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Please Stop Telling Me I Should Do Things For A Living

The title, alone, sounds ridiculous. Please stop telling me I should do things for a living? What do I expect - to sit around and do nothing as a grown ass adult? No. That's not what I mean at all. A couple weeks ago, we had a little family and friend get together for my… Continue reading Please Stop Telling Me I Should Do Things For A Living

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Groupon Is Basically A Scam Now, and I’m The Last To Know (Also Men Wear Rompers Now, So Basically Screw It All, I Give Up)

So I bought a Groupon last week for a local photographer. Let me start by saying that finding a photographer worth the money around here is tough. The good ones are all working in Los Angeles, taking headshots of Justin Bieber. Out here in the 'burbs, we have a conglomerate of people either licensed and… Continue reading Groupon Is Basically A Scam Now, and I’m The Last To Know (Also Men Wear Rompers Now, So Basically Screw It All, I Give Up)

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I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

By "lost" I mean that I gave them the boot. They were all family. My husband's family, to be specific. I have an anxiety disorder. It's mostly hormonal at this point, but the more I deal with it the more I realize it's also situational. Situational in the sense that I feel a huge conflict… Continue reading I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

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Toxic People That Are Family Are Still Toxic

There. Someone had to say it. I've written about family issues - generally speaking - on this blog before, and I am sure I'll write about them again. But when I go through the history of my posts on this issue (the family issue), I can see a change in me as I've aged. As… Continue reading Toxic People That Are Family Are Still Toxic

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The Downsides Of Living With Your Elderly Parent

It's time. Time for me to break the silence. I've kept quiet about this for far too long. There are what I will call downsides of living with your elderly parent. Some of you may know about these because you've lived with an elderly parent. Some of you may have been born to older parents,… Continue reading The Downsides Of Living With Your Elderly Parent

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An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

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I’m Good On the Vacation Now

So I mentioned the other day that we are on vacation. Specifically, we are visiting family in Central Oregon. This will be the longest visit we have ever made here. In the past, we've come up for two or three days at a time. This time we made it a ten day jaunt; and let… Continue reading I’m Good On the Vacation Now