The Men of Christmas Shopping

From the onset of the holiday shopping season through about Dec 23rd, this is the role of the guys pulled away from their tvs, recliners and snacks and drug to the mall. They become the guards of the bags. The keepers of the purses. The placeholders in lines from store to store. And then it gets worse.

TP Talk Take 2

As you all know, toilet paper replenishment is near and dear to my heart. During this holiday season, I would like to thank all those who are spreading love and cheer by changing toilet paper rolls across our great nation. Your sacrifice is recognized and appreciated. Alas, our work is not done. There are those…

Step Into the Bubble

My therapist said I'm "salvageable". That's an exact quote from Mike Ryan at Leading Edge Physical Therapy. Yes, after 5 weeks of therapy he proclaimed me not hopelessly broken. I was encouraged. Then I went back and they put grocery bags on my feet and told me to walk in a bubble. True story. I…

My Legs Don’t Go That Way

Physical Therapy. Sounds like a good thing right? I mean it's therapy. By definition therapy is "treatment designed to relieve or heal." But I'm on to them now. Oh yes, I figured out their game. It's PE in disguise. And I hated PE. This so-called therapy is all a facade to get you in the…

What’s in the Shadows?

It's dark as pitch at 5:30 a.m. I know this because I walk my neighborhood every morning before work (ok, ok most mornings). Oh sure I carry a flashlight, but it does very little to dispel the darkness.  Who knows what's lurking in those shadows? As I step out my front door, my surveillance tactics are…

Hooker Heels and a Hess Station

The things we do for our kids. I have always enjoyed helping my daughter get ready for the prom or homecoming or cotillion or the annual pig festival dance or whatever formal occasion we had next on the calendar. There's a lot that goes in to preparing for these events... that is if you have a…

I’m Not Qualified for Key Fob Repair

There are times when we try to "help" and we actually make things worse. Ever done that? I may have. Once. OK maybe twice. One morning on my drive to work, my car tells me the battery in my key fob is low. "Hmm," I thought. "I better take the appropriate measures to resolve this…

Are You Ready?

When it comes to hurricane preparedness, my husband is a master. Having a master hurricane preparer has come in really handy this week as our family, along with the rest of the eastern U.S., braced for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. My darling hubby has numerous detailed and specific disaster preparedness levels. Make no mistake...there's…

Thou Shalt Not Grumble

It took me nearly 2 hours to get home from work Friday night and I was in a great mood when I got home. My hubby was shocked. So was I. Just a few days ago this would have sent me spiraling. Ever been through one of those times when nothing... literally nothing… makes you…