certain things in life that may never happen to you… but if they did, you’d be glad to have a $3 action plan in place. Two weeks ago, I’d have said “Hmm, I should do that someday.”  Now that I’m a “veteran,” LET ME ASSURE YOU: Skunks don’t ask if you’re ready for them. They shoot first, ask […]

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Bad Jack Got Skunked

Not all “everyday adventures” are good ones. Bad Jack got skunked last night. Poor little dude raced into the house and brought with him a nose-burning nightmare (semi lol). Before he had a chance to run around, we whisked him to the laundry tubs to clean and contain him (first mistake…this is a must-do-outside task). Our kids did a quick […]

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Ten Things to Teach Your Kids (Besides “Please and Thank You”)

A little courtesy goes a long way…such a long way, in fact, that it eventually finds it’s way back to you in the way that you’re treated by others. If it’s true that something that makes your routine easier can be considered a life hack, then these are the ultimate hacks, because not only do they improve the quality of the […]

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I must stay focused, I must stay fo…….oooh! Look at that idea!

(This post is a Blogging 201 assignment, but all are welcome.) I started this blog because I’d been spending waaaay too much time getting inspired by what everyone else was doing. I was inspired, but wasn’t really doing anything about it and had stopped working on my own projects because…well, I spent too much time online. Documenting my accomplishments has […]

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On July – Why I love my favorite month

I just wanted to take a moment to pay homage to July. I love July… My normally freezing feet love July. I love the hot sun, the thunder storms, the occasional teeming rain. I love being able to grab a handful of raspberries and pop ‘em in my mouth while gardening. I love sitting back and enjoying the flowers I’ve […]

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